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The Living Letter Press is a community and commercial letterpress shop located in Champaign, Illinois. We print mostly with wood type, metal type, and handmade linoleum cuts, on vintage Vandercook and Chandler & Price printing presses.

In addition to retail, we also do custom printing and host workshops for folks in the central Illinois area.

We love making custom work. If you have any questions about custom orders, would like to order more than five items, or just want to say hello, drop us a line at info [!at] livingletterpress.com.

More info can be found at livingletterpress.com.

Thanks!

P.S.
Our type does not make a deep impression into our paper. Since we print with antique…

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  • Joined September 19, 2011

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wood type, metal type, linoleum, paper, ink, canvas

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About

The Living Letter Press is a community and commercial letterpress shop located in Champaign, Illinois. We print mostly with wood type, metal type, and handmade linoleum cuts, on vintage Vandercook and Chandler & Price printing presses.

In addition to retail, we also do custom printing and host workshops for folks in the central Illinois area.

We love making custom work. If you have any questions about custom orders, would like to order more than five items, or just want to say hello, drop us a line at info [!at] livingletterpress.com.

More info can be found at livingletterpress.com.

Thanks!

P.S.
Our type does not make a deep impression into our paper. Since we print with antique wood and metal type, which can be damaged by a deep impression, we strive instead to make a kiss impression; one where the inked type kisses the paper instead of punching into it.

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