Affectionate, beautifully designed paper goods meant to be shared.
“affetto” (n.) affection, with great feeling
Affetto Press is a small design studio with a focus on luxury letterpress printing and design solutions with a clean, modern aesthetic. Formally Sarah Cassani Creative, Sarah expanded her services in 2019 to include handcrafted paper goods meant to be shared, and Affetto Press was born.
In a world dominated by flat, digital printing, letterpress printing possesses a unique tactile quality, with an impression that can be felt on paper. This old-fashioned method of printing is an art form in itself. Sarah designs the majority of her work with antique metal type, then hand mixes all inks to the perfect color. The designs are then pressed onto thick cotton paper with an antique printing press. This process cannot be duplicated by modern technology. Letterpress is a very unique method of printing dating back to the 15th century, and the result is gorgeous!
Design Services for Business
With twenty years of professional experience in graphic design, Sarah continues to take on graphic design work. From logos to marketing design, Sarah works with her clients to create strategic design solutions. Find out more.
The Letterpress Studio & Process
Affetto Press is a full service design and letterpress print studio located in southern Maine.
Sarah utilizes both antique equipment and modern technology to carry on the art of letterpress printing. She prints larger works on an antique Golding Pearl press which dates back to 1912. Smaller works like stationery and gift tags are printed on a smaller tabletop press. Sarah utilizes a vast collection of metal type and ornaments for most stationery and on-demand projects. For more involved works, she has custom plates made. Either way, Affetto Press can print most any design or project that you can dream up.
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