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5 East Washington Street
Lexington, VA, 24450
United States


Statement Letterpress + Design is a small Letterpress print shop dedicated to making unique, handcrafted cards, journals, books and prints.


What is letterpress printing? Letterpress printing is a relief printing technique that was developed in the mid-15th century. Up until the 19th century letterpress printing was the primary process for printing text. Using individual metal and wood letters printers composed blocks of text that were then locked up in the bed of a press, inked, and printed. 

How do you create letterpress prints from digital images? Modern plastic plates allow us to print artwork from digital files. Our plates are manufactured by Boxcar Press and are made from photopolymer – a light sensitive plastic exposed using high-resolution image setter film. These plates use an adhesive backing and mount to an aluminum base in order to bring the plate to the proper height.

Do you do custom work? For more information concerning custom work please visit our custom page.

What types of printing do you offer? Currently we offer only letterpress printing. Special services such as edge painting and hand-bindery are also available upon request.

What kind of paper do you print on? We print on high-quality 100% cotton papers.

How much does it cost? Since our designs are carefully tailored to our clients' individual needs our pricing varies from project to project. However, we try to work within each client’s budget as much as possible. Please contact us if you wish to receive a custom quote. 

How long will it take for my order to ship? Orders will be processed within 2-4 business days upon completion. We ship via USPS ground. Rush shipping is available upon request.