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Botanical greeting cards - Moontree Letterpress


Botanical greeting cards - Moontree Letterpress

We are proud to work with exquisite designer and printer Rebecca Kutys of Moontree Lettepress and bring these beautiful letterpress printed greeting cards to you! 

Each set of Botanical greeting cards includes 6 letterpress cards and matching envelopes tied with Studio Carta's signature ribbon. 
Printed at Moontree's studio, in rural Durham, Pennsylvania, on a foot-powered C&P treadle press, exclusively for Studio Carta.


Cards are blank inside and measure 4.25" x 5.5" = 11 x 14 cm. 

3 designs available: 

Maidenhair Fern pattern printed in forest green ink.

Fern and flowers pattern printed in deep red ink.

Wreath with Best Wishes calligraphy by Maybelle Imasa Stukuls for Rare Bird fonts. Printed in forest green ink. 

Designed and made in USA

About Rebecca Kutys/Moontree Letterpress:

Moontree Letterpress is a small letterpress studio located in Durham, Pennsylvania, situated next to the Delaware River in beautiful Bucks County. Designer and printer, Rebecca Kutys, is passionate about her work and takes pride in the quality of every finished project that leaves the studio. When you work Moontree Letterpress you are supporting a small business and ensuring the preservation of a craft: the historic form of letterpress. 

What is letterpress?

Letterpress printing is the ‘relief’ printing of text and image using a press with movable type or plates, in which a reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain an image.  Invented by Johannes Gutenberg, it was the usual form of printed text from the mid-15th century until the 19th century and replaced hand-written calligraphy.

If you ever have the opportunity to admire a 15th Century book you will see the enduring and timeless quality of letterpress. Letterpress fell out of favor as more efficient forms of printing were developed, but has recently experienced a renaissance with the renewed interest in craft and handmade objects.

Letterpress machines are impressive: heavy and substantial with thousands of mechanical parts. They come alive with a cacophony of clinking, clunking, and whooshing. The star of our studio is our beloved Heidelberg Windmill press, which inks plates and then presses against soft, cotton paper; not just printing graphics but also leaving shaped impressions on paper. Letters and images look crisp and sharp on the page, and as you run your fingers over the surface you can feel the recessed texture of the type. So in both look and feel letterpress is distinctive. It is an enduring art form that produces beautiful, elegant and unique pieces.

If you like to watch a video of how the cards were printed, follow this link to learn more about the process. 


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