I think I want to do the about us (me) page in a FAQ format… here goes:
What is Chasing Square?
Hi, I’m Matt Anderton and I run Chasing Square. Chasing Square is a one man letterpress printing business, I also do custom design (which I then print for you). A bunch of what I do is custom invitations – mostly wedding related, but I also design/print other stuff, like business cards and personal stationery. I’m also slowly but surely creating a line (or two or three) of greeting cards.
How did you get started?
A few years ago I had the extremely good fortune to meet a wonderful and talented printer – Shelley Barandes of Albertine Press in Somerville, MA. It was a few weeks after getting laid off from my job as an Account Executive at a large advertising agency, and I’ve been there ever since. I’m the print manager there now, but as Shelley is an extremely generous person, she doesn’t mind if I do my own thing on the side as well. I work out of the Albertine Press space, printing my own designs and products – mostly on weekends.
I have a background in design (an undergraduate degree in industrial design actually) which is where I found my passion for making stuff. I find great satisfaction in the process of creating custom designs for clients and seeing it through the final printing process. One at a time, printing by hand, mixing the inks, making sure every detail is perfect… at the end, its a wonderful feeling to see the huge smile on the other end.
Ok, terrific…I’m getting married and I need invitations… so, how much?
That really does depend on a few specifics – design, number of colors, quantity, paper, etc. I’m happy to consult over the phone or email and I can get you a quote within 24 hours.
I have my own design that I want you to print, is that cool?
Of course! I’m quite happy to print your existing design. In fact, I do that quite often. You’ll see examples on here from such awesome designers as: