Thomas-Printers

Address:
154 W. Pomfret Street
Carlisle
PA
17013
United States
Phone:
2672590511
Employees:
2
About:
A full-service, commercial letterpress and design shop, Thomas-Printers loves the process as much as the finished product, whether it be wedding invitations, stationery systems, custom cards, or anything else that needs the touch of letterpress. Kseniya Thomas opened Thomas-Printers in 2005. She was trained as an intern at the print shop of the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany. Today, we work with designers, individuals, collaborators, and fellow printers on projects that demand a quick turnaround and a close attention to detail.
work pile
work pile
18 runs
18 runs
design by josh covarrubias
design by josh covarrubias
Ladies of Letterpress card exchange
Ladies of Letterpress card exchange
Interview with Kseniya from Thomas-Printers
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
2002
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
Making things with my hands and participating in an ancient craft
What inspires you?: 
My wonderful and creative clients, and the community at theladiesofletterpress.com
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
We have two Chandler and Price presses and a Heidelberg Windmill. Ink is rubber-based, and paper is whatever the job demands. We stock Lettra, Savoy, and a few larger mill brands as well, but can source almost anything.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
I consider myself less a draftsperson and more a technician; I love printing, and it almost doesn't matter what I'm printing so long as the presses are going. My clients provide enough variety and interesting challenges to keep me on my toes. It is one of the best parts of my job.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Thomas-Printers is a commercial shop, so we print everything from small-run wedding invitations to larger run greeting cards and business systems. We love a challenge, and love the variety that job printing provides.
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Occasionally, but not too often.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
Basically everything I know now, but the only way to get experience is to live through the years, and try and learn as much as you can.
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