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What we Live by.

Measure twice cut Once! : This goes a long way in the printing industry better make sure one last time before making critical paper cuts and measurements. Quality has no fear of Time: This is one of our favorites, in an evolving world that demands a quicker and quicker stimulation we say, no need to Read More »

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Takin’ It To the Next Level

When it comes to business introductions, we all know you really only get one chance to impress a potential employer. Leaving a positively impactful business card is a pretty significant step. You’re basically handing over a physical representation of yourself, so it should probably reflect how awesome you are, right? RIGHT! And let’s face it, those potential employers out there have Read More »

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The Backside of Pike Place Market

We’ve never thought of ourselves as the backside of anything, but thanks to this cute lil’ blog post; we’re proud to be considered the sweet ass of our wonderfully historical market place! Check out the rest of Rain or Shine’s post to discover some other hidden gems in Seattle’s wondrous Public Market. Rain Or Shine Guides Read More »

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Screen Printing Tee Shirts

photo above: Sarah Russell our designer just screen printing for her first time! We designed and printed some tee shirts using our small screen printing press we bought online. We often screen print bags and shirts for our promotional materials, and have screen printed a few small jobs for friends and family. We found that Read More »

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Making Wood Sandwich Board Signs

We have made a few sandwich boards and signs for the studio in the past but their life span has always been short lived. We are lucky if our signs last a year, because of  Seattle’s harsh weather, and shenanigans from passerby’s. So after making a few we have found an inexpensive fun, and creative way Read More »

Pike St. Press — Letterpress Print + Design Video

This great video was shot by Andrew Petersen. Andrew was in town last month, on his way to Thailand for a photo shoot and spent some time with us collaborating on some work.We first met Andrew when he came across our studio back in 2011(when we first opened), and we shared the same enthusiasm for each Read More »

Seattle Pike Street Press

Storefront Painting Project

What a project! When we decided to put a sign up for the storefront, we wanted something that was unique and legible from afar. If you have not visited us we are located on the Seattle waterfront, and tucked away under the viaduct “aka” camp homeless “aka”ground zero. Being tucked away 300 feet from the Read More »

Inks On Press

We love the smell of fresh ink on press, and what we love even more is wonderful split inked colors that come to life on press. While printing, no one print is entirely the same! Check out these wonderful photos of split inks on press:

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Construction of Pike Street Press

After a lot of hard work and effort and many helping hands from friends and family we have finally opened for business! With our presses finally operational we can now print, and this is very exciting! A lot more work to come. Here are some complied photos from painting efforts and moving in the large Heidelberg Read More »