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Welcome to Sesame Letterpress
As a devoted follower of Sesame Letterpress, I have been captivated by their exceptional design and letterpress printing studio located in the artistic hub of Brooklyn, NY. With nearly two decades of experience, they have established themselves as masters of custom stationery, blending creativity with the timeless art of letterpress printing. What sets Sesame Letterpress apart is their dedication to handcrafting each piece, ensuring that every stationery item is a true work of art.
The Beauty of Letterpress Printing
Sesame Letterpress keeps the centuries-old tradition of letterpress printing alive with their meticulous craftsmanship. This remarkable technique involves inking a plate with raised type or images and pressing it onto cotton paper, resulting in a tactile debossed impression. With Victorian era cast iron presses, each card is fed into the press one color at a time and one piece at a time, ensuring that every detail is perfect. The result is stationery that not only looks stunning but also feels extraordinary to the touch.
Local and Environmental Commitment
Sesame Letterpress is not only passionate about their craft but also about minimizing their impact on the environment. As a small business, they take pride in their commitment to sustainability. Their printing process is efficient, using minimal ink while delivering exceptional quality. They source their paper from a local Brooklyn-based company, which is tree-free, archival, acid-free, recyclable, biodegradable, and elemental chlorine-free. Additionally, Sesame Letterpress keeps their presses running for over a century, striving to preserve these remarkable machines and prevent them from ever reaching a landfill.
Meet Breck Hostetter and the Creative Team
Behind Sesame Letterpress is the talented creative director and owner, Breck Hostetter. With a background in fine arts and a decade of experience in the contemporary art world, Breck began his journey in letterpress printing in 1999. What started as a hobby soon blossomed into a full-time business fueled by passion. Today, Breck leads a team of three highly skilled women with backgrounds in fine arts and design, together infusing their creations with creativity, expertise, and a deep love for the art of letterpress printing.
Join me in celebrating Sesame Letterpress, where dedication to craftsmanship, environmental consciousness, and a genuine love for the art of letterpress printing converge to create stunning stationery that will inspire and delight.