The Courtesy Press | Pollocksville, NC
Recently, I have had the pleasure to do some work with and get to know the folks at The Courtesy Press in Pollocksville, NC. There, they use a vintage 1917 letterpress to create unique, smart and classy paper products. (I am really looking forward to having some business cards pressed by them in fact!) If it is printed on paper, they can do it. I’ve seen examples of note cards, wedding stationary, posters, fine art, etc, etc in their shop. I’ve also been able to see the press in action a few times and must say, it is such a neat process to witness. You can connect with The Courtesy Press here; you’ll find links to various sites including their Etsy store there. If you’re in the area, I’m sure they’d love to give you a letterpress demonstration if you stopped by!
Their workshop is housed in a beatiful old building that was once the town bank. It makes a great location to shoot photos! I can’t wait to get back in there with a wider angle lens. The vintage look of the place just screamed black & white HDR, so that’s what I did for this image. I also shot many close up detail shots while I was there. Head over to their page to check ‘em out!
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