Snake Business Cards for our friends at Saipua

One of the best things about running a letterpress shop in Brooklyn is being a stone’s throw from so many talented people making incredibly beautiful things. Quite often, we’re lucky enough to get to work with some of them! We've been collaborating with Saipua in Red Hook for years to print a variety of things for their hand-made products. Along with their gorgeous floral work, they make olive oil based soaps and soy candles in small batches. We truly appreciate someone else who works with their hands everyday.

We recently printed these striking snake business cards for them. Their style is beautiful, wild and a little dark and matches our own aesthetic perfectly.


Sarah, the Founder & Creative Director at Saipua shared this beautiful photo with us. We just love the contrast of the golden snake among those breathtaking flowers!

Soap and candle packaging for Saipua

We feel really lucky to have the chance to regularly print tags and other printed materials for the family-owned business, Saipua. Based in New York, they are another great, local business that focuses on quality materials and pitch perfect execution. They've been making olive oil based soaps for well over a decade and all of their products look and smell simply divine! Here's a photo of the cedarwood candle with a tag that we printed:

That design is so pretty; the flowers intertwined with a snake. It perfectly captures the haunting beauty of all of Saipua's flower arrangements. Seriously, we can't get enough of the stunning photographs from their blog.

Towards the end of last year, we also worked on another item, this time for a sampler of soaps. Once again, the illustration was gorgeous and this time we printed in a luxuriant matte gold ink: