In The Studio

letterpress is history at your fingertips.

Through research, substantial effort, and, quite frankly, a good bit of luck, Typecast Press has rescued a number of forgotten presses from basements and old factories and restored them to working condition. We have saved thousands upon thousands of bits of old lead type, hundreds of old printing dies, and complete sets of wood type, not to mention many of the coolest widgets and tools of their time.

But Typecast Press is not a museum. We love the history behind these beautiful machines and the stories of the men and (yes) women who operated them. We are using today’s technology not to replace that craftsmanship but to keep the art of letterpress alive. Click the thumbnails to learn a little more about our presses and our Baltimore, Md., studio.