We can print your artwork!
Posted on February 12th, 2013
We printed a gorgeous wedding suite, illustrated by our dear friend Kristen. She provided us with vector artwork, all created in Illustrator and we took care of the rest!
If you have artwork already created and would love to see it letterpress printed, we encourage you to inquire with us for an estimate. You can do so by sending us an email with the following information:
3. Paper: soft white or bright white
4. Any special requests such as paper color, envelope color, edge painting, foil printing
5. A screen shot of your artwork, even if it’s not quite final—this will help us with our cost estimate and with any recommendations for what works best with letterpress printing
Letterpress Valentine Workshop
Posted on January 31st, 2013
Letterpress print your own Valentine’s Day cards!
All levels are welcome, letterpress experience is not required. Choose to print from 3 different designs. Wine and sweets provided. If you’re interested in meeting our press, Peach, (and not operating her) please come by anyway and say hello—a selection of our letterpress cards will be for sale.
Dates: February 4th and 6th
Cost: Letterpress turotial is free, pricing runs $5 per card (includes envelope)
For more information: http://lilikoi-design.com/press-rental-workshops/
Please RSVP here: http://letterpressvalentineworkshop.eventbrite.com
Workshop Location: Lilikoi Design + Letterpress San Francisco Studio 171 Lily Street (between Gough and Octavia) • San Francisco 94102
Posted on January 17th, 2013
We are thrilled to announce that we are participating in the Love Tour on February 17th! We hope to see you there!
The Lab Event
Posted on January 14th, 2013
Lucy and I had such a wonderful time participating in The Lab Event. Every team did an amazing job. The event itself provided a us with a glimpse of what’s to come of Lilikoi, now having a presence in Northern California. Please check out some of our photos on our instagram
We worked with the following vendors who were all incredibly talented:
Posted on January 3rd, 2013
I recently worked with the fabulous team at BRIKA and had the privilege to be featured as a maker on their website. They have some lovely photos and some snippets from our interview displayed, along with some of our work for sale.
Here’s the full, unedited interview:
1. Company name: Lilikoi Design + Letterpress
2. Maker name(s): Andria Sato
3. Year company was founded: 2007
4. Based out of: Los Angeles and San Francisco
5. Age (optional): 31
6. Social media handles:
7. Website/E-commerce site(s): lilikoi-design.com
8. Phone number (s): 5629721502
9. Preferred contact method and best time of day to reach you: phone or email email@example.com
10. What 3-5 titles/life roles best describe who you are? Owner/Creative Director, Lilikoi Design + Letterpress, Los Angeles native, recently moved to San Francisco. Traveler, yogi, health conscious foodie.
11. I believe in… living a balanced life, giving, loving, creating, compassion; culture, education, hard work and artistic expression. I love it when… I have the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures, landscapes, food. I love it when I experience something new. Words I live by are… Surround yourself with people you love; live every day with gratitude, passion and an open heart.
12. In your city, think of a few spots you truly love. Please share what’s so great about your favourite place to:
A. Eat- At home—we are so grateful for our CSA box of vegetables that get delivered to our doorstep and are so inspired to cook delicious, healthy meals. I also love Arlequin for their French wine selection, beautiful outdoor setting and roasted chicken, all to be shared with my husband. Hog Island Oyster Co. is always great to experience with our out of town guests; we can take a trip to the Ferry Building and shop the local vendors and enjoy a scenic lunch at Hog Island. An order of oysters are wonderful to share as well as the whole crab. We also like to pass around a bowl of their seafood stew around our table to share.
B. Shop- Anything locally made. We are a proud member of SF Made and work with local business in Los Angeles.
C. Get inspired- Wandering the city of San Francisco, exploring the rugged coastline and getting lost in the rural countryside. There’s something for everyone.
13. What 3 things make you happiest in the world? my husband, my loved ones and my health.
All about Lilikoi
1. How did you start your company? I started Lilikoi 5 years ago with the determination and strong interest in owning a business and a passion for the old world, charming art of letterpress—and a press my best friends and I named Peach.
2. Why is making handmade goods important to you? Creating something by hand has so much love and soul; I have the privilege to create something with an original form of art with the finest materials, all while running a sustainable studio. Creating something handmade makes me passionate about sharing the story about the love and time that went into making our products.
3. What is your design background? I studied Graphic Communication and business. I’ve always had a love for photography, textiles, music and fashion.
4. Walk me through your production/design process. An idea forms—by a meeting with clients, or maybe in studio. That idea gets put to life and created on the computer. From there, printing plates get made, then mounted and registered on a metal base. Inks are matched to a swatch and hand mixed, then applied to the press and rolled out evenly with ink rollers. The base gets locked up in the press and the press begins to move by a foot pedal and impression arm that we manually operate. Each piece of cotton paper is fed into the press (one at a time) and an impression is made. Once the printing meets our quality standards, the job is run, dried over a day or so, finishing touches applied then packaged and delivered.
5. What one tool can you not live without and why? Our letterpress; She is manually operated, weighs 1,400 pounds, 123 years old and is named Peach.
6. What did you want to be when you grew up? Why? A chef. I love to cook.
7. Who inspires you to do the work that you do? Why? My peers and most of all, my husband and parents. I’m inspired by my peers, but what really drives me is the encouragement and support I get from my husband and parents—they love what I do and truly believe in what I have to offer.
8. Tell us about your ideal Saturday. A morning yoga class, followed by a long picnic lunch with friends in a park. Afternoon espresso, then something new—an art exhibition, a concert. Then either a meal at home or a night out for dinner with my husband.
9. What’s the last thing you wrote down? I wrote a thank you card to my friends parents’ for treating us to dinner—sent in the mail with a bag of blue bottle coffee and a treat from Heath Ceramics.
10. What’s one thing you can’t leave home without and why? My handbag filled with a jacket (I’m from Los Angeles and a little wimpy when it comes to cold weather!), a water bottle, lip gloss, my wallet, keys and phone.
11. What’s something people are usually surprised to learn about you? My diet is gluten and dairy free.
12. What was the best handwritten note you’ve ever received? The notes I receive from clients are always the best—receiving notes from them makes me love my job and make me feel so fortunate.
13. What are your guilty pleasures? Dark chocolate, red wine and my weakness for beautiful things.