PaletaPress

Paleta Press

Cleveland, Ohio

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Announcement    Paleta Press will be on Summer break starting July 15, get your orders in now!

Shipping is ALWAYS free for any orders above $35!

Shipping notice: Please be aware that we ship via USPS first class mail, and the USPS is (still) experiencing nationwide delays due to COVID-19, new policies slowing mail delivery, and elevated volume. Therefore, we can't guarantee the shipping time of items, and everything may take longer than normal. We are sorry, and wish the postal situation was better. Thank you for your understanding and for shopping small!

At this time we are unable to create custom orders. All cards in the shop are printed and ready to ship.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 24, 2022

Paleta Press will be on Summer break starting July 15, get your orders in now!

Shipping is ALWAYS free for any orders above $35!

Shipping notice: Please be aware that we ship via USPS first class mail, and the USPS is (still) experiencing nationwide delays due to COVID-19, new policies slowing mail delivery, and elevated volume. Therefore, we can't guarantee the shipping time of items, and everything may take longer than normal. We are sorry, and wish the postal situation was better. Thank you for your understanding and for shopping small!

At this time we are unable to create custom orders. All cards in the shop are printed and ready to ship.

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About Paleta Press

Welcome to Paleta Press, a little global print shop and graphic design studio, located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I print using 100% wood and metal hand-set type and vintage images. My designs are influenced by my travels, ephemera, pop culture, and the eclectic typographic and design inspiration I find along the way. I have a longstanding interest in graphic design and have a background in researching the history of technology, so the world of letterpress seemed like a natural choice. Paleta Press was born in the summer of 2013 when I happened upon my first press in an antique bookstore that was going out of business in rural Wisconsin.

Process
I operate two antique presses from home (a tiny Baltimore platen press and a Line-O-Scribe sign press), and I also print at Zygote Press in Cleveland on a Chandler and Price platen press. My grandfather trained as a typesetter in the 1930s and I hope to carry on the tradition into the 21st century. For these cards and posters, I utilize vintage wood and metal typefaces, some dating from the 1800s. Yes, this means that each letter is set individually! All graphics are vintage image cuts made from wood, lead and copper, not polymer plates or computer graphics. I hope you enjoy these pieces of history!

What is a Paleta?
A paleta is a Mexican popsicle, and also the word for an artist’s palette in Spanish and Portuguese. Growing up in Chicago, paletas were a sign of summertime, and I hope these designs incorporate that sense of fun and nostalgia.

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  • L

    Owner, Creator

    L is the founder, designer and printer at Paleta Press. Her favorite paleta flavor is lime.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes, I do custom orders for an extra fee. Please contact me before placing an order and we can discuss further.

Can you personalize the inside of the card?

If you would like me to write something on the inside, I can do so, but I cannot print on the inside of the card except for large custom orders. All of my cards and posters are hand-set type, not made by computer.

Can you change the font / color / design of a card?

This would be a custom order, since the cards are all hand-set type, letter by letter.

Do you have mail tracking?

I mail via USPS First Class mail, to keep the cost of shipping low. This does not come with tracking.

Do you ship internationally?

No, unfortunately.