Apr 20, 2010 1 Comment

Everyday is an adventure…

Recently we had a cool visitor to our shop. Santiago Merino, a noted artist from Mexico City,  came into town to see how the presses operate and take what he learned back to Mexico to start his own letterpress business. We had a great time discussing art,  graphic design and the letterpress process. We talked about packing the press for the right impression, setting the roller heights, the use of bases with polymer plates as well as line cuts, scoring and die-cutting, and all the other things a letterpress can do.

It was a good time and we look forward to the next time he and his wife can come and visit. We like to spread the letterpress love here at Quality letterpress!

Hey Santiago….say hi to Pete from us here in San Diego!

Apr 17, 2010 1 Comment

The fun never ends…!

Here was a cool way to spend Saturday morning…

My friend Courtney at ‘Full Courtney Press’ had an issue with her Old Style C&P. It seemed that the throw off, or the handle that makes the press hit a piece of paper, was sticking either on or off impression. Even though she could adjust it by hand, it’s never a good idea to mess around too much with a press that’s about 100 years old.

Luckily for both of us I was able to get it fixed and re-adjusted in about 3 hours. It’s a good day when a broken press cooperates!

Adjusting throw off linkage....

repairing throw off linkage...

Apr 13, 2010 (Comment)

Welcome to Quality Letterpress

Hey Everybody…

I wanted to welcome you to the new website. We’re really excited to have the new look ready to go!

We have lots of stuff happening here at the shop. We’ve added 2 new tabletop presses to our collection. A 6×10 Kelsey and a 5×8 Kelsey. They will mainly be used for classes so keep checking back, we should have the new class schedule up soon.

As you can also see we have a new store added to the site. Between printing some really cool wedding jobs I’ve been hard at work getting things ready for the store. I have some cool coasters, awesome new journal books and some great new cards coming soon.

Apr 12, 2010 (Comment)


Hello and welcome to the new Quality Letterpress website. Here’s a few photos from a simple one color card we printed on Cranes Lettra with handset wood type from the Condensed Gothic typeface.