DowntownPress

Letterpress: One of a Kind Cards and Prints

Fredericksburg, Virginia · 121 Sales

DowntownPress

Letterpress: One of a Kind Cards and Prints

Fredericksburg, Virginia 121 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(41)

DowntownPress is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Taking some time off. I'll have new prints and cards available when I return :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 9, 2017

Taking some time off. I'll have new prints and cards available when I return :)

Susan Carter Morgan

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Susan Carter Morgan

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(41)
Carey Pohanka

Carey Pohanka on Dec 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I wanted a special, but not too expensive gift for some friends. These books were beautiful and just what I was looking for. My friends who got them LOVED them and were thrilled at having a handmade piece. Great all around experience and I highly recommend this shop. :)

CapeCodCharm

CapeCodCharm on Nov 17, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

The quality of this card is excellent! The paper is nice and thick. I have ordered before from this shop and will order again. I highly recommend it!

CapeCodCharm

CapeCodCharm on Nov 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The quality of this card is excellent! The paper is nice and thick. I have ordered before from this shop and will order again. I highly recommend it!

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Teal ink is a winner.

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Mother's Day letterpress
Mother's Day letterpress
$5.00
Love You More. Simple but true- and although I don't make many Valentine's Day cards, this is one I had to print.

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Valentine Love You Card
Valentine Love You Card
$5.00
This card speaks to me on so many levels.

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Letterpress Rilke Card- Journey
Letterpress Rilke Card- Journey
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About

Downtown Writing & Letterpress

I've always loved words and typography.
After teaching the history of journalism to my high school students, I decided I needed to get hands-on in letterpress printing. I was hooked.
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.
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 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.

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Shop members

  • Susan Carter Morgan

    Owner

    I am a printer. I love my alone time, Makers Mark, Golden Retrievers, and walks along the beach. I design, print, cut, score, fold, and mail each card myself.

Production partners

  • Spreadshirt

    United States

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

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2016
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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
PayPal and credit cards welcome. Items shipped as soon as payment is received.
Shipping
Cards are shipped with care using First Class mail in a padded envelope. Larger items such as framed posters are shipped Priority and with tracking.
Refunds and Exchanges
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. However, if you are not satisfied, you may always return your cards for a refund or a new card. Please message me if you receive damaged goods. I want you to be a satisfied customer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Some custom orders available. It depends upon what type I have and how long it takes.

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.