The Laughing Owl Press is currently seeking a motivated and detail oriented individual to fill the role of Letterpress Printer. This is an hourly position. Compensation will be based on experience level. To be considered for the position please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@laughingowlpress.com with the subject "Letterpress Printer." Remember, this is your first impression!

job description

Operation of letterpress machinery and finishing equipment to produce a range of products including fine stationery for social occasions, business stationery and more. A dedication to producing creative, quality work in an efficient, safe manner is required. The work is fast paced, challenging and very detail oriented. Our letterpress printers must believe in creating an “only the best” atmosphere, and provide exceptional attention to each and every project.


  • Paper cutting and preparation
  • Press set up
  • Custom ink mixing and color matching
  • Operating a fleet of letterpress and foil machinery including C&Ps, Windmills, and Vandercooks, glue machine and paper cutter
  • Ensuring that quality aspects of orders are properly met
  • Making critical quality adjustments to press set up and troubleshooting problems
  • Maintaining a tidy workspace and print shop
  • Press maintenance
  • Meeting deadlines to get orders out in a timely manner
  • Performing final quality inspection and packaging orders
  • Assuring good judgement and care are exercised for the prevention of accidents

skills & requirements

  • Background in printmaking a plus
  • Previous experience in creative or art based environment
  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team based environment
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Attention to fine detail in print quality