Letterpress Shops In US Using Interactive Websites?

Bleisetzer's picture

Hello,
a german typographist visited me in my magazine: www.bleisetzer.de
She told me about "Letterpress Shops" in San Francisco where she
is working. She said there are around a dozend of these shops only
in SF.

What I understood is: All these shops seem to be in a shopping marl.
The people join the shop, and they produce a e.g. greeting card together
with the typographist live on the screen. Of course they hold some dozends
of standards on their Mac. But its possible to change logos and, of course,
an individual text.

My question is:
Does someone know any of these letterpress shops in US or wherever,
using a website to choose the artwork (out of a database of standards)?

Would be a great help...

Regards,
Georg

oprion's picture

There is Hello Lucky: http://www.shopatron.com/index/375.0.27050.0.0.0.0

But as far as I know, most shops do original designs (weather from a computer or hand-setting the type) rather then rely on standard templates.

Custom, handmade, one-of-a-kind...it's kinda the whole point of using letterpress.
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Personal Art and Design Portal of Ivan Gulkov
www.ivangdesign.com

chinovian's picture

there's the interactive letterpress community yellow pages where you can visit the sites of shops in a variety of locations in the US:

Briar Press yellow pages

Good luck,

chino

Bleisetzer's picture

Thanks a lot for your help.
We discuss internally if we start these kind of business in Germany. And I need lot of input.

Georg
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„Ich bin ein Preuße, kennt Ihr meine Farben...“

Si_Daniels's picture

>What I understood is: All these shops seem to be in a shopping marl. The people join the shop, and they produce a e.g. greeting card together with the typographist live on the screen.

Similar to upscale wedding invitation (and associated items) services? Maybe.

daniele capo's picture

There is also a letterpress mailing list:
http://www.fiveroses.org/letpresslist.htm

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