Fat Chick Press is a full service design and print studio located in Allston, Massachusetts. The press was launched in the spring of 2010, when owner Lynn Faitelson and her husband drove over 400 miles to northern Vermont to buy a Vandercook SP15; a 1907 Golding platen press soon joined the shop. We have a deep respect for the tradition of letterpress, and, in addition to our hand-fed presses, we use a combination of metal type, (we have access to over 300 typefaces) and metal plates to create elegant, distinguished printing for our clients.
Trained as a graphic designer, Lynn has a special fondness for typography, and as a letterpress printer, appreciates the intricacy and detail of type ornaments. Each project that we design and make is designed specifically for the client, and we never make use of templates. Fat Chick Press prints social invitations, sometimes irreverent greetings cards, and limited edition prints.
We hope the website gives you an idea of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. If you’d like to discuss a project, we’d be delighted to hear from you.