A Look at One of the Oldest Letterpress Companies in the U.S.

Letterpress is an old form of print developed here in America that’s recently experiencing a resurgence due to Martha Stewart’s preference for the type. (Or that’s what I hear.)

The company featured here is Nashville’s Hatch Show Print. They are 131 years old and known for their country music posters in particular.

I have a soft spot for them because they designed my husband’s and my invitations to our Nashville wedding. They couldn’t have been easier to work with. They have a shop cat. I think that’s neat.

I knew that letterpress meant that the ink was actually being pressed into the paper, but I was still surprised to see just how much labor is involved in the process. It makes the price seem totally reasonable.

How wonderful is it that craft likes this is still alive and kicking today?

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