wpprint

Whiteman Park Print Shop - Letterpress Specialist

Perth, Western Australia · 77 Sales

wpprint

Whiteman Park Print Shop - Letterpress Specialist

Perth, Western Australia 77 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(25)

Shop owner

Ann Ong

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A small print shop in Perth, Western Australia, that celebrates the history of printing, letterpress and our creative community. We create greeting cards, art prints and custom stationery using our vintage printing presses.

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Last updated on 26 Nov, 2017

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A small print shop in Perth, Western Australia, that celebrates the history of printing, letterpress and our creative community. We create greeting cards, art prints and custom stationery using our vintage printing presses.

Ann Ong

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Ann Ong

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About

A small print shop spreading the love of letterpress.

Whiteman Park Print Shop is a small letterpress print shop situated within Whiteman Park in Perth, Western Australia. Established in 1988 originally as part of a heritage trade village in the park, the Print Shop has a collection of vintage letterpress printing machines and equipment showcasing the craft of the traditional style of printing. We now incorporate a modern twist using computer generated artwork and printing with photopolymer plates.

Our shop is one of a kind and we are proud that it is so special. We are a working museum, allowing visitors that come in to our shop to observe the printing process. We have retired compositors, letterpress machinists, linotype operators, and finishers come and visit us, and they often remark that the smell of the ink and the sounds of the machines bring back fond memories. We always love hearing about their print shop stories.

Our treasured machines include a 1953 Heidelberg Platen Press, a late 1920s Chandler & Price, a Heidelberg Cylinder Press, a Heidelberg KORD offset press, a Linotype typecaster, two Ludlow typecasters, and a quad crown (30”x40”) Miehle which we affectionately nicknamed ‘The Dinosaur’.

All our products are a labour of love and made in-house. We make our own photopolymer plates, hand-mix inks to specific Pantone colours, print on our beautiful printing machine beasts, and trim papers using our vintage cast-iron guillotine.

Perhaps it is because we are located within a heritage park with many interstate and overseas visitors, but we find ourselves creating letterpress printed paper products often with an Australian influence. We are also passionate about connecting, collaborating and partnering with the community especially local artists and designers. We celebrate letterpress and want others to have the opportunity to experience the craft, the beauty and its endless possibilities.

Shop members

  • Ann Ong

    Owner, Maker, Printer

Shop policies

Last updated on 12 January, 2016
Thank you for shopping at Whiteman Park Print Shop!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If your item arrives damaged, please contact us by Etsy conversation with photos of the damage to the package and the item. We will ship a new item out to you.
Payment
We accept credit cards, Paypal, and Etsy Gift Cards. We typically ship orders in 1-3 business days.
Shipping
We use Australia Post.

Please allow up to 1 week for postage within Australia, and 2 weeks (10 working days) for international orders.

Regular post is un-insured and un-trackable but if you would like postage tracking/ insurance or would like an item to arrive quicker, please contact us by Etsy conversation and we will be happy to arrange that for you, although it will be slightly more expensive.
Additional policies and FAQs
WHOLESALE ENQUIRIES

Wholesale order are welcomed! If you are a retailer interested in stocking our work, please email contact [at] wpprint.com.au for our wholesale catalogue and pricing.

CUSTOM LETTERPRESS ENQUIRIES

Got a project you would like letterpress printed? Business cards, invitations, wedding stationery, etc., we can work with you to achieve the best results. Discuss how we can assist you, guide you through artwork specifications, and paper choices, email Ann at contact[at] wpprint.com.au.