Best Letterpress Cards 2010

Best Letterpress Cards 2010

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Maxwell Ryan
Oct 21, 2010

It's that time of year again... at the office, we're looking into holiday cards to send out next month. This is my biggest source list to date, and I've found a LOT more designers and stores to include this year. Most of these are small companies that print by hand on the letterpress, so expect the quality and the prices to be higher than what you'd find at the corner drugstore.

What is letterpress?
It's the term used to refer to real, old fashioned printing, where a zinc plate, linoleum block, or movable type is inked and pressed into paper, leaving a strong image, often with an indentation from the pressure. A low-fi, DIY technique, it has become very popular among independent artists since the '90's who print far more than just cards, and is often referred to as the 'Small Press Movement'.

THE CREATIVES:

NEW ADDITIONS
Greenwich Letterpress
Lunalux
Saturn Press
Starshaped Press
Zeichen Press
Round Robin Press
Cartoules Letterpress

FAVORITES FROM PAST YEARS
Elum Designs
Brookfield Stationary
Mr. Boddington's Studio
Albertine Press

Fugu Fugu Press
Blue Barnhouse
Smudge Ink
Pancake & Franks

Dee and Lala
egg press
Turquoise Creative
Snow & Graham

Binth
Delphine
Hammerpress
12Fifteen

Yee-Haw! Letterpress
Hello! Lucky
Rock Scissors Paper
Good on Paper

Night Owl Paper Goods
Michelle Brusegaard
Carrot and Stick Press

THE RETAILERS:

NEW ADDITIONS
RedStamp.com
Greenwich Letterpress Store
Kate's Paperie
Paper Source
Paper Pastries

FAVORITES FROM PAST YEARS
Smock
French Paper
Luxe Paperie
Greer Chicago

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