OUR SHOP

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).


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OUR TOOLS

"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. 


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OUR TEAM

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.