We don’t mean purple satin, long hair and guitars heavy metal. We mean one ton of cast iron slowly squeezing paper in its tender embrace. We mean men lavishing attention on long forgotten machines that once were the epoch of human ingenuity. Hammers hitting steel, the squeak of belts, and the sizzle of oil on well lubed bushings. We love letterpress.
People used to make things with blood and toil and sleepless nights. Nothing you truly care about can be made by a nameless face in a far flung country and left out in the rain on your porch the next day. Our investment to you is missed parties, skinned knuckles, and an alarm that comes too early. We do it because we care about the things we make. More importantly we do it because we care about the things we make for you.
Workhorse Printmakers is a full service letterpress and foil stamping print shop proud to call Texas home. We use environmentally friendly soy based inks and citrus solvents. Our house stocks are recycled or tree free cotton and American made if possible. We’re not perfect but we try.
We aren’t like most print shops. What makes our approach unique is that we are designers and artists first—and bring this eye for detail to each project we help produce. We guide through the process and make recommendations on how to best utilize the print technique and materials.
Available by appointment only.
Interested to see our branding work? Visit our sister studio, Field of Study.