Black Cat Letterpress Birthday Card - Japanese Toy Drum | Happy Birthday Card with Cats for Her or Him | Birthday Card from Cat
Love Song Cat Letterpress Card | Valentine's Day Card for Cat & Music Lover | Record Player Anniversary Card for Her or Him | Just Because
Cat Letterpress Birthday Card - Japanese Toy Kendama | Boyfriend Birthday | Handmade Birthday Card for Him
Love Letter Cat Letterpress Card | Valentines card for him | Anniversary for her | Friendship | Thinking of You
Letterpress Black Cat Card - Japanese Yelllow Umbrella Kimono Cat | Blank Folded Large Greeting Card
Thanksgiving Siamese Cat and Yellow Ginkgo Leaves Letterpress Holiday Card | Thanksgiving Cards handmade
Hand-bound Journals Letterpress Card | Blank Greeting Card for Book Lovers & Writers | Birthday Card for Librarian
Japanese Matcha Tea Cat Letterpress Holiday Card | Cat Christmas Cards | Japanese Holiday Cards
Carol on Jun 24, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is a very charming and whimsical card. The artwork is intriguing and the paper stock it's on is quite nice.
Kate on Jun 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
gorgeous card, prompt shipping!👏👏👏
kelley3333 on May 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
A whimsical design, nicely rendered and printed up beautifully. This artist is a perfectionist. Thanks again and thanks as well for the lovely note.
Brandon on Apr 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
The card is exquisite in person! The cat in the kimono is a perfect balance of beautiful and whimsical. The personalized note included made for truly special presentation. Thank you!
avelizfl on Apr 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
Wonderful quality card! It was also packaged nicely with a kind note from the seller.
Cindy on Apr 12, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful card and fast delivery! I love these cards and those who receive them always love them too! This is my second purchase from this seller, I highly recommend these awesome cards.
Matthew on Mar 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful cards, can't wait to use them. Seller was very helpful with questions, excellent communication overall.
Kaike on Jun 23, 20225 out of 5 stars
I really appreciated the artwork on the card I picked because my boyfriend loves playing kendama and it was perfect for his birthday! It’ll be a nice thing to keep forever as memory.
Meg on Jun 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
This card really exceeded my expectations. The artwork is beautiful and the paper quality is wonderful. They shipped my card out very quickly. I’ll definitely order again from this seller
Original designs and hand-crafted letterpress printing
Welcome to our letterpress shop.
Our first step in the process of making a card is coming up with sketching ideas. Our designs are influenced by my Japanese origin. We also should mention our cat, Olele, as our inspiration. We evaluate and reevaluate the design, and re-sketch many times. When we're satisfied with the design, we scan our sketch, create a digital file, and fine-tune the design. Then we create a separate file for each color and finally order the photopolymer plates.
When we receive the plates, we mount the first plate on an aluminum base. This base is set into a chase and then inserted into the press. We hand-mix the desired color and then print it. It's necessary to allow the ink to dry a day before we start printing the second color. We manually adjust the position of the base so that the second plate registers in the exact position that the design requires. During printing, sometimes a shift in registration occurs for various reasons and we have to stop printing and readjust the position of the second plate. When the color starts to lose depth, we add ink on the inking plate and treadle until the ink is smooth.
For one idea to become a reality, it takes a lot of time and a number of processes as you can see. We put our heart into every process and we're always happy and content when we see the finished card. It's delightful to see the colors come alive when printing on fine paper and for the image to take on the depth that letterpress printing gives.
Owner, Designer, Printer
Hello! Thanks for checking out our shop.
Designer, Printer, Press Mechanic
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