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Note from shop owner Ahoy! My shop will be on holiday for a while. I am thankful to everyone who has made Raw Art Letterpress a wonderful adventure. Love, Colette

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Ahoy! My shop will be on holiday for a while. I am thankful to everyone who has made Raw Art Letterpress a wonderful adventure. Love, Colette

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Perfectly Imperfect

Hello and Welcome to Raw Art Letterpress where everything is perfectly imperfect!

My sister Sue and I opened Raw Art Letterpress in 2009. Sue runs the business end of things here as well as her own shop, Lulu Bug Jewelry.

I am a full time printmaker and maker of all sorts of things - I come from a long line of crafty gals. I make everything in my Mount Shasta, CA workshop, nothing is outsourced.

I am often asked "what is the name of the font you use?" Raw Art Letterpress prints are made with hand drawn and hand cut letters, so you won't find the 'font' available anywhere but here. Many of my graphic design prints feature type that has been hand drawn by me, though I do use typefaces designed by others in some of these prints.

Sister Corita Kent is my printmaking hero - she was known as the 'Joyous Revolutionary' and spread words of inspiration and love through her work. You may not know her by name, but if you were alive in the USA in 1985, you have seen her work as the Rainbow Love postage stamp.

Sue's shop is Lulu Bug Jewelry. She offers, amongst other amazing work, handmade silver charms made from my prints. http://www.etsy.com/shop/lulubugjewelry

We are still working on this page, so please stop by again - Cheers! Colette & Sue

Raw Art Letterpress:

Lulu Bug Jewelry

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rawartletterpress
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Shop members

  • Colette

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Coffee Drinker

  • Sue

    Owner, CEO Raw Art Letterpress, Owner, Designer, Maker Lulu Bug Jewelry

    Sue's Etsy Shop, Lulu Bug Jewelry www.lulubugjewelry.com

Production partners

  • Giclee / Fine Art Printer

    LA, CA

    Currently, I am not producing prints 16x20 and up in my workshop. I am using an outside printer who uses the same archival quality paper and archival pigment inks that I do, so the quality is the same. Let me know if you have questions - thanks! Colette

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Hello and Welcome to Raw Art Letterpress!
I sell Handmade Original Raw Art Letterpress prints, Giclee / Museum quality Fine Art Reproductions of my original prints, Giclee prints of original illustrations and typography and commercially printed greeting cards. More about these below.* If you are looking for traditional letterpress, my prints are probably not for you. Everything is perfectly imperfect, handmade and quirky, hence the Raw in Raw Art Letterpress.

are made from hand cut plates and letters and printed with a letterpress method of my own invention - my prints are not linocuts or woodblocks. I draw and cut by hand every letter and shape you see, I cut the plates, set the type and press the prints by hand. Sometimes the plates are perfectly square, close, but authentically imperfect. Since I hand press each piece, there may also be variation in ink coverage. the ink is, as i like it, textured and goopey. I call the process "Raw Art Letterpress"

The plates I use have a very short life span. I usually make about 20 prints per plate, then may make a new plate with the same quote but each plate is entirely new and never the same. The version of the print shown may vary from the one you get as slight design variations have evolved over time.

I make Giclee reproductions of my original prints, graphic prints with my own fonts as well as standard fonts.

These are Fine Art, Museum Quality Prints. I use super-heavy matte archival paper and an Epson Professional 3880 printer using the most current technology UltraChrome K3™ technology inks. These prints are rated to last generations without discoloration.

GICLEE COLOR: Computer screens can display color very differently - if an exact color match is important to you, you may send me samples of your colors via usps or your postal service of choice. Color charts are guides for the giclee prints and not the handmade prints.

SIZES: Prints are designed to fit in standard sized frames unless otherwise noted. I make the inky area a bit smaller than the mat opening so, as is traditional in printmaking, the inky edges show

ALL PRINTS ARE SOLD UNFRAMED and UNMATED - some listings may show prints in frames - these are not included with your purchase. All prints are sold UN-framed and UN-mated. I do not offer framing services - the cost to insure and ship the prints framed is not cost effective for you. Most of the frames shown were purchased in the US at Aaron Brothers or Michael's Crafts.

WATERMARKS - these will not appear on your print

SIGNED - All prints are attributed, signed and dated on the front in pencil as is traditional in printmaking.

LULU BUG JEWELRY: Sue from Lulu Bug Jewelry makes silver pendants from some of my prints. These may be shown in my listings but are NOT included with your order - please see www.lulubugjewelry.etsy.com to purchase the jewelry Sue is the co owner of this shop.

QUESTIONS: Please write if you have questions BEFORE you order - Thanks!

Raw art Letterpress is owned by Lulu Bug Jewelry / Sue Urquhart

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

I will be glad to add a message from you or provide decorative packaging. Please leave a message with details when ordering.

Wholesale availability

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Care instructions

Customer Care: I take great care in preparing your prints and mugs. If you find I have overlooked something, if an item is damaged in shipping, or anything else of concern to you, please let me know right away. We will come up with a solution and resolve the situation asap. I want you to love your Raw Art Letterpress products and your experience with me! - Colette