inkmeetspaper

Text less. Write more.™ Letterpress cards + paper goods

South Carolina, United States · 4073 Sales

inkmeetspaper

Text less. Write more.™ Letterpress cards + paper goods

South Carolina, United States 4073 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1071)

Announcement   Let's make the world more human, one card at a time.

Snark-free, sap-free letterpress cards + paper goods designed, printed, and assembled by hand from our studio in sunny Charleston, South Carolina.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 1, 2016

Let's make the world more human, one card at a time.

Snark-free, sap-free letterpress cards + paper goods designed, printed, and assembled by hand from our studio in sunny Charleston, South Carolina.

Daniel and Allison Nadeau

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Daniel and Allison Nadeau

Happy Mom Day Mother's Day letterpress card
US$5.00
You Are My Sunshine letterpress card
US$5.00
Hello Languages letterpress card - single
US$5.00
Happy Mother's Day letterpress card
US$5.00
Lots of Happy letterpress card - set of six
US$18.00
Pram (coral) letterpress card - single
US$5.00
Merry Christmas letterpress card - single
US$5.00
Christmas Tree letterpress card - single
US$5.00
Hip Hip Hooray letterpress card - set of six
US$18.00
Hello, Handsome letterpress card
US$5.00
Happy Christmas letterpress card
US$5.00
Confetti Bubbles and Cheers letterpress card
US$6.00
Pram (green) letterpress card - set of six
US$18.00
Confetti Sweetheart letterpress card - single
US$6.00
You Are So Lovely letterpress card
US$5.00
DARN letterpress card - single
US$5.00
Don't Lose the Hustle letterpress card
US$5.00
Happy Anniversary letterpress card
US$5.00
First Father's Day letterpress card
US$5.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1071)
awasem86

awasem86 on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful card! Gorgeous heavy paper!

M S

M S on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm really glad that I found this company. I'll be repurchasing from them soon for cards in the future.

Sam Knipstein

Sam Knipstein on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely perfect and beyond what I expected. Beautiful packaging and beautiful work. This is why I shop etsy. The quality of a small shop owner will always beat overpriced big companies. Loved it!

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Updates

Silver ink on press today!

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So Very Thankful letterpress card - boxed set
US$18.00
blue_heartemail️ A couple of favorites from the new release.

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Dashing Groom letterpress card
US$5.00
Perfect for the reception toast, in place of the traditional guest book, or for a wedding shower.

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About

Making the world more human, one card at a time.

We believe that handwritten communication is one of the most authentic interactions you can share with someone. In this very digital world, printed pieces and handwritten communication have become even more cherished and important. There are few things in life that can universally elicit a smile and a feeling of being loved. Receiving a handwritten note in the mail is one of them.

Each INK MEETS PAPER™ card supports this belief in the handwritten and the handcrafted. The 100% cotton paper is thick, and the ink is mixed by hand. Each piece is printed one color at a time on an antique printing press-- all from our studio in Charleston, South Carolina.

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We're Daniel and Allison Nadeau, the co-owners of INK MEETS PAPER. Our love for the craft of letterpress printing came in 2008 with a class at a local art gallery/studio in Charleston. After spending so much time behind the screen, we realized how refreshing is was to be so hands-on and involved in the physical process of creating a printed piece. That same year, we purchased our first (and currently only) press: a 1,000+ pound Chandler & Price (circa 1923!).

The idea of connecting people with handwritten correspondence really resonated with both of us, and we saw greeting cards as an accessible way of encouraging people to text less and write more. With that passion for the handcrafted and the handwritten, we launched the INK MEETS PAPER™ line in 2010.

Our creative process starts with sketches and brainstorming sessions for card designs and themes. From there, we narrow down a direction and refine. Lots of inspiration for our cards comes from relationships (often our own), and the sweet or quirky phrases that come from those. The sentiments for INK MEETS PAPER™ cards are honest and heartfelt; for example, “I Love You Even More Today Than Yesterday” or “Let’s Grow Old Together and Still Hold Hands”. They focus on the importance of sending handwritten love, from birthday cards and happy new home cards to friendship cards and love + anniversary cards. Card designs are hand drawn and hand lettered, and then scanned and vectorized to be made into photopolymer plates for printing.

We cut down big stacks of 100% cotton paper on a vintage Chandler & Price Craftsman paper cutter. Ink is mixed by hand to the Pantone guide, and each card we print is handfed, one color at a time, through our 1920s Chandler & Price printing press in our sunny South Carolina studio.

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  • Allison Nadeau

    Owner

  • Daniel Nadeau

    Owner

Local

Find inkmeetspaper at the following upcoming market!

  • Indie Craft Parade

    Huguenot Mill, 101 W Broad St

    Greenville, SC

    Sep 16–18

    Each September for the past seven years, we gather to celebrate the resurgence of handmade goods throughout the South, highlight the care necessary to craft things by hand, and encourage the rise of small, local brands. From the convivial spirit of attendees and their support of the artists to extras like local food and a free photo booth, Indie Craft Parade is a celebration of all things handcrafted.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 12, 2016
TEXT LESS. WRITE MORE.™
We believe that handwritten communication is one of the most authentic interactions you can share with someone.

Each INK MEETS PAPER™ card supports this belief in the handwritten and the handcrafted. The 100% cotton paper is thick, and the ink is mixed by hand. Each piece is printed one color at a time on an antique printing press.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
- We accept Direct Checkout or PayPal.
- If you live in South Carolina, PayPal will automatically add a 8.5% sales tax to your order.
- Orders that are not paid within 7 days will be canceled
Shipping
/ / / United States Customers / / /
- STANDARD SHIPPING: We use USPS First Class Mail (which allows us to give you the best shipping rate), and all orders ship from our studio in Charleston, South Carolina. Once your order leaves our studio, delivery typically ranges from 3 to 5 days, although it has been longer in some cases (even up to 2 weeks). Please note: order tracking is not available with First Class Mail.

- SHIPPING UPGRADES: For US orders, we offer a shipping upgrade to USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day service with tracking information) or USPS Priority Express (1-2 day service with tracking information). Shipping upgrades can be selected at time of checkout.

- LOCAL PICKUP (Charleston, SC): Please leave a note during checkout that you would like to pick up your items in person at our Park Circle studio. We will refund your shipping charges and arrange a time for pickup. Hours for pickup are 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.


/ / / International Customers / / /
We ship internationally from our studio in Charleston, South Carolina using USPS First Class Mail International. Every so often a package can get stuck in customs. Please be aware that we can’t be responsible for these delays. It’s nearly impossible to track a package once it leaves our country. If you require tracking for a time-sensitive package, please contact us directly so we can arrange a faster shipping agreement with FedEx or UPS.

You, as the buyer, are responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
As INK MEETS PAPER™ is a small printing studio, we are unable to offer returns on our merchandise. If there was an error on our end (for example, we ship you the wrong item), we will gladly correct the problem at no cost to you; however, we cannot be held responsible for merchandise damaged during shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Due to the nature of letterpress printing, variations in impression and color may be noted. This is the part of printing by hand on antique equipment that we love, as it really does ensure you get a one-of-a-kind piece. We do our best to accurately photograph and represent the print you will receive.