Work With Retro Press
Retro Press noticed there was gap that needed to be filled in letterpress services offered in Australia. Most letterpress studios/shops were run by graphic designers who were having a go at letterpress printing without any real trade background or formal education in print machining. Sure, I admit they are very brave to enter the complex world of letterpress but nothing beats decades on the tools. One of our points of difference is we are not and don’t claim to be graphic designers. We have a good eye for what will reproduce well in letterpress but we believe we should stick to what we are good at and that’s letterpress printing.
What we have identified is there are not many letterpress shops in Australia with trade trained owners or operators let alone press operators with substantial letterpress experience. So we decided to offer our years of experience and skill exclusive to trade partners around Australia.
Retro Press is pure and simply a trade letterpress supplier with extensive knowledge of the print trade that’s been gained over 30years of manning presses. We offer trade letterpress services to graphic designers, wedding industry specialist, corporate industries and the traditional print trade around Australia. You can be assured the quality work we produce for our trade partners is produced at the highest standard and commercial in confidence.
Letterpress for Graphic Designers – trade hub printing has been around for a while in Australia and Retro Press is just an extension to this. We understand that you require premium quality in a timely and cost effective manner. We can partner with you and give you the understanding of what’s possible and an efficient way of producing it. There’s a rumour going around graphic design studios that letterpress is too expensive, let us prove the rumour wrong.
Letterpress for the Wedding Industry – Letterpress printing is a very popular option for stationery in the wedding industry. We work closely with numerous wedding suppliers Australia wide as their preferred Letterpress Printers. Our cost structure for wedding stationery is extremely competitive and you will have the confidence the wedding stationery produced by Retro Press is first class trade quality. Our turn around times are also realistically prompt, most wedding suites can be produced in a 5 working day time frame. You just have to add the ribbons.
Letterpress for Corporate Clients – Retro Press has worked closely with numerous corporate clients throughout Australia helping them produce stand out pieces. It can be an exclusive event invitation or a commercial letterpress product that requires the printer to work closely with a creative team. We can help guide you through various options to make your letterpress collateral a successful piece.
Letterpress for the Print Trade – basically we speak your language. We have been in the industry for long enough to understand that you need to deal with people who understand paper, ink, time and client demands. Sure letterpress is a fair bit different to offset and digital reproduction and it can be something you haven’t dealt with before. Don’t worry we don’t mind sharing some trade secrets.