Letterpress/Foil Apprenticeship

For over a decade, Dauphine Press (www.dauphinepress.com) has earned a reputation for excellence and a passion for creating award-winning bespoke stationery. We are dedicated to offering distinctive stationery by combining bold images with beautiful type, gorgeous embellishments and rich papers. At Dauphine Press we delight in every detail of creating beautiful and memorable stationery. We produce everything on premises in our South Jersey print studio, from printing on our fifty-year-old Heidelberg Windmill letterpresses to hand-lining envelopes and tying ribbons.

Presently, we are looking for an apprentice to assist our lead pressman with a number of day-to-day pressroom responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented individual with some background in letterpress printing and/or foil stamping on Heidelberg T Windmills with foil attachments. Our hope is that this candidate will grow to be a pressperson within our organization in years to come.

Responsibilities include:
• Interest in learning/operating cutters, duplexing, scoring, drilling, perfing
• Interest in learning/operating foil stamping unit
• Completing pre-cuts/final cuts
• Edge painting
• Custom ink mixing
• Assisting with production/fulfillment of all customer orders
• Reviewing Inventory and advising needs for upcoming jobs
• Assisting with QC and packing/shipping jobs
• Pulling/stuffing Envelopes for upcoming jobs
• Responsible for keeping the print studio clean and organized
• Press maintenance
• Assist with ancillary print studio responsibilities/projects as needed

Preferred Qualifications:
• Some experience/knowledge of letterpress printing
• Appreciation for the art of letterpress printing and drive to develop into a pressperson
• Excellent communication skills
• Team player, yet result-oriented
• Problem-solving skills to reflect level of responsibilities
• Ability to identify areas of continuous improvement and make recommendations and/or implement solutions
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

• Hourly compensation is based on previous experience
• 20-40 hours per week

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume and cover letter, which can be sent to: [email protected].

Dauphine Press
Region: South Jersey
West Deptford, NJ USA

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