We're the most romantic print shop in town.

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Established in Cincinnati in 2011, Steam Whistle Letterpress specializes in handset greeting cards printed with vintage wood type and halftone cuts.

You can find our letterpress greeting cards and other specialty products in our online shop as well as in retail shops across the country, the UK, and Canada!

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Hot off the press

Steam Whistle Letterpress is seeking a contract Product Photographer.

Duties include:
Setting up and tearing down equipment
Photographing paper and gift products
Editing photos and writing descriptions
Maintaining database of product photos
Creating and updating entries on eCommerce sites (Amazon, etsy etc)

Equipment will be provided but photographer is welcome to use their own. Position is in downtown Newport KY.

This is a part-time contract position beginning at 5 hours per week (1 half day), perfect for students looking to make some extra money in a creative environment. Pay is based on experience and ability. To apply please send a letter of interest and link to online portfolio to: brian@steamwhistlepress.com
5x8 Kelsey Letterpress for sale - This is a fantastic little press. It's complete and ready to go with new rollers and trucks $1050.

Comes with:
5x8 Kelsey press w/ 2 chases 
Brand new rollers
Small Boxcar base (for polymer plate printing)
Assorted small furniture
Assorted short reglet
Set of spring-type gauge pins
Quions with key
Slanted cabinet to store furniture and reglet
And I'll throw in some foundry type!

Get started printing today! I would like to avoid shipping - pickup in Cincinnati Ohio. Contact me for more info #letterpress #kelsey #printingpress #printmaking
First proof tiny linocut

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Every month we'll select one random follower who mentions @steamwhistlepress in a comment on Instagram to win a surprise pack of handmade Steam Whistle goods! Follow us on Instagram to join the fun.