inkmeetspaper

Text less. Write more.™ Letterpress cards + paper goods

Charleston, South Carolina · 4414 Sales

inkmeetspaper

Text less. Write more.™ Letterpress cards + paper goods

Charleston, South Carolina 4414 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1135)

Announcement   Let's make the world more human, one card at a time.

Snark-free, sap-free letterpress cards + paper goods designed, printed, and assembled by hand from our studio in sunny Charleston, South Carolina.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 28, 2016

Let's make the world more human, one card at a time.

Snark-free, sap-free letterpress cards + paper goods designed, printed, and assembled by hand from our studio in sunny Charleston, South Carolina.

Allison Nadeau

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Allison Nadeau

To My Love valentine's love letterpress card
$5.00
SALE Warm Wishes letterpressed card - single
$3.00
Dashing Groom letterpress card
$5.00
Sending Love valentine's day letterpress card
$5.00
Be Mine, Valentine letterpress card
$5.00
Christmas Trees letterpressed card - single
$5.00
Hip Hip Hooray letterpress card - set of six
$18.00
Don't Lose the Hustle letterpress card
$5.00
Happy Easter letterpress card - set of six
$18.00
Marvelous Mom Mother's Day letterpress card
$5.00
Happy Valentine's Day letterpress card - single
$5.00
Here for You letterpress card
$5.00
First Father's Day letterpress card
$5.00
I'm Sorry. Let's Make Up. letterpress card
$5.00
Oh Snap letterpress card - single
$5.00
Pet Sympathy letterpress card
$5.00
Hello Arrows letterpress card - boxed set of six
$18.00
Hello Paper Plane letterpress card - set of six
$18.00
Happy Holidays letterpress card
$5.00
Brushed Heart valentine's letterpress card
$5.00
Still Hold Hands letterpress card
$5.00
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(1135)
jenlcordes

jenlcordes on Jan 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Extremely pleased with these. Also bought a card which I love. I'd definitely buy these again!

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Updates

This week has already been a flurry of activity in the studio-- from packaging up wholesale orders to printing custom projects to updating our wholesale website. And we couldn't be prouder of our small but mighty team for making it happen.

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Don't Lose the Hustle letterpress card
$5.00
For sending handwritten birthday cheer! herbemail

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Birthday Ferns letterpress birthday card
$5.00
Gold ink on press this afternoon! The metallic shine becomes matte once printed into thick cotton paper.

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About

Making the world more human, one card at a time.

We believe that handwritten communication is one of the most authentic interactions you can share with someone. In this very digital world, printed pieces and handwritten communication have become even more cherished and important. There are few things in life that can universally elicit a smile and a feeling of being loved. Receiving a handwritten note in the mail is one of them.

Each INK MEETS PAPER™ card supports this belief in the handwritten and the handcrafted. The 100% cotton paper is thick, and the ink is mixed by hand. Each piece is printed one color at a time on an antique printing press-- all from our studio in Charleston, South Carolina.

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The duo behind INK MEETS PAPER has always worked on various creative projects with one another. Running a business was a natural extension of that ability to work well with each other. INK MEETS PAPER initially started as a side/hobby project back in 2006 when Allison designed and printed custom stationery and invitations for friends and family. The love for the craft of letterpress printing came in 2008 with a printmaking class at REDUX, a local art gallery/studio in Charleston. After spending so much time behind the screen, it was refreshing to be so hands-on and involved in the physical process of creating a printed piece. That same year, they purchased their first (and currently only) printing press: a 1,000+ pound Chandler & Price.

With a passion for the handcrafted and the handwritten, the INK MEETS PAPER™ greeting card line launched in 2010. Each card starts as a hand-drawn design that is digitized and made into a photopolymer plate for printing. Next, big stacks of 100% cotton paper are trimmed down on a vintage Chandler & Price Craftsman paper cutter. Ink is mixed by hand using color formulas in the Pantone guide, and each card is handfed, one color at a time, through the printing press. Printed pieces are then assembled by hand and packaged for delivery.

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Shop members

  • Allison Nadeau

    Owner

  • Jamie Nadeau

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2016
TEXT LESS. WRITE MORE.™
We believe that handwritten communication is one of the most authentic interactions you can share with someone.

Each INK MEETS PAPER™ card supports this belief in the handwritten and the handcrafted. The 100% cotton paper is thick, and the ink is mixed by hand. Each piece is printed one color at a time on an antique printing press.

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
Payment
- We accept credit card payment via Etsy Direct Checkout or PayPal.
- Sales tax (8.5%) will be automatically added to orders placed in South Carolina.
- Orders that are not paid within 7 days will be canceled
Shipping
/ / / United States Customers / / /
- STANDARD SHIPPING: We use USPS First Class Mail (which allows us to give you the best shipping rate), and all orders ship from our studio in Charleston, South Carolina. Once your order leaves our studio, delivery typically ranges from 3 to 5 days, although it has been longer in some cases (even up to 2 weeks). Please note: order tracking is not available with First Class Mail.

- SHIPPING UPGRADES: For US orders, we offer a shipping upgrade to USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day service with tracking information) or USPS Priority Express (1-2 day service with tracking information). Shipping upgrades can be selected at time of checkout.

- LOCAL PICKUP (Charleston, SC): Please leave a note during checkout that you would like to pick up your items in person at our Park Circle studio. We will refund your shipping charges and arrange a time for pickup. Hours for pickup are 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.


/ / / International Customers / / /
We ship internationally from our studio in Charleston, South Carolina using USPS First Class Mail International. Every so often a package can get stuck in customs. Please be aware that we can’t be responsible for these delays. It’s nearly impossible to track a package once it leaves our country. If you require tracking for a time-sensitive package, please contact us directly so we can arrange a faster shipping agreement with FedEx or UPS.

You, as the buyer, are responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
As INK MEETS PAPER™ is a small printing studio, we are unable to offer returns on our merchandise. If there was an error on our end (for example, we ship you the wrong item), we will gladly correct the problem at no cost to you; however, we cannot be held responsible for merchandise damaged during shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Due to the nature of letterpress printing, variations in impression and color may be noted. This is the part of printing by hand on antique equipment that we love, as it really does ensure you get a one-of-a-kind piece. We do our best to accurately photograph and represent the print you will receive.