Sesame Letterpress is a design and letterpress printing studio in Brooklyn, NY. We have been working closely with clients for over a decade to design and print custom stationery. We pride ourselves on our friendliness, professionalism and dedication to the art of letterpress printing. Our goal each day is to make really beautiful stationery that our clients will love and be inspired to write on!
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 surface into a sheet of cotton paper, creating a tactile de-bossed impression. Each card is hand-fed into the press, one color at a time and one piece at a time. We print all of our own stationery in our Brooklyn studio with Victorian era cast iron platen presses.
OUR LOCAL & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
We are a small business committed to reducing our footprint on the environment and supporting vendors in our local community. We print on paper that is tree free, archival, acid free, recyclable, biodegradable, and elemental chlorine free.
Breck Hostetter, creative Director, Owner
With a background in fine arts and a decade of experience working in the contemporary art world, Breck Hostetter started letterpress printing in 1999. What started as a hobby quickly became a passion and a full time business. The studio is now run by Breck and a team of highly skilled designers and artisans.
(photo: Charlotte Jenks Lewis)