About Handmark Press
Handmark Press is a small design and printing studio located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Australia. We specialise in the elegant art form of letterpress, with a particular focus on wedding invitations, business cards, and greeting cards.
Our workhorse is a grand old platen press built by the Chandler and Price Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Despite being built in 1936, it can produce some of the most amazing prints and complex detail that would challenge most modern forms of printing today. All our work is carefully crafted by combining modern application with old fashioned printing processes. This partnership is what makes Handmark Press a little unique to other printing businesses. Although we're always mindful of deadlines and time constraints, we're never in a rush when it comes to the printing side of the business. We love sourcing and selecting the finest specialty stock for each unique job, fussing over colour swatches and mixing ink, setting up the press to print, and the actual printing itself - which is done by hand! Because we specialise in small print runs we have a little extra time up our sleeve to carefully craft each print as if it were a small work of art.
If we're not printing we're always busy in the studio, with a double ristretto, thinking up new ideas to draw and print. Despite the many personal projects we're always working on, we want to offer this beautiful form of printing to you. If you've got an idea in mind or need some direction with artwork, we'd love for you to consider us for your next specialty print job. Send us an email and we'll be in touch.