missive

fine + fun letterpress paper goods

San Francisco, California · 2623 Sales

missive

fine + fun letterpress paper goods

San Francisco, California 2623 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(675)

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Last updated on Nov 29, 2017

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Lisa Willis

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Lisa Willis

Letterpress Mother's Day Card - Script Heart

Letterpress Mother's Day Card - Script Heart

$5.50

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Hearts Letterpress Happy Anniversary Card

Hearts Letterpress Happy Anniversary Card

$5.50

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Happy Wedding Brush Stripe Letterpress Card

Happy Wedding Brush Stripe Letterpress Card

$5.50

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(675)
Melissa

Melissa on Jan 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These cards are perfect! Prompt shipping and the communication with shop is great. Thank you!

Melissa

Melissa on Jan 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love my new notecards - so much so I put in another order for a few more items. Thank you!

Melissa

Melissa on Jan 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Looks fabulous and well made. Love it! Thank you

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Updates

Cheers to the weekend! Our Peace Love & Bubbly holiday cards are perfect for spreading holiday cheer.

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Send a handcrafted letterpress card this season and make an impression. Holiday boxed sets are in stock and ready to ship!

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May Your Season Sparkle Letterpress Holiday Card

May Your Season Sparkle Letterpress Holiday Card

$5.50

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Calling all dog lovers! Our Happy Howlidays letterpress cards feature a cozy fair isle dog pattern and are perfect for all of your holiday snail mail needs.
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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

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns 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.
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.
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.