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About Us





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ncesserie comes from the Old French word for ancestry. One day, in recent past, I was 


called to discover in the pressroom of our family's newspaper beautiful letterpress type and 

engravings once used by my Great and Great-Great-Grandfathers to produce The Edge eld Ad- 


vertiser. This living community chronicle, the longest running newspaper in South Carolina, has 


been in my family for 4 generations! Ancesserie’s line of stationery is all handcrafted, inspired by 


and using much of this early tooling. These images tell a beautiful and lasting American story.


We have also expanded our treasure trove of artwork to include period engravings, embellished 


to suit Ancesserie’s style, and collaborations with talented artists. Each piece is thoughtfully 


designed using the  nest selection of papers available that are both eco-friendly and ideal for 


letterpress. We print one piece at a time, with foot, pedal, muscle and determination to bring you 


the very best in quality and craftsmanship. Our presses are the same style presses my Ancestors 

used in the late 1800’s. As is the nature of letterpress, each impression will have its own unique 


variation of ink coverage and depth of impression, creating a rich, exquisite note equally won- 


derful to the touch.



We believe you will  nd our letterpress to be a world apart, one that is historical, sophisticated, 

modern, luxurious, timeless and, quite simply, beautiful.


















The round "E" denotes a product that is part of The 
Edge eld Collection: featuring original letterpress 

engravings, type and plates once used in our fam- 
ily newspaper during the late 1800's- early 1900's. 

Ancesserie only uses the  nest papers available for 
our letterpress goods. All are eco-friendly and take 

to your ink pen beautifully.










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