Letterpress and Custom Printing in Pittsburgh

Custom letterpress, foil stamping and thermography on quality papers from Carlson Craft available in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and shipping nationwide.

Fine Papers & Processes

Rusty Dog Studio | A Business's Best Friend


Quality printed materials and finishing options available in a 7-14 day turnaround.



Custom Print Services

Mix and match the following items to create unique marketing materials. Orders normally ship within 5 business days of placement. To see and feel these options for yourself, email luke@rustydogstudio.com or complete the form below to request a consultation. Common uses of these products include Letterpress Business Cards, Product Tags, Event Invitations, Formal Stationary, Table Top Menus, and Custom Gift Cards.



Add depth to your design with letterpress typography and symbols. This age old printing method applies pressure and ink to the paper in order to create a relief imprint.

Fine Papers (in these styles and more)

220# & 110#  Pearl White 100% Cotton, 220# & 110# Fluorescent White 100% Cotton, 105# Black Shimmer, 94# Black Smooth, 94# Navy Smooth, 105# Mocha Shimmer, 100# Kraft Smooth, 105# Gold Shimmer, 105# Ecru Shimmer, 110# Ecru Texture, 130# & 115# Ecru Smooth, 105# White Shimmer, 110# White Texture, 130# & 115# White Smooth


Unlike the relief imprint achieved with foil stamping and letterpress, thermographic printing uses heat to raise the ink providing a tacky, textured feel.

Edge Trim Options

Accentuate and transform your design with these trim options: Rounded, Crest, Ticket & Scallop. Custom trim available upon request.

Foil Stamping

Foil-stamped designs are crafted by applying colored foil to paper with the use of a die and the perfect combination of pressure and heat.

Coordinating Envelopes (in these styles and more)

Printed return address on back flap and individual recipient addresses available, as well.80# Pearl White 100% Cotton, 80# Fluorescent White 100% Cotton, 70# Black, 70# Claret, 70# Fuchsia, 80# Kraft, 80# Ecru Shimmer, 80# Ecru, 80# White Shimmer, 80# White.



Luke Hillegas (bio)

Owner | Designer



2402 Sidney St. Pittsburgh PA 15203

South Side | inside The Wedding Factory

Mon-Fri | 9-4