blackbirdletterpress

animal gift cards | handmade journals | calendars

Baton Rouge, Louisiana · 6573 Sales

blackbirdletterpress

animal gift cards | handmade journals | calendars

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 6573 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1783)

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Wholesale and custom inquires, welcome! Send us an email at blackbirdletterpress [!at] gmail.com and we'll happily send you our line sheet.
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To learn more about us and see samples of our custom printing, visit blackbirdletterpress.com.
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Announcement

Last updated on Nov 28, 2017

--blackbirdletterpress.com
--instagram: http://instagram.com/blackbirdletterpress
--twitter: twitter.com/blackbirdletter
--fb: www.facebook.com/blackbirdletterpress
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Wholesale and custom inquires, welcome! Send us an email at blackbirdletterpress [!at] gmail.com and we'll happily send you our line sheet.
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To learn more about us and see samples of our custom printing, visit blackbirdletterpress.com.
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About

Celebrating 10+ years!

Kathryn Hunter started Blackbird Letterpress in Lafayette, Louisiana, in her friends' house in 2003. Blackbird began with the purchase of a Chandler and Price "Old Series" platen letterpress (circa 1904) from a long-time printer in Hammond, Louisiana. The movable type came from a printer outside of Chicago. One crisp October weekend (well, crisp in Illinois, not necessarily in Louisiana), Pudd and Kathryn flew to the big midwestern city, loaded a couple tons of type and cabinets and other goodies out of a basement into a moving truck, and drove it back to Bayou Country. A collection of vintage printer's cuts came from a long-time printer in New Iberia, Louisiana (the trip was luckily much shorter that time).

We currently work out of a mural-clad building in Baton Rouge, which we share with a cool metalworking business and two frisky guard dogs. We print on several presses: C&P 8x12, Vandercook SP15, C&P 10x15, and a Heidelberg Windmill 10x15.

Kathryn Hunter was trained as a printmaker and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking (1999) from Montana State University, Bozeman, and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking (2003) from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She continues to make fine art when she's not busy keeping up with Blackbird, designing, printing, and performing other operational tasks. See her fine art work at kathrynhunterfineart.com. Her work is represented by LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans, LA.

Rebecca Kreisler earned an MFA in printmaking at LSU in 2011. She currently teaches at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. See her work at rebeccakreisler.com.

To see what we're up to visit & follow us on Instagram, instagram.com/blackbirdletterpress

Production partners

  • A local laser cutting business

    LA, United States

    A local metal laser cutting business.

  • a local binder

    Baton Rouge, LA

    An offset and digital printshop.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 12, 2018
Hello! Come on in and take a look. If you still have a question after reading our policies, please convo us.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
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 and exchange details
If your item arrives damaged, please let us know. We'll work with you!
Payment
We accept Paypal, credit cards, and checks. If you pay with a check, we'll wait until the check clears to ship your order.
Shipping
[general info]

We ship at least twice a week via USPS first class mail. We package our paper goods in a sturdy envelope to keep them from bending in transit. (Added bonus: You can reuse or recycle the envelopes!) If you prefer a different shipping method, just convo us. We’ll be glad to upgrade for you.

Louisiana residents will be charged 9% sales tax.

[international]

Buyers are responsible for any duties or customs fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
[wholesale]

We gladly accept wholesale inquiries. Convo us or email us at blackbirdletterpress [!at] gmail.com, and we'll send you our line sheet (complete with terms, minimum orders, and product photos and descriptions). Just let us know what email address to use.

[custom printing]

We offer custom printing, including letterpress business cards, invitations and announcements, and small runs of posters and handbills. Choose from existing Blackbird Letterpress designs, or work one-on-one with us to create the perfect custom design to suit your needs. Feel free to peruse samples of our work at blackbirdletterpress.com. If you have questions or would like an estimate, please email Rebecca at print [!at] blackbirdletterpress.com.

[printing]

The impression you see in our printed paper goods will vary depending on the paper and type of relief image we use. A lino cut leaves less impression than a magnesium plate, for example. While we enjoy the texture debossing creates, we cannot exceed the ability of our press or compromise our type or print blocks to make a deeper impression than good printing demands. In everything we print, we strive to maintain high quality and strong design.