As a designer and a letterpress printing enthusiast, the way we print things today on a press interests me. There are many modern day print shops, but one in particular that stands out is called Mama’s Sauce. Mama’s Sauce is a commercial spot color print shop founded in 2007 in Orlando, Florida that specializes in letterpress, screen printing, and other specialty print methods.
My first thought was although they do letterpress printing, that maybe they would have updated equipment- some sort of modern day machines that would let them print more quickly with the same quality. Mama’s Sauce, however, still uses antique production equipment! At their print shop, they use Windmills, Kluges, C&Ps, Vandercooks, a Kelsey and a Challenge. They pride themselves in the ink and the paper they use, and their spot color printing technique.
Mama’s Sauce particularly interests me because, as a large modern day print shop, they combine the old art of letterpress printing with ultra-modern art and design. They do everything from the standard business cards and expected wedding invitations, to art and design prints made by artists around the word.
Mama’s Sauce has quite a few informational videos about letterpress at the link below - http://mamas-sauce.com/design-wise