Welcome to Panorama Press
Panorama Press purveys a wide array of letterpress printed matter including greeting cards, stationary, posters, custom invitations as well as limited edition prints and artist books. Inspired by the multi-faceted sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles, our designs convey a myriad of styles that bring to mind vintage advertisements, classic show posters, art deco, modern simplicity, gestural sketches and western roughness.
We practice sustainable, yet luxurious eco-letterpress using hand mixed inks (vegetable/soy based when appropriate), recycled, tree-free and reclaimed papers. We ship our items in salvaged boxes from the local beauty parlour and use shredded junk mail and printed matter for padding.
We combine new methods with old technology using polymer plates, hand set wooden and metal type, antique printing blocks and hand carved linoleum and woodblocks printed with some serious elbow grease on antique Chandler and Price and Vandercook presses. Despite our variety of techniques, some things are consistent amongst our printed matter: each item is designed with care and lovingly printed by hand one sheet at a time making each charmingly unique.