Impressus

Impressus is a modern day letterpress studio located in Ottawa, Ontario. Our motto is the belief that nothing replaces the beauty of a handwritten note sent by snail mail. We specialize in small runs of business cards, greeting cards for any occasion, prints, gift tags, and other stationery goods, including personalized stationery for businesses and individuals alike. We also welcome the idea of working one-on-one with clients on custom designs for wedding invitations, baby announcements and other life events.

We work with metal type and photopolymer plates. When we work with type, the text is composed by hand, letter by letter, and locked into the chase of the press, ready for printing. We print on our antique printing press, the Golding Pearl Improved No. 11, and use 100% cotton papers (118 lb. cover weight) and rubber-based inks. We also like experimenting with different textures, including wood veneer and short pattern papers.

Recent Projects

Maya Angelou Quote on Walnut Wood Veneer