your business and what inspired you to start it.
Letterpress started after a trip to a small printing museum in Lancaster PA.
Around that same time, I had started taking classes up and down the East Coast
and decided it was time to get a press. I found one on Craigslist in the Philly
area and five months later, Typothecary Letterpress was born! The thing I love
about letterpress is that I can get my hands dirty and it keeps me up and
moving around the studio. I was getting so tired of sitting in front of a
computer and the letterpress turned out the perfect solution. It allows me to
design all of my own materials as well as print other people’s designs. I also
love that my press is from the 1800s and is able to print beautiful modern
designs, the combination is just stunning!
doing letterpress and graphic design?
Letterpress was officially started in 2011, but I’ve been printing for about 5
years and doing graphic design for about 10 years now.
many custom packages such as event invites, business and promotional items, as
well as art prints. What other types of services and products do you offer?
anything that I can feed into the press. One of the most fun and challenging
jobs I printed was over 100,000 cigar labels for a local company. Another
product I offer that has been big on Etsy is the photo mats. I get a lot of
requests for customizing them and again I love the challenges that are
sometimes presented. They are usually made for a really special photograph that
will be matted and framed and I love that I can make something that no one else
featuring at Arts on the Square?
variety of goods including greeting cards, coasters, photo mats, art prints and
nursery prints, bookplates and recipe cards. But my two newest items are bottle
tags and some really colorful business card boxes. I will also have some of my
new bridal advice coasters which are perfect for showers or weddings.
AOTS? Have you ever been to Scranton before?
bought two of my presses from a family in Scranton, so hopefully they will make
it to the show! I heard about the show a few years back but was never able to
commit to the date unfortunately. A lot of vendors from other shows I have been
at kept telling me it was such a great show so I was really excited that I was
available this year!
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