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ninaschlegel on Aug 7, 20215 out of 5 stars
It’s a lovely sturdy card!
mlawsf on Jul 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
Our pup loves his snuffle mat, and we love watching him snuffle it.
hmartin2006 on Jun 18, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love it! Great quality and shipped fast. I’m going to frame it and give as a gift, I’m sure they’ll love it too😊
Christine on May 24, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love the minimalist design of the card. It arrived exactly as described. The recipient just moved to a woodsy area and thought the card was really cool. He will even put it in a picture frame!
Moira on May 20, 20215 out of 5 stars
Very nice quality. I love it!
Marisa on May 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
Such a fun card! Would love a whole set of them! Arrived quickly!
SeekerMW on May 5, 20215 out of 5 stars
Really lovely card! Thank you so much.
danrwilloughby on Apr 29, 20215 out of 5 stars
Excellent quality and delivery. It was exactly as described.
lbeschi9 on Apr 25, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely love these cards and the seller is super sweet! Can’t wait to give this to my coworker!
Kristen on Apr 20, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful letterpress card, super fast delivery, and freebies included with my order. Thanks, Pepper Press!
Tactile letterpress printing wins heart of digital graphic designer
Being able to express myself creatively manifested itself at an early age - when I was 3 or 4 years old, I covered my family's living room wall with a wax crayon mural when no one was paying attention. It was exquisite, so I didn't understand why the wall got repainted in a fresh coat of white.
I pressed on, looking for other surfaces to cover and decorate over the years. Not surprisingly, I ended up becoming a graphic designer, working for design studios and magazines, designing logos and branding materials, magazines, packaging ideas for variety of products, as well as window displays. Over the years, working primarily on the computer, I have been drawn to the tangible and dimensional: things that I can make with my hands.
Upon a friend's recommendation I signed up for an evening letterpress class at Cooper Union (taught by Dan Morris of The Arm Letterpress), as an outlet to 'get my hands dirty'. Long story short - something just clicked, it felt so right! I found what I was looking for! The letterpress printing process, despite being so old, feels very new in the age of all things digital. I find lots of enjoyment in mixing inks by hand, tinkering with the machine, adjusting the pressure, checking the rollers, and cranking the handle to get the paper to meed the ink. The convergence of graphic design and true hands-on process is a perfect combination - it doesn't cease to fascinate me.
I'm also an avid outdoors person (and a guide with a local outdoor adventure company on the weekends), so it's no surprise that the elements of nature subconsciously pour into my work. With the environment on my mind, I use earth-friendly materials: the cotton paper is made from recycled cotton linters of the garment industry (you'd never know, it's feels that luxurious), as well as recycled and post-consumer content recycled kraft papers and envelopes. The cellophane bags that I use for packaging are biodegradable, made from plants not plastics. The smaller impact on the earth, the better.
These days, you will find me working in my own letterpress design studio with 2 presses in it, still in amazement and gratitude that I can actually do this, and that you (yes, you, my awesome customer!) keep coming back to my shop for my tactile creations! In addition to the items that you see in my shop, I also work on custom projects: save the dates & wedding invitation suites, announcements, business cards, and every other kind of letterpress printed ephemera. I'd love to work with you on your next printing project!
p.s. If you'd like to find out even more about my studio & process, check out this recent interview I did for the EtsyNY Team blog! http://bit.ly/XnHbDp
Owner, Maker, Designer
Hello! I am a designer, letterpress printer, nature fanatic, urban explorer, outdoor adventure guide, travel affictionado, snorkeler extraordinaire, map collector, cyclist, coffee addict... to name a few... Nice to meet you!
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