About the Letterpress Process

All INK MEETS PAPER® products are designed, printed, and assembled by hand in our studio. Large sheets of thick, cotton paper are trimmed to size on our vintage guillotine paper cutter. Inks are mixed by hand using the Pantone guide as reference. Each sheet of paper is hand fed into our 1,000+ pound printing press (a cast iron beast from 1923!). As a result of this manual, hands-on process, slight variations in impression, registration, and color may be noted. This is the part of printing by hand that we love, as it does ensure each piece is one of a kind.

Colors on this site may appear slightly different than on the actual card due to differences in monitors. We do our best accurately represent the card you will receive.

Ordering + Payment

Opening order minimum is $150. Reorder minimum is $100.
Minimum quantities per product are specified on product pages.

Payment is due at the time of order. Net terms are available only to qualified existing customers. Email Accounts Receivable (ar) for terms policies and application.

Fulfillment + Shipping

Orders are typically fulfilled within 3 to 4 business days, often sooner. Shipping costs are calculated by weight, added to the cost of your order, and paid at the time you place your order. All orders are assembled and packaged with care at our Charleston, South Carolina studio. You will receive an order confirmation upon checkout, and a separate email with tracking information will be sent when your order ships.

While we do our best to ensure your order arrives exactly as it leaves our studio, occasionally there are mishaps that occur in the shipping process. Should your shipment arrive damaged, report the damage immediately to INK MEETS PAPER (orders). Save the package for return and for inspection for insurance purposes by the carrier. And don’t worry– we’ll be sure to make things right!

Product Display + Packaging

We put great care and consideration into the entire experience of an INK MEETS PAPER® product from the way your customer engages with the item on your store shelf to the interaction the recipient has when the card is received. As a result, All INK MEETS PAPER® products must be displayed and sold in their original packaging. Boxed sets may not be broken up and sold as single cards. Failure to comply may result in account termination. If you have any questions about our product packaging, please contact us.