Happy Surprise Gifts

Our friend Kent from Nomadic Press sent in these gifts of a printshop game called Quad Rats. The object is not to let the boss find out you’re playing with quads so you hide them in your hand under the composing taable until tossing them quickly to see how they land – nicks facing up, standing upright or in a stack. As we quickly found out, Quad Rats is addictive so after work, we’ll be camping out and playing all night. Thank you ever so much for the lovely gifts, Kent!!
quad rats letterpress gameletterpress game at work

Happy October

It’s a beautiful late afternoon in autumn. Say hi to Mary sitting in the front.
boxcar press office print shop

The World of IT

Up the stairs, behind the giant red door, is the world of our IT department. They are a friendly bunch and love visitors in their spacious loft. Here’s a joke wild Sam told me: Tow VB (Visual Basic) programmers walk into a bar. The first person turns to the second and says, “What type of beer do you want?” The second one says, “What’s a type?”
We laughed and laughed and finally simmered down with a round at their espresso-puter. What a great bunch!

Our Stronghold

In pre-press, King Tut stands guard over the imagesetters, helping wand off unruly files.

Attaining Age

One of the benefits of being an old-timer here at Boxcar is getting a letterpress named after me. I salute you back, dear Boxcar.


A Day in our letterpress shop: Big Red Door.

In the Smock area is a big red door that is very sturdy and slides on rails with a good heave. Behind this door is where we keep our lovable, strange IT team.


Printer Shoes

Printer shoes are happy shoes. Thanks for the fine display Mr. Patrick!


Fancy edges

Take a look at one of our newest Smock offerings- fancy diecut shapes with edge painting added on.



To celebrate 10,000 orders and Bella Figura launching online ordering, we had a party today! Balloons, festive fruit, tables outside loaded with food and people! What more could we ask for? The weather was perfect, and the cake was delicious. Lovely.