BremeloPress

Letterpress Greeting Cards and Classes

Seattle, Washington · 374 Sales

BremeloPress

Letterpress Greeting Cards and Classes

Seattle, Washington 374 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   "A work of art is something that changes the world to allow itself to exist." -Martin Heigegger.
Welcome to Bremelo Press. We are a letterpress design and print studio in Seattle, Washington. Bremelo is a space where curiosity leads to adventure, where process leads to discovery, and where a community engages, shares and supports those seeking to make something new in the world. Join us!

Announcement

Last updated on May 4, 2018

"A work of art is something that changes the world to allow itself to exist." -Martin Heigegger.
Welcome to Bremelo Press. We are a letterpress design and print studio in Seattle, Washington. Bremelo is a space where curiosity leads to adventure, where process leads to discovery, and where a community engages, shares and supports those seeking to make something new in the world. Join us!

Lynda Sherman

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About

Bremelo Press

Bremelo Press is a letterpress design and print studio based in Seattle, owned and operated by Lynda Sherman, with a lot of help from her friends.

Starting her own press in 2000 was a chance for Lynda to share stories, elevate ideas and carry the art of moveable type into the new century. Lynda is a Bremelo. A "Bremelo" is a Washington State colloquialism for a woman from Bremerton; a combination of Bremertonian and buffalo. The burning memory of "Bremelo" being hurled at her from a car window at the age of 11 inspired her to adopt Bremelo and claim its use. Having just become an aunt to two little girls she wanted her nieces to know they can become whomever they want to be. They are now 17 and 20 years old and achieving things beyond Lynda’s wildest dreams.

Bremelo Press is an archive and working museum. It contains the history and legacy of analog printing that could be easily erased in our present hyper-digital world. Bremelo is home to two antique print presses including Adele, a one-hundred-eleven-year-old Chandler & Price clamshell press and Vi, a forty-five-year-old Vandercook fllatbed newspaper proofing press. Adele was named by fellow printer Kevin Cain after Fred Astaire’s first dance partner, his sister Adele, because he felt printing was a dance. Vi was named by 10 year-old returning student printer Maggie because she heard it whispered as she pulled the drum down the press bed. The feel of ink and the kiss of type on paper keeps this art breathing, but it’s the folks who dance with the presses that keep it moving forward.

As a map to living a full life, Lynda likes to read and revel in obituaries. She once wallpapered an entire bathroom with obituaries clipped from the New York Times. One of her favorite quotes comes from the obit of phone phreak Joybubbles. Phreaks were the precursors of today’s computer hackers. Joybubbles was a blind genius with perfect pitch who chose to remain age five forever. Asked why Mr Rogers mattered, Joybubbles said,

“When you’re playing and you’re just you, powerful things happen.”

Shop members

  • Lynda Sherman

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on July 2, 2015
At Bremelo Press we value and print things that matter.

We use our collection of vintage type to create all we make and then print on our 109 year old press here in Seattle.

No computers are used or harmed in the making of our greeting cards. It's the real handmade in the USA.

Don't forget to 'like' us on Facebook and follow on Instagram to keep up with all the latest happenings at the print shop!

Facebook: http/www.facebook.com/bremelopress
Instagram: http/www.instagram.com/bremelo_press

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
Our products are sturdily packaged, but if there is a problem, please contact us.
Payment
Payment is processed at the time of ordering.
Bremelo Press accepts Etsy Direct Checkout and Paypal.
Shipping
Orders will be shipped USPS for US buyers and are generally mailed within 2 -3 days of receiving payment. If you have any special mailing instructions, such as insurance or upgrade, please contact us. If you reside outside the US, please contact us and we can estimate shipping. International orders are shipped First Class International. Please allow 2 - 4 weeks for delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
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