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a. favorite design is moving our letterpress studio to a space where the community can create & learn through workshops and shop local.
a. favorite design is moving our letterpress studio to a space where the community can create & learn through workshops and shop local.
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    warm fuzzy

    every warm fuzzy counts! get a shout out on the website.

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    air mail

    we're making supercute paper airplanes that we'll hand-letter your name on and display in our new & improved space. every backer at $10+ level will get their name on a plane.

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    long distance warm fuzzy

    enjoy a little snail mail love. you'll get a "make dreams reality" letterpress printed, handwritten thank you note.

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    make dreams reality metal-typer coin

    we have an amazing old-school metal typer and we want to share its awesomeness with YOU! get a "make dreams reality" good luck coin & a handwritten thank you note. we're excited to display this machine prominently in our new space.

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    custom message metal-typer coin

    have a mantra you want to keep in your pocket? or need a creative marriage proposal? we can help! get a custom (up to 32 characters) good luck coin created on our vintage metal-typer.

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    set of six notecards

    do you love letterpress? do you love writing? we'll send you six different letterpress cards to use. you can choose your theme: music, seed packs, summer road trip or food and drink.

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    • set of six letterpress notecards
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    10x8 print

    your choice! choose one of our two supercute 10x8 letterpress prints. either "make dreams reality" or "be kind to one another".

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    12x16 33rd ward print

    we love chicago! we love the number 33! imagine our excitement when we realized our shop relocation was in ward 33. consider this our little homage to two of our favorite things.

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    • 12x16 chicago 33rd ward print
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    12x16 choice of chicago print

    have we mentioned we think chicago is the best city ever!?! well, we do. consider these prints a little warm fuzzy from us. Choose from: cross stitched inspired sweet home chicago or skyline heatbeat.

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    • 12x16 chicago letterpress print
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    chicago craft beer lover

    chicago loves it craft beer, so does mr. favorite. keep your pints cool with two of our Chi-Style pint glass coozies, they come with a window so you can see when you need a refill. be polite, use a coaster! two sets of four chicago theme coasters. plus, keep notes about your favorite brews with a craft beer pencil set, eight no.2 pencils with styles corresponding to their color. perfect for the craft beer lover or homebrewer!

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    card of the month club

    our mission is to encourage long distance warm fuzzies through snail mail. you get 12 cards - a card for each month of the year to send some snail mail love.

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    • 12 letterpress printed notecards
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    letterpress holiday card making workshop

    come typeset your christmas, hanukkah or new year's card. attend a two and a half hour workshop in our new studio, covering general type setting and printing. you'll leave with a set of cards you designed and printed.

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    • 2.5 hour holiday card workshop
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    VIP opening party for 2

    are you a VIP? we think so! not only will you get to see our space before anyone else, we'll send you an invite to our super-secret old studio dance party. shhhhhh....

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    • VIP invitation to opening party - date TBD
    • super secret old studio dance party send off
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    six 6 packs

    our mission is to encourage long distance warm fuzzies through snail mail. you get six different 6 packs of letterpress cards. choose from hanukkah, holiday, new year's or thank you note packs or a couple of each. send some snail mail love.

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    • six 6 packs of cards
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    3 card club

    our mission is to encourage long distance warm fuzzies through snail mail. you get 36 cards - three cards for each month of the year to send some snail mail love.

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    • 36 letterpress printed notecards
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    grab a seat

    we'll purchase a studio stool that will permanently bear your name. your legacy will allow students to create comfortably while in our studio.

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    hobbyist letterpress business cards

    everyone is a business now, or has a skill to sell. let us make your business cards stand out. we'll print 100 letterpress cards on 100-140# paper, 2 colors on one side.

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    • 100 letterpress 2 color business cards
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    set of custom stationery

    you get a set of 50 letterpress flat notes with return address printing on envelope flap. one color on 140# paper.

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    letterpress printing party for six

    gather your friends and come print with us! we'll have beer and cheese on hand. choose from coaster printing or poster printing. your group will design, set up and print. each guest will leave with a finished project.

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    professional business card printing

    got a skill or product to sell? let us make your business cards stand out. we'll print 200 letterpress cards on 140# paper, 2 colors on one side, 1 color on other.

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    • 200 letterpress 2 color over 1 color business cards
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    letterpress party for 12

    gather 11 friends and come print with us! we'll have beer and cheese on hand. choose from coaster printing or poster printing. your group will design, set up and print. each guest will leave with a finished project.

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    table top press naming rights

    we're purchasing a new table top press. all of our equipment is lovingly named. this is your chance to be part of a print shop legacy! you will have the honor of naming our press. we'll get a beautiful custom plaque to display with our press. you'll also get one 2.5-3 hour workshop of your choice. dates vary and will be announced starting november and offered monthly. plus you'll get an invite to our opening party.

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    • plaque bearing name of your choice for our table top press
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    kluge naming rights

    we've got a 12x18 kluge press patiently waiting for a name. this is your chance to be part of a print shop legacy! you will have the honor of naming our press. we'll get a beautiful custom plaque to hang above the press. you'll also get one 2.5-3 hour workshop of your choice. dates vary and will be announced starting november and offered monthly. plus you get an invite to our opening party.

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    • plaque bearing name of our 12x18 kluge press
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    buy bennie - 10x15 c+p automatic

    we have a craftsman automatic printing press, bennie. he needs a new home. one where he will be used regularly and loved. he has an ok set of four rollers on him, he comes with one chase and an extra set of roller cores. he also has the original manual, receipts and paperwork from the previous owner. he has a bin of random parts and pieces as well. FREIGHT NOT INCLUDED. must be picked up in Chicago, IL 60613 by September 14th. we have a loading dock and freight elevator. you'll also get one 2.5-3 hour workshop of your choice. dates vary and will be announced starting november and offered monthly. plus you get an invite to our opening party.

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