Paleta Press

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Paleta Press

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When I saw this pig image I knew I had to turn it into a letterpress card for all of the BBQ-loving dads out there for Father's Day!
Happy teacher appreciation day (and week) ! This teacher/grad card has been re-printed for 2018 and is now in the shop.
Today (5/6) is the last day for 20% off all Mother's Day letterpress cards!
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Paleta Press: a little global printshop

Welcome to Paleta Press, a little global printshop, located in Chicago (and sometimes Cleveland). My designs are inspired by my travels, pop culture and the type and images 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. 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.

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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 Nov 30, 2017
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Custom and personalized orders

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