The Story of Igloo

Igloo is a magnet for creatives, creators, and crafters. We have collected roomfuls of precious equipment built to bring ideas to life and put hands to work, and that is our goal for each person who walks through our doors. We spark creativity with machines, type, and illustrations that are steeped in history, and welcome all to come and be inspired in our printing and bookbinding studio, classroom, and retail shop.

As a modern letterpress printer, we thrive on pushing the envelope and experimenting with the best of digital and analog techniques in our custom printing projects. We love the process of printing and bookbinding, and promise to bring you along in creating work of the highest quality. We are playful and precise, and we aim to make the journey from your computer files to a touchable product instructional, compelling, and fun.

 

What's in  a Name?

When Allison Chapman and her husband John decided to buy their very first home in Minnesota, his grandmother--a California native--thought they were a little bit crazy. Seriously, it's just so cold. Grandma while always supportive, affectionally dubbed their home in the icy north "the igloo."

When Allison inherited her grandfather's original printing equipment, the name for her new letterpress and bookbinding company seemed obvious.

Today, Igloo Letterpress has moved a tiny bit south, to a snug little shop in Worthington, Ohio, but it continues to be everything a self-respecting igloo should be: a place of warmth, creativity, and shelter for everyone who longs for a charming alternative to a sometimes-cold digital world.