TheCrankyPress

Letterpress that indulges your inner curmudgeon -

Ottawa, Ontario · 75 Sales

TheCrankyPress

Letterpress that indulges your inner curmudgeon -

Ottawa, Ontario 75 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(12)

Announcement   I started printing my own cards because I truly love letterpress - and because I could never find cards that properly reflected my own brand of cranky humour. Grumpy, and a little off-kilter, each card is printed letterpress - with a cranky old printing press and some truly gorgeous vintage type.

Welcome, browse, indulge your inner curmudgeon -- and celebrate the beauty of letterpress with cards that say what you really mean.

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Last updated on 31 Dec, 2017

I started printing my own cards because I truly love letterpress - and because I could never find cards that properly reflected my own brand of cranky humour. Grumpy, and a little off-kilter, each card is printed letterpress - with a cranky old printing press and some truly gorgeous vintage type.

Welcome, browse, indulge your inner curmudgeon -- and celebrate the beauty of letterpress with cards that say what you really mean.

Sue Globensky

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Sue Globensky

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Updates

The newest offering from The Cranky Press - Robert Frost's beautiful winter poem
Missed a birthday? No worries. Belated is the New Black! Handset and printed letterpress birthday card hot off the press...check it out, along with a few new pieces at TheCrankyPress
A new project on the press today...and like The Desiderata, this Shakespearean sonnet had me cast aside my curmudgeonly snark as I print the exquisite words of the Bard.

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About

Welcome. The Cranky Press is more than a letterpress shop. It's my passion, my playground and my haven. Here I get to indulge my ornery sense of humour, escape from the mundane and give life to the words of some great minds and occasionally, even some fellow curmudgeons.

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  • Sue Globensky

    Owner

    Lover of books, letterpress and the book arts. Ornery sense of humor that needs a safe outlet, which I discovered works well in printing my curmudgeonly cards ... except when I'm printing at our local history museum, in which case I play it straight.

Shop policies

Last updated on 11 November, 2017
Welcome. The Cranky Press is more than a letterpress shop. It's my passion, my playground and my haven. Here I get to indulge my ornery sense of humour, escape from the mundane and give life to the words of some great minds and occasionally, even some fellow curmudgeons.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All sales are final. If, however, you are dissatisfied with your order in any way please be sure to get in touch with me.
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards, Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
Your order will be shipped when payment is received in full. All orders are shipped within 1-3 business days from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,

No one likes late, missing or damaged goods. For this reason, I ship all posters, broadsides and multi-card packs as tracked packages with insurance included. Single cards are mailed by Canada Post lettermail, unless you request another arrangement.

As I am based in Canada, VAT taxes (UK and EU) are not applicable to the items I sell. However, please be aware that some countries may charge customs duty, VAT or other fees for packages arriving from outside the destination country. These charges are not included in my listing price or shipping fees. These costs are entirely the buyer's responsibility. Please speak to your Post Office or Customs Agency to clarify what charges (if any) your country may charge on your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
HOW IT’S MADE
Using vintage metal and wood type type, I set every letter by hand. Every letter! Some of the type is over 100 years old – and there are some nicks in the type to prove it. Once I have a design I like, the type and block is locked up on one of my printing presses. The press is inked up with the primary colour and then each card or poster is individually fed through the press. If I use more than one colour, the press is cleaned and inked with the new colour. Each print is then fed through the press a second time, to print the second colour.

The nature of letterpress printing allows for variations in colour and impression. This is one of the aspects of printing by hand that appeals to me most. No two prints will be exactly the same. Each print is unique and interesting in its own right.