Why Humanity?

If you’re tired of the digital UV coating blistering off of a wallet-chapped business card, the generic template-restricting options for wedding invitations, the stale over-priced stationary from online publishing companies, the fact that your frenemy Jessica has better cards than you, or the frustration of working with an automated system with a broken interface— then Humanity Letterpress is the right decision for you!

Custom Design


Templates are available to give you an idea of what style you like. Every project is customized to meet the client’s needs and preferences. Humanity Letterpress is a full-service creative studio that takes originality seriously so that you stand apart from everyone else.

High Quality


Custom designs are printed on Crane Lettra and other handmade cotton-rag papers using a combination of the Chandler & Price 7"x11" and 14"x22" platen printing and foiling presses, and a Glowforge laser engraver capable of cutting paper, wood, and acrylic.

Affordable


It’s hard to find a quality designer and printer who works on your budget. In an effort to make letterpress a feasible option for more people, Humanity Letterpress has a flexible price scale based on a variety of materials and labor options. The answer is always yes.

Small Business


Humanity Letterpress is a bespoke design studio and letterpress printshop in Seminole Heights Tampa, Florida. When she isn’t teaching at USF, Elizabeth spends her spare time behind her presses. Tedious print production helps keep her off the streets at night.

Memorable


If you’re looking for 80,000 cards for $6, this isn’t for you. Humanity Letterpress produces handmade cards using 100+ year-old presses and a passionate respect for craftsmanship. We make collectable memorabilia designed to resist landfills and bottomless purses.

Accessible


Humanity Letterpress loves to collaborate with clients nationally. Prints are securely packaged and mailed via USPS. Prints are also sold locally at venues like Mezzo Market and St. Printersburg. We also welcome the opportunity to print for graphic designers in need of a printer!

Services

We produce thoughtfully designed letterpress-printed cards. Feel free to review the options below for stylistic reference. Custom designs are encouraged. Prices are based upon design style, edition sizes, and materials. Please see Pricing for details or contact me directly for a quote.

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Humanity Team

Elizabeth Herrmann

Elizabeth Herrmann

Graphic designer and printmaker. This lady knows how to translate your needs and desires into memorable rhetoric, brilliant typography, and savy imagery. She’s excited by wood type, embossed cotton rag paper, the gadoosh sound of her guillotine, and seeing the look on client’s faces when they’re pleased with the work.
Chris Chow

Chris Chow

Computer and mechanical engineer. This dood knows more about the presses than the manufacturers. He’s entertained by improving traditional printing processes, maximizing efficiency, lowering production costs, and scheming ideas that combine new and old tech to make cool things. And he’s also really good at printing.

We love letterpress.

Humanity Letterpress is a bespoke studio in the Tampa Bay area. Elizabeth started Humanity Letterpress in 2015 as a hobby. But the passion soon turned into a full-time career. She strives to offer a better alternative to mass market printing services through custom design, quality printing, and human-to-human collaboration with her clients. If you care about these things, then Humanity will make sure you enjoy the design + print experience at an affordable price.