Located in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham, Washington, Vice Versa Print Shop is a small but mighty design and letterpress company. Our shop focuses on bespoke printing and growing our collection of retail offerings (wholesale upon request).
"Gertie", our Green Machine, came to us from Portland, OR. Her 2,600 pounds of steel were forged in Cleveland, Ohio, back in 1947. A previous owner had used this this gigantic C&P Craftsman to die-cut balsa wood airplanes. Today, she is our go-to for most press work and die-cutting.
“Herman” is the heart and soul of the shop. He’s a 118 year old Chandler & Price old style press: 1,200 pounds of beautiful cast iron from Cleveland, Ohio. Although we only picked him up a few years ago, he’s already become an irreplaceable part of the family.
"Dexter" was born in 1974 for one purpose and one purpose only: cut anything he can get his hands on. With his no-nonsense work ethic and his ruggedly retro good looks, this Challenge hydraulic stack cutter has quickly become a cornerstone of our shop.
Corbin Watkins has a passion for letterpress printing, design, and mid-century illustration. When he's not in the print shop, he's probably learning a new musical instrument or combing Craigslist for good furniture . His wife, Alli, has a terrific midwifery practice serving Whatcom & surrounding counties. When she's not catching babies at Haven Midwifery, she's helping with bindery and finishing in the shop. Their 1 year old son, Ulysses, is learning his way around the shop and already looks to be a promising pressman. Their dog, Eleanor Roosevelt, emigrated from Puerto Rico and is fulfilling her life-long dream of sleeping her days away in the print shop.