penelope's press | pretty. playful. paper.

Chicago, Illinois
| 3,213 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    --visit and on social media as @penelopespress
--wedding inquiries + custom projects + questions: debbie [!at]
--wholesale inquiries -- wholesale [!at]


Last updated on Jan 27, 2022

--visit and on social media as @penelopespress
--wedding inquiries + custom projects + questions: debbie [!at]
--wholesale inquiries -- wholesale [!at]


3213 Sales

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About penelopespress

Sales 3,213
On Etsy since 2009

pretty. playful. paper.

sometimes i have to pinch myself... i would never have dreamt that my fondness for paper as a child would transcend into a business that i pour my heart and sweat into every single day.

i love all things paper, the soft sound of the press running, and the crunch of the paper when die-cutting. i love long press runs, custom jobs, and the color gray. i love hand drawn illustrations, simplicity, and timeless design. i love everything about letterpress, owning a small business, and being my own boss. every product has been hand crafted with this love... i love what we make and hope you love it too.

thank you for your interest in penelope’s press. it’s people like you, who support small businesses like mine, that make dreams come true.

debbie lee
owner + perpetual printer

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
welcome... take off your shoes and stay a bit!

penelope's press is just a teeny, tiny outfit bringing to you pretty, playful, paper products lovingly hand fed through a vintage printing press in a humble garage shop and assembled on an all purpose kitchen table from midwest suburbia

for more, read the bio section and find penelope's press here:

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
-if you are unfortunately not happy with your order, orders that are unused, undamaged, with original packaging may be returned for a refund {minus shipping charges} within 10 days of receipt. refunds will be issued after returned merchandise has been received by seller
-apologies, but refunds on custom/personalized orders cannot be accepted
-payment is required within 3 days of making your order... if you simply forget, that’s alright.. a gentle email reminder will be sent and if no response is received, your order will be canceled. items will not ship until payment has been received and confirmed
-IL residents will be charged 7.75% sales tax automatically at check out through paypal {sorry, but it’s the law}
-orders will be shipped 10-15 {unless otherwise noted} business days after receipt of payment. in stock and non-personalized orders will be shipped sooner. if you need your order sooner, please contact seller to see if it can be arranged
-orders will be shipped to your etsy address on file {unless you note otherwise}
-orders will be packaged in a protective mailer or box via usps mail
-if you would like to add insurance or delivery confirmation, please contact seller before finalizing your payment, otherwise seller is not responsible for orders lost in transit
Additional policies and FAQs
-please note that colors may appear different from monitor to monitor
-due to the hand crafted nature of the letterpress process, slight variations may occur from each individual piece
-all original illustrations and designs are copyright protected
-custom orders welcome!

if you still have a question or comment, please contact seller. thanks for stopping by, visit again soon!