cardamompress

Cardamom Press - sweet, spicy, elegant letterpress

Pennsylvania, United States · 360 Sales

cardamompress

Cardamom Press - sweet, spicy, elegant letterpress

Pennsylvania, United States 360 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(116)

Announcement   Welcome to Cardamom Press!

I'm not printing right now, so I can spend more time with my awesome 2-year-old, but we've still got lots of cards and prints in stock. Take a look around, and stop back to find weekly sales on featured items starting in May!

If you're looking for notecards from our City Landmarks series, you can find them over at Cityhopper Studios: https://www.etsy.com/shop/cityhopperstudios

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 13, 2016

Welcome to Cardamom Press!

I'm not printing right now, so I can spend more time with my awesome 2-year-old, but we've still got lots of cards and prints in stock. Take a look around, and stop back to find weekly sales on featured items starting in May!

If you're looking for notecards from our City Landmarks series, you can find them over at Cityhopper Studios: https://www.etsy.com/shop/cityhopperstudios

Sarah Deutsch

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Sarah Deutsch

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(116)
thayne

thayne on Feb 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fast service. Wonderful cards. Will be back,

kmm50

kmm50 on Jan 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping and exactly as described. Lovely print.

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Updates

Local Pittsburgh friends, we'll be selling cards and prints at the Pop Pop POP Up Shop in Regent Square this weekend - check our Facebook page for details. Plus, we're spreading the 'burgh love with 20% off Pgh print sets now through Saturday!

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We'll be selling cards and prints at a great local event in a couple weeks, so we're featuring prints of our beautiful city from now until then. 20% off the complete set of Pittsburgh prints until we take them to the Pop Pop POP UP SHOP on the 25th!

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The littlest member of our shop turned 3 this week, so we're featuring our Sunbonnet Sue note cards in her honor. 20% off in the shop through next Tuesday!

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About

Falling in Love with Letterpress

It was a blustery day in February 2010. Sapling Press, a local letterpress studio here in Pittsburgh, was holding their annual Valentine’s Day Studio Tour. I had never seen a letterpress, but I’ve always loved printmaking (I took printmaking classes of all kinds through middle and high school), so I decided to go and check it out. Little did I know, that day was going to change my life.

The tour was fabulous. Down in the depths of a nondescript gray office, Lisa Krowinski (mastermind behind Sapling’s awesomeness) showed us around the studio, explained the whole printing process, and showed us some samples of letterpress invitations. Then we got to print. Our own valentines. On the letterpress. I printed four valentines that day, two of them with 2 colors (I know, pretty cool, right?), and by the time I had finished them, I was in love. The feel of the paper, the texture of the impression, the sheer amazingness (is that a word?) of using this big, old, antique piece of machinery to create something so delicate and beautiful. I had to learn more.

I went home after the studio tour and showed my treasured letterpress valentines to everyone I knew. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. For weeks. Finally, I tweeted Lisa to see if she could use some help around the studio, in exchange for teaching me a bit more about her craft, and she agreed.

Over the next 3 years, Lisa taught me a tremendous amount about the craft of letterpress printing. I started Cardamom Press in the summer of 2010 and built a business working with some awesome artists to print their gorgeous illustrations.

I stopped printing for a while when my daughter was born in 2013, but I made sure to print a huge stock before I went on maternity leave so I could keep the shop open until I was ready to return. I’ll probably go back to printing soon, but in the meantime, I’ve got a shop full of cards and prints that I absolutely adore!

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