SandMpress

S&M Press | Satanic and Queer San Francisco Letterpress

San Francisco, California | 970 Sales

SandMpress

S&M Press | Satanic and Queer San Francisco Letterpress

San Francisco, California 970 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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We’ve been printing a lot more with movable type lately. This one using two different lead type faces forged in two distinct eras of typography.
These prints are smaller run and won’t be reprinted. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
On the right is an example of how the reverse reading wood type looks when locked up on the printing press. The left is the finished print.
Aw sh!t we’re burning the midnight oil getting these new letterpress cards done.
Help us help you put the VD back in Valentine’s Day!
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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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