Announcement Eric Leland's Manufactory offers greeting cards and other printed goods. I am an illustrator based in Baltimore, Maryland, and I create everything listed here myself. Much of it comes into being in my basement on my antique hand-operated printing presses, printed from wood or metal type and my own hand-carved wooden blocks. You will also find some items featuring reproductions of my original illustrations and sometimes an original drawing or painting as well. I offer international shipping on all my products. If you would like to order a larger quantity of an item than is listed, please contact me as I keep a sizable stock of my products on hand.
Eric Leland's Manufactory offers greeting cards and other printed goods. I am an illustrator based in Baltimore, Maryland, and I create everything listed here myself. Much of it comes into being in my basement on my antique hand-operated printing presses, printed from wood or metal type and my own hand-carved wooden blocks. You will also find some items featuring reproductions of my original illustrations and sometimes an original drawing or painting as well. I offer international shipping on all my products. If you would like to order a larger quantity of an item than is listed, please contact me as I keep a sizable stock of my products on hand.
Bettiegee on Jun 4, 2016
So cute! I really like your stuff.
Bettiegee on Jun 4, 2016
Thanks for the fast shipping and lovely cards!
Meri Sulcer on Jun 1, 2016
Bought this card for two great gals I know who are tying the knot. Love that it's not traditional. Great quality and fast shipping! Thanks
About Eric Leland and his Manufactory...
It's been a long journey to get to where I am today, working full time in my basement and never, ever, ever wearing clothes that I can't get paint, grime, or ink stains on!
My design education began in 1996 at the North Carolina State University College of Design. There I learned, among other things, that there are many solutions to any design problem and it takes real persistence to uncover the best one. In 2001 I completed my Bachelor of Architecture degree.
After an internship in the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, I moved north to Baltimore, satisfying a lifelong itch to live in a city with no space between houses. I found employment at an architecture firm and from 2002 to 2007 I adjusted to professional life, learning to work with firm principals and clients to define problems and generate solutions. In 2007 I obtained architectural licensure from my native state of North Carolina.
However, also in 2007, I was overtaken both by wanderlust and by a growing realization that I was happiest when my work involved pencil and paintbrush. My wife and I took a leap across the Atlantic, and I enrolled in the postgraduate illustration program at University College Falmouth, in Cornwall, England. The course there emphasizes authorial practice - in a nutshell, taking responsibility for your own career - and I spent a year learning to generate projects from Cornwall's rich historic industrial landscape. I also saw a lot of rabbits! The following year, we moved on to Edinburgh, Scotland, where Anne completed a degree in architectural conservation and I mercilessly besieged old castles with my sketchbook. In 2009 we returned to Baltimore, and in 2010 I purchased and set up my first printing press in my basement, where I have been busy ever since...
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My Craftsmen Superior
Acquired in 2012 as a cast-off from a middle school and suffering from a broken foot, missing parts and lots of rust, my sturdy little Craftsmen Superior press is now oiled up and in good working order. I use it to produce most of my greeting cards.
My Nolan Press
Able to produce larger prints on its flat bed, but also requiring finicky hand inking, my Nolan proof press doesn't get quite as much of a workout as the Craftsmen, but it's absolutely essential for books and art prints so I try to treat it well!
I am an illustrator and printmaker living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. My shop opened in January of 2011.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
The January 2016 rate increases have made it so that shipping a single card in a protective mailer now costs me over $2.50. However, the rates don't go up steeply from there. From now, for orders of greeting cards within the United States, the first card will incur a shipping charge of $2.50, but additional cards in the same order will ship for no additional shipping fee. SO - it pays to buy more than one!
SHIPPING IN GENERAL:
I will ship your order within the time period specified on each listing. For most products, and for most of the year, this will be within three business days, but for certain items and at certain time periods (holidays and vacations) shipping may take longer - when extended shipping times are in effect, you'll see this noted on my shop announcement and on the shipping times with each listing. I ship my products in sturdy mailers via USPS first class mail, or via Priority mail for larger or more expensive items - see the individual listing for shipping options.
International shipping is available. Unfortunately, prices have increased a lot over the past few years. If you have any questions, or want to place an international order for more than one item, please feel free to contact me first. Other shipping options may exist depending on your specific situation. Buyers are responsible for any customs duties imposed by the country in which they reside.
I want every order to arrive in good shape in the mailbox of a happy customer, but I know that some times bad things happen in transit. If something has gone wrong, please let me know. In cases of loss or damage, I'll either grant a refund or dispatch a replacement depending on your wishes and what I have in stock. If items are damaged in shipping, I may ask you to return them to me at my expense so that I can see if I need to adjust my packaging.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Please also note - I retain copyright in all my creations. Copyright does not transfer with the sale of an individual item!