Warren Letterpress is a small family owned and operated business located in Ontario, California. The owners, Dan & Geri Warren have been in business since 2001. Dan was fascinated by the craftsmanship of letterpress from an early age and started in printing at Walnut High School in 1977. In 1980 he attended Fullerton College and was fortunate enough to learn his trade from Old World German instructors, who, not only taught him age old letterpress techniques, but also instilled in Dan a deep sense of pride in the craft of letterpress which he is now handing off to his children Sara and Max.
Letterpress may take only a few years to learn how to do, but it takes a lifetime to master it. In this age of technology where a button is pushed and you instantly have a product - letterpress stands alone. It can not be done correctly in a large business and on a “production” scale. It is a slow, tedious craft that must have an artisan creating the work; not a machine. These large, gang-run printing houses use an in-line “foil” that impersonates foil, but does not actually contain any foil in it. And worse yet, they claim they “emboss”, when in reality they use a colored liquid that swells up to impersonate foil and embossing - but it is actually neither. Acceptable for some, but not for us.
We are craftsman here at Warren Letterpress. We use American made genuine foil that is applied with great heat and great force, and that goes for our embossing as well. We have all our dies made here in Southern California by a small, family owned die company. We take tremendous pride in what we create for you. So much so that we have won 3 awards for our superior work by the Printing Industry of Southern California: By our own peers none the less.
What we do takes time. What we do is costly - not because we are gouging the consumer, but because it is a craft. It is an art. Every job is handled by one pressman that sees the job through from beginning to end. It’s personal. Our family name is on our product, and you can be sure you will be proud to have your family name on it as well.
Warren Letterpress: We are makers of beauty.