THE DAB HAND IS A DESIGN AND LETTERPRESS STUDIO BASED IN NEWCASTLE, NSW

Combining new technology with traditional printing methods, we offer the best of both worlds.

Heidelberg

Our Story

The Dab Hand is a boutique design and letterpress studio based in the vibrant city of Newcastle, NSW.

We design and print beautiful artisan letterpress greeting cards, including our environmentally friendly plantable cards with compostable cellophane wrap.

The Dab Hand can also help you with your branding and web development requirements, working with clients to bring their brand vision to life - from packaging design and product photography to WordPress web development, The Dab Hand can handle it all.

Letterpress

All our cards are printed on 'Horace', a 50 year old Heidelberg Tiegel Platen letterpress machine, otherwise known as a 'Windmill' due to the gripper arms that rotate like those on a windmill.

The Dab Hand creates the design electronically, then produces the photoploymer plate which is used to print the image onto one of the many fine letterpress papers available to us. Combining new technology with the old is what gets us excited!

WordPress

Letterpress & WordPress... they were destined to be together! The Dab Hand has embraced both. So why not get a bespoke branded WordPress website with some bespoke branded letterpress business cards to really set your business apart.