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Time to stock up on letterpress cards - shipping is free on everything in the Paleta Press shop until 12/12! #letterpress #etsysale #etsyfinds
New letterpress holiday cards are now in the Paleta Press shop - perfect for everyone on your list - both naughty and nice! Available in packs of 6 or as single cards.
This letterpress Carl Sagan card is perfect for any occasion for a science-loving friend! Now restocked in 3 colors in the Paleta Press shop.
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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 type 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.

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. 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.

Shop members

  • 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
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

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