Inkwell Modern Handmade (Boutique & Letterpress Studio)

Founded in 2011, Inkwell Originals is the in-house studio of Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio located in downtown Halifax and a collaboration by graphic designers Andrea Rahal and Daniel MacDonald. The studio operates antique letterpresses to create tactile products from art prints to custom stationery. 

Our work is inspired by the ocean and coastline, as well as our beautiful province and the people of our city. Our current product line consists of art prints, greeting cards, postcards, stationery and drink coasters.

We use a combination of hand drawn elements and illustrations designed on a computer to make a hard substrate called a polymer plate to imprint our designs on the press.

Inkwell also offers custom letterpress printing of personal stationery, business cards, event invitations, posters and art prints.

We approach letterpress printing as an art form. We enjoy the hands-on approach to printing and work with clients to create unique, hand printed pieces.