tweedlepress

Tweedle Press

Maine, United States · 130 Sales

tweedlepress

Tweedle Press

Maine, United States 130 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Hi there! We are a family owned and operated letterpress print shop focused on our personal approach and use of sustainable materials to create stylish, unique paper goods. We are dedicated to blending revolutionary styles and traditional methods in producing truly one-of-a-kind pieces. If you’re creative, rebellious, fashionable, and a little bit punk rock, our designs and vintage equipment create rich textures ideal for invitations, announcements, stationery, greeting cards, posters, and anything you need to express your personal style. Our commitment to environmental concerns goes far beyond using recycled paper and vegetable based ink. We have strict standards for the shop, as well as everything that comes into or leaves it. Tweedle creations are not only beautifully embellished, but also ecologically conscious. We may be based in Chicago, but we design, ship, and think globally.

Call Us: 773.656.2188
Email Us: info [!at] tweedlepress.com

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Announcement

Hi there! We are a family owned and operated letterpress print shop focused on our personal approach and use of sustainable materials to create stylish, unique paper goods. We are dedicated to blending revolutionary styles and traditional methods in producing truly one-of-a-kind pieces. If you’re creative, rebellious, fashionable, and a little bit punk rock, our designs and vintage equipment create rich textures ideal for invitations, announcements, stationery, greeting cards, posters, and anything you need to express your personal style. Our commitment to environmental concerns goes far beyond using recycled paper and vegetable based ink. We have strict standards for the shop, as well as everything that comes into or leaves it. Tweedle creations are not only beautifully embellished, but also ecologically conscious. We may be based in Chicago, but we design, ship, and think globally.

Call Us: 773.656.2188
Email Us: info [!at] tweedlepress.com

tweedlepress.com
facebook.com/tweedlepress

Nina Interlandi Bell

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Nina Interlandi Bell

Reviews

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chyjo01007

chyjo01007 on Nov 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

High quality work. Looks so good. Packaged well.

lilsocialbutterflies

lilsocialbutterflies on Oct 11, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for your sample! Love your work and attention to detail in every aspect!!!

Anonymous on Jun 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

So good I ordered more.

Anonymous on Jun 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

So good I ordered more.

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About

It Sounds So Intentional In Retrospect

Hi there! We are a family owned and operated letterpress print shop focused on our personal approach and use of sustainable materials to create stylish, unique paper goods. We are dedicated to blending revolutionary styles and traditional methods in producing truly one-of-a-kind pieces. Our vintage printing equipment—Edward, Leonard, Isabel, and Frank—crowd our Rogers Park shop with mechanical personality, which serves both to set us apart and to fuel our own creativity.

The Tweedle Story started with a rock band. We (that's Nina and Ian, the owners) played guitar together in New York, discovering pretty quickly that we are one of those rare couples that really enjoys working together. Our experience managing promotion and corralling band mates cemented our skills for running a business without making anyone’s brains explode. Although Nina graduated with a degree in music, playing in a band gave her the opportunity to learn the design skills necessary to create show posters, album covers, and websites. This fiercely influenced both her unique style and her dedication to artistic integrity.

After the whole rockstar dream failed to pan out (WAH wah), Nina spent many years working in graphic and web design and Ian pursued a career as a business analyst. When we finally tied the knot in Chicago, Nina discovered the mindblowing beauty of letterpress printing through helping to design and create our own wedding invitations. She thought: I must do this. Thus, in 2008, Tweedle Press was born: the namesake of Nina and her best friend, taken straight out of Alice in Wonderland. In the fall of 2011, as Nina’s belly expanded with the much anticipated arrival of the newest member of the Tweedle family, Ellebe jumped on board as the requisite jack-of-all-trades and quickly advanced to lead printer. Ian left his job in 2012 to round out the rockstar shop lineup in the name of satisfying latent creativity (he graduated with a degree in film, after all!), spending more time with his family, and working towards a meaningful and sustainable future.



If you’re creative, rebellious, fashionable, and a little bit punk rock, our designs and vintage equipment create rich textures ideal for your invitations, announcements, stationery, business cards, and anything you need to express your personal style. Our commitment to environmental concerns goes far beyond using recycled paper and vegetable based ink. We have strict standards for the shop, as well as everything that comes into or leaves it (do you want to know more?). Tweedle creations are not only beautifully embellished, but also ecologically conscious. We may be based in Chicago, but we design, ship, and think globally.

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Shop members
  • Nina

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Nina is Tweedle Press' fearless leader of design, letterpress printing, and sustainability research. Also, she wants to be a cowboy.

  • Ian

    Owner, Minister Of The Office Of Fun

    As co-owner of Tweedle Press, Ian is in charge of business development (otherwise known as "wrangling the creatives"), marketing, and strategy.

  • Sam

    Curator, Minister Of Chaos

    A closer look past that devilish glint in his eye reveals superfast tiny hands excellent for “organizing” swatch books, a wide array of squawks to sound his approval (or disapproval) of work music, and a keen ability to make everyone smile.

  • Edward

    Maker

    Edward is the Cadillac of cylinder presses: a Vandercook Universal III from the late 1960s. We use Edward for everything from wedding invitations and business cards to stationery and posters, and at 2500 pounds he is a sight to behold!

  • Leonard

    Maker

    Our 8 x 12 Chandler & Price motorized letterpress printing press - 80+ years old and 1200 pounds of cast iron, is used only for blind (inkless) prints, die cutting, and printing on rigid stocks and boards.

  • Frank

    Master Of Slicing

    Our totally badass Challenge 16" manual paper cutter can tackle stacks of paper up to three inches thick, and slices with frighteningly smooth accuracy thanks to regular tune ups and sharpening.

  • Isabel

    Window Candy

    Our 100 year old table top Chandler & Price letterpress printing press is content to represent and entice passersby with a prominent place in our shop window.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 31, 2011
We're in love with letterpress, and we want to give you the best custom print experience of your life. With our letterpress wedding invitations and business cards, you get the best of all worlds: gorgeous, sustainable, and affordable. Bonus: we're fun! Come to us with your ideas - vintage, modern, rustic, refined, punk rock, upscale, or country - we'll help you create the most unique wedding invitations you've ever seen. We'll craft a business identity for you that will turn heads. And we'll do it all with our amazingly sustainable papers, 100% vegetable based inks, and one of a kind vintage printing presses. Although we are based in Chicago, we design and print projects for people all over the world.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Check
Payment
We can only accept PayPal or checks on Etsy. Give us a call at 773.656.2188 or email us for cash or credit card payment information!
Shipping
SHIPPING TIMES FOR STOCK GOODS
Orders that are in stock are generally shipped within 2 business days of receipt. Since this is a small shop, only small quantities of products are kept in stock at any given time. Larger quantities are made to order, and can be expected to ship within 2 weeks unless otherwise noted on a product's page. We will let you know immediately upon receipt of your order when you can expect it to ship. If there are any special circumstances surrounding your order, please feel free to let us know when it's placed and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

SHIPPING TIMES FOR CUSTOM GOODS
Design and production times can vary greatly depending on the nature of a custom project. We will discuss a proposed schedule with you at the very beginning when the project is quoted, so that there are no surprises along the way.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. Since each piece of each product is hand made, individually, there will be some natural variations. That's part of the fun of buying something made by a person and not a machine. If your order was damaged in transit, please let us know within 15 days so we can fix things.
Additional policies and FAQs
ORDER CONFIRMATION
All orders are confirmed via email, and we may contact you via email or phone if there are any questions or concerns regarding your order.

PAYMENT
Tweedle Press accepts PayPal and checks for orders placed through Etsy. When your purchase products online, your credit card is charged only when your order is shipped, and your credit card information is never re-used except to issue refunds or make other required adjustments.
For custom projects, a payment schedule will be discussed at the beginning along with the quote. Feel free to contact us to discuss payments methods if you have any questions.

TAX
Tax will be applied only if you ordered from and ship within the state of Illinois.

SHIPPING METHODS
Currently we use US Mail to ship all orders from Etsy, but if you would prefer a tracking number or for larger orders we can ship through UPS but it is more expensive. Just let us know what you'd prefer.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
Please note that any duty or customs fees incurred on international shipments are the responsibility of the recipient.