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Letterpress is rare and special. It's a 500 year-old tradition. It is a different experience from computer printing and sometimes faster.

This is a printing shop with letterpress. I make business cards mainly, but also invitation cards, wedding cards, birth cards. Sometimes small posters or letterhead.

It’s another quality, it’s not so anonymous. It’s embossed. It’s a very old tradition, 500 years old. Now it’s rare and special.

I have ink from the old time. This was not a decision. I want to offer to the clients a different paper than they can receive in a copy shop or on the internet, a better paper, carton. If you go to a copy shop they offer you two kinds of white paper.

It’s a very nice profession. It’s just a little bit meditation, and it’s art. It’s also art, and it’s handcraft.

Normally, for new clients, I don’t like to sell by the internet. It’s better if I see the person. I think the social contact is also important, for both of us.


Artisan Modern is about the opportunity for meaningful materialism.

The Objectography is a collection of stories about objects – things you’ve kept, things you miss, your relationships with artisans, and quests for specific objects. Sharing these stories inspires new relations to ownership and aquisition.

The directory of Ateliers is an open directory of Artisans, and can be used to search for things you need and want to acquire.

Our Magazine introduces a modern approach to quality work, transactions and objects, and to artisans who are making beautiful food and things with pleasure and ethics.

We offer occasional Numbered Editions which superlatively express the qualities we nurture.