About us

Our shop

Our workshop is located at Rue de la Madeleine 10, CH-1800 Vevey, Switzerland.

Our team

Le Cadratin was created in 1988 by Jean-Renaud Dagon, a printer with the desire to honour the traditional craft that he learnt as an apprentice before technology stepped in. Joined in 2009 by Joanne Bantick, an Australian passionate about typography and preserving this beautiful craft for future generations; In 2012, compositor-typographer and long-time friend of Jean-Renaud - Hugues Eynard also joined the team. All are volunteers and dedicate their time to Le Cadratin for the pleasure of seeing the craft continue to bring joy to others.

Our association

Le Cadratin is largely supported by the annual membership fees for the association "The Vrais Amis du Cadratin" and by the sale of our books and stationery products. We use the funds to pay our rent, recover and transport machines and characters, in our efforts to preserve the hertitage of typography, and also for financing our events and projects. We are largely reliant on our friends and volunteers and we are always grateful for the contributions of those who help us to ensure the long term existence of our beloved workshop. To know more about our association click here.


Our goal is to offer the best service, the finest products.

You can reach us by:

  • email: Contact Us
  • mail: Le Cadratin, Rue de la Madeleine 10, CH-1800 Vevey, Switzerland.
  • phone: +41 (0)21 921 50 58

Do not hesitate, let us know your comments, together we can improve our services. Your satisfaction is ours.