Saturday, December 14, 2013

Dragonfly Letterpress Stationery with Muslin Gift Sack

Dragonfly Letterpress Stationery with a Muslin gift sack now available.  Charming, peaceful purple dragonflies are letterpress printed on plush white 100 percent cotton card stock for these pretty mini cards. With its A1 size, it measures 3.5 x 5 inches, and is USPS mailable. A set of 10 cards and envelopes are placed in a clear box and then tucked into a letterpress printed cotton muslin sack--great for your messages and for gift giving!

Pretty Purple Passion Fruit Blossom Personalized Letterpress Stationery

Oh, so pretty and luscious!  These Lilikoi personalized letterpress stationery feature your name in a lovely script font and purple lilikoi or passion fruit blossoms. The lilikoi fruit is sweet and tangy and its blossoms are beautiful with their white and purple tinged hues. Newly designed and personalized just for you.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Letterpress Holiday Cards

Fun and festive letterpress holiday cards by Aloha Letterpress. The holiday season is quickly approaching. Unique and special letterpress printed Christmas cards are now available at my shop. Personalizing available. Each card is printed one card at a time on one of my antique printing presses on plush 100 percent cotton card stock. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Happy Huladays Mele Kalikimaka Letterpress Holiday Cards

Share the warm of the holidays with these newly printed Happy Huladays letterpress printed cards. 
These fresh new letterpress holiday cards will have you swaying and dancing!  Each card is printed on my antique printing press on thick, creamy Ecru card stock for a delightful impression that you can see, touch and feel. Personalizing available. Happy Huladays and Mele Kalikimaka!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Aloha Pineapple Letterpress Stationery

These Aloha Pineapple letterpress stationery feature sweet, luscious pineapples and your name in a beautiful script font. The copper gold hue gives these cards a vintage Hawaiian appeal. This set is printed on lovely, plush  Pearl White 100% cotton card stock for a wonderful impression that delights the senses. I hand set the metal type for these cards and print image and name on my antique printing press, one card at a time. Because I hand set the metal type, I can also substitute the text with your greeting or words.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Hello to modern triangle letterpress stationery

Hello Letterpress Stationery Mod Triangles

More letterpress!  It's always a pleasure to give and receive a warm hello! These newly printed letterpress cards are warm and cheerful and sure to evoke smiles.  I love the rich rust orange ink, but other colors can be created just for you. Letterpress love and a warm hello!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Tribal Triangles Personalized Letterpress Stationery

Tribal Triangles Personalized Letterpress Stationery by alohaletterpress.

Say hello to fall!  These new personalized letterpress printed stationery features a mod triangle pattern in deep rust orange colors. Printed on luxurious, plush white 100% cotton card stock for a marvelous impression.  Each card is printed one card at a time on my antique printing press with a hand mixed deep rust orange ink and hand set metal type. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Customized Letterpress Birthday Invitations with Portrait

Letterpress Birthday Invitations customized with portrait and text.
What a pleasure to create and print these newly designed birthday invitations! Each card is printed twice on my antique printing press, once for the text and once for the portrait image. Printed on plush white 100% cotton cover card stock for a delightful impression that you can see, feel and touch.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pretty Poppies Letterpress Stationery

Pretty poppies letterpress stationery personalized with your name with a beautiful script font. These lovely set of cards will evoke the warmth of your thoughts to your family and friends. Each card is hand printed, one card at a time, on my antique printing press on plush 100% cotton cover weight paper for a wonderful impression that you can see and touch!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lovely Letterpress Lace Wedding Thank You Cards with Script Names

These letterpress printed cards feature lovely lace blind debossed ( inkless impression) on plush white 100% cotton paper. Names look so special with this beautiful script type.  Don't you love the unique and lovely ampersand, too?  These letterpress printed cards are wonderful for your wedding thank you messages or for everyday correspondence.

New Script and Dragonflies Letterpress Stationery

These newly printed letterpress cards feature delicate and detailed dragonflies and your name printed in an elegant script font.  These cards are printed on thick white 100% cotton paper for such a delightful impression. I love the beauty of this vintage Liberty script type. Each personalized card that I print usually begins with hand setting the metal type one letter at a time and then setting it into the chase (metal frame) with wooden furniture. The images and metal type are printed separately so each card is actually printed twice on my antique printing press. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wispy Wildflowers Personalized Letterpress Stationery

Newly printed and designed, these personalized letterpress stationery features delicate wildflowers that seem to sway in the breeze. The process begins with working on an illustration. Then I send the file in for processing into letterpress plates. Once I have the plate, I set up my printing press with its rollers and then hand mix the inks for the particular color. Place a bit of ink on the inking disc and by pressing the treadle, the rollers will spread the ink on the ink disc. Fit the plate into the chase with the wooden furniture ( it's sort of like working with a jigsaw puzzle at times), and then place the chase onto the press. Do some test prints and then print! The work is not over though! The personalized name is hand set and then that is printed. Each image and each hand set name is printed one at a time, so that means for a set of 20 cards, each card is printed twice. For multi-colored prints, that means cleaning the ink from the press and rollers and then re-inking the rollers and ink disc with the next color. Cleaning can take up a lot of time because the ink must be removed carefully so that the next color used will not be affected by ink residue from the previous printing.

Playing with Numbers

Now that dreaded tax returns have been filed, here's a collection of marvelous finds from etsy.
Actually, it was not fun "playing" with those tax numbers, but I enjoyed creating this playful collection.
You can check out these items and see what a wonderful mix of handmade, vintage and supplies that these Etsy shops offer.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Personalized Letterpress Stationery From the Sea

After the past couple of weeks of rainy weather, I'm ready for more sunshine, blue skies, and warmth!
Yes, it rains in paradise. Hot off the press, these new letterpress printed stationery made me think of sun, surf and a walk along the seashore.

Printed in a luscious orange mango hue, a trio of Sea Stars and two charming Seahorses are featured in these sets of letterpress stationery.

When swimming in Hawaiian waters, you will enjoy seeing a variety of beautiful fish, but Sea Stars and Seahorses are more elusive and perhaps that's what makes them even more precious and lovely.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day Letterpress Love Cards

Give your heart away with these newly printed letterpress stationery. Wonderful for Valentine's Day or anytime of the year. Hot off the printing press, these fun cards are a perfect way to show you're thinking of your friends and family!

Friday, January 18, 2013

With Warm Aloha Letterpress Cards

With warm aloha letterpress cards from paradise! 
A warm Aloha Friday to you!

Hand illustrated palm leaves seem to sway in the breeze in these letterpress cards. Printed on plush white 100% cotton with a lovely script aloha greeting.

These folded cards are 4.25 x 5.5 inches and come with matching aqua blue envelopes. Wonderful to use for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, thank you messages or just to share your warm thoughts.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Love is in the air Letterpress Valentine Cards

Love is in the air!  Can you feel it? Share your thoughts with your loved ones this Valentine's Day!

Did you know...
• in Korea and Japan, the women are the ones who buy the most Valentine gifts for their loved ones and friends

• in Italy, baci (kisses) are a special Valentine treat. Chocolate and hazel nuts are wrapped with a love note in different languages

• in Germany, heart-shaped ginger cookies are a special gift

• in the US, men often run around wildly at the 
last minute, searching for that perfect Valentine gift! Guess you knew that!

However, you celebrate this romantic day, have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

You are my Sunshine Sunflower letterpress stationery

Personalized letterpress stationery of gorgeous sunflowers brimming with honey gold goodness. Add some sunshine to your correspondence! These lovely sunflowers will add to the warmth of your thoughts and evoke smiles. Each card is printed one card at a time on thick, slightly textured 100% cotton cover weight paper for a delightful impression.

Valentines for you

Sweet Valentine gift ideas for your friends, family and loved ones available at Etsy. With such a variety of handmade and vintage items, you'll surely find something special. You can browse from the different sections or you can do a specific search. My favorite way to find a specific item is to type in the top bar for an item that I'm looking for. You can check out these featured shops here.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Delicate dragonfly personalized letterpress stationery

With its gossamer wings, a trio of dragonflies are featured in these newly printed personalized letterpress cards. These dragonflies are blind debossed (inkless impression) onto thick white cotton cover weight paper for a lovely tactile appeal. I love the fine details of these dragonflies and complemented with your name, it makes for delightful stationery!  

Did you know that dragonflies only eat when they are flying? They catch their prey in the air by grasping it with their feet. They are also among the first winged creatures to evolve about 300 million years ago!  In Japan, the dragonfly is a symbol of happiness, courage and power.

Whimsical Octopus Personalized Letterpress Stationery

With graceful tentacles waving, these personalized letterpress stationery feature a delightful octopus in cool aqua blue. Printed one card at a time, the old fashioned way, on my antique printing press on plush white 100% cotton cover weight paper.

In Hawaii, the he'e is a beloved creature with its amazing beauty and delectable taste. Ancient Hawaiians enjoyed eating he'e and the locals continue to relish it today as a pupu or appetizer.