THE D&D STORY

D&D Letterpress began with the rescue of a 1920’s Chandler and Price hand-fed and foot treadled printing press, ‘Wendy’, from an old hospital that was about to be demolished. Really it began before that, with Doug & Danika meeting and falling in love while studying design at university. When they combined their expertise in design, their passion for the hand-crafted and this beautiful, ninety year old hunk of cast iron, D&D Letterpress was born!

Over the years D&D Letterpress has established itself as one of Australia’s leading letterpress studios. They pride themselves on quality and have gained a name for their attention to detail, knowledge and expertise on the letterpress process, working with amazing brands and designers around Australia (and beyond). 

Image of D&D in their original studio (garage) in Sydney by Vassi Lena

D&D Letterpress - Fairlight Studio

MEET THE D&D TEAM

Between us and our collection of presses we have the means to produce great things!

Danika
Danika

Director/Graphic Designer/Production

Danika spends her days liaising with clients, designing and working on pre and post production of projects. When not in the studio, she hangs out with the two little people above.

Doug
Doug

Director/Letterpress Printer

Doug is the dedicated press wrangler (and collector), chief coffee maker and dad to the two littlest leaf throwers.

Brittney
Brittney

Graphic Designer/Client Consultant

Brittney is our super talented designer slash client consultant and can nail any design brief that comes her way.

Huxley
Huxley

The press dog

Huxley is our loyal press dog who is always there...staring at us until he guilts us into one more throw of his ball. How could you say no to that face?!

Fritz
Fritz

1953 Heidelberg Platen

Fritz came to us from a lovely man in Brisbane called Ray, who had to knock down a wall in his house so we could get Fritz out. With a double axle trailer and some metal bars we somehow managed to heave the 1.2 tonne press home. He's our 'go-to' press since day one.

Delphine
Delphine

1973 Heidelberg Platen

Our exotic French Polynesian foiling press which had a previous life in Tahiti printing bits and pieces for the tourism industry. Although built in Germany she's french all over. Nous aimons notre presse française!

Raymond
Raymond

1957 Miehle Vertical V50

Pulled out of a meticulous engineer's workshop, Raymond is a well looked after cylinder press that prints and die-cuts big sheets of paper. He's a fancy machine, mesmerising to watch in motion.

Wendy
Wendy

1923 C&P New Style

Wendy is where our story began for D&D. She holds a fond place in our hearts as well as our studio. Without her we wouldn't have fallen in love with letterpress as much as we have.