impressus

letterpress printing

Ottawa, Canada | 115 Sales

impressus

letterpress printing

Ottawa, Canada 115 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(24)

Announcement   impressus /latin, passive participle of imprimō/

1. pressed 2. printed 3. stamped

impressus is a small letterpress studio located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I print small runs of greeting cards for any occasion, prints, gift tags, and other paper goods, including personalized business cards and stationery for businesses and individuals alike. I also love working with clients on custom orders. I would love to hear from you if you have an idea or a question!

I work with metal type, wood type and photopolymer plates. When I work with type, the text is composed by hand, letter by letter, and locked into the chase of the press, ready for printing. Each item is printed by me on my Golding Pearl Improved No.11. I use 100% cotton papers (110 lb. cover weight and up) and rubber-based inks. I also like experimenting with different textures, including wood veneer and fabric.

My style is all about simple and streamlined designs. I like to think that less is actually more.

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Last updated on Oct 29, 2016

impressus /latin, passive participle of imprimō/

1. pressed 2. printed 3. stamped

impressus is a small letterpress studio located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I print small runs of greeting cards for any occasion, prints, gift tags, and other paper goods, including personalized business cards and stationery for businesses and individuals alike. I also love working with clients on custom orders. I would love to hear from you if you have an idea or a question!

I work with metal type, wood type and photopolymer plates. When I work with type, the text is composed by hand, letter by letter, and locked into the chase of the press, ready for printing. Each item is printed by me on my Golding Pearl Improved No.11. I use 100% cotton papers (110 lb. cover weight and up) and rubber-based inks. I also like experimenting with different textures, including wood veneer and fabric.

My style is all about simple and streamlined designs. I like to think that less is actually more.

Karolina

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Text set in antique metal type and locked up in the chase of the press, ready for printing!
Much love! Always a good sentiment to share with others. xoxo
Wood type locked up and ready to go for a sweet little print!
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About

About

My name is Karolina and I am the owner and creative force behind impressus, a small letterpress studio located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

My fascination with letterpress printing began in 2013 while planning my wedding. During my search for a perfect wedding invitation, I stumbled upon numerous examples of letterpress printed ones. The beauty and elegance of letterpress was so captivating that all I started thinking about was learning how to print myself. I ended up making our wedding invitations using beautiful handmade papers, and although they were not letterpress printed, my love of letterpress only grew stronger since that first encounter.

I took a letterpress workshop in March 2014 and the hands-on experience ignited an even brighter spark. And in June 2014 I acquired the stunning Golding Pearl Improved No.11. The Golding presses were manufactured in Boston in the early 1900s and it is an honour to have such beautiful antique (and in perfect working condition!) in my studio.

The beauty of letterpress is in the meticulousness of the printing process and the uniqueness of the final product. From hand-setting the type and hand-mixing the inks, to cutting paper into desirable sizes and hand-feeding each sheet of paper into the press, and then onto scoring each individual card or packaging each individual order, letterpress printing is a labour of love. And it shows.

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  • Karolina

    Owner, Designer, Printer

    I am the owner and creative force behind impressus. I design and hand-print all of my products on my beloved antique printing press, the Golding Pearl Improved No. 11.

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