How One Local Letterpress is Keeping Age-Old Processes Alive in the Lowcountry

Lollipop Letterpress creates unique designs for weddings and special events using letterpress printing on 100% cotton papers, offering a choice of ink or foil, as well as other techniques. Letterpress creates a quality impression you can see and feel.

The process of relief printing using a letterpress made its debut over 500 years ago with Johannes Gutenberg’s unique invention. Lollipop Letterpress celebrates this age-old process of relief printing by using 100-year-old antique printing presses. Their elegant handmade work, meticulously created in their private Lowcountry studio, is widely sought after by discerning clients all over. 

"The vintage look is produced by repeated direct impressions on an inked, raised surface pressed against paper, providing a timeless mixture of past and present."

Owner Tom Kazenske, with a passion for paper and appreciation of print, started Lollipop Letterpress to bring beautiful and quality crafted paper products to the area. Using a 1916 Chandler & Price Platen Press and a 1950 Kensol Press, he sculpts printing into something that can be touched and felt.

Visit for the latest in authentic letterpress invitations.

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