Letterpress Printer (San Francisco)

Hello!Lucky seeks an experienced letterpress production printer to work in a fast-paced environment focused on creating fine-art quality greeting cards and customized stationery. The ideal candidate will have experience working on a Heidelberg Windmill, as well as the desire to learn to operate a cylinder press.

Hello!Lucky is a design and commercial letterpress printing studio. We design and produce large volumes of greeting cards and custom printed stationery. Our pressroom is a fast-paced production environment in which attention to detail and the ability to work well under deadline pressure are paramount. The letterpress printer works with a team of three printers, supported by a pressroom assistant. Key responsibilities include: - Printing and scoring long runs of greeting cards, as well as short runs of custom stationery, on a Heidelberg Windmill press and/or Heidelberg Cylinder press - Assisting in determining the production schedule - Providing input into greeting card design, particularly from a production standpoint - Assisting in identifying opportunities to increase pressroom productivity - Checking and proofreading film - Making plates - Cutting paper - Coordinating bindery on greeting cards Desired qualifications: - Experience operating a Heidelberg Windmill press desired; at a minimum, printmaking and/or letterpress experience - Extremely detail-oriented - Experience in working in a fast-paced production environment - Ability to work under deadline pressure - Proactive, reliable and efficient - Passionate about letterpress printing - Excellent eye for color and design - Interest in working in a small, start-up production environment Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Medical, vision, dental insurance; 2 weeks paid vacation. Please e-mail resume, portfolio samples, and cover letter to [email protected]

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