moontreepress

Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Durham, Pennsylvania 2045 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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moontreepress

Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Durham, Pennsylvania | 2045 Sales

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Announcement    Moontree letterpress specializes in unique, affordable and modern letterpress wedding invitations. For more info please visit www.moontreeletterpress.com.

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Last updated on Dec 10, 2015

Moontree letterpress specializes in unique, affordable and modern letterpress wedding invitations. For more info please visit www.moontreeletterpress.com.

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Sales 2,045
On Etsy since 2006

Letterpress Printing and Horticulture: Two Worlds Collide

Moontree Letterpress is a small letterpress studio located in the town of Durham, Pennsylvania, situated next to the Delaware River in beautiful Bucks County. Designer and printer Rebecca Kutys started Moontree in 2004, and continues to grow her letterpress wedding invitation line while also pursuing studies in Horticulture at the Barnes Arboretum.

Letterpress printing is the ‘relief’ printing of text and image using a press with movable type or plates, in which a reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain an image. Invented by Johannes Gutenberg, it was the usual form of printed text from the mid-15th century until the 19th century and replaced hand-written calligraphy. If you ever have the opportunity to admire a 15th Century book you will see the enduring and timeless quality of letterpress. Letterpress fell out of favor as more efficient forms of printing were developed, but has recently experienced a renaissance with the renewed interest in craft and handmade objects.

Letterpress machines are impressive: heavy and substantial with thousands of mechanical parts. They come alive with a cacophony of clinking, clunking, and whooshing. The star of our studio is our beloved Heidelberg Windmill press, which inks plates and then presses against soft, cotton paper; not just printing graphics but also leaving shaped impressions on paper. Letters and images look crisp and sharp on the page, and as you run your fingers over the surface you can feel the recessed texture of the type. So in both look and feel letterpress is distinctive. It is an enduring art form that produces beautiful, elegant and unique pieces.

Thanks for stopping by, to learn more please visit www.moontreeletterpress.com.

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Last updated on January 8, 2016
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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I'll honor refunds for any damaged goods. Any other issues, just me know. :)
Payment
I accept all forms of payment on Etsy. Buyers in the state of Pennsylvania are subject to 6% sales tax. International buyers are responsible for customs duties and local taxes. Cancellations are honored as long as they are submitted before shipment.
Shipping
Items ship within 3-5 days of purchase, but if you need sooner please me know in your buyer's notes. I'll make every effort to accommodate any requests. Shipping is first class USPS unless expedited service requested.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome requests for custom orders, please convo me with your ideas and Ill get back to you with pricing!