We are Firefly Press, for thirty years designers and fine letterpress printers in Cambridge, Somerville, and now Boston, Massachusetts. We use the traditional letterpress tools of metal type and hand-fed presses to create distinguished printing for institutions, businesses, and individuals.

We hope our website will give you an idea of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. If you find the work appealing and feel that Firefly Press may be suitable for your printing needs, we would be delighted to discuss any project with you.

Firefly Letterpress

119 Braintree Street, No. 202

Boston, Massachusetts 02134



In 2009 Colin Smith, a graduate student in photojournalism at Boston University, interviewed us and made this video about firefly Press as a class project. It gives a good picture of our shop and its equipment, and also of our attitude towards the work we do. We are grateful to Colin for permitting us to use his work here.

A sample of bookplates designed and printed at Firefly Letterpress. Check out our standard designs.


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