Offset offers time and financial efficiencies unmatched elsewhere, and our grounding in the disciplines of typography and paper selection gives us a unique skill set for wringing the highest possible quality. The Ascensius Press frequently collaborates in producing offset printed pieces for its clients, specifying select papers, designing with classic fonts, and scrutinizing all aspects of production from pre-press to the bindery.

Frequently we direct a marriage that combines the cachet of letterpress with the expedience of offset with editions of contemporarily printed folios inside traditionally printed covers.

Pithy Wisdom

Produced for Bruce McKittrick Rare Books in September, 2002. This saddle stitched catalogue was a success for Bruce as the unique booklet size and format change from his “normal” catalogue led many of his regular customers to be intrigued by what could be included in the list of books for sale. 28 pp., 5 x 5.25 inches.



A Catalogue of the Publications of The Sette of Odd Volumes in the Archives of The Club of Odd Volumes

Hand sewn with letterpress printed paper wrappers. Limited to 225 copies for private distribution. Printed for Philip G. Maddock. Produced March 2000. 140 pp., 4.625 x 5.875.





Beatrix Potter & Peter Rabbit

This saddle stitched booklet was printed for the Grolier Club as a centenary celebration in October, 2001 from the collections of Grolier Club members. 8 pp., 5.375 x 6.5 inches.







Ben Kinmont Catalogue Four, Gastronomy

A catalogue of books and manuscripts on cookery, drinking, nutrition, domestic economy and the history of taste, 1499-1999. Softbound with white foil-stamped covers of green Fabriano Ingres paper. Four-color and black and white illustrations throughout. Produced in August, 2001. 176 pp., 5 x 7.5 inches.


Ben Kinmont Catalogue Five, Perfume

A catalogue of books, manuscripts, scents, cosmetics, and beauty in the history of chemistry, technology, medicine, and women, 1531-1985. Softbound with two-color letterpress printed covers of off-white Fabriano Ingres paper. Produced in March, 2002. 120 pp., 5 x 7.5 inches.


Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Catalogue 40

Profusely illustrated rare book catalogue with two fold-out plates. This was the first catalogue in which Mr. McKittrick utilized digital photography, providing us with images on a CD. Softbound. Produced in November, 2001. 48 pp., 6.5 x 9.75 inches.






Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Catalogue 43

A wonderful cover illustration of a game of chance made in Paris c. 1785. Softbound. Produced March, 2002. 32 pp., 6.5 x 9.75 inches.








Marvin Sadik Catalogue 5

Sixteen pieces of fine American, European, Islamic, Asian and historical material for sale. Each piece illustrated as a full page, full-color illustration. Softbound with paper wrappers. Produced in May, 2000. 48 pp., 6.125 x 9.125 inches.





Marvin Sadik Catalogue 6

Sixteen pieces of fine American, European, Islamic, Asian and historical material for sale. Each piece illustrated as a full page full-color illustration. The background of the wrapper illustration is a piece of cloth supplied by Mr. Sadik. Softbound with paper wrappers. Produced June 2001. 48 pp., 6.125 x 9.125 inches.