Letterpress Goods: @downtownwritingandpress

Fredericksburg, Virginia

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DowntownPress is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello, I'll be away for a while 💟

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 14, 2021

Hello, I'll be away for a while 💟

Susan Carter Morgan

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Susan Carter Morgan


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5 out of 5 stars
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Quality 13 Shipping 16 Customer service 10

About DowntownPress

Sales 178
On Etsy since 2014

Downtown Writing & Letterpress

I've always loved words and typography.

My supervising teacher once told me that I "had a calm about me." Whether or not that was true didn't matter. I believed her and carried her words close to my heart. I lived into them.

When I started my shop, I wanted to create cards and prints that matter to people-- that might even change their lives.

I only make 5-10 cards or prints at a time, which means you won't see them everywhere. I cut, print, score, and fold each card one at a time before placing in a cello envelope to ship.

My presses include an 8x12 C&P, a Line O'Scribe, and a small Golding Pearl. I print using wood and metal type and polymer plates designed in Adobe Illustrator. My introverted self loves spending time in the shop, getting my hands covered in ink, and finding ways to tell stories in print.

If you have a favorite quote or phrase, I might be able to do some custom work for you. Message me with questions, and we'll see if we can work it out.

I love being able to use vintage equipment to keep the art of letterpress alive. And I believe customer service is the most important quality I can offer those of you who support small shops like mine.

Shop members

  • Susan Carter Morgan


    I am a printer. I love being alone, Golden Retrievers, bourbon and walks along the beach. I design, print and cut each card myself, mailing your package the day after you order. All profits go to Mental Health America of #fxbg. Thanks!

Production partners

  • Hello World Paper Co

    VA, United States

    Designed by me and laser cut by Hello World Paper Co

  • Printful

    NC, United States

    I design my introvert items. They are printed at Printful and shipped from there.

  • Spreadshirt

    United States

    This company values relationships, quality work, and community spirit.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 28, 2021
I love creating cards and prints that matter to people. You can always tell what I'm thinking by what I'm printing. It's my meditation.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I print cards that matter to me. So I want them to matter to you, too! Letterpress printed material means some variation in ink, but that's what makes it special. Please message me if you receive damaged goods. I want you to be a satisfied customer.
PayPal and credit cards welcome. Items shipped as soon as payment is received.
Cards are shipped with care using First Class mail. USPS is having trouble getting orders out on time, and we have no control. Please be patient!
Additional policies and FAQs
Sorry, no custom orders.

More information

Last updated on Nov 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are priced on the number of words and type of material used. For example, a 5x7 printed on thick, cotton paper is usually $35 for a short quote. I need one to two weeks to work on custom orders.