How It All Began
The idea for Method Letterpress started when Carissa was a little girl. She has wanted to own and operate her own business for a long time, and she was always very artistic, creative, and inquisitive. Painting, screen-printing, and printmaking became a focus for her, and she decided to go to the University of North Texas to pursue Art. She studied Printmaking. During college, she obtained an internship at Bell’Invito Letterpress Studio in the Design District of Downtown Dallas—an internship, oddly enough, that her future husband was able to get for her. She later became their lead printer, printing all of their products, working within their design culture, and even training their future letterpress printmakers in the art of letterpress. After 3 years of working at this high-end Letterpress Studio, she decided that her two passions (being an entrepreneur and producing art) could be melded into one business. On October 21st, 2010 Carissa and Phillip Bleecker obtained their small business license, and Method Letterpress was born.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Hello. My name is Carissa and I love Paper! I have been designing, making, and creating since I was old enough to glue macaroni to a piece of construction paper. I am passionate about good design being accessible to everyone.
Hi, I'm Phillip. I am the direction, business sense, and brains behind Method Letterpress. I have a background in Sales/Business and I love getting to make our shop run smoothly.
Syracuse, NY, United States
Boxcar Press makes the polymer plates that we use to print every one of our cards.
Alpha Die - Steel Rule Dies
Dallas, TX, United States
Alpha Die - Steel Rule Dies creates the dies we use to die cut all of our shaped cards.
We are a husband and wife team that loves letterpress. We design, hand print, and package everything we make. Our press is 70 years old, and we love all 3500 lbs of him.
We hand press each of our cards on a vintage letterpress. Though we print the with utmost care and attention to quality and detail, small variations in color, impression, and registration are a part of this handmade process, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We take the utmost care in packaging your order. But please be aware that we are not responsible for damage during shipping. We recommend adding insurance to your shipping order. Please contact us if you would like to do so, and we will add it to your invoice.