starshapedpress' Shop Announcement

Since 1999 we’ve stayed true to the original craft of letterpress, disregarding the naysayers that claim antique metal and wood type is too limiting for quality design. As an old fashioned shop with solid presswork and hard working midwestern gumption, we buck popular trends in modern, ‘couture’ printing. We are proudly one of the very few shops in the country printing entirely like it’s 1929. No computers, no plastic, no way. We don't just photograph great type, we use it!

ALL POSTERS, PRINTS AND BOXED CARDS ARE NOW SHIPPED VIA PRIORITY MAIL IN THE US. We hate when they get lost in the mail, don't you? This way they can be tracked.


IF YOU ARE IN CHICAGO... convo us for a custom listing, as we can nix the shipping if you can come and get it! ILLINOIS RESIDENTS: sorry, we have to apply sales tax.

We are not able to customize pieces that are already part of a completed edition. Looking for custom work? We specialize in invites, announcements, posters, music packaging and baby-related printing. Go to for more samples and information.

You can also be our fan on Facebook and get up-to-date info on exciting projects we're working on and events we'll be a part of.

Wholesale welcome as well; convo for info!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.