At Classic Letterpress we produce fine press books, stationery and broadsides printing predominantly from photopolymer plates. We also print the highest quality stationery, wine labels, greeting card lines, invitations, and more.

Equipment in the shop include a 18x23 KSBAZ Heidelberg Cylinder, 10x15 Heidelberg Platen (Windmill), Vandercook SP-15, photopolymer platemaker, paper cutter, and foundry type.

Norman Clayton has 30 years experience as a letterpress printer and graphic designer. 

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From Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond our clients include publishers, authors, graphic designers, design firms, print brokers, greeting card companies, other printers, and individuals who want to hire us for design and printing. We also teach classes, train printers and offers internships.

We also offer print management, to see your project from start to finish, working in concert with other vendors and book binders.

Every job is unique. Send us your job specifications and we will provide an estimate.​ We are happy to send a folder full of beautiful samples for your review. Just ask!