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Custom Letterpress Stationery – our Japanese inspired Okayama design

This weekend we pressed a custom job using our Okayama design.

Here are a few photos of one of our latest jobs. We letterpressed this custom stationery on 118lb, Savoy, natural white paper. We think the final result is lovely. The design is our Japanese inspired, Okayama pattern. It is based on antique Japanese textile designs. It really has quite an elegant look and we also love the combination of the blue/grey ink with the slightly off-white paper.


– Caroline & Stephanie, www.pressedinbrooklyn.com

A detail of the names.

A detail of the abstract floral pattern.


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Printing Coasters

This weekend we completed an order for coasters. Double sided, two different shades of blue, 300 coasters, 600 presses. Wow, did that take awhile! We have our own press, a 123 year old Chandler & Price, however, getting rollers for this old guy has been difficult, and that is an understatement! So, this weekend we lugged all of our supplies back over to the Arm in Williamsburg and used their Chandler & Price press to get this project done. We really, really hope to have our rollers and our press up and running this week, nearly three months to the day after first setting eyes on him 🙂

So, here are some photos of the finished product. We used two different patterns, both inspired by early 19th century Japanese textile design.

A close up of our Matsumoto and Okayama patterns.

We used a light blue ink for the patterns.

We used a slightly darker blue ink for the names. We packaged up a few extras, with ribbon, as samples.


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