Shipwright & Co. is comprised of two old friends, Jen Kruch and Jessie Alberts, who share a love of art, design, coffee, dance parties, and of course, beautiful letterpress printing. When a letterpress (specifically a new-style Chandler and Price circa 1911) came our way in January of 2013, Shipwright & Co. was born. A month or so later we added a Challenge brand manual guillotine paper cutter, another antique piece of equipment that was built to last (and excel) for quite a few lifetimes.
Our workshop is housed in a small garage in an especially lovely part of Napa, California. Surrounded by such beauty, we are very mindful of being environmentally conscious in our print shop. We print with low-VOC rubber-based inks, use vegetable oil and other natural products to clean our press, and use 100% cotton, tree-free paper. The cotton used to make our paper is a by-product of the cotton industry and recognized by the EPA as a recovered fiber.