missive

letterpress social stationery, cards + announcements

San Francisco, California · 2482 Sales

missive

letterpress social stationery, cards + announcements

San Francisco, California 2482 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(655)

Announcement   Welcome to Missive, a boutique letterpress studio featuring luxurious social stationery, calling cards, invitations, announcements and greeting cards. Everything is printed by hand on vintage presses. For custom or wholesale inquiries, contact us at hello [!at] missivepress.com.

Keep in touch!
INSTAGRAM: @missivepress
NEWSLETTER: Subscribe to our letterpress newsletter for exclusive special offers and stationery news! missivepress.com/subscribe

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 18, 2017

Welcome to Missive, a boutique letterpress studio featuring luxurious social stationery, calling cards, invitations, announcements and greeting cards. Everything is printed by hand on vintage presses. For custom or wholesale inquiries, contact us at hello [!at] missivepress.com.

Keep in touch!
INSTAGRAM: @missivepress
NEWSLETTER: Subscribe to our letterpress newsletter for exclusive special offers and stationery news! missivepress.com/subscribe

Lisa Willis

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Lisa Willis

May Your Season Sparkle Letterpress Holiday Card
May Your Season Sparkle Letterpress Holiday Card
$5.50
Letterpress Birthday Card - Birthday Girl
Letterpress Birthday Card - Birthday Girl
$5.00
Happy Wedding Brush Stripe Letterpress Card
Happy Wedding Brush Stripe Letterpress Card
$5.50
Letterpress Diamond Engagement Card - Nice Rock
Letterpress Diamond Engagement Card - Nice Rock
$5.00
Hearts Letterpress Happy Anniversary Card
Hearts Letterpress Happy Anniversary Card
$5.50
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(655)
Audrey Lewis

Audrey Lewis on Aug 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent customer service, fast shipping, and quality products. Exactly how you'd want to be taken care of!

frizibell

frizibell on Jul 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful selection of cards, well made, very fast shipping and the customer service was the best I've had in a loooong time! I LOVE my cards! Thank you!

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Updates

You can't go wrong with a delicate letterpress card when popping the all-important question: Will you be my bridesmaid?

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Our Trellis letterpress stationery features an elegantly framed 3-letter monogram, perfect for your everyday correspondence. These sets are printed on 100% cotton paper, with matching cotton envelopes.
Christmas in July! Shop early for the best selection of our newly released letterpress holiday card collection. Our festive Peace Love & Bubbly card is in stock now and ready to ship.

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About

Missive Letterpress & Design

MISSIVE is a San Francisco Bay Area letterpress studio founded by designer Lisa Willis in 2008, when a creative outlet became a passion. With a mission to bring stylish correspondence to mailboxes everywhere, the offerings have expanded to include greeting cards, social stationery, announcements and more.

Each piece is hand-printed on vintage presses, using luxurious cotton and recycled content papers. With a less-is-more aesthetic and a focus on elegant letterforms, vintage imagery and classic design, our collection of charming letterpress cards and social stationery is intended to delight both the writer and the recipient.

Why Missive? Missive is an old word, dating from the 15th century. From its etymology in Medieval Latin "mittere"—to send—it has come to mean a note or written message and evokes both intrigue and romance, a fitting term for the art of letterpress.

Shop members

  • Lisa

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on December 10, 2016
All of our letterpress goods are hand-printed on one of our vintage platen presses. We print mostly on reclaimed cotton papers, that are not only beautiful, but sustainable. Please read the FAQs section for more information about this centuries old printing process.

All designs and images copyright © Missive. All rights reserved.

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
We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. Orders paid via PayPal eCheck will not ship until the eCheck has cleared. Sales tax applies to all orders shipped within California.
Shipping
Non-custom orders are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail typically within 1-3 business days of payment (it may be slightly longer during high volume order times such as holidays). For custom items, please refer to individual item descriptions for shipping estimates as these items are printed to order.

Please double check that your shipping address is correct BEFORE checking out. There is no way to recall a USPS parcel once it has been picked up by the postal carrier. If you have entered an "unconfirmed address" we will contact you to confirm that the address is correct—if you do not respond within 24 hours we will ship to the address entered at checkout. Please understand that your shipment may take longer than normal if USPS cannot confirm your address.

We strive to keep shipping/mailing costs low and pass the savings on to you. Shipping prices may include nominal fees for packaging materials.

As of July 2016, we no longer ship internationally. Unfortunately, too many packages have gone missing with no way of tracing their whereabouts once they have left the U.S.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be completely happy with your letterpress goods, so please read the item descriptions carefully. We accept returns of salable items within 7 days (unused and in original packaging). You are responsible for return shipping costs. Due to the nature of custom letterpress items, they cannot be returned.

If your package is damaged in transit, please notify us immediately upon receipt so we can take steps to remedy the situation.
Additional policies and FAQs
About letterpress:
Letterpress has a lovely tactile quality, unique from any other printing method. For those unfamiliar with the process of letterpress printing, a raised printing plate is inked and then an impression is made on paper, resulting in a relief image. Due to the hand-printed process, there may be subtle variations in ink coverage, impression and/or registration, unmistakable characteristics which lend charm and authenticity to the printed piece.

Customization:
Everyone deserves something extra special sometimes. If you are interested in another color, quantity, or adding personalization to an item you see in the shop, contact us at hello [!at] missivepress.com for details order minimums and pricing. Custom and bulk orders cannot be returned or credited.