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LETTERPRESS & BOOK ARTS The story of Anise Press is a love story. First, we love books. We read them and collect them, print them and sew them by hand. We also love the history of the printed book, and our fascination with hand-set type and hand-carved illustrations led us to purchase the first of our four presses in 2001. It’s been a torrid love affair ever since. We also enjoy working with our hands, and love the old-school craft and artistry demanded by letterpress printing. Our line of products is hand-made with love from start to finish: our illustrations are hand-cut wood engravings or linoleum block prints, and the majority of the text on our products is hand-set antique wood and lead type. We mix our inks by hand and feed each card or print through one of our vintage presses one at a time, much the way it was done fifty (or five hundred) years ago. But the biggest part of this love story is that Anise Press is the husband and wife team of Jennifer and Todd Samuelson. We love the work that we do and love working together, and hope that you enjoy our letterpress stationery and cards, limited edition posters, and fine art broadsides as much as we loved designing and printing them for you. 2

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Clockwise from top left: LOVE-006 – Hug and Kiss You LOVE-005 – You & Me LOVE-007 – Closer to You LOVE-008 – How Lucky I Am LOVE-001 – Fair Isle Hearts


Valentines line Expressions of love presented with verve and flair.

LOVE-002 My Favorite

LOVE-004 Let's Get Together LOVE-003 I Like You. A Lot.

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FC-004 Second Cutest Couple

FC-005 Beauty and Joy

FC-002 You Don't Look 29


fortune cookies line

Three-color linoleum block prints providing cheeky prognostications

FC-006 Wasn't Your Fault

FC-003 Best Year Ever

FC-001 Found the One

FC-007 Getting Lucky

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botanicals line BOT-003 Magnolia two-color wood engraving

BOT-002 Buttercups two-color linocut

BOT-004 Hydrangea wood engraving


Hand-carved floral prints celebrating the grace of the natural world

BOT-005 My Thoughts linocut with hand-set type

BOT-001 Iris & Bee four-color linocut

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thank you line TNKS-001 Thank You

TNKSBX-001 Box set – two of each design

TNKS-003 Merci

Give thanks through hand-lettered and hand-carved speech bubbles 10

TNKS-002 Gracias

celebration line CLBR-002 Congrats CLBRBX-001 Box set – two of each design CLBR-003 Happy Day

CLBR-001 Hooray

Cheerfully express your joy at good news with antique wood type over a linocut star block to order:


WDG-003 Mrs. & Mrs.

WDG-002 Mr. & Mr.

WDG-001 Mr. & Mrs.


wedding line WDG-005 Frame – Your Day hand-carved linoblock frame with metal type

WDG-006 Frame – Anniversary WDG-004 You & Me

A sophisticated celebration of togetherness in antique metal & wood types to order:


holiday line HLDYBX-001 Box set – Assorted Fair Isle

HLDY-003 Fair Isle Evergreen

HLDY-002 Fair Isle Reindeer

HLDY-001 Fair Isle Snowflake knitting-inspired holiday designs


A collection of warm designs expressing the sentiments of the season

HLDY-007 / HLDYBX-007 Holly – Merry Christmas

HLDY-004 / HLDYBX-004 Jolly Santa antique printing cut

HLDY-005 Meet Me Here two-color linoblock

HLDY-006 / HLDYBX-006 Holly – Happy Holidays two-color linoblock and hand-set type

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WHOLESALE TERMS and CONDITIONS ORDERING and PAYMENT Individual greeting cards are $2.25/each. Boxed Sets are $8/each. Quantity minimums are: single cards: 6 per style, greeting card box set: 3 per style. Minimum opening order is $100; minimum reorder is $50. All opening orders must be prepaid via credit card. We accept paypal, all major credit cards and checks. Payments are processed at time of shipping. Net 30 terms are available for established accounts. Orders may be placed via email or phone: 832.216.2413

SHIPPING All orders ship via USPS Priority or UPS, and standard shipping rates will be added to your order. All in-stock items ship within 3-5 days; you will be notified promptly of any items on backorder. Orders placed at national shows ship within 3-6 weeks.

REFUNDS Refunds or exchanges are available for damaged goods only. Please contact us within one week of receipt of merchandise. Refunds returned via original form of payment. 16

PRODUCT DETAILS All items are letterpress printed at our studio in Bryan, Texas. We specialize in printing with hard-carved linoleum blocks, original wood engravings and hand-set wood and metal type. All products are printed by hand on our 1896 old-style Chandler and Price platen press or our Asbern proof press. Because of the nature of letterpress, slight variations in coloration and impression may be visible in the printing. We consider these marks of the process to be a testament to the handmade quality of the cards, and value their individuality. Our papers and envelopes are 100% cotton or made from 100% recycled content unless otherwise noted.

PACKAGING Individual greeting cards are packaged in cello sleeves, greeting card box sets are packaged in clear boxes. All Anise Press products must be sold in their original packaging.

CONTACT We’d love to hear from you, so please stay in touch! web: email: instagram: @anisepress facebook: anisepress Catalog Design: Anise Press Photography: Lindsey Johnson

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Anise Press wholesale catalog  

Anise Press's 2014 line of letterpress cards.

Anise Press wholesale catalog  

Anise Press's 2014 line of letterpress cards.