Inkwell Boutique & Letterpress Studio – A modern handmade boutique

Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress StudioA modern handmade boutique and letterpress studio located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an abundant selection of specialty printed paper products and handmade delights made with love, by artists from around the corner and across the world.

In 2015, we added online shopping so you can now shop from anywhere!

Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress StudioThe Boutique

Established in early 2011, this crisp, creative retail space provides a venue for modern, handmade art and incredible gifts from a diverse array of makers.

With a focus on illustrative items, the boutique showcases art prints, greeting cards and other paper goods along with home decor and accessories.

The studio is home to two presses, which are used to create our in-house product line
- Inkwell Originals.


Inkwell also offers custom letterpress printing of personal stationery, business cards, event invitations, posters and art prints.

At Inkwell, we approach letterpress printing as an art form. We enjoy the hands-on approach to printing and work with clients to create unique, hand printed pieces. Interested in letterpress printing? Check out our FAQ’s to answer any question you may have.

Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress StudioInkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio

Location; 2011 Brunswick Street, Halifax Nova Scotia
Phone; (902) 405-8309

Letterpress Printing

Letterpress is a centuries-old printing art that involves using a cast iron, hand-powered printing press, through which paper is fed, one sheet at a time. The end result is a delightfully tactile paper impression. The classic feel and finish of letterpress takes printing back to an era of quality and craftsmanship that is unrivaled in today’s printing methods.

The Owner

Andrea Rahal is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD) and has a background in graphic design.

After studying letterpress under Joe Landry of the Dawson Print Shop at NSCAD, Andrea imagined one day owning a shop where she could sell her designs amongst the work of other inspiring artists. Her vision for Inkwell evolved through her love of creating tactile keepsakes.

Andrea lives with her partner Daniel, a graphic designer and their two cats, Serif & Eli.