Drukkerij Gilles Hassing
When did you start letterpress printing?:
It's a family business, started in 1969, so we learned it when we were young
What do you like best about letterpress printing?:
The real deal, what you see is what you get
What inspires you?:
Our customers, our city, the people in our neighbourhood. Also we get inspired by eachother, we have lots of fun!
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?:
We have a Heidelberg Windmill from about 1967, a Polymero plate maker, an Rotaprint offset press and a digital printing press. We use mostly oud Hollands papier, Gmund cotton paper, Conqueror Verge or velijn, Crane Lettra, veile Holland katoen papier, eco Cairn and even paper with flower seeds so people go home with more than a card, they get poppys our meadowflowers.
How would you describe your artwork?:
We go from classic dutch to modern print, from simple and sophisticated till funny and hip.
What kind of products do you create?:
Birth announcements, wedding announcements, adresscards and we work for businesses making their homestyle
Do you offer custom work?:
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?:
No, but people are welcome to make a visit
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?:
No. We could ask everything and still we have contact with other printing shops and help eachother out when there are questions. So my advice is never be afraid to ask, and mistakes make you learn better!