The Firecracker Press started from humble beginings in early 2002 and has grown to a healthy, full service letterpress studio with a dedicated team of designers and craftspeople. We eat, sleep, drink and breathe letterpress and run our shop of antique equipment 6 days a week.

Eric Woods, Owner

Eric got his start as a designer in Kansas City and New York, and moved to St. Louis to take a job in an advertising firm. He's worked for book publishers, newspapers, and studios large and small. He is the owner and founder of The Firecracker Press and can be found there most of the time.

Matty Kleinberg, Shop Manager

Matty is our shop manager. He loves woodcuts. and ink. and type. and paper scraps. And living in St. Louis with his wonderful wife.
Matty has been a part of Firecracker Press since 2007 and feels very lucky to be so.