Letterpress NYC: Top Letterpress Shops in New York

Letterpress NYC: Top Letterpress Shops in New York

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Hello, print enthusiasts of the Big Apple!

Deciding on the right print shop for your personal project is like choosing the perfect topping for your bagel – it has to match your taste, suit your needs, and, of course, bring a smile to your face. Whether you're looking to dabble in letterpress for the first time or you're an old hand seeking new horizons, New York City's vibrant print scene has something for everyone. In this blog post, we're going to explore the top 10 letterpress print shops in the city that never sleeps. So, get comfy, grab your favorite brew, and join us as we embark on this tour of typography, paper, and ink!

Bowne & Co., Stationers

If you're a fan of history and stationery, this is your go-to print shop. Managed by the South Street Seaport Museum, Bowne & Co. exudes 19th-century charm. Expect top-notch quality, and you may even learn a bit about print history during your visit.

Terrapin Stationers 

Looking for an old-world charm with a dash of sass? Terrapin is your stop. Renowned for their craftsmanship, they have an irresistible knack for integrating modern aesthetics into traditional techniques. Perfect if you're looking to make a lasting impression with your project!

Sesame Letterpress

Step into this quaint boutique and it's like you've walked into a stationery lover's dream. With their very own line of stationery and an open heart for custom projects, Sesame Letterpress is like a warm hug for your printing needs.

The Arm Letterpress

Have a DIY spirit and ready to roll up your sleeves? The Arm is a wonderful place to dive into the world of letterpress, offering workshops and private lessons. If you're an experienced printer, you can even rent press time. It's like a playground for print enthusiasts!

Publicide Inc

From the heart of Manhattan, Publicide provides a range of services that cater to a diverse array of printing needs. With their letterpress offerings, you'll get Manhattan chic delivered in every print.

Double Trip Press: 

Classy and top-quality, Double Trip Press is a premier letterpress studio that will leave you with a sense of sophistication. Whether it's personalized stationery, wedding invitations, or business cards, they've got you covered.

Greenwich Letterpress

Stepping into Greenwich Letterpress feels like walking into a magical stationery wonderland. They're a sister-run company that delivers the warmth of family into every custom piece. Plus, their range of stationery and gifts are oh-so-tempting!

Blackbird Letterpress 

For the design-savvy folks out there, Blackbird Letterpress offers a keen eye for detail and design. They bring a delightful blend of tradition and innovation to every piece, making your project shine with individuality.


Professional, reliable, and all about the craft of printing, Thomas-Printers offers high-quality custom works. If you're looking to impress with your next set of invitations or stationery, they'll set you up nicely.

Purgatory Pie Press

Quirkiness meets exquisite craft at Purgatory Pie Press. Known for their artist books and limited-edition works, stepping into their world is like embarking on a journey of print and creativity. Ideal for those looking for that 'extra something' in their personal project.

Austin Terrill

Austin Terrill: Texas born, Berlin-based creative and print designer. Founder of Mint Letterpress and the Peppermint Brands family of companies. Former touring musician on the Van's Warped Tour. Passionate about music, photography, arts, and synthesizers. Family man with wife, two kids, and Havapoo, Paule.