SandMpress

S&M Press | Satanic and Queer San Francisco Letterpress

San Francisco, California | 982 Sales

SandMpress

S&M Press | Satanic and Queer San Francisco Letterpress

San Francisco, California 982 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Split fountain printing, or “rainbow roll,” is a time-honored technique for printing more than one color in a single pass.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, we decided to get back to the root of the original controversy: butt stuff.
“Hot” off the press! We love working with original wood type, many of our wooden typefaces dating back to the late 1800s!
Look for our next update for a look at the type locked up and ready to print!
Packaging up another batch of these little guys “hot” off the press! Hail Santa!

About

Queer punks printing in poorly ventilated spaces

Our journey began on first date back in 2010 when Mike and Shaun discovered that they both shared a love for letterpress printing. A long and excited conversation on the history of graphic design and relief printing was followed shortly by cohabitation. A year later we bought our first press, an Adana 8x5. In 2014, after years of saving and searching, we secured a 1949 Vandercook 3 proofing press for larger pieces.

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  • Mike Vilayvong

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Mike has worked for several branding firms and advertising agencies. A native of Honolulu, Mike enjoys eating spam and putting small umbrellas in everything he drinks. His favorite Pantone Color is 3405.

  • Shaun Osburn

    Owner, Shipper, Maker

    Prior to S&M Press, Shaun was responsible for online graphic communication for progressive non-profits. While he still spends more time than he'd like in front of a computer, he greatly prefers putting ink on paper.

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