From A2 posters to A6 prints, letterpress is traditional printmaking at its finest. Artwork never looked better on fine cotton papers.
Letterpress printing brings together beautiful vibrant colours, with tactile impression into the page.
Art is what you can get away with.
Art that belongs in a home or gallery wall. Be it typography, detailed illustration, abstract shapes and halftone imagery, letterpress posters and prints are high impact and long lasting. Bring your own unique creation, or have a bespoke piece, crafted by artists, designers and illustrators of The Distillery.
Produced by artists and printmakers.
Each print is produced by The Distillery’s highly skilled printmakers, with the utmost care. Inks are mixed by hand and carefully matched to the Pantone matching system. Each piece is then hand-cranked, one colour at a time, through our 1960’s Korrex proofing press. Your artwork, brought to life by hand.
The finest paper
Sourced from paper mills around the world, The Distillery are proud to present an exciting range.
Lettra is the premium choice for posters and prints. Produced by American paper mill Crane & Co, Lettra is tree-free, and made from 100% cotton fibres, recovered from fine textile manufacturing. These fibres are naturally long. and elegantly blend into a subtle grain to form a luxuriously smooth look, and distinct soft and fluffy finish.Colours: Pearl, fluorescent and ecru white. Weights: 300gsm is a perfect weight for impressive posters and prints.
Gmund Cotton 300gsm is a beautiful, 100% cotton stock perfect for letterpress printing. Colour: Linen Cream Weight: 300gsm
Colorplan is the world’s most exciting paper stock. Available in a brilliant range of 50 colours, Colorplan offers unlimited possibilities for posters as it is also compatible with letterpress, offset and digital printing. Compared to other coloured paper stocks, Colorplan is soft enough to hold letterpress impression, but still firm enough to make confident impact. Colours: 50. Weights: 135gsm selected, 270gsm full range, 350gsm selected
Vibrant combinations of colour and ink
From offering a subtle elegance, to bursting a flashy wow-factor, foiling is the specialty finish for posters and prints which aim to intrigue. Perfect for extra shine, or to create striking contrast on darker coloured stocks.
Mixed by hand and Pantone® colour-matched to perfection, Van Son rubber based inks display vibrant colour strength, excellent consistency, and ultimate suitability with letterpress papers.
Foil stamping enhances the print with shine and stunning impact. Available in tones of golds, silvers, white and selected colours.
Letterpress printing pushes into the paper (a ‘deboss’). Embossing requires male and female printing plates, and pushes the artwork out of the paper, creating a sophisticated and striking tactile effect. Available on selected stocks.
Crafted in Darlinghurst, Sydney
The Distillery is Australia’s largest letterpress studio, and we take pride in sharing our passion for craft. As a team of local artists, designers and craftspeople who thrive on personal service, we don’t just dream up beautiful stationery ideas, we bring them into the world with our own hands too.
You’re invited to visit us in Darlinghurst, and if you wish, watch the first pull of your stationery. There’s no better way to experience the process, than seeing your piece hot off the press.
Visit us at 115 Crown Street, Darlinghurst.
Prints & Posters
Quality involves an investment of craft, time and care, and this means we are best positioned to assist projects which have resources to support this. For your reference, minimum project cost start at $600.
The Distillery are pleased to be one of the fastest turnaround letterpress studios in the world. With our standard service your invitations will usually be ready for collection on average within 10 working days and often sooner. We will stay back overnight and complete your cards usually within 72 hours with our overtime express service.
We find that our projects tend to work best when we can meet in person, chat and carefully consider your needs. We’re located at 115 Crown Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, and please call to make an appointment: 02 8964 8860.