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Studio Hours

By Appointment Only

Our Presses:

1906 Chandler & Price 8x12 Letterpress

1906 Chandler & Price 8x12 Letterpress

7 x 11 Golding Pearl no 11

7 x 11 Golding Pearl no 11

B. Grauel & Co. B3

B. Grauel & Co. B3

Etching Press

Etching Press

Who We Are: 

Ed and Ash are a husband and wife team and run AE Letterpress Design Studio, a public-access letterpress and printmaking studio.

With a passion for design and history they have combined their love for printmaking, collecting and restoring presses over the past 5 years all while hosting workshops & classes, personal projects, and commercial work.

Shop tours are available as well as private group workshops.
Please contact us for more information


About the Press:

The 1906 C&P 8 X 12 was purchased from a turnkey letterpress shop in Santa Cruz, CA and was successfully moved to our new studio at 17th Ave Studios January 2014. This will become our work horse for all our larger run jobs.

Our Golding Pearl no 11, Built in 1902. We found the press in Richmond, CA in a garage and it was in a pretty rough state. It wasn’t being used and a restoration was needed… parts have been hard to find but we consider it a responsibility to put her back together again. It now runs smoothly.

Our smallest addition is a tabletop platen press .. fun for demos and smaller print pieces.

And last but not least we have just acquired an Ettan etching press which will allow us to work with larger format prints. 


Kind Words:

Ashley has an impressive background in design and is a pro at guiding you through the creative process. She’s has also been super patient and helpful with my indecisive design tendencies.
— Rhio Lundell - Client
I love their workshops! Ashley was very responsible, patient and helpful to guide me through everything I needed to know about letterpress. And I finished some beautiful art projects in my second workshop session, before which I knew nothing about letterpress. It was a great learning experience at AE’s. I’m looking forward to work with them again.
— Bei Brooks - Artist