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Letterpress 'Token of Love' - Valentines, Anniversary or Engagement Card

Letterpress 'Token of Love' - Valentines, Anniversary or Engagement Card
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Valentines, Anniversary or Engagement Card

Original Print: Ornamental love heart with letterpress text on the back printed beautiful mould made paper. Some cards will have the deckle edge & some will have the watermark. Linseed oil based inks in Vermillion.

Hand-printed letterpress Anniversary or Engagement card, with metal moveable type hand-printed on the back, all on an Adana Press.

Metal Type: set in 18pt Palace Script, 8pt Helvetica & a 10pt © symbol

:: 250gsm Specialist Paper - mould made from 100% cotton to high archival standards, hand torn to size
:: Card size is 85mm x 115 mm
:: Recycled Envelope size is 95mm - 122mm
:: Sealed into a Clear Bio-degradable Corn Starch bag
:: Inside is blank for you to write your own personal message

:: Anniversary or Engagement Cards will be sent carefully packed in a board protected package

It's very hard to convey, in a photograph, the truly beautiful physical quality of the ink & it's colour on this gorgeously soft-to-touch paper

Cards will vary slightly due to the nature of hand production making each card unique & original.

I’ve included photos of the metal type because it’s just so lovely. But, obviously, it's not for sale :)

All items are ©Elly Rowbotham
Please note the copyright of the print or image does not transfer with the sale


This is a remake of my original smaller card.

When I first designed this card it was a way to use my beautiful, rare piece of ornamental type (typesetting is an impressive skill I’ve long been in awe of) using strips of paper left over from the sheets torn for my other cards. I was going to abandon it because it’s so difficult to achieve without failures. But I had such a lovely comment from a customer that I’ve reinstated as a full sized version of which I’ve printed only 30.

I designed it originally as a little message for Mr. R - In our early life together I used to sneak small ‘Love Tokens’ into his luggage when he had trips to make - like a small sprinkle of sea-glass, or sand from the beach, or paper-cuttings confetti left from things I’d been making... So when he unpacked or opened a book to read, my memento would cascade out. - I don’t see why we shouldn’t all give each other little love messages whenever we feel like it :)

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Elly Rowbotham Printmaker within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £1.00 £0.25

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey

£2.65 £0.25
USA and Canada £3.30 £0.25
Rest of the World £3.45 £0.25

Returns Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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