alohaletterpress

Personalized Letterpress Stationery & Custom Cards

Makawao, Hawaii · 1874 Sales

alohaletterpress

Personalized Letterpress Stationery & Custom Cards

Makawao, Hawaii 1874 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(522)

Announcement   Personalized letterpress stationery and customized cards made with Aloha!
Welcome to my Aloha Letterpress shop. Located on the beautiful island of Maui, I would like to share with you a bit of warm aloha with a variety of letterpress printed cards and personalized services. I personally hand print each card one at a time using my antique Chandler and Price printing presses. New designs are added frequently so do come by and visit. Mahalo!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 29, 2017

Personalized letterpress stationery and customized cards made with Aloha!
Welcome to my Aloha Letterpress shop. Located on the beautiful island of Maui, I would like to share with you a bit of warm aloha with a variety of letterpress printed cards and personalized services. I personally hand print each card one at a time using my antique Chandler and Price printing presses. New designs are added frequently so do come by and visit. Mahalo!

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5 out of 5 stars
(522)
Acme Couture

Acme Couture on Jun 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous notecards! The color and workmanship are perfection.

Babs Noelle

Babs Noelle on Jun 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! There's no way to compliment highly enough! Easy to work with, beautiful craft, quick delivery. Highly recommend!

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Updates

Lovely letterpress plumeria notecards tucked into a printed muslin sack.
Owl letterpress printed cards and printed sack. Super as a gift or for your messages. Say hoo-lo with these mailable mini cards.
Fresh forest green fern letterpress cards with Aloha or Mahalo. Hawaiian Kupukupu fern, a native plant.
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About

Sharing Warm Aloha

My letterpress printing evolved from my interest in making artist books and from my paper making from cotton rag and various other plant materials. The letterpress prints I create are printed with an antique 1900s' Chandler Price Pilot press and a larger Chandler Price 8 x 12 printing press.

With letterpress printing, a printer may use the traditional method or use a base with photo polymer dies. With the traditional method, I fit the type and die cuts into a chase (metal frame) with wooden furniture, making sure that the type and dies are securely fitted into the chase. The ink is prepared and placed on the press ink plate. Test prints and adjustments are made as needed. This can be the most time consuming part of printing because of the many variables involved when printing with an antique press. Once adjustments have been made, the individual sheets of paper are hand fed onto the press and each card is printed one at a time.

Running my shop allows me to provide hands-on printing and attention to detail and gives me the opportunity to create. I have always loved working with my hands whether it is making paper, creating unique handmade books, or hand carving of images for prints. Focusing on letterpress printing also allows me to work with these marvelous antique printing presses that are works of art in themselves. Although more than a 100 years old, these antique printing presses work in unison and harmony to create a unique aesthetic effect and impression that you can see and touch, truly a delight for the senses!

Aloha Letterpress is the name of my shop because aloha has such special meaning. It can mean hello, good bye or love. “Alo “ means presence and “ha” means breath. Together, it can be translated as breath of life. In Hawaii, we try to “live aloha” and to share our aloha with others. I hope my work will help others to share their aloha with the special people in their lives.
Aloha and mahalo, Linda

Shop members

  • Linda

    Owner, Designer, Printer

    Letterpress printer creating beautiful letterpress printed stationery and customized paper goods with aloha.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 1, 2018
Aloha! Welcome to my Aloha Letterpress shop on Etsy. My goal as a letterpress printer is to provide you with distinctive and unique stationery and cards that will help you to convey your thoughts to friends and family in a special way. I also want to help you with personalizing your stationery to meet your wishes.

I take pride in the work I do and I will strive to provide you with excellent and prompt service. I use two antique Chandler & Price presses and each item is individually hand printed one at a time with care and attention to detail. I use the finest of letterpress papers, Crane's Lettra . Lettra papers are plush white 100 percent cotton, tree free and beautiful to touch with a slight texture.

I have some handset metal type available and can mail these customized cards within 1-2 days. If you would like a custom order with a different type for names or text or colors, please contact me. I welcome you to contact me with any questions you may have.

If you are pleased with your order, I would appreciate it if you would consider leaving some feedback for me. I truly am thankful for your business and appreciate hearing from you. If there are any concerns or problems, please do contact me and I will work with you to resolve it in whatever way I can.
Mahalo! Linda

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns gladly accepted for damaged items or shipment of wrong items. Please contact me if there were any problems during shipment.
Payment
• Payments are in US dollars through Paypal or Direct Checkout.
• Hawaii state tax will be added for Hawaii residents.
• Washington and Pennsylvania state consumers will pay sales tax on out-of-state e-commerce purchases because of newly approved legislation by their state legislature.
• International customers: VAT and any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties are NOT INCLUDED with your purchase. Any VAT or other fees that may be incurred at the time of international delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. For any additional information, refer to your local customs agency. Returns will not be accepted due to VAT or customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties.
Shipping
US SHIPPING:
• First Class Mail for 1st item. Two or more items will ship USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail. Up to 4 sets can be shipped for 1 Priority Flat Rate price. USPS usually delivers to US states in 3-4 days from Hawaii. For multiple purchases, I can often combine shipping for less cost. If this is the case, I will refund shipping overages.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
• USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL for 1-2 items.
Up to 4 sets can be shipped for 1 Priority Flat Rate price.
USPS First Class and Priority Mail delivery time varies for different countries--usually 8-14 days. With USPS Priority Mail Express International, it may be 3-5 days. Contact me if you would like a shipping upgrade.

• All items are packaged in clear boxes for your convenient use or gift giving and carefully enclosed in padded packaging or a box for mailing.

NOTE To International Customers:
• VAT and any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties are NOT INCLUDED with your purchase. Any VAT or other fees that may be incurred at the time of international delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. For any additional information, refer to your local customs agency. Returns will not be accepted due to VAT or customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties.
Additional policies and FAQs
• Custom orders provided. Please contact me for more information. I'll be happy to help you in whatever way I can.
• If you would like a printed invoice included with your purchase, please let me know in the message to seller. You can also access your invoices of purchased items through your Etsy account.
Privacy
Privacy Policy Effective May 25 2018

General Data Protection Regulation is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. The GDPR gives citizens control of their personal data and also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices. https://www.etsy.com/legal/privacy

Personal information: To fulfill your order, some information must be provided (which you authorized Etsy to provide), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly via Etsy conversation or messaging.

Why your infomation is needed:
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support; if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information sharing and Disclosure:
Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as shipping companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention:
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 2 years.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU:
I may store and process your information through Etsy’s services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction.

Your Rights:
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and
Concerns. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me:
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Linda Coleon, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at lcoleon [!at] gmail.com.
*If a customer contacts me to access, correct or delete personal information held by Etsy, I may contact Etsy at Etsy.com/help for assistance, or a customer may send a request directly to Etsy. You may also view Etsy’s Privacy Policy here:
https://www.etsy.com/legal/privacy

More information

Last updated on Feb 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Different fonts may be requested from any of the PERSONALIZED card listings. Different ink colors may also be requested. Additional cards may be ordered and if needed, I will create a reserved listing for you.

Custom and personalized orders

Customized orders for invitations, announcements, business stationery are accepted. Please contact me with your request and information.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale offered. Please contact me for information.