Smock.

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About

Smock is a print shop based in Syracuse, New York, a post-industrial town whose sprawling warehouses and pretty grit have charmed us silly. Our shop — its 25 antique presses, 50 tons of equipment, and 80 employees — resides west of downtown in the Delavan Center, a rambling building with labyrinthine hallways and wildly crooked floors. This place used to be a factory for John Deere, and before that the Syracuse Chilled Plow Company. Today, the Delavan houses many of the city’s painters, photographers, sculptors, and ceramists. This is our home.

Who are we?

We are faithful lovers of historic craft. We have letterpress ink in our veins. We believe in things, and are trying to make the world better right now. This affects everything we do. We also believe in the creation of beautiful things. and we want, like you, to feel good about where our beautiful things come from.

Our paper.

We offer printing on a luxury smooth cotton paper. We wanted a truly sustainable paper that was gorgeous too. Today, we work with a historic paper mill a short drive down the road in New England to produce our exclusive smooth cotton stock.

 Smock’s owners.

Smock's Owners

Debbie Urbanski and Harold Kyle have known each other for a long time. Their first collaboration involved Debbie’s poetry, Harold’s lead type, and a lovely old Vandercook press. They went on to found Boxcar Press (Smock’s parent company), building it into one of the largest letterpress shops in the country. They spend their free time roaming the woods of Central New York with their children Jasper and Stella.

Our staff.

Adriana Sosnowski

Operations Manager

Tiffany Button

Custom Product Manager

Jessica Downs

In House Creative Lead

Kyle Laatsch

Client Coordinator Supervisor

Sean Mahady

Client Coordinator

Tina Pescaro

Client Coordinator

Sarah Sadler

Client Coordinator

Elizabeth Hanson

Client Coordinator

Lindsy Talarico

Graphic Designer

Racheal Bumbolo

Graphic Designer

Andrea Streeter

Graphic Designer

Leslie Johnston

Graphic Designer

Sierra Detrick

Graphic Designer

Katherine McCutcheon

Graphic Designer