SteelPetalPress

letterpress wedding invitations and greeting cards

Chicago, Illinois · 10056 Sales

SteelPetalPress

letterpress wedding invitations and greeting cards

Chicago, Illinois 10056 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(2520)

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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 12, 2018

I can only accommodate a LIMITED NUMBER of custom orders a year. Please contact me first for availability.

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Watch the video of me working in my shop:
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Shayna Norwood

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Shayna Norwood

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Updates

Standing in front of the presses, getting ready to print!!
Inking station in the new studio! All set up
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About

and the rest is letterpress

Steel Petal Press is a Chicago-based printing and letterpress operation run by me, Shayna Norwood. I’m a professionally trained visual artist with a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute. I’ve been letterpress printing since 2004, when I was first introduced to it while earning my degree.

I love the mechanics, machinery, and process of letterpress printing as well as the gorgeous impression each print leaves on a page. Over the years, I’ve developed my craft through working in various letterpress studios and book arts centers across the country, from the San Francisco Center for Book Arts to Women’s Studio Workshop in New York.

In December 2008, I started Steel Petal Press when I decided to design and print my own holiday cards to send to friends and family. Since then, the business has expanded to include custom wedding invitation sets, business cards, birth announcements, guestbooks, hand-bound journals, and personal stationery.

Penelope, a 1960′s Chandler & Price Model-N, joined the Steel Petal Press family in the spring of 2011. Later I acquired "Jaws" a 1950s Challenge level paper cutter. And most recently, we welcomed Sweetie the Vandercook SP-15. In September 2012 I moved into my very own studio space in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

My aesthetic as an artist is vivid and expressive, grounded in confident and moving design. But I thrive on working hand-in-hand with clients to craft a look that’s distinctively theirs as well as meaningful to the occasion. Building a narrative with word and image, I hand feed each piece individually through the press making each one ever so slightly different and unique in its own way. I feel so lucky to be able to use my art degree to make a living doing something I love every day—I put that spirit into every design.

Shop members

  • Shayna Norwood

    Owner, Designer, Printer

    I’m a professionally trained visual artist with a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute. I’ve been letterpress printing since 2004, when I was first introduced to it while earning my degree. Steel Petal Press has been my full time gig since 2010

  • Kat

    Studio Manager

    Kat is happy to help keep Steel Petal Press running smoothly. Crafty businesses simply rock!

  • Matt

    Assistant, Shipper

    Matt is the new shipping clerk and production assistant!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 16, 2018
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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 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)
  • Items on sale
Lost in Mail
- Once orders leave our facility, Steel Petal Press is NOT responsible for items lost in the mail or never received.

RETURNS and REFUNDS
We are happy to reship or refund any items that were damaged in transit. Please first provide a photo of the damaged item.
- We will reship or refund items that were shipped because of an error on our part
- We do not refund orders of misshipped items due to customer errors.
- We take returns within 30 days of purchase. Your refund will be available only once items have been returned to our shop in resalable condition. We do not cover the cost of shipping return items.
- We do not take returns on custom items.
- We will not reship or refund items that were lost in the mail.
Payment
- Orders ship once full payment is received
- Please contact us to cancel an order before it ships.
- Sales tax is applied to all orders made within Illinois.
Shipping
General Shipping
- Orders leave our facility within 3-4 business days via USPS.
- 1-2 card orders shipping via First Class mail and do not have tracking available.
- Custom orders ship within 2-3 weeks to allow for production time.
- Custom orders within the US always ship via FedEx, tracking numbers are provided.
We will contact you if there is a delay in shipping.

Lost in Mail
- Once orders leave our facility, Steel Petal Press is NOT responsible for items lost in the mail or never received.

USPS Shipping Info
USPS Shipping times are NOT guaranteed.
- Shipping times are NOT guaranteed.
- First-class mail usually 5-14 days to arrive within the US
- First-class International usually takes 14-30 days to arrive to international destinations
- Priority mail usually takes 2-3 days to arrive to US locations
- Priority mail international takes 14 days or more to arrive to international destinations

Shipping Upgrades
We offer Priority mail shipping upgrades for US orders. For international shipping upgrades, please contact us directly upon placing your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Returns and Refunds

- We are happy to reship or refund any items that were damaged in transit. Please first provide a photo of the damaged item.

- We will reship or refund items that were shipped because of an error on our part

- We do not refund orders of misshipped items due to customer errors.

- We take returns within 30 days of purchase. Your refund will be available only once items have been returned to our shop in resalable condition. We do not cover the cost of shipping return items.

- We do not take returns on custom items.

- We will not reship or refund items that were lost in the mail.