Carissimo Letterpress

Aichholzgasse 51-53
Carissimo Letterpress is a Vienna based studio where we design and print beautiful handcrafted stationary and customized projects like invitations, announcements and business cards. Our printing press, baptized Maria Addolorata, travelled all the way up from the sunny south of Italy to Vienna to create lovely paper products on which you can feel the print when you run your hand over the paper. For printing we prefer to use high quality papers with cotton. It's fluffy thickness is perfect for letterpress printing. For our packagings and envelopes we try to go the recycling way as much as possible. Craftsmanship and design are the two essential parts of our work mixed with a lot of love and patience. As experienced graphic designers, we want to reflect a contemporary style in our products using this beautiful old printing technique.
Letterpress Card "Wishing You..."
Letterpress Card "Wishing You..."
Letterpress Card "Cuore"
Letterpress Card "Cuore"
Letterpress Gift Tags "Mongolfiere"
Letterpress Gift Tags "Mongolfiere"
Letterpress Notebook "I love Spaghetti"
Letterpress Notebook "I love Spaghetti"
Interview with Ana from Carissimo Letterpress
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
Being a part of the whole process from the design to the printed product is something we really love about our work. Working on our printing press and seeing what you can do with beautiful papers is just great!
What inspires you?: 
Lots of things....antique illustrations, typography, photography, things people say....
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
We print on an antique Leipzig printing press from around 1890. We use Fedrigoni papers a lot but also count artisan papers like Amatruda or recycling papers from Favini among our favourites. We print with Van Son inks.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
We like to mix old and new, we love antique prints, hand drawn illustrations and typography...all these elements mix in our designs.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Our product range includes greeting cards, gift tags, notebooks and customized products like all kind of invitations (weddings, birthdays, baptisms...), baby cards, business cards, personal and corporate stationary, customized writing sets & more
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?: 
Goldstück Neustiftgasse 31 1070 Wien; sous-bois Neustiftgasse 33 1070 Wien; Fair Trade Shop Tummelplatz 9 8010 Graz;
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
There are lots of tricks you come across over time....really we are still learning new things with every print we run. Looking over a pro's shoulder sure is the best and fastest way to learn - if this is unavailable the internet community is a great help when coming across problems too!
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