Bright Press blossomed in June 2019 and is formerly Whiteman Park Print Shop.
As a child, I was forever spending my pocket money on pretty pens, papers and cards. And it was through my stationery obsession that I was introduced to letterpress printing from art and design blogs. I was captivated by its rich history and how it had a huge impact on modern civilisation, the manual process for creating print, and the distinct appeal letterpress produced.
I began my hands-on letterpress printing experience in 2011 under the tutelage of Phil Everitt the owner of Whiteman Park Print Shop for 31 years and who has had over 50 years of printing experience. When he announced that he was retiring, I jumped at the chance to continue being an ambassador for the craft.
Under the new name of Bright Press, we are passionate about the history of printing, and specialises in the traditional craft of letterpress printing. We are a unique and independent Western Australian small business with a large collection of working vintage printing presses and equipment.
We offer our letterpress printing service to the general public and continue to use our presses and printing collection for our own projects. We also offer workshops, events, and tours for those interested in learning more about print history.
Our mission is to help spread the love of letterpress printing and to keep the craft, the stories and the printing presses alive.
Bright Press respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we operate, the Whadjuk Noongar people. We pay our respects to elders both past and present.
Owner of Bright Press
Image by Rhianna May Photography