The Letterpress Exchange Group was formed around 1992 by Claire Bolton of The Alembic Press as a forum that was exclusively letterpress, and small enough to make the task of printing not too onerous.
Membership is strictly limited to twenty-five members and operates a policy that if one does not contribute, one does not receive the bundle, to make it fair on those who do contribute. Twenty-six bundles are produced, thrice yearly, with one copy being archived at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at Reading University, so as to encourage future printers, designers and students of letterpress. The current (April) bundle marks the 50th exchange of letterpress printed work.
Alan Brignull at The Hedgehog Press now coordinates the distribution and he can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or membership enquiries. Currently, there is a small waiting list for membership.