Letterpress printing is a centuries-old process that creates an artisanal product made by a trained craftsperson. First, I create a design digitally. This digital design is then transferred onto a printing plate, which is inked and pressed against soft, thick paper to print text and images. Pressure applied in this printing process creates the striking impression that you can see and feel.
Steel Petal Press® is a Chicago–based letterpress studio owned and operated by Shayna Norwood. What began as a part–time endeavor in 2008 has grown to include three presses, a paper cutter, and a small and awesome team. Together we print, package and ship each item by hand. It is our mission to share beauty and humor with the world through handmade stationery.