starshapedpress

Printing like it's 1929 since 1999

Chicago, Illinois · 2704 Sales

starshapedpress

Printing like it's 1929 since 1999

Chicago, Illinois 2704 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(770)

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Note from shop owner Hello! Starshaped Press is on holiday and will return Monday, July 25th.
Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 17, 2017

Hello! Starshaped Press is on holiday and will return Monday, July 25th.
Thanks!

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(770)
charca26

charca26 on Jul 11, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

It was a wedding gift to my husband. Beautiful

angelapontillo54321

angelapontillo54321 on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's exactly as pictured and beautifully put together - a great conversation piece!

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Updates

Fire Sale! 50% off everything in the etsy shop with code FIRESALE16. Buy prints before we burn 'em to make way for the new!

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About

No computers, no plastic, no way!

At Starshaped Press, we champion the everyday art of job printing, disregarding the naysayers that claim antique metal and wood type are too limiting for quality design. As an old fashioned shop with solid presswork and hardworking midwestern gumption, we preserve the tools of the past while maintaining accessibility to these materials for our present day clients. We are proudly one of the few shops in the country offering this marriage of antiquated technology & modern sensibilities.

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Shop members

  • Jen Starshaped

    Owner

    Jen’s been running Starshaped Press since 1999. She cut her teeth working at Fireproof Press in Chicago and continues the tradition of old fashioned letterpress printing. Her award winning work has appeared in numerous books and design magazines.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
Starshaped Press is an old school letterpress shop, meaning that we focus on the craft of good design and great typography. We work strictly with antique wood and metal typefaces for printing, as well as hand carved linoleum cuts, meaning that there is NOT a heavy deboss in the paper, like modern letterpress work. Instead, we endeavor to showcase all of the flaws, inconsistencies and inherent charm of materials that printed for 50 to 100 years before we came along, and, if we do our job correctly, will continue to print when we're long gone.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Shipping
ALL POSTERS, PRINTS AND BOXED CARDS ARE SHIPPED VIA PRIORITY MAIL. Yes, the shipping might be pricier, but it's no fun for anyone to lose items in the mail. This way packages can be easily tracked. If you prefer to insure an item, let us know before ordering.
Single cards are shipped via First Class Mail.