Meet “Griselda” The Gray Battle Maiden

Say hello to the beautiful Griselda, our newest addition to the Paisley Dog Press family. Griselda is a 10″ x 15′ Red Ball Heidelberg Windmill she is definitely a healthy girl. The name Griselda perfect because the German translation means Gray Battle Maiden for a letterpress that originated all the way from Heidelberg Germany. The Paisley Dog Press team ventured to York, Penna. to pick up the gray battle maiden and introduce her to... Read More

Nice Day for a White Wedding (And Letterpress)

Last weekend my baby brother, Shawn, got hitched! It was all a blur, but a beautiful one indeed. He and his wife Abby asked me for the honor of being in their wedding party, but more importantly to design & letterpress their wedding invitations;  I couldn’t have been more excited to see them come to life. My brother being an avid hunter and “survivorman” of sorts, and Abby growing up loving nature – their theme was all things... Read More

Meet the Presses: “Franklin”

Name: Franklin Birthday: 1892 Model: Chandler & Price (C&P) 8″x12″ platen press Weight: 1,200 lbs of cast iron Scroll down for Franklin’s Story! Franklin’s Story: We couldn’t even begin the story without telling you how Franklin got his name…from Benjamin Franklin of course. Ben is our favorite printer of all time (and also resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Franklin was our very first press, he... Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Note Cards

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month As the leaves start to turn during the month of October, you will also notice another color popping up, from the grocery store to the football field….PINK! Cancer has touched the lives of everyone in some way, whether through a loved one, friend, family member or personally. Every year people walk, run, or donate to find a cure. Over 230,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer EVERY SINGLE YEAR. To... Read More

Want to Letterpress an Image?

Did you know we can letterpress photographs? As long as it is suitable for letterpress, we can do anything! Save the date locations are a popular choice as well as custom cards, but our biggest request for letterpressed photos are definitely birth announcements. A client came to us to design a completely custom wedding invitation suite that combined their industrial venue with a soft, elegant look. Their reception was at Arts Quest in Bethlehem, which... Read More

Whats Trending this Spring?

Spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and its finally warming up which means dresses, open toes shoes, and new spring trends. While winter brought you oversized sweaters, knee high boots, and lots of tights, spring is all about crop tops, graphic prints, and pastels. Trending Colors Since spring is all about flowers, we aren’t surprised to see tons of mannequins dressed in pastel apparel. Speak to your sweet side with... Read More

My Favorite Things….Spring Edition

Since Spring has taken its merry little time getting here, we thought our spring edition of My Favorite Things should also be a late bloomer! After the winter we had there is so much to look forward to in Spring, from warmer weather to birds chirping to short sleeves. Below are just a few of the things the gals of Paisley Dog Press are excited about. Janelle P Walks with the family Sleeping with the windows open Tulips!!! They are my favorite flower,... Read More

I Love You More!

Our 2014 line of Valentines greeting cards are now in stock! Saint Valentine’s Day, more commonly known now as Valentine’s Day, was originally named after Christian martyrs called Valentine in the early ADs. What started as a feast day to pay tribute to the Saint Valentine has now become a day for love ones to give flowers, adornments, chocolates, and our favorite greeting cards. This change can be attributed to Geoffrey Chaucer’s... Read More

Kick off the Holiday 2013 Season!

Our 2013 winter line of holiday greeting cards are now in stock! With the release of The Great Gatsby film came the revival of art deco, which inspired our 2013 color palette of metallic gold and metallic silver. This years designs range from humorous to warm and fuzzy to the comeback of an old favorite in the new color scheme. After the success of our Merry & Bright Letterpress Photo Card (now 40% off), we decided to do another card that allows... Read More

Letterpress Glossary – Chandler & Price

Chandler & Price: Founded in 1881 in Cleveland, Ohio, by Harrison T. Chandler and William H. Price. They manufactured machinery for printers including a series of hand-fed platen jobbing presses, as well as an automatic feeder for these presses (the Rice Feeder), paper cutters, book presses, and assorted equipment. Our first press was a Chandler & Price circa 1892, lovingly named Franklin is still constantly used in our shop today!  Read More