KeystoneLetterpress

Letterpress Stationery, Invitations, Business Cards etc

Pennsylvania, United States · 552 Sales

KeystoneLetterpress

Letterpress Stationery, Invitations, Business Cards etc

Pennsylvania, United States 552 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(210)

Announcement   I will be away from my shop beginning from June 23nd to June 30th. I am leaving my shop open so you can place orders, but I will not be able to fill them until after June 30th.

----- Important -- Please check your mail after ordering and review proof to avoid delays.-----
HIGH QUALITY! FAST TURNAROUND! FIXED $7.60, 1-3 DAY SHIPPING! SHORT RUN, CUSTOM ORDERS WELCOME! Keystone Letterpress is a boutique letterpress business based in West Chester PA that specializes in:

Personalized stationery
Business cards
Calling Cards
Custom invitations
Coasters
Greeting Cards
Bookplates
Labels
Pens
etc.
Orders are printed on a vintage letterpress one item at a time with care and commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Some cool designs used in my product line were provided by craftsmanspace.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 21, 2018

I will be away from my shop beginning from June 23nd to June 30th. I am leaving my shop open so you can place orders, but I will not be able to fill them until after June 30th.

----- Important -- Please check your mail after ordering and review proof to avoid delays.-----
HIGH QUALITY! FAST TURNAROUND! FIXED $7.60, 1-3 DAY SHIPPING! SHORT RUN, CUSTOM ORDERS WELCOME! Keystone Letterpress is a boutique letterpress business based in West Chester PA that specializes in:

Personalized stationery
Business cards
Calling Cards
Custom invitations
Coasters
Greeting Cards
Bookplates
Labels
Pens
etc.
Orders are printed on a vintage letterpress one item at a time with care and commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Some cool designs used in my product line were provided by craftsmanspace.com

Donald Mathisen

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Donald Mathisen

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(210)
angelinelim

angelinelim on Jun 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful paper with elegant letterpress type - exactly as billed, exactly what I was looking for. Even arrived super fast, a delightful treat.

Tini Slime

Tini Slime on Jun 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful and simple. Just what I was looking for. Shop was wonderful to work with and I will order from them again.

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About

Keystone Letterpress - Origin

My interest in letterpress printing began in 1964 when I took a printing class in middle school. In those days shop class was required of all students and printing was by far my favorite subject. The class strictly focused on letterpress printing. As students we had access to three Chandler and Price Pilot presses. A large motorized Chandler and Price jobber was available to the more advanced students. The print shop was always busy turning out programs, announcements event tickets, etc. I loved visiting the print shop during my spare time and still remember with fondness the smell of ink and kerosene. It was at this time that I purchased my first letterpress, a used Kelsey 5x8 table top press along with 5 type cases an an assortment of cuts. I had a lot of fun producing stationary and greeting cards for my friends and family.

Skipping ahead 50 years I am now a father to 4 great kids and 4 fantastic grandchildren and retired following a 34 year career in the pharmaceutical industry. Two years ago, I was dusting off my old Kelsey press expecting to sell it when I was struck with a bit of nostalgia and had the idea of restoring it. I purchased new rollers and retaught myself the basics of letterpress printing. I was lucky enough to purchase a huge trove of used foundry type, typecases and cabinets from a few print shops and set to work producing coasters, stationary and business cards that were well received by my friends and family. I enjoy letterpress so much that I have decided to start a small letterpress printing business in West Chester, PA about 30 miles from Philadelphia - the "Keystone State".


I hope that you enjoy my offerings. Please contact with any comments suggestions or inquiries.

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Shop members

  • Donald Mathisen

    Owner, Designer

    Keystone Letterpress is based in West Chester, PA about 30 miles from Philadelphia - the "Keystone State". I have always had a passion for letterpress printing and am looking forward to sharing the beauty of letterpress with you.

Production partners

  • Custom Envelope / Liner

    South Easton, MA

    Produces custom envelopes and liners. I customize by printing return addresses

  • Wholesaler

    Des Plaines, IL

    Liquidators selling all types of products for engraving

Shop policies

Last updated on January 30, 2016
Here at Keystone letterpress we take pride in providing quality work at an affordable price. Our turnaround time is exceptional for a hand crafted product. We are totally committed to customer satisfaction and look forward to serving you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
-Apologies, but refunds on custom or personalized orders cannot be accepted.

-if you are unhappy for any reason please contact me within 5 working days of receiving your package. I will do my best to resolve the problem quickly. Refunds and exchanges are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Payment
-We accept all major credit cards, and Etsy gift cards.

-Visa, MasterCard, Amercian Express and Discover Card payments are accepted.

-PA residents will be charged 6% sales tax automatically at checkout (sorry, but it's the law).
Shipping
-I will ship orders usually within 1-3 business days (Monday to Friday) after receiving payment and approval of a digital proof, unless special circumstances apply (communicated to the customer at the time of order).

-Orders will be packaged in an envelope (sample orders or single cards) or a flat-rate USPS priority box (1-3 business day shipping). A shipment tracking number will be automatically sent via email for boxed orders. No tracking is available for first-class envelope shipments...

-Orders will be shipped to your Etsy address on file (unless you note otherwise).

-If your order is a gift going directly to the recipient, I can include a personal message card from you for no extra charge. If you would like this service please let me know what you would like me to write (to fit on a postcard) during checkout.
Additional policies and FAQs
-Once an order is placed a digital proof will be prepared and sent (attachment in convo) for review. Work will commence following digital proof approval (up to three design iterations).

-Please note that the ink colors may appear different from monitor to monitor. The color of the finished product received may be slightly different then it appears in the digital proof. The text styling in the digital proof may also be slightly different in the finished product.

-If you require custom color matching or mixing (i.e. pantone) please contact me and I will set up a custom order for you.

-Due to the hand crafted nature of the letterpress process, slight imperfections may occur in color, registration, ink density, impression, for individual pieces, and slight variations may occur between pieces.

-Custom orders welcome!

-All articles and designs shown on the keystoneletterpress Etsy site and digital proofs sent to customers are proprietary. Reproduction, dissemination, or use (personal or commercial) is strictly forbidden.

-The prices listed are for finished letterpress products only and do not include associated negatives, plates, or print-ready copy, unless agreed in advance of purchase.

If you still have a question or comment, please the contact me. I love to work with customers to produce a special product or gift that you will be thrilled with.

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By purchasing any item sold by Keystone Letterpress the buyer expressly warrants that he/she is in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations regarding the purchase, ownership, and use of the item. The buyer expressly agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Keystone Letterpress for all claims resulting directly or indirectly from the purchase, ownership, or use of the item in violation of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws or regulations.