Who We Are

As of January 1, 2024 I will be closing Dependable Letterpress, and I will not be accepting any new orders.  I give thanks to everyone who supported this small, anachronistic business over the last 22 years, both the employees who contributed their care and skill and the customers who brought us satisfying, meaningful work.

Kind regards,

Joel Benson

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I had the best experience with Nicole Baker at Dependable Letterpress. (…) She was very prompt with responses to all my emails and changes I requested along the way. Nicole was very patient with me and took the time to listen to our needs and make her own suggestions to improve our design.

Abigail D., wedding client

(…)Dependable is an understatement – more like exceptional. Exceptional pricing, exceptional attention to detail, exceptional service and quality. Letterpress is truly an art beyond any description I am capable of providing. (…) Joel worked with us to develop the perfect product, even going so far as to allowing us to provide the drawing to be used. Our project came under budget and the final product exceed our expectations !

Beautiful B., wedding client

Dependable Letterpress produced high quality, two-sided business cards for my new business. I thought I would splurge with letterpress and I’m so happy with my decision. All of my clients comment on how great the business cards look. Liz/Joel provide excellent customer service. I didn’t even need to set foot in the actual shop: they mailed me paper samples and promptly answered my questions about design/pricing over email. Wonderful place that respects the art of letterpress and treats its customers well.

Anne H., business card client

If you want the best quality letterpress product, this is the place to go in all of San Francisco! It may be expensive, but us as graphic designers should know this going into the sale in the first place. It’s a old craft, but a quality and respected one at that. Liz at the front desk was really helpful in picking out and showing me samples of previous cards. The best part? They match pantone u swatches perfectly. Said two weeks, really only took one. I love my business cards!

Kelsey B.,, business card client

Our Work

Our Work

Our Services


Letterpress and foilstamping are our specialties. Below are some examples of the kind of work we do.

Invitation suites

Day-of materials

Thank -you cards

Business cards


Notepads and collateral

Fine press books

Art print editions

Vintage ephemera reproduction


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