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Hello.

Truth Papers is based out of Lincoln, NE. We do custom letterpress printing for weddings, events, business owners, and the stationary-obsessed.

Behind the press is Lindsay, the creative brain who loves mixing ink and perfecting each print to make the customer’s vision come to life.

We would love to hear from you whether you have a project or just want to nerd out about letterpress printing!

What is letterpress?

Letterpress is the old-school process of printing using movable lead or wood type and a cast-iron printing press. Paper and inked type are pressed together giving a beautiful tactile impression as the end result. Nowadays, you can also use photopolymer plates to print designs created with computer software.

Every project that comes through the shop is printed by hand on either a little Kelsey Excelsior 6×10 press or our Chandler & Price floor press. Each color that is chosen is mixed especially for that project.

I love letterpress because each piece is personally made and thought over. You can tell that work and time were lovingly put into that printed paper and you feel special because someone took the time to make it for you.

Behind the Press

Hi! I’m Lindsay. Nine years after graduating with a degree in graphic design, I found letterpress printing and was hooked. It combined my love of paper, craftmanship and design into one beautiful package. I started with a little tabletop press in my laundry room and, 3 years in, have graduated to a 12×18 floor press. I love the process of designing and printing for letterpress. It is a process where there is always learning and perfecting, but it’s always worth it to get to the beautiful finished product!

A little about me…

I have lived in Nebraska my whole life, but I LOVE to travel. The furthest place I have been is China. I am married to an incredibly talented videographer and we have 3 goofy kiddos. I survive on coffee, veggies, and pizza. I love making beautiful things, making the people I love smile, and chatting over coffee. 

I look forward to getting to know you and hearing your creative vision!

 

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