Best Letterpress Cards 2011

If you are like me, maaaybe you haven't quite gotten around to picking up those holiday cards yet. There's still time! As we look back on our favorite letterpress designers from this past year, we discovered some great new cards by some old favorites and stumbled upon some charming new works by designers we are glad to know.

See the full list after the jump.

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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'.

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THE CREATIVES:

NEW ADDITIONS
aMano Press
Oddball Press
Sweet Harvey
My Day Studio
Jack and Ella Paper Press

FAVORITES FROM PAST YEARS
Greenwich Letterpress
Lunalux
Starshaped Press

Zeichen Press
Round Robin Press
Cartoules Letterpress

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
Saturn Press

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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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