PaletaPress

Paleta Press

Cleveland, Ohio On Etsy since 2015

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PaletaPress

Paleta Press

Cleveland, Ohio | 299 Sales

Announcement    Shipping is ALWAYS free for any orders above $35!
At this time we are unable to create any custom orders. All cards in the shop are printed and ready to ship!

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Last updated on May 1, 2020

Shipping is ALWAYS free for any orders above $35!
At this time we are unable to create any custom orders. All cards in the shop are printed and ready to ship!

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I just reprinted the "So Many Books, so Little Time" letterpress card in blue on white cardstock! Perfect for the bibliophile in your life.
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About PaletaPress

Sales 299
On Etsy since 2015

About Paleta Press

Welcome to Paleta Press, a little global print shop and graphic design studio, located in Chicago, IL (currently) and Cleveland, Ohio. 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 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.

Contact me if you would like to discuss custom work including cards, personal stationery, posters and invitations. All of my cards and posters are hand-set type, not made by computer.

Process
I operate two antique presses from home (A Baltimore platen press and a Line-O-Scribe sign press) and create designs with vintage printers blocks and type. I also print at Spudnik Press in Chicago and Zygote Press in Cleveland on Chandler and Price platen presses. My grandfather trained as a typesetter in the 1930s and I hope to carry on the tradition – with a twist. All type is set by hand using vintage wood and metal typefaces. Yes, this means that each letter is set individually. 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 28, 2019
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.