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Thank you for Pressing On... with us!

We are Mark and Theresa Whitman, a husband and wife team who came to letterpress quite by accident. We were candy people; Theresa's family has a chocolate store in Massachusetts, and we decided to open our own. When we found the location, it was already set up as a print shop--the landlord had run a card business there, complete with all the letterpress equipment right on site. We fell in love with it immediately, bought the whole lot, and incorporated beautiful letterpress work into our candy business in the form of cards, gifts, and event stationery.

When our darling daughter Maggie came along, we soon learned that it was too much for Theresa to be a full-time mommy, chocolatier, letterpress designer and retail maven, so we decided to close the candy business. We have since set up our letterpress studio at home, where we can enjoy work AND family, and love the flexibility it gives us. Mark has honed his craft as pressman over the last four years, creating beautiful works on our antique Heidelberg Windmill letterpress, while Theresa focuses on client interaction, design, and the day-to-day of the running a business. Maggie focuses on digging for worms.

Of course, old habits die hard, and we have found it tough to be completely free of the grasp that candymaking had on us. As such, we do still offer handmade chocolates and candies in ways that connect (even if loosely) to our letterpress business--for example, as event favors or business gifts.

We hope you enjoy our work, and would love to hear from you.

Mark & T