Presse Dufour, Design & Letterpress - New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Announcement    Bienvenue! Fine letterpress goods hand printed in the heart of New Orleans.


Last updated on Apr 7, 2019

Bienvenue! Fine letterpress goods hand printed in the heart of New Orleans.


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About pressedufour

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Presse Dufour is a one-person design and letterpress studio based in the heart of New Orleans. My letterpress goods are carefully hand cranked, one at a time, on a vintage Vandercook flatbed cylinder proof press. I specialize in custom printing, from wedding invitations to business cards and personalized stationery. I also hand draw, design and print a line of cards, postcards and limited-edition prints.

There is a connection between my graphic design, artwork and way of living: simplicity. My first graphic design job was during college in an offset print shop. I loved collating, burning film, listening to the rhythm of the presses, and taking in the smell of fresh ink. After working as a graphic designer for many years, a serendipitous introduction to letterpress reintroduced me to everything I love about design and paper. Letterpress printing marries my desire to design, yet also work with my hands.

Both natural and manmade landscapes have been my interest since childhood, like the bayou once behind my childhood home in New Orleans East, the rows of pylons or factories which surrounded it, the trees in St. Tammany Parish, or the architecture of the greater New Orleans area. I am drawn to represent my surroundings—those mysterious, quiet and subtle scenes my eye and conscience are drawn to. Along with my affection for the Gulf South and anything old, I am inspired by our years living in London and our travels in Europe. Works have also stemmed from living in Austin, Texas.

Through my work I like to give back to my local community. I’ve recently supported The Gulf Coast Restoration Network, Team Gleason, Crescent City Schools, and many other great local organizations.

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Last updated on August 16, 2013

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If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me as soon as possible. I'm more than happy to help.
Items in stock are shipped First Class USPS in a rigid mailer within 1-3 business days. Custom orders are shipped within 2-4 weeks of purchase, depending on my schedule.

::: A note about International shipping ::: International orders are shipped First Class, and do not include delivery confirmation, tracking or insurance. The buyer should be aware that occasionally delays occur, and delivery time can take up to 4 weeks. Priority Mail International offers insurance and delivery confirmation, with an approximate delivery time of 6-10 business days, but is not guaranteed. Please contact me if you would like to ship your items USPS Priority (domestic or international).
Additional policies and FAQs
I specialize in custom printing—business cards, invitations, announcements and stationery. I can work with your ideas, start from the drawing board or you can choose elements from an existing Presse Dufour design. Please contact me for an estimate.

I welcome wholesale inquiries. Please contact me with your request.

Due to the nature of letterpress printing, you may notice a slight color variation from piece to piece. Solid areas may appear darker or lighter depending on the design. The beauty of letterpress is that each item, printed one at a time, is truly unique. I am a perfectionist at heart, and strive for consistency in my printing.