Original Letterpress Cards and Art
These cards are just lovely. The artistry, print quality and paper stock are all top end. The order came within days all neatly bundled up in tidy little packages. I would order again in a second. Thanks! --GJ
Heidi has a great sense of design. Her work has whimsy details which I really like. I especially love the Cute Little Bear and bought 5 to give as wedding, new baby, change in career cards, and keeping one for myself to display! Easy purchase and quick delivery. I highly recommend. --Carol C.
Fabulous designs and work!! What talent!! I love Heidi’s broadsides and have purchased many of them for myself and as gifts! Waiting anxiously for all her lovely work to be available. --Lisa B.
Darcie Kantor & Heidi Hespelt
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Why I Print
I have been printing since 2006 and opened my own letterpress studio in January 2020. Prior to that I took classes, was Teacher's Assistant, and took full advantage of the School of Visual Concepts letterpress studio in downtown Seattle. I enjoy helping others to learn the art of letterpress printing, setting type, carving images, and mixing ink.
What do I love about letterpress printing? I am allowed to have fun with images, to be a little quirky or whimsical, and to design and create things that make me happy. But, I also have to solve problems, do some math, visualize things backwards, upside down, or stacked on top of each other. It is so manual--hands-on carving and setting type, mixing just the right color of ink, cutting paper with a 750 lb. Peerless Gem, rhythmically pressing the treadle on the Chandler & Price. And, it is okay to get inky and make a mess in the process!