Publicide offers speedy letterpress printing for business cards and more in New York City. Our ancient Heidelberg press prints on super thick cotton papers of up to .125″ thickness with perfect registration and deep impression. We take pride in offering a wide variety of unique papers along with the insight and experience to make the most of every job. All our letterpress printing plates are made from magnesium or copper using your electronic art.

Business Cards, personal stationery, letters, and cards always benefit from a carefully executed blind emboss, or a multi-colored letterpress impression.

Check out our sample pages to get design ideas or to see the difference a letterpress can make. In addition to printing, the letterpress performs die cutting, embossing, and debossing. We use handmade steel dies to cut paper into custom shapes, round corners, and punch holes.

Give us a call or email us your art to get questions answered and for quotes on your project. Since we’re printing in New York City, you’re always welcome to come down and look through our paper library and see your job on press.


Letterpress pricing is based on quantity, paper type and the number of processes and machines that will be used to create your card. Letterpress business card pricing begins at $250 for single process, with 100 quantity, printed on 18pt / 130# Uncoated Cover. More elaborate production specs can run the price up considerably so it’s important to get a custom quote before proceeding. Production time is usually around 7-10 working days for simple letterpress projects with more work-intensive projects taking longer. Turnaround time is calculated from the date of PDF proof approval. If your letterpress business card project has a hard due-date please let us know when making your request. Email us with your design file or specs to receive a custom quote for your printing project. All projects must have a custom quote number to proceed.


Letterpress business cards are available for rush service in less than 7 working days. Due to the materials and setup required for letterpress printing, it is difficult to produce them in less than 5 working days. To inquire about a rush job, please email artwork, specs and desired completion date ASAP to rush@publicide.com. If we’re able to accommodate your schedule we will reply with pricing and additional costs for the rush.