About Us

Our press is almost 100 years old. It weighs 1,500 lbs. It’s dirty, and if you’re not careful it will completely crush your hand. It’s not “whimsical”, and no, it doesn’t have a girls name.

Founded in 2011, Black Heart Letterpress creates unique paper goods with antique printing presses. Our primary tool is a 1920′s-era Chandler & Price 10 x 15 New Series letterpress.

We use vintage wood and metal movable type along with custom made photopolymer plates to create the images we print.

In addition to all the products for sale on our site, we are more than capable of handling your custom letterpress project. Contact us about your wedding invitations, business cards, music packaging, or anything else.

Joseph Rose   •   Kate Dawes

Joseph Rose • Kate Dawes