The beginning of printing movable type
on a printing press dates back to the 15th century and
is credited to Johann Gutenberg, who created the first
printed Bible in the 1450s. Letterpress printing, more
than 500 years later, still produces the most readable,
elegant text, as 3-dimensional type or a relief plate
is pressed into a high quality paper. With the commonality
of computers, we forget the origins of type faces and
fonts originally drawn by a scribe, cut and cast one letter
at a time, and and set, ready to go to press.
At Intima Press, we honor the labor and elegance of past
traditions and print each design with the greatest care
and attention to detail in this unique process. Our designs
are a union of art historical traditions and modern design.
Although we love to keep the tradition of hand setting
metal foundry type alive, most of our printing is done
custom from your digital design files, translated into
a plate. We work with you to provide you with invitations
as unique as you are.
Our vintage letterpress renders beautiful impressions
of your words.
Mindy Belloff has been making art for over 25 years and
printing letterpress for over a decade. She brings a high
aesthetic and discriminating eye to her artwork and your
or e-mail for a one-on-one consult.