What’s the process for having something custom-printed?
Tell me more about your project by sending me an email and you'll get a response in a few days detailing the next steps. Every project is unique, but in general, the steps are: design, paper selection, printing, and finishing (cutting, creasing, etc.).
How much will it cost and how long will it take?
The price varies based on the project and the materials used. I can work with you to get great results while keeping your budget in mind.
Most custom orders can be completed in 2-3 weeks from the receipt of the final artwork.
I already have my design done. Can you just print my design?
If you already have a design for your project, send me an email with the details, along with a .pdf or .ai file of your design. In order to take full advantage of the process of letterpress printing, certain adjustments may need to be made to the design and/or paper choice. We can work together to create something that will work well for letterpress and print beautifully.
I’d like custom letterpress business cards/invitations/notes, but I don’t have a design yet.
I’m happy to connect you with a designer with letterpress experience who can help you with your design, just drop me a line.
What papers and ink-colors are available?
There are a wide variety of papers that work well for letterpress printing, depending on the desired results. Cotton papers, like Crane's Lettra, will show the impression of the type or image, and smooth papers, like most of the lines from French Paper Co., will optimize ink coverage. I have many samples to choose from, including coasters and envelopes, and will work with you to find the paper that will enhance your prints.
Ink can be custom-mixed to match any Pantone color.
What kind of presses do you have?
Do you ever print with metal and wood type?
Sometimes. My partner and I have a collection of type that can be used in your project if it is appropriate, however for most custom work, I use plates made from digital files to allow for greater flexibility in the design
Can you do creasing, perforating, or rounded corners?