Bjørn Press is a modern letterpress & design studio established in 1996 to create products with the utmost quality.

The name Bjørn means “bear” in Scandinavian languages. Age-old Scandinavian values are the backbone of our motto: FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP — SIMPLE ELEGANCE — MIND & HAND working together.

We print business and personal stationery, wedding announcements & invitations, postcards, presentation folders, bookmarks, broadsides, one offs for advertising, posters, and books.

I’ve had many pleased customers from all over the US: New York, California, Washington, Illinois, Texas, Massachusetts, Virginia, Connecticut . . . I hope to be able to help you as well.

Bryce Knudson, proprietor



  • Letterpress printing up to sheet size 18 x 24
 inches. Best is image area of 12×16.
  • Design, layout & editing of wedding announcements, business cards, books and journals for letterpress or offset printing


Turnaround time is typically 1-2 weeks from the moment we receive your digital files as well as any specialty paper or other materials you may have ordered. Longer turn around times may be necessary for special order items or large runs/complex projects


Because every project is unique, we don’t have set pricing. We have found through experience that it is beneficial for you to contact us early on in the design process so that we can help guide design decisions like paper choices and design considerations for this unique print medium.

 Designs must be constructed with letterpress in mind: everything involves line art and type. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us. Our plates can hold at least a 150 line screen, for example; but, to get good print quality on uncoated paper we might recommend 50 LPI, for instance.

Please email us with the following specifications:

  • The files to be printed in Illustrator CS3 or newer saved down, or send a rough in PDF format [a jpg or png would also work]. This is the best way for us to be able to furnish you with an accurate quote.
  • Finish size
  • Quantity
  • Paper
  • Date needed
  • Number of colors with specified Pantone Matching System (PMS colors)
  • Your name, phone and email