About us

Bespoke Letterpress is one of the world’s leading letterpress studios designing and printing fine letterpress and hot foil stationery.

Founded by Alischa Herrmann in 2007, what began as a small business based under an old timber house by the sea, Bespoke Letterpress has since grown into an international recognised and celebrated brand. 

Now based in Bowral in the rolling country Australian hills of The Southern Highlands, we design and print our products from our custom built flagship store, studio and letterpress cafe The Press Shop.

We print the beautifully old fashioned way, using antique cast iron machines, printing on imported luxuriously thick paper mixed with patience, perfection and a whole lot of love.

Whilst we love getting our hands inky, we are not just printers - We are also highly awarded graphic designers as well. This powerful combination sees us combining our love of beautifully crafted typography and subtle illustrations, with exquisite print craftsmanship for the most exceptional stationery possible.

We cherish the craftsmanship of letterpress. 

Our range of everyday stationery includes greeting cards, gift tags, desktop stationery, writing sets, notebooks and our world famous double sided gift wrap.

Our ranges are available for purchase through our online store, Bowral Flagship store, Pop up stores, and select retail boutiques across the globe.

Alischa Herrmann
Bespoke Letterpress Founding Director


Meet our family


Our stores

Flagship store

Shop 5, 391-397 Bong Bong Street, Bowral NSW 2576

We are incredibly proud to have opened our Flagship store in our hometown of Bowral, in the beautiful Southern Highlands, Australia in December 2016.

Combining our love of stationery, with clean design and our undying love for coffee, as part of this space, we also have branched into the world of hospitality and opened The Press Shop Cafe. 

This space creates a whole experience whereby visitors can watch from behind our glass wall, us printing on our vintage printing presses, whilst they enjoy browsing our stationery, sipping on delicious coffee and enjoying our housemade organic food. We like to think of this as more then just a store, it is an experience.

Should you ever find yourself in the beautiful rolling hills of The Southern Highlands of Australia, we would love to share a little of our space with you.

 

The Strand Arcade

Ground Floor, 412-414 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

We have been honoured to have opened several pop up stores within the iconic Strand Arcade since 2013, and currently have a long term pop up store from September 2017 through to May 2019. 

The Strand Arcade is a Victorian-style shopping arcade in Sydney, New South Wales. The Strand Arcade is located in the heart of the Sydney central business district, between Pitt Street Mall and George Street. The arcade was one of the first Victorian buildings in Sydney.

Being three storeys high, the arcade has the traditional-styled protruding galleries, cedar staircases, tiled floors, cast iron balusters and timber framed shop fronts, under a prominent, tinted glass roof to reduce glare. The arcade contains the preliminary boutiques that characterized the Sydney shopping experience of the 1890s.

The Press Shop

Shop 5, 391-397 Bong Bong Street, Bowral NSW 2576

The Press Shop Cafe is located behind a stunning blue curved door on the main street of Bowral in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW.

Housed within the flagship store of the world famous and locally owned 
Bespoke Letterpress, The Press Shop combines our love of fine stationery, 
with specialty coffee, wonderful service, and an incredibly delicious menu.

We proudly serve Cultivar by 7 Miles Coffee Roasters which is made to perfection by our leading team of baristas who have fast gained the reputation for the best coffee in The Highlands. Our teas are handcrafted by the fab team at Little Wilding Tea Co and served with love by our energised café team.

Our talented Kitchen team headed up by Head Chef Nathan West strives to produce an ever evolving fresh, seasonal and exciting menu that is 100% sourced by local Southern Highlands small batch producers, who work sustainably and organically producing the finest produce available. We welcome you to experience The Press Shop.

To find out more visit The Press Shop.

 

 

Prior pop up stores & events

The Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
Westfield Bondi Junction, Sydney 
The National Stationery Show, New York City, USA 
Top Drawer, London, UK
Life in Style, Melbourne
The Finders Keepers, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Adelaide