Sesame Letterpress & Design

Address:
55 Washington Street #608
Brooklyn
NY
11201
United States
Phone:
+1-646-263-7916
Employees:
3-ish
About:
Sesame Letterpress is a letterpress studio in Brooklyn, New York operated by the wedded team of Breck Hostetter and Matt Heindl. We specialize in custom printing projects from invitations to personal stationery to limited edition artists’ publications. Dating back to the 15th Century, letterpress printing is done by inking a plate with a raised surface of type or images and pressing this inked surface into a sheet of paper, creating a beautiful de-bossed impression. All our printed goods are produced in our Brooklyn studio with cast iron platen presses. Each piece is hand-fed, one color at a time and one piece at a time on our Victorian machines. We are committed to reducing our footprint on the environment and use paper made from 100% recovered cotton fibers which require fewer chemicals and produce far less waste than papers made from trees.
Interview with Breck from Sesame Letterpress & Design
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
1999
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
Tactical process... timeless beauty. Using machines that people have made a living from for 5+ generations
What inspires you?: 
Victorian curiosities. Art. Life.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
Golding Jobbers are the presses we use mainly. Heavyweight paper only.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Deep impressions, perfect ink coverage.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Wedding Announcements, cards, stationery, business cards, drink coasters, gift tags, invitations and other printed curiosities.
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Where can we buy your products?: 
http://sesameletterpress.bigcartel.com/
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Yes. Please inquire directly. Mainly coaster printing, personal stationery and business cards.
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