Carimbo Letterpress

Rua Campevas, 146
São Paulo
+5511 3494-6788
Wedding invitation
Wedding invitation
Business Cards (edge painting)
Business Cards (edge painting)
Superchunk poster
Superchunk poster
Convite de casamento
Convite de casamento
Interview with Marcelo from Carimbo Letterpress
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
I really enjoy the process itself and the results we are able to achieve. But at the end I just like to think that every letterpress printed paper carries so much within.
What inspires you?: 
I guess I am inspired by simplicity. But I also have a passion for old stuff, ephemera, vintage images, books etc. And typography in general too.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
We have a small tabletop press from Japan, a Heidelberg Windmill (1974), a Vandercook SP-15 (1968), a Catu (made in Brazil). We also have a working Linotype Model 8 (1929). The Windmill gets most of the work. We use several papers (soft and uncoated usually does it), but definitely the cotton ones are our favourites.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
I once heard something that applies here: “We try to do things the right way. That usually means doing things the long, hard, stupid way“.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Invitations, business cards, social cards, postcards, posters, coasters, tags. Anything letterpress printed (with ink or not).
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
No, not at the time. But we really enjoy to receive visitors, students and everyone who likes printing and letterpress.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
I wished we had known some old timer or some mentor to guide us on our first steps ;) I enjoy collecting a lot phrases that relate to letterpress printing and I heard one just the other day: “Always have clean hands and a pure heart”.
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