Letterpress posters, linocut prints, & funny pencils

Wichita, Kansas On Etsy since 2009

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Letterpress posters, linocut prints, & funny pencils

Wichita, Kansas | 11,313 Sales

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About thebigharumph

Sales 11,313
On Etsy since 2009

Welcome to The Big Harumph, linocut block prints and letterpress!

har•umph / har•rumph
1. to clear the throat in a self-important way.
2. to express oneself gruffly.
3. To offer usually brief critical comments:
4. An expression of disdain, disbelief, protest, or dismissal; a huff, grunt, or snort.

I opened my shop here on Etsy in the Spring of 2009. I have a huge variety of styles and stick primarily to linoleum block prints.

My prints are available at many kick-ass retail shops around the world, and I am fortunate to have had my hand-pulled prints featured on:

Shop members

  • Georgia

    Owner, Owner, Carver, Printer, Etc.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 7, 2017

✪About our prints:
First I start with a piece of linoleum that is mounted on an woodblock, then I hand-carve a design into the surface using a knife-like gouge. After it's up to par, I apply ink to the surface using a roller (called a brayer), then the whole thing is gently pressed onto super nice cotton paper. It usually takes a few test-prints to get the lines I like. The entire process is done entirely by hand. We don't use a computer for any part of the process (until we list a print here on Etsy, that is). Using linoleum for block printing was first used as an art form in the early 1900s, but it didn't start getting popular until the 40s. It goes by a few names: linoleum block prints, linocuts, lino cut, etc.

What is my favorite print in my shop?
It varies, but it's a tie between the bug series and my new David Bowie print:

✪ If you have any questions that aren't answered, please don't hesitate to contact us.

✪ We want you to be totally happy with your purchase. If you are not, please let us know!

✪ Facebook:
(Yes, we offer discounts to our facebook fans :)

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase, whatever the reason may be, please let us know!

We accept exchanges and refunds for any reason if the item is returned in its original condition. There is a $3.50 re-shipping fee for domestic purchases and an $11.50 re-shipping fee for international packages.

Oops! I try my hardest to make sure your items will arrive safely, but if your order arrives damaged, please let us know and we will take care of it.
Replacements for damaged items are accepted within 14 days of the purchase date for U.S. addresses and 35 days for international orders.
THE BIG HARUMPH accepts payments through PayPal and through direct checkout here on Etsy.

If you prefer to send in a check, that's fine too. Just send me a note and I'll give you the details. Checks typically take a while to mail and clear, so if you're in a hurry to receive your item(s), I'd recommend going the digital route.
All items ship to the address you fill out when you check out through Etsy. Please make sure your info is accurate.

✪ GIFTS:::
If you'd like your package gift-wrapped or if you'd like a note attached, please let us know in the "note to seller" during checkout.

•Each 8x10 print is placed against a piece of chipboard and is slid into a resealable plastic sleeve, then shipped flat in a bend-proof recycled mailer with an additional sheet of corrugated cardboard for extra protection. If you ordered more than one print and need them to be packaged in individual plastic sleeves, just let us know during checkout.
•Larger prints are shipped in super-durable tubes. If an 8x10 is purchased with a larger print, it will be shipped in a tube as well.

All orders ship via USPS first class from Wichita, Kansas. First class typically takes 2-5 business days to arrive.

International packages typically take 2-4 weeks to arrive at their destinations. Depending on the country and potential delays at customs, it can occasionally take longer. There is no tracking on international orders once they leave the country.

We are not responsible for extra fees incurred at customs and/or import taxes. Due to import duty valuation adjustments and currency valuations, we can't provide an estimate for duty or VAT. Please be familiar with your country's customs policies. All international packages will be marked with the accurate purchase price on all customs forms.
Additional policies and FAQs
The BIG Harumph accepts wholesale orders! Our prints are available through many U.S. and international shops. Please inquire!

Cotton Lettra paper is used for most 8x10 prints. It's pretty great. If you'd like a sample of the paper, just let me know and I'll send out a small piece for free.

We have received a lot of requests for custom prints lately. We unfortunately can't complete custom carvings. Check out this section of our shop for a few custom solutions:

We are not set up at the moment for custom pencil engravings.

All prints are sold un-framed. Due to the tricky nature of shipping glass, I do not offer framing services. Most of my prints are standard sizes and don't need matting.

✪ Oh... right... all items are shipped from a smoke-free, pet-free studio.