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Rowley Press' Vandercook Proof Letterpress

Rowley Press' Vandercook Proof Letterpress

Most people make resolutions on New Year’s Day. We started a letterpress shop. January 1st, 2010 was the birth of Rowley Press, and we have been proud parents ever since. It has been a wild time, but at least Rowley Press hasn’t needed any diapers changed. We are located in the Provo Town Square which is part of the Historic Downtown Provo. We can see the sun rise up over the majestic Wasatch mountains if you are printing at just the right moment, and it makes it all worth it.

If you want to hear more (and more and more and more) feel free to give us a holler over on the aptly named contact page.

How Does Letterpress Work?

Traditionally, letterpressing refers to a printing process where raised metal type is inked and pressed into paper. Today, polymer plates created from computer files often substitute for metal type. Thick cotton paper is run through the press, resulting in beautiful, tactile work.

Custom Printing Work:

Why, yes! We would love to print for you! We do all in our power to make you a very happy customer and to make this an easy and fun process. As everyone has different specifiations, we will need some more information before we can get you a quote. Here is what we need:

  1. How big will your final piece be?
  2. How many do you want?
  3. When do you need them by?
  4. What paper will you want? (We generally use a 110 lb. pure cotton paper that takes an impression beautifully)
  5. How many Colors? Do you have a Pantone color?
  6. Will it need to be folded, die cut, scored, hugged, burnt, or anything else to finish it?
  7. PDF of your artwork.

Now, if you don’t have any of this info, still contact us and we will help you get it figured out! We know this is a new experience for many people and  we love to answer questions, so ask away!