Jon Beacham / The Brother In Elysium
222 Roebling St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Jon Beacham is an artist (and former book dealer) who used to be based in
Beacon NY, but is now in Brooklyn, where he operates a letterpress out of
his Williamsburg studio. I’ve used him to do a couple projects and they’ve all
turned out well. Jon has a good aesthetic and has offered great advice on
how to reduce the price of projects without sacrificing quality.
Cody, Nebraska / Portland, Oregon
Vandercook, C&P and Miehle Verticle letterpress printing done very
meticulously by one person. Honestly, the best letterpresser I know.
Kulturwerk of BBK Berlin
Köthener Straße 44
Berlin, Germany 10963
phone: +49 (030) 230899-29
fax: +49 (030) 230899-44
It’s a good printer for art objects (won’t collaborate with any other type of initiators). Very cheap even for Berlin, but you will have to physically participate in the
production. Contact: Matthias Mrowka (speaks English).
548 West 22nd St.
New York, NY, 10011
phone: (646) 338 4330
My friend Brad is a silkscreen / Letterpress / Fine Art printer in Brooklyn and
I have used him for years. He’s super meticulous and works for himself as
well as other artists and art printers. He is a real problem solver and all around
swell guy. Contact: Brad Ewing
phone: +46 8 341 383
The one and only letterpress printer in central Stockholm, maybe in all of
Stockholm, run by one person, the amazing Thomas Asplund. You can trust
Thomas as he will tell you if something does or doesn’t work. We print more or
less every ‘smaller’ thing we do here and can’t recommend him enough!
— Konst & Teknik
55 Washington Street, Suite 608
Brooklyn, NY 11201
phone: (646) 263 7916
This is the letterpress printer that NDP uses for all letterpress print multiples.
—North Drive Press
New York City, NY
phone: (212) 334 4356
Really excellent quality letterpress. Not a ton of communication, but good
good prices (for NYC) and one week turnaround on small-run friendly business
cards. Their in-house paper stocks are nice.
2293 N. Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
phone: (503) 233 7478
Letterpress and offset lithography using vegetable-based inks and recycled
materials. Specialize in music and media packaging but will do any kind of
print project—have their own digipak-rival design: “arigato pak” that you can
either have them print on or buy blank. Super nice, relatively fast, super
easy, super quality.
—Luke Plus, Lucky Dragons / Sumi Ink Club
837 Traction Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90013
phone: (213) 617 8190
I have gone to Riitta and Alan at Traction for a couple years. They are a letter
press shop and can do small to medium sized runs and are very helpful in
making things work for you. If there is a unique aspect to the project, they
are accommodating as long as it’s with realistic expectations.