Local letterpress print shop specializing in fine printing & custom work by skilled craftspeople with a passion for paper.
Joel discovered the satisfaction of putting ink to paper in 1987 at a book arts class at UC Santa Cruz, and felt he’d finally found his calling. An apprenticeship with the Yolla Bolly Press followed, and later a job with Julie Holcomb Printers in San Francisco, introduced him to Heidelberg presses and the practice of production printing.
Joel Benson started Dependable Letterpress in 2002 in his basement in San Francisco’s Mission District. In 2004, the shop graduated to a workspace in the Dogpatch on the Bay side of Potrero Hill. These days, we are still happy at home in the Dogpatch filling a much larger space.
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