The Blind Deboss | Paper Story

Blind deboss and embossing are two different processes. Often when asking for embossing, people actually mean a blind deboss. Embossing is a process that requires a die and a counter die and a blind deboss is letterpress printing without ink, allowing us to use our standard printing plates. Embossing leaves a reverse image on the back of the sheet and a blind deboss does not. We offer both processes in-house and will be happy to recommend which process is suitable for your art.

Joey Roth Poster | Paper Story



joeyrothposter_full joeyrothposter_detail1This poster idea was created by San Francisco industrial designer Joey Roth. The original which was featured in the hustler-themed 48 Hour Magazine was not letterpress printed, but Joey wanted to have a special edition printed with us following the encouraging response for the poster in the magazine’s release. You can purchase the poster on Joey’s website here.


Notes: Printed in black on 32# Crane Lettra Pearl White on the Nebiolo cylinder press

Esch & Hunt Save the Date | Weddings & Events

Every once in a while we are requested to print on non-traditional material. When asked to print a wood veneer save the date, we were skeptical, but anxious to see the results. Wood veneer does not allow for a deep impression, but the uneven surface does create a neat weathered look, showing off the patterns in the woodgrain.

If you are in need of a unique custom wedding piece, check out our wedding process or just get in touch!

Notes: Printed in 1 color on wood veneer in Maple from

Perpetual Calendar | Paper Story


Our first self-promotional piece has gone out, and many thanks to all who have written with kind comments about it. ┬áIt was a lot of work, but we’re all very proud of the final result. The idea came from a small, pocket-sized metal perpetual calendar given away by Kaufman-Seeds in Ashtown, Arkansas in 1973.

Notes: Printed in 5 colors on the front and 5 colors on the back on 18 pt Mohawk Renewal board. The moving wheel mechanism between the front and back boards is printed in 3 colors.

If you would like one, you can visit our Etsy store at