Spoon&Sailor Letterpress

131 Clay Street, studio 207
Central Falls
United States
1 (401) 263-5168
At Spoon&Sailor Letterpress, we like to party like it’s 1899. This means that every single item that makes its way out the studio door is 100% handcrafted; all ink colors are custom mixed; each card that you receive is manually cut down to size on a turn of the century guillotine cutter; every one of your letterpress printed pieces has been hand-fed into a century old Chandler & Price platen press — often several times at that. We specialize in coming up with unique and memorable solutions for custom letterpress printing projects from wedding suites, invitations and personal stationery, to limited edition artists’ prints and special projects. Also, we like you.
Custom Wedding Suite
Custom Wedding Suite
Custom Map for Wedding Suite
Custom Map for Wedding Suite
Custom Save the Date
Custom Save the Date
Custom Wedding Suite
Custom Wedding Suite
Interview with Elana Joy from Spoon&Sailor Letterpress
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
i love the slow & methodical nature of the craft, the tactile quality of a letterpress printed printed piece, & the process of creating something beautiful & unique for you to cherish...
What inspires you?: 
nature, vintage ephemera, whimsy, animals, old books, humor, beauty & materials...
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
all jobs are hand-fed through our Chandler & Price 12x18 platen press; ink colors are hand-mixed from Van Son oil based inks; the house stock is Crane's 100% cotton (tree free!) Lettra & we cut it down to size on our manual century old Challenge guillotine cutter.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
whimsical, detailed, unique & lovely...
What kind of products do you create?: 
wedding ephemera (save the dates, invitation suites, day-of-wedding paperie, etc), greeting cards, business cards, special event invitations, personal stationery, limited edition artists' prints...& pretty much anything else you can think of that someone may need prints for! Spoon&Sailor also has an ever-growing line of ready-made original paper goods that are sold through the Etsy storefront & at several of the very most awesome of retail locations...check our website to see if they're in any shops in your town!
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?: 
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
not as of yet...
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
that it would have behooved me to fall in love with an art form that relies on significantly lighter equipment...like feather sculpture!
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