Bevelin and her two other co-founders have always been fascinated by letterpress printing. As luck would have it, they stumbled upon a wedding vendor who wanted to sell his letterpress machine. "We immediately took the plunge and purchased the machine without a second thought!" said Bevelin. The Fine Press was then established in 2016 with an aim to bring 14th-century printing methods into today's fast-paced, digital world. "We would like to use letterpress printing to convey the beauty of slow-paced living, handmade things, and a strong commitment to our community," she continued.
Letterpress printers are few and far in between in Indonesia, and the people behind The Fine Press have a particularly special printing machine in their hands. "We use a Heidelberg Windmill, which is considered rare in this country," Bevelin explained. To ensure that every client will get the highest quality of wedding invitations, Bevelin and her team also import their own cotton paper. "Letterpress printing without cotton paper is like eating burger without the beef patty!" she said.
The Fine Press may be a newcomer in the wedding industry, but Bevelin has high hopes for her company's future. "We want to be known as a credible and trusted wedding vendor that can stay ahead of the trends," she said. After hearing about their unfaltering commitment to every client, we think they have a lot of potential indeed! Bevelin recalled, "One day, a client asked us to help her print place cards that were overlooked by her planner, only a few days before her wedding. We stayed up all night to work on it, and managed to deliver everything right before her flight to Bali. It was exhausting, yet completely satisfying!"