Who is FWP: Art of Letterpress


"Souls dwell in printers' type." --Joseph Ames 

Letterpress is the oldest form of printing, tracing its roots back to Gutenberg’s famous printing press in the 15th century. It is distinguished by its unique beauty and tactile quality, elements that fell by the wayside with the rise of faster and cheaper printing methods in the late 20th century. With rich color and palpable, three-dimensional beauty, letterpressed cards and invitations are heirloom-worthy keepsakes of your special day. 

To create a letterpressed piece, we apply ink to a surface with raised letters which is then pressed into the paper, creating a visible impression unparalleled by other forms of printing. Letterpress printing requires a great deal of skill and craftsmanship, as each piece is individually handled and pressed. 

It’s a technique steeped in tradition, a little piece of the old world in the midst of our modern one. Your event deserves nothing less.