WELCOME TO THE ARTISAN PRESS
For over 15 years our small Australian letterpress printing studio
has been highly regarded for our dedication to
producing world class letterpress.
Be assured you’ll be in the hands of seasoned letterpress professionals
who are proud, yet humble about what they do.
Your ideas will be transformed in immaculate detail by a trade qualified production team
who have been creating beautiful pieces in paper for over 25 years.
You can find our work featuring far and wide in design blogs, websites and magazines.
From wedding stationery to marketing pieces for global agencies
– quietly winning awards along the way.
We take our modern approach to high quality letterpress very seriously.
And we know you do too …
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"They took our breath away!!
The results were even better than I had hoped - the detail on the main invite is just exquisite. It's absolutely beyond my expectations!Thank you so so much for putting in such an amazing effort!"
Chilu Tong, Graphic Designer / Wedding Stationery /
"I couldn't be happier. Magnificent work.
Thank you."August + Pemberton website
Simon Grew, Jewellery Designer / August + Pemberton /
- "The invitations are beautiful, really really beautiful. They really capture everything we wanted to convey, something so beautifully crafted as the beginning to our special celebration. The colour is perfect! It has been lovely to deal with the Artisan Press, so very down to earth and real."
Alicia & Marco / Custom bilingual wedding stationery /
"... we are beyond happy! They are perfect!!!!
... you guys are truly amazing and deliver perfection every time!"
Inga Campbell, Art Director / Inkling Design /
"I really wish all the other aspects of organising our wedding had been as much fun and as satisfying as doing the stationery.
They are the most beautiful invitations I've ever seen. The colours look great and the quality of the printing is just beautiful. Even the smaller items like the place card look unbelievable with the level of detail... You've also been so great to deal with throughout the process, really going the extra mile.
We've got a couple of spares and are planning to frame our collection as a keepsake…"
Catia Malaquias / Custom wedding stationery /
"Thank you for the most outstanding service and premium printing of my client's wedding stationery. We all agreed it was like receiving the first wedding gift.
The attention to detail from colour matching the silver PMS to identifying a spelling error on the placecard list and even the careful packaging of all the pieces has been incredible.
And the letterpress printing was everything and more we could have wished for.
Thank you for the genuine support you have given me through this process. I could not fault your level of expertise for a minute ..."
Nerida Shield, Graphic Designer / Designer wedding stationery /
"Many thanks for putting a priority on our job, one less thing for the bride to worry about!
We had originally discussed looking at some of the US-based letterpress services but I doubt we would have received such excellent service."
Megan Wilcox, Graphic Designer / Designer wedding stationery /
"Well done on an outstanding job your end, a good design doesn't count for much if it isn't printed well ;)
I have had a lot of people asking about those invites and where they were printed, so have been handing out your details all over the place."
Will Main, Graphic Designer / Designer wedding stationery /
"... we are thrilled with our invitation set, they are even better than we'd hoped!
The texture and weighting of the paper is perfect for the pressed finish, and the text just sweeps across the page in a romantic yet sophisticated fashion."
Deniz & Mark / Custom wedding stationery /
"I'm really happy with the business cards. They make a real "impression" and I've received some great compliments from clients.
You obviously take a lot of pride in your work, which is evident through your high standards of craftsmanship.
I also really appreciated your expert advice."
Eliot Harper, Print Consultant / eliot consulting /
Re: Julia Gillard - My Story book launch invitations
"... they are absolutely beautiful!
Thanks so much for all your help and understanding – and very fast delivery – it has been a pleasure to work with you again!"
Nikla Martin, Designer / Penguin Random House Publishing /
"Our guests were really impressed with your beautiful work...
Working with you on the invites was my favourite part of wedding planning!...
You have made this process so easy for us and we won't hesitate to recommend and use you in future!"
Christina & Saviero / Custom bilingual wedding stationery /
"I'm actually a packaging Finished Artist with a prepress trade background. So I like to think I can spot good print when I see it... Wayne's fine printed detail and process throughout was perfect. Pleasure to deal with.
I know mine were not your traditional invite design, but what can i say... they are absolutely awesome. The impression is perfect and overall result is exactly what I was after. I will definitely be plugging The Artisan Press to anyone and everyone."
Ryan Wailes Designer & Pre-press pro / Designer wedding stationery /
"We received our order... and no surprise, they were fantastic and we love them. You've done such an amazing job with our invitation suite - you've really brought our vision to life and have created a suite that compliments our wedding and our personalities perfectly.
Wayne as you said very early in the piece, this is the most important paper purchase we've made. It definitely was and your professionalism and guidance made that a great experience!"
Joanne & Michael / Custom destination wedding stationery /
"It's refreshing to find someone who gets the quality right, first time.
Great job all round."Kietsu Studios website
Amber Ward, Director / Kietsu Studios, Perth /
"The invites look amazing! Thank you for all your work, it really is stunning.
You have been incredibly easy to work with, answering dozens of my questions (no matter how trivial they may sound at times) and have been a great pleasure to deal with.
We could not be happier and are extremely pleased you have created such wonderful pieces of art.
You were highly recommended by several brides and they were not wrong when they said The Artisan Press is the best place to approach for excellent service and fantastic results. Our wedding will be all the more special thanks to you!
Valerie & Theo / Custom wedding stationery /
Re: Spell & the Gypsy Collective letterpress gift cards
"We just want to thank you again for our beautiful vouchers. They couldn't be more perfect and we just love them!!
Your time and assistance with these has been beyond wonderful. We sincerely appreciate everything you have done.. and I will be sure to pass this on to others.
Expect to hear from me soon regarding another job!"Spell Designs website
Mae Hannah, Graphic Designer / Spell & the Gypsy Collective /
Re: What Katie Ate book launch invitations
"We have received the invites - they look absolutely gorgeous.
Really beautiful work"What Katie Ate website
Leoni Milano, Publisher / Plate Up Productions (What Katie Ate) /
OUR LETTERPRESS SERVICES
LETTERPRESS WEDDING STATIONERY
Letterpress wedding stationery is a declaration of that moment when you both decided you were perfect for each other. Your invitation documents that love for all to see.
Pressed delicately into heavy cotton paper it excites the senses and leaves a record of your love for generations to follow. Vintage invitations, classic or modern – there should be one common element in letterpress wedding stationery – the absolute highest quality.
After all, wedding invitations are probably the most important piece of printing you’ll ever commission.
LETTERPRESS BUSINESS CARDS
“MAY I HAVE A BUSINESS CARD?”
The marketing power held within a quality printed letterpress business card is enormous. And yes it is about quality.
Our cards have sharp, crisp impression without any bending of the card, our edge colouring uses a unique method that results in no bleed on the face, and we’re experts at balancing impression so there’s no show-through on the other side.
After printing letterpress business cards for over 15 years and winning numerous awards for our work, we’ll give you expert advice to make you proud to hand over your card.
LETTERPRESS CREATIVE PROJECTS
“I HAD A DREAM, JOE”
We’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for artists and creatives with dreams of letterpress limited editions, letterpress posters, letterpress books and exhibition invitations.
The Artisan Press founder, Wayne Davis started his print journey at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney before transitioning to a Printing Apprenticeship printing vinyl record covers and music packaging.
This rare combination of artistic sensibility blended with over a quarter of a century of practical printing experience is a great resource for all the creatives we work with.