SteelPetalPress

letterpress wedding invitations and greeting cards

Illinois, United States · 7326 Sales

SteelPetalPress

letterpress wedding invitations and greeting cards

Illinois, United States 7326 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(2014)

Announcement   MINIMUM for custom letterpress orders is $150 or 50 units.
BEFORE submitting a custom request please visit the FAQ section of my website: http://steelpetalpress.com/faq/

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http://steelpetalpress.com/about

I quit my day job. Read my story here:
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Please contact me directly for details on custom orders or wholesale options.
Shayna (a) SteelPetalPress.com

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 13, 2016

MINIMUM for custom letterpress orders is $150 or 50 units.
BEFORE submitting a custom request please visit the FAQ section of my website: http://steelpetalpress.com/faq/

Sign up for the mailing list for awesome discount codes and updates!
http://mad.ly/signups/65953/join

Watch the video of me working in my shop:
http://steelpetalpress.com/about

I quit my day job. Read my story here:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/quit-your-day-job-steel-petal-press/

Please contact me directly for details on custom orders or wholesale options.
Shayna (a) SteelPetalPress.com

Shayna Norwood

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Shayna Norwood

Wrapping Paper - Unicorn Wrap
US$4.50
Wrapping Paper - Lightening Bolt
US$4.50
Wrapping Paper - Neon Heart
US$4.50
Coffee Mug - Chicago Skyline Mug
US$16.00
Coffee Mug - F*ck - Typographic Quote Mug
US$16.00
Shot Glass - Yay! - Party Favor - Gift
US$7.00
Letterpress Bookmark - Awesome People Read
US$2.50
Letterpress Bookmark - F*ing Book
US$2.50
Letterpress Bookmark - New Black
US$2.50
Shot Glass - Anchor - Party Favor - Gift
US$7.00
Letterpress Love card - Oh What Fun!!
US$5.00
Letterpress Love card - Lots of Vino
US$5.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2014)
Jessamyn Martin

Jessamyn Martin on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful item. Clean, crisp, vibrant. Perfect for professional and personal notes of thanks. I thought for some reason when I ordered these that they were folded cards but realized quickly when I got them they were not. But now I actually prefer them as they are and am glad they're not folded!

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Updates

Drinking coffee from our fancy new mug!

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Coffee Mug - F*ck - Typographic Quote Mug
US$16.00
Standing in front of the presses, getting ready to print!!

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Inking station in the new studio! All set up

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Letterpress Mother's Day card - Thanks Mom
US$5.00
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About

and the rest is letterpress

Steel Petal Press is a Chicago-based printing and letterpress operation run by me, Shayna Norwood. I’m a professionally trained visual artist with a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute. I’ve been letterpress printing since 2004, when I was first introduced to it while earning my degree.

I love the mechanics, machinery, and process of letterpress printing as well as the gorgeous impression each print leaves on a page. Over the years, I’ve developed my craft through working in various letterpress studios and book arts centers across the country, from the San Francisco Center for Book Arts to Women’s Studio Workshop in New York.

In December 2008, I started Steel Petal Press when I decided to design and print my own holiday cards to send to friends and family. Since then, the business has expanded to include custom wedding invitation sets, business cards, birth announcements, guestbooks, hand-bound journals, and personal stationery.

Penelope, a 1960′s Chandler & Price Model-N, joined the Steel Petal Press family in the spring of 2011. Later I acquired "Jaws" a 1950s Challenge level paper cutter. And most recently, we welcomed Sweetie the Vandercook SP-15. In September 2012 I moved into my very own studio space in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

My aesthetic as an artist is vivid and expressive, grounded in confident and moving design. But I thrive on working hand-in-hand with clients to craft a look that’s distinctively theirs as well as meaningful to the occasion. Building a narrative with word and image, I hand feed each piece individually through the press making each one ever so slightly different and unique in its own way. I feel so lucky to be able to use my art degree to make a living doing something I love every day—I put that spirit into every design.

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  • Shayna Norwood

    Owner, Designer, Printer

    I’m a professionally trained visual artist with a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute. I’ve been letterpress printing since 2004, when I was first introduced to it while earning my degree. Steel Petal Press has been my full time gig since 2010

  • Kat

    Operations Manager

    Kat is happy to help keep Steel Petal Press running smoothly. Crafty businesses simply rock!

  • Matt

    Assistant, Shipper

    Matt is the new shipping clerk and production assistant!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 3, 2016
Thanks for shopping handmade!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I will ship your order once full payment is received usually via USPS.

If a payment does not go through I will contact you within 24 hours. If I don't hear from you after a week I will cancel the order.

If you would like to cancel an order before it has shipped please just contact me directly.

I do charge sales tax on all orders made within Illinois.
Shipping
I ship most orders within 3-4 business days usually via USPS. If it will be any longer than that I will contact you to let you know the delayed status of shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me about any lost or damaged items. I deal with most issues on a case by case basis and want to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase.

I do not refund the cost of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Before submitting a custom request please visit the FAQ section of my website: http://steelpetalpress.com/faq/

Thank you!
Shayna