Our journey began on first date back in 2010 when Mike and Shaun (currently writing in the third person) discovered that they both shared a love for letterpress printing. A long and excited conversation on the history of graphic design and relief printing was followed shortly by cohabitation. A year later we bought our first press, an Adana 8×5. In 2014, after years of saving and searching, we secured a 1949 Vandercook 3 proofing press for larger pieces.
Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing. This means that a raised surface is inked and pressed into a sheet of paper. This raised surface can be metal type, wood type, a photopolymer plate or a carved linoleum block. Letterpress work is crisper than offset work because of its impression into the paper, giving greater visual definition to the type and artwork.