Clove St Press is a contemporary printing shop in San Diego, California. We are dedicated to making impactful prints.

At Clove St. we focus on direct impression printing, where a physical plate strikes the paper. These techniques include letterpress, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting.

Our machines may be old but we operate them with zero margin of error. For us it is not about novelty, it is about correctness.

We value long-term client relationships, built upon our performance and adherence to exact specifications. Mere order takers we are not however, you can count on us to share our brutal insight and perspective prior to print.

Daniel Heffernan / Owner & Pressman

The letterpress process is extremely interesting and complex and is a process I am captivated by. I work hard to create the best letterpress prints possible and spend countless hours experimenting with and refining my technique, but it all boils down to one thing, putting your artwork on paper. Using this simple and beautiful process, in my opinion, communicates a greater level of consideration and importance through the content of your message that is much greater than what’s achieved through digital printing. Each print is a unique piece of art that is thoughtfully and carefully made. I hope to help you print the work you're proud of using a process that I'm proud of.

—Daniel H.