Maginating

MAGINATING a make-believe company

Missouri, United States · 154 Sales

Maginating

MAGINATING a make-believe company

Missouri, United States 154 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(69)

Announcement   Welcome to Maginating's Etsy page!

Come by our website at www.maginating.com to check out our complete collection of letterpress cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Announcement

Welcome to Maginating's Etsy page!

Come by our website at www.maginating.com to check out our complete collection of letterpress cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maginating

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Maginating

Happy Sushi To You
US$4.50
Love Bug
US$4.50
Beam Me Up Cakes
US$4.50
El Hamburguesa
US$4.50
Birthday Buckaroo
US$4.50
You Rule (letterpress)
US$4.50
Feel Better Soup
US$4.50
From the Tools
US$4.50
Sad Flowers
US$4.50
Cheery Cubes
US$4.50
Arrrgh! Birthdays!
US$4.50
Flowers For Mom
US$4.50
Dads Love Moustaches
US$4.50
Still Thinking of You
US$4.50
Orange You Glad?
US$4.50
Happy Birthday
US$4.50
Birthday Cake Man
US$4.50
Robin Woods
US$4.50
Love is in The Air
US$4.50
U Hold the Key to My Heart
US$4.50
Perfect Ten
US$4.50
Love Bird
US$4.50
Birthday Balloons
US$4.50
Mon Cheri
US$4.50
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(69)
trmunchkin

trmunchkin on Mar 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I HIGHLY recommend this shop!! Please see my other reviews.

trmunchkin

trmunchkin on Mar 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This shop -- and these cards -- are truly wonderful! The cards are very clever and beautifully executed and packaged. I'm a repeat customer!

Francesca Neville

Francesca Neville on Jan 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This shop is the end all, be all of card shops. Beautiful cards. I have ordered from him before and have never been disappointed. The quality is outstanding. The best cards on etsy.

Francesca Neville

Francesca Neville on Jan 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This shop is the end all, be all of card shops. Beautiful cards. I have ordered from him before and have never been disappointed. The quality is outstanding. The best cards on etsy.

Francesca Neville

Francesca Neville on Jan 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This shop is the end all, be all of card shops. Beautiful cards. I have ordered from him before and have never been disappointed. The quality is outstanding. The best cards on etsy.

Francesca Neville

Francesca Neville on Jan 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This shop is the end all, be all of card shops. Beautiful cards. I have ordered from him before and have never been disappointed. The quality is outstanding. The best cards on etsy.

Jennifer

Jennifer on Oct 30, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I just love this card!

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About

How EXACTLY Does an Animator Transition into Greeting Cards?!

Good question! How does someone with a 15-year background and two degrees in animation stumble upon the world of paper, specifically greeting cards?

In this case, it was a nice combination of serendipity and just-right timing. Brad Woods, owner of Maginating, wasn't feeling fulfilled working in the animation industry. He'd worked in a variety of styles, from Saturday morning cartoons to feature films, but nothing felt substantial to him. He wanted to work in an industry that felt satisfying - a place where he felt the product was a significant contributor to society in one way or another.

About nine years ago he was at a restaurant in Los Angeles with his sister. Fortunately, she suggested he check out the shop next door as she thought he’d think it was pretty cool. Turned out it was a letterpress business who specialized in their own stunning custom letterpress. This included a storefront as well, selling an amazing assortment of letterpress cards. It blew him away - he’d never seen anything like it before! One of the owners was in the shop that day and was very kind – she was happy to answer all his questions.

About six months later Brad was fortunate enough to meet Bob Paduano – a master of all things letterpress. Bob had been in the business a long time and was able to restore a Kluge 10x15 platen press for him. At the time he was still doing freelance design work so, for about a year, whenever he had a spare moment, Brad worked down in his garage – trying to figure out this big hunk of cast iron. He never took any classes… he would have but wasn't able to find any that taught printing on a platen press. For safety reasons, classes always taught on Vandercooks or very tiny table top presses. So he kept looking online for answers and spoke with all sorts of helpful and generous printers. It took some time but eventually his knowledge base grew to a point where he was able to get going at an operable speed.

Not long after that Brad stopped taking on any freelance design work and dedicated all his time to creating a letterpress greeting card line. A pretty significant leap, somewhat blind, but something he felt was necessary. If he was going to make a go of it, he had to commit himself, one hundred percent!

By the way, Maginating, the name of this company, is a made up word. Brad created it when he was very young. He'd use it all the time, particularly when he was playing with his toys. It's kind of like a verb... used to describe the use of one's imagination. Someone might ask him, what are you doing, Brad? And he'd reply - "I'm maginating!"

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Shop members
  • Brad Woods

    Owner, Designer

    Brad Woods' circuitous journey to the paper world began in the animation industry. He worked on a bunch of stuff like Eek the Cat, Mars Attacks, and the second Jurassic Park film. He's been creating greeting cards at Maginating for about eight years.

  • Ronnie Williams

    DeFrance Printing, Master Printer

    Ronnie Williams is a vital part of the family-run DeFrance Printing, established in San Diego in 1893 by Albert Heath. They print all of Maginating's cards and a number of other well-known card companies, too. No one does it better than these guys!

Manufacturers
  • DeFrance Printing

    San Diego, CA, United States

    DeFrance Printing, a family-run business, was originally established in 1893 by Albert Heath and print for a number of well-known greeting card companies.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2011
Welcome to Maginating's Etsy Shop policies - thank you for your interest in our products. Created by former animation designer, Brad Woods, Maginating combines a love of clean design with whimsical characters and bold colors in a unique line of greeting cards. Printed on an antique letterpress, each card is an expression of love in one of its myriad forms.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
We prefer PayPal but will accept checks, too. Please understand, however, if you do pay by check, we won't be able to send your item(s) until we've received the check and it's cleared at the bank. If you are a resident of California, don't worry about adding tax to your order, we'll cover it on our end.
Shipping
We will ship your item within 2-4 business days - but honestly, it's generally sooner than that. Either way, we'll send you an email to let you know when your item(s) are on their way. If you would like to add insurance on your shipment, please let us know, otherwise, we'll send it uninsured.
Refunds and Exchanges
We do not accept refunds or exchanges. If you receive an item and it's damaged, please let us know - we handle these issues on a case-by-case basis and will do all we can to keep everyone happy.