Local Flavor Friday - Hammerpress

Let us tell you a little bit about our favorite local letterpress print shop, Hammerpress. Hammerpress owner, Brady Vest, a fellow Kansas City Art Institute grad, opened Hammerpress in 1994. Today their charming studio and shop sits just down the road from The Vow Exchange Chapel in the Crossroads Art District. You could spend hours perusing the shelves of Hammerpress, filled with personally designed and in-house printed cards, stationery, and art prints. In addition to their products, Hammerpress offers a selection of unique goods and trinkets to deck out your home and office!

“On a visit to Hammerpress, you may overhear the presses clanking, peer into the print shop in operation and take in the nostalgic scent of ink and paper.”

We are obsessed with Hammerpress cards. Some of our favorites include these unique and fun thank you card box sets that allow you to properly say thanks but in an exciting and beautiful way!

Hammerpress also creates epic prints celebrating Kansas City and our local icons, perfect for any proud KC citizen!

And as the holidays are fast approaching, what better way to send your love than with these stylish and quirky holiday cards!

If you want to get in on the fun, Hammerpress offers hands on workshops where you can design your own card and print them yourself using the shop’s vintage press!

But that’s not all! Hammerpress also offers custom design and letterpress work from business cards to wedding invitations! We love their work so much, we even asked Hammerpress to print our business cards, which get “oohs and ahhs” every time we hand them out!

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Want to learn more about Hammerpress and check out all their awesome cards and prints? Head over to their website by clicking below!


Head over to Hammerpress

All Hammerpress images are from Hammerpress.net & Facebook.com/hammerpress

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