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Indigo Postcard

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This card is part of a series I've been working on in which I experiment with natural dyes on paper. In this case, the dye is Indigo crystals and the image is a combination of type and vintage cuts. The back features found vintage letterpress cuts.

This letterpress postcard was printed on Rising Stonehenge cardstock. First, I hand dyed the card, so each card will be slightly different. Then I used a combination of lead type, wood type and vintage cuts to print the card. The text refers to my dyeing process or information about the origin of the dye, presented in a fanciful manner. It was printed on a Chandler & Price clamshell press. This card is part of a signed and numbered edition of 53 cards. Card measures 4" x 6" and comes to you in a protective plastic bag.

I have done the best I can to edit the photograph for true color, but please note the dyes change over time. Also, natural dyes fade when exposed to sunlight.

This is the March 2009 postcard.

Indigo Postcard


  • Materials: paper, handset lead type, handset wood type, vintage letterpress cut, indigo dye
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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