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Calendar 2023 new year cards

$8

Calendar 2023 new year cards with Moontree Letterpress

A Fresh start! 

We are proud to collaborate once again with Rebecca Kutys of Moontree Letterpress to bring you these exquisitely designed New Year Calendar Cards.  

Designed by Angela Liguori for Studio Carta, each card is individually printed by Rebecca Kutys using her antique foot-powered C&P treadle press, at the delightful Moontree Letterpress Studio located on the lush farm in rural Durham, Pennsylvania where Rebecca resides and designs. Each attached 2023 calendar is printed in Italy and charmingly expressed in Italian (Gennaio-Dicembre). 

DETAILS:

Cards are blank inside and measure 4.25" x 5.5" (11 x 14 cm) with the tiny calendar measuring 1.5" x 1.25" (3.5 x 4 cm) adhered to the front of each card.

Available for purchase as a single card or as a set of 6, tied with our Studio Carta cotton ribbon. 

Tear off sheet calendars are printed in Italy for Studio Carta.

Letterpress cards are designed and printed 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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