gingerraintree on Nov 7, 2016
Perfect for my politically minded friend who's birthday is in November!
Paleta Press: a little global printshop
Welcome to Paleta Press, a little global printshop, located in Cleveland, Ohio. My designs are inspired by my time living in South America and Europe, my travels, pop culture, and food and drink from around the world. 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. Subsequently, I trained in letterpress at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago and Zygote Press in Cleveland.
Contact me if you would like to discuss custom work including cards, personal stationery, posters and invitations.
I operate two antique presses (A Baltimore platen press and a Line-O-Scribe sign press) and create designs with vintage printers blocks and type. My grandfather trained as a typesetter in the 1930s and I hope to carry on the tradition – with a twist. I also incorporate screen printing into some of my designs. All type is set by hand using vintage wood and metal typefaces. 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.
L is the founder, designer and printer at Paleta Press. Her favorite paleta flavor is lime.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
Yes, I do custom orders! Please contact me and we can discuss further.