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The more you know.

We’re a letterpress design and print shop founded in 2003 and grounded in the steel city of Pittsburgh. If you walked through our door right now you’d catch us operating a fleet of presses, packaging products, and chatting about everything from home renovation to our latest Netflix obsession. Filling wholesale orders with our gift and greeting card lines keeps us busy on the daily, but it’s not our only gig. We print everything from letterpress business cards to foil stamped invitations, host local events, and also offer classes & field trips from time to time. Idle hands, ya know.

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Lisa Krowinski started this business while working as a graphic designer in Baltimore. After setting type for four hours in the home studio of a local printer, her fate was sealed. The goal for Sapling is simple. We want you to laugh at what we say, be happy with what we make, and enjoy the process enough for you to do it all over again. None of this would be possible without our dedicated crew, talented collaborators, hard-working reps, and loyal customers. We're in it to win it and we can't thank you enough for growing alongside us and enjoying what we do.

  • Our crew.

  • Lisa

    Lisa

    Chief rocka

    Born & raised: New Brighton, PA

    first job: ice cream scooper

    favorite food: stuffed shells

    favorite color: gray

    favorite band: toad the wet sprocket

    favorite movie: Goodfellas

    Favorite product: #124

  • BETHANY

    BETHANY

    MANIC MANAGER

    born & raised: Pittsburgh, PA

    first job: Gap

    favorite food: steak & potatoes

    favorite color: green

    favorite band: Nine Inch Nails

    favorite movie: The Thing

    Favorite product: #859

  • Tori

    Tori

    Master Of Impressions

    BORN & RAISED: Media, PA

    FIRST JOB: Ropes Course Instructor

    FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi

    FAVORITE COLOR: Green

    FAVORITE BAND: No Doubt

    FAVORITE MOVIE: Buckaroo Bonzai

    Favorite product: #987

  • STEPH

    STEPH

    INKY & THE BRAIN

    BORN & RAISED: Toledo, OH

    FIRST JOB: babysitter

    FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi

    FAVORITE COLOR: Blue

    FAVORITE BAND: Talking Heads

    FAVORITE MOVIE: Vagabond

    Favorite product: #113

  • MARIO

    MARIO

    The Whole Package

    BORN & RAISED: Santa Clara, Cuba

    FIRST JOB: Freelance Photographer

    FAVORITE FOOD: Spanish Tapas

    FAVORITE COLOR: Green

    FAVORITE BAND: Led Zeppelin

    FAVORITE MOVIE: Citizen Kane

    Favorite product: #824

  • Lauren

    Lauren

    GIFT BITCH

    BORN & RAISED: Athens, Georgia

    FIRST JOB: AD DESIGNER AT LOCAL NEWSPAPER

    FAVORITE FOOD: Sweet potato fries

    FAVORITE COLOR: Blue

    FAVORITE BAND: Brandi Carlile

    FAVORITE MOVIE: Midsommar

    Favorite product: #987

  • Our collaborators
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  • Clever birb

    Riffraff

    Street rat.

  • Galmorous birb

    Collabirdator

    Reading is migratory.