Penumbra Letterpress

Penumbra Letterpress is a small letterpress shop specializing in one-offs and short run works. We print on a hand fed, fully manual Chandler & Price 8×12 Old Style press that was manufactured in 1885. We set vintage lead and wooden type by hand and also incorporate contemporary designs through the use of photopolymer plates. The press is a heavy, greasy machine that operates at the speed of the 1800′s—and we like it that way. Projects may take a little longer to print, but the result is unmistakably hand-crafted and worth the wait.