Hello. My name is Carly. I co-own and operate Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress with my dear husband Kevin.
We began our journey in 2004 as Bellingham’s premier letterpress and bookbinding studio, offering design and custom printing to our local community — well known for its active, eccentric, artistic, nature-loving citizens and businesses. Our style and process have been refined through years of producing hundreds of custom jobs. These experiences are the foundation of our letterpress paper goods collection.
As designer and artistic director, I collaborate with an inspired group of hardworking artists. Together we are gently pushing the boundaries of the traditional letterpress look — producing new designs that are whimsical, sweet, and edgy. These creations come to life through our shop’s impeccable letterpress print work, most notably our ability to give a balanced, heavy impression that is both pleasing to the eye and satisfying to the touch.
Kevin and I are passionate about our role in the preservation and evolution of letterpress printing and book arts. We hope our hard work contributes to the longevity of hand-written correspondence.