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The times they are a-changin’. The whole world is turning digital. Print colours are often hastily chosen on RGB screens and roll out of printers in a snap. Faster! Cheaper! Quick is the only option.

Is it really? 

Our love for traditional slow printing techniques made us move mountains. Well, not exactly mountains… but tons and tons of lead type, cast iron letterpress machines and wood type cabinets. Saving these beauties from the scrapyard one by one, we have gathered an impressive collection of hands-on printing materials. Kastaar became an exhausting self-taught adventure, while looking like a small museum of craftsmanship. 

The limitations of slow printing, combined with contemporary techniques and insights, challenge us to rethink their design process. Kastaar is more than a print shop: it’s a bold playground for graphic experimentation and collaboration. Embracing the past, with eyes on the future. 

By the way … In Dutch, the word kastaar means daredevil or little rascal, but also heavy object. Nailed it!