With a lifelong love for books and old printing techniques it was an easy choice to have business cards printed with a genuine letterpress, since luck has it there’s still a real printer in this very city.
Arriving, their sign already announced this was people with my taste. What a beauty!
My first visit to Norrbacka Tryckeri was such a sensory joy I was dizzy and euphoric for days after. The cuddly papers, deeply imprinted charcoal letters, beautiful semi-antique printing presses and the scent of the inks was all truly delightful and started a letterpress obsession that hasn’t abided.
Today I had the pleasure of revisiting to pick the finished cards up. And they certainly lived up to expectations:
Just look at that deep lovely print!
So very grateful to have real craftspeople around, there’s something about the deep imprint of letterpresses that resonates fully with the idea of NOT. It’s genuine, uncompromising and bears the human touch sign of unimitable quality.
Many deep thanks to Kristina Åkerberg and all of Norrbacka Tryckeri.