About the Printer
BRYNNE MEYER: Owner, designer and printer
ABOUT ME: I'm a paper enthusiast, letterpress junky, and lover of all things well designed. Born in New Jersey, raised in Louisiana, then lived in Southern California for a decade. I recently moved to Texas with my husband, two daughters and two dogs.
EXPERIENCE: I was one of those lucky people that knew what they wanted to do from a young age. I graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and have been working as a designer for over a decade. My past design gigs include; a design and advertising firm, an international magazine, a digital entertainment and technology corporation, and an interactive web firm.
About the Press
Letterpress is printing technique where the design is imprinted into the paper creating a texture that you can see and feel. The design is transferred onto a printing plate, then the press is typeset, inked and operated by hand. It's a labor and time intensive process that's well suited for wedding invitations and fine stationery products.
Harken Press uses a 10 x 15 Heidelberg windmill press from 1956. It's been fully restored and prints beautifully. The press is over 3,000 lbs and is lovingly referred to as "The Beast".