modern design, old school craft

San Francisco, California · 239 Sales


modern design, old school craft

San Francisco, California 239 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars

lucky8letterpress is taking a short break


Note from shop owner The LUCKY8 LETTERPRESS etsy shop is on hiatus indefinitely. Thank you for your interest!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 14, 2017

The LUCKY8 LETTERPRESS etsy shop is on hiatus indefinitely. Thank you for your interest!

Cynthia Lin

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Cynthia Lin


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minimag12 on Aug 18, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Bought as a present, not seen them used but looked lovely the way they were presented.


bishopborn on Jun 6, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

My mother loved this card. It was a bit hard to write he address on the very deep purple envelope but won't change anything, it goes with the card so well.

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modern design, old school craft

I got into letterpress through another artistic pursuit - I'm also a singer-songwriter (plug! check out my music at My first album was professionally manufactured - for my second album, I wanted something more personal, and I loved the idea of avoiding plastic, using 100% recycled packaging, and printing CD cases myself. A friend introduced me to the idea of letterpress, and I found The Arm, a letterpress studio in Brooklyn where I could learn to print and rent a press. It was such a thrill to print my own limited edition CDs.

Other musicians began asking me to print CD cases for them, and then just by word of mouth I was printing invitations, business cards, bookmarks, stationery, custom wedding favor CDs. Now I'm printing non-stop.

I'm a total nerd for the craft of letterpress printing -- my goal is to create designs that will maximize the beauty of ink, impression, and paper. I love white space, bold color, super crisp impression, unique papers, and ultimately I enjoy "petting" the paper and running my fingers over the textured details.

For custom work, it's important to me to capture the personality of whomever I'm creating for. I love hand-drawings, which I can turn into digital art to print. I am also a big fan of typography - the right font makes all the difference, and I often create custom fonts to perfectly suit each project.

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  • cynthia lin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    hi there - i'm cynthia lin, a singer/songwriter turned designer and letterpress printer. i love interesting papers with texture, bold color, and minimalist design. i live in glorious san francisco.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 18, 2012
welcome! thanks for visiting the LUCKY 8 etsy shop.

LUCKY 8 LETTERPRESS is a design and print studio based in san francisco, california. we specialize in custom artwork and craft print design consultation.

our ethos is eco and original. we love texture, clean lines, bold colors, and tree-free papers. we're inspired by nature, languages, typography, and most of all, kitty cats.

contact cynthia with the details for your project. please follow us on facebook, twitter, and tumblr. what can we print for you?

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
we accept etsy payments via PayPal. if you wish to cancel your order, please convo or email ( to see if your order has been shipped yet.
samples, single cards, and card sets ship in as minimal packaging as possible via USPS First Class. if you wish to add tracking/insurance, please convo before ordering.

custom save the dates, invitations, wedding suites, business cards, and personalized stationery ship in carefully packaged boxes via:
in the US: USPS Priority Mail with insurance
International: USPS First Class - no tracking available without upgrading to $50 express mail. convo if you'd like to upgrade.

we all rely on delivery services like the post office, and i've been lucky so far. if something goes wrong with delivery, let me know and we'll make the best of the situation.
Refunds and Exchanges
once an order is shipped, we do not offer refunds. happy to exchange, buyer covers extra shipping costs.

once a deposit is made for custom work, we do not offer refunds on the deposit. you may cancel the remaining work as long as production has not begun.
Additional policies and FAQs
all etsy shop products are printed on tree-free papers with soy-based inks, and our studio upholds greenest solvent and ink disposal standards.

we believe in creating the art that we print, and we retain ownership and copyright to all artwork that we sell on our products. we also retain ownership of all artwork created for custom projects - for usage beyond the original print project, please contact for licensing agreements.

we love custom work, and ideally we can create a schedule together for appropriate time to create design and to print a quality product. generally, 2-3 weeks is required for custom design, and 2-3 weeks is the print production turnaround. we ask for a 50% deposit at the start of design, and print production begins when the remaining balance is paid.

we're perfectionists, and we put a lot of time into each revision. we include 3 revisions with custom orders. further revisions will incur additional charges, billed by time spent.

are available. please convo or email (