I need to learn

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am a recent college graduate from Arkansas. I have a love affair with all things paper, and have long admired the art of letterpress. It is a dream of mine to someday open a custom invitation and stationary shop, but I do not know where to begin. I have been researching letterpress printing, and understand that it is difficult, and a constant learning process. Unfortunately, there are no letterpress printers in the area (that I am aware of), and no places to take classes. I am willing to invest the time necessary to learn this art form, any advice or suggestions on how to get started would be greatly appreciated!

Sarah :)

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Maybe start here…


I’m a beginner myself and just kind of jumped in and bought a Golding Official off someone here.


Where do you live?


Front Room Press
Milford, NJ

I’m in Little Rock. Besides having one of the largest collections of type and presses in the South, I teach. Contact me at [email protected]

I am in Fayetteville, AR, and thank you all so much for the comments, they have been very beneficial. I can’t wait to learn more :)

I’m in western, rural New Jersey - an hour north of Philadelphia - and have a rather complete letterpress shop with a variety of presses and lots of type as well. I do some tutoring when time allows - and I offer follow-up support after the class.


- Alan
Letterpress printing since 1964