Panthera Press is a small letterpress shop. We are currently outfitted with a 7x11" Chandler and Price Press and a small hot foil stamper. Stationary is our specialty.
Even if you aren't looking for printing we offer a wide range of design solutions. Danielle has a MFA in design and is prepared to create just about anything you need.
Working in watercolor, ink, graphite, and various digital media, illustration is another service Danielle can provide for you. To see more of her illustration work visit: DanielleFeliciano.com
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The purveyor of Panthera Press and primary busy bee. She holds a Bachelors in Illustration and a Masters in Design. She served two letterpress apprenticeships and has been printing for five years
The fabulous intern. Lanny has a Bachelors in Design and has been interning with Panthera Press since the Summer of 2013.
Panthera Press offers custom print design, branding, illustrations, books, stationery, and photo albums. If you have an idea in mind, but don't see a design that matches your vision just contact me. I can alter current designs or create something special from scratch. Panthera Press' mission is to offer quality design services with a traditional touch.
We can work with digital designs you create yourself or design your project ourselves to help you achieve your vision.
We do all our printing in house but can outsource to other local vendors for foil stamping and die-cutting.
We can assemble projects and ship for you or do certain types of unique bindings in house. We don't just design text - we can design an entirely unique suite right down to the envelopes and calligraphy.
Need something special to suit your needs? If we can do it we will, if we can't we will try and point you in the right direction.
To make pricing simple at Panthera Press we have designed a system that lets you order the exact amount of invitations you need because they are priced per invite. We do our best to make letterpress an affordable and enjoyable expereince for every client. Choose your paper, size, your colors, and we will send you a custom invoice or download our price guide here.
Once your files are ready to send it takes about a week to order plates and paper, and then another week to print a basic two color invitation. A full suite may take a bit longer. It's best to order wedding invitations at least two months before you hope to send them to make time to design, print, collate, and mail them. A job can take as little as a week or as long as two months depending on the quantity and complexity.
In this post I talk a bit about my method for hand duplexing letterpress.
I also show a shot at the end which talks a bit about the blind stamp, or blank deboss.
Here is part two of the duplex tutorial. See the final product and get some insight into using two color stocks.
Learn a bit about printing in gradients on a C&P Platen Press.
This is a quick and easy tutorial that anyone with a platen press could try!
Panthera Press has aquired a hot foil stamper! We've fixed it up and got it sort of going.
It's a small machine from who knows when so we may be open to doing some shorter, simpler projects with it.
In this tutorial I talk about scoring on press using photopolymer. If you check out post two I go into the use of scoring matrix.
In part two I talk about the 'proper' way to score on press - using scoring rule and scoring matrix.
Tutorial Coming soon...
We've had a lot of jobs coming in that are looking for floods or large solids of color. I'm hoping to update with some info about my process for printing floods on a smaller press.
So I wanted to try a little die-cutting, even though our press is a small press. Check out how I used a cheap Sizzix die for some quick cheap die-cutting.
We are now offering edge painting at Panthera Press. Check out the link so see the new service and learn more.
In an effort to get some more dimension with limited colors I've posted a new tutorial on halftone printing.
This tutorial shows a letterpress job start to finish with edge painting so you can get an understanding of the printing process.
We have recently aquired a pot devin label paster and postd a new tutorial on how to duplex using a glue machine.