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We specialize in modern letterpress. Every custom job is unique, and we tailor our pricing and production to the needs of each job. Tell us what you need and let's create something beautiful.

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100 Bucks, 250 Cards. Oh Yeah.

You spoke, we listened. You wanted affordable letterpress business cards, and now you can have them. If you don't mind a longer turnaround, and black ink you can get 250 letterpressed calling cards for only $95. You can even supply your own design.

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Yard Sale
Posted on April 14th, 2014 // Events, News //

We know it’s only April, but with the weather getting warmer we simply can’t deny it any longer:

It feels like it’s time for lemonade and lawn chairs.

Join us on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 6 PM for a good old-fashioned yard sale. We’ll have discounted cards, notebooks, and prints for sale. And if you’re really lucky, we may even decide to give a letterpress demo.

Plus, we’ll have lemonade, iced coffee, and cookies provided by our friends at The Rose Establishment.

So stop by the shop and hang out for a while. You should bring your friends and family too – unless, of course, you don’t want to share your cookies. We understand.


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Nothing Goes According to Plan
Posted on January 16th, 2014 // Events, News //

Hey Everyone! It’s time for another edition of our Pints & Prints letterpress invitational show! This Friday, the 17th of January we’re opening our doors at 7 PM. Free to all. Come check out the work of 20 local and national artists, while enjoying refreshments from our partners at Uinta Brewing and The Rose Establishment.

Artists being featured:

Robin Banks • Gavin Potenza • Zach Landrum
Keegan Wenkman • Trent Call • Courtney Blair
Briar Webster • Brady Lars Burrows • Liz Meyer
Kyle Durrie • Jory Dayne • Tyler Bloomquist
Ben Poole • Pat Munger • Ben Webster
Jason Lockwood • Elpitha Tsutsunakis • Cein Watson
Sean Patrick McPeak • Maddy Hemmeter

Join the Facebook event: Nothing Goes According to Plan

This exhibit, opening just after the start of the new year, is based on the theme Nothing Goes According to Plan. Each artist’s work highlights a phenomenon that we know to be true: that while things always seem to work out, they rarely work out exactly as we planned.

By showing us how unexpected outcomes, obstacles or disappointments can influence even our best laid plans, the exhibit reminds us that these experiences teach us things about ourselves that we might not otherwise learn. And in the end, it is the mix of these experiences that make us who we are.

The exhibit opens at 7 PM. No admission.

This installment of Prints & Pints is in partnership with Uinta Brewing and the Rose Establishment.

Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Discounted prices night of show opening only.

11×17 prints $25 online / $20 at show

8×10 prints $20. online / $15. at show

Prints are up for sale now in our store! RIGHT HERE

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The Ghost in the Machine
Posted on October 16th, 2012 // Events, News //

Hello, hello! Listen up, you don’t want to miss this one! We’re opening our doors this Friday, October 19th, for a special gallery event to celebrate Salt Lake City’s favorite holiday and the arrival of SLDW 2012. Our first curated show, all letterpress-printed in-house, features a wide variety of our very favorite local and national designers, illustrators, hand-letterers, print-makers and tattooers. Specifically, these guys:

Michael Bergfalk · Sky Bitzer · Travis Bone · Justin Nelson-Carruth · Spencer Charles · Dan Christofferson
Jon Contino · Thy Doan · Tyler James Densley · CJ Fishburn · George Graves · Elenor Heyborne · Gailon Justus
Zach Landrum · Colin Roe Ledbetter · Jake Miller · Gavin Potenza · Carol Sogard · Ben Webster · Keegan Wenkman

Each artist responded to a common theme of THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE. It remains to be seen whether these artists will lean toward philosophical, literal or paranormal interpretations of the theme but one thing is certain: you really should be here in person to find out! So come on down, check out our revamped storefront and partake in a night of pints and prints with The Mandate Press and Cathedral Tattoo Company. Print editions of each piece will be limited to 60 and will go on sale online at 6:00 PM that evening and show attendees can grab one at a discount that night only.

Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

11×17 prints $25 online / $20 at show

8×10 prints $20. online / $15. at show


  1. Michael Vinson

    What better way to spend a Friday evening than looking at letterpress broadsides? Now if they only had some Guinness on tap… :)

  2. Kasey

    Is it possible to get fewer business cards, such as 50 or 100 cards, not 250. How much would that cost? Thanks.

  3. mandate

    The $95. cards are set at 250 qty, however we can print custom orders at any quantity you’d like, from a single card to tens of thousands!


The Season of the Witch: Taxes
Posted on April 4th, 2012 // Business cards, Letterpress, News, Printing //

Taxes are a universal no-fun zone. We can’t think of a single human that rejoices in doing their taxes, save for sadists, and/or masochists, maybe. However, since that inevitable time of the year is here, we’d like to sweeten the deal. From today, April 4th, until the end of the month we’re giving an EXTRA 10% OFF all CUSTOM ORDERS.

Yippie! This is in addition to our regular 10% discount for giving us 2 weeks on your order, so, if you give us the 2 weeks on your custom order + this tax day sale, you’re actually getting 20% off your order! This applies to all custom orders: business cards, wedding invites, note cards, envelopes, you name it.

So, request an estimate today!

*This sale is for custom orders only – it does not apply to our $95 cards.


  1. Mallory Baker

    I’m in love with your web site. If I could marry it, I would.

  2. mandate

    Thanks Mallory!
    You’re too kind, and we think you may want to think about upping your standards, you can do way better!