impressus /latin, passive participle of imprimō/

1. pressed
2. printed
3. stamped


We are a small letterpress studio located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We specialize in small runs of greeting cards for any occasion, prints, gift tags, and other paper goods, including personalized invitations and stationery. We also enjoy working with clients on custom orders and would love to hear from you if you have an idea for a project or would like to collaborate in any way.

Each item is printed by hand on an antique printing press dating back to 1900s, the Golding Pearl Improved No.11. We use 100% cotton papers and envelopes and rubber-based inks. We work with metal type, wood type and photopolymer plates. When working with type, the text is composed by hand, letter by letter, and locked into the chase of the press, ready for printing. We also like experimenting with different textures, including wood veneer and fabric.

Our style is all about simple and streamlined designs because we believe that less is often more.