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wholesale catalog / january 2015


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who we are My name is Sara McNally. My husband Brad and I founded Constellation & Co. (and our marriage) in 2009 with a gocco printing kit and a table-top Kelsey press in a spare bedroom. We rented our first studio space and bought our Chandler & Price platen press in 2011. We’ve been putting one foot in front of the other ever since.

our studio Every day I open the studio, tie my apron, and get to work. The studio is a special space—it is the fruition of a lot of dreams and hopes and hard work. It’s a place that feels like home. It’s a place infused with heritage. Our storefront studio and retail space is in the Seattle Fisherman’s Terminal, a historic spot that recently celebrated its 100th birthday. I love the wall of windows in our space, inviting people and sunlight in. I love smelling fresh ocean air. But what I love most are the possibilities that this place holds. This is where I do what I love—and every day here is a blessing. We take this blessing seriously. Our work is truly a manifestation of our philosophy: to use ink and paper to connect people.

old school We bring old school to another level. This is the eighteenth century. This is corsets and petticoats and embroidery. Our equipment is time-tested and well-worn, but we have restored everything with love— from rust and grime back to pristine printing condition. All of our presses are foot or hand powered and completely hand fed. Each sheet of paper goes through the press one at a time, and once through for each color printed. Same goes for type setting and image making. We use traditional wood and lead type and carefully hand set one letter at a time. Many of our pieces feature one of my hand-carved wood engravings. To say this is a labor of love is an understatement— but we wouldn’t have it any other way.


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seattle is awesome (and your city is too) You love your city. You bleed the color of your sports team. You believe, without a doubt, that the scenery in your city is the best in the world. You can’t imagine living anywhere else. And you would absolutely love to share the good news that your city is awesome with all of your out of town friends.

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customizable!

seattle is AWESOME.

seattle is AWESOME.

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We are irrationally attached to Seattle, but we think you city is awesome too! This card is fully customizable to feature your city, neighborhood, state, etc. Printed to order with hand-set lead and wood type on a 4bar kraft card. Available single or in a boxed set of six. Paper & Envelope: Kraft Card with Pool Blue Envelope

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Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2” x 4 7/8”

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aww nuts. Sometimes everything goes your way. But often, it doesn’t. You just have to keep going. And it helps to have sense of humor about the whole thing. If you or a friend are going through something tough, this card is a sweet, funny way to share your support. Be it bad news, a breakup, a lay-off, etc. Aww nuts.

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Aww nuts.

wood engraving size: 4bar

This nutty card is letterpress printed with hand-set lead type

Paper & Envelope:

and a wood engraving. The card’s front reads, “Aww nuts” and the

Kraft Card with Moss Green Envelope

interior is blank for your message. Sold individually, packaged in

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

a compostable clear sleeve.

i’m here for you. When someone you love is going through a hard season, there are often just no words that can fix it. But “I’m here for you” is always welcome comfort. Whether you’ve got a shoulder to cry on, a punching bag to lend, a few dollars to share, a prayer to give, or a hand to hold, you’ll be there.

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I’m here for you.

This kind message is letterpress printed with hand-set wood type. The

wood type size: a7

Paper & Envelope:

card’s front reads, “I’m here for you” and the interior is blank for your

Moss Green Card with Black Envelope

message of support. Sold individually, packaged in a clear sleeve.

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5” x 7"

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happy happy happy What is there to say about this card? It’s pure sunshine. One happy just wasn’t enough. Happy birthday! Happy wedding! Happy Wednesday! Happy baby! Happy anniversary! Happy happiness.

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HAPPY

HAPPY

HAPPY

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This bright card is letterpress printed with hand-set wood type.

Paper & Envelope:

The card’s front reads, “Happy happy happy” and the interior

Sunshine Yellow Card with Black Envelope

is blank for your words of joy. Sold individually or in a boxed

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

set of six cards and envelopes.

thank you. What if we were always on the lookout for reasons to be grateful? What if we gave our thanks with pen to paper? It’s an old fashioned idea, but I think the world would be different if we made a renewed effort.

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folded card

thank you.

size: a7

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This bright card is letterpress printed with hand-set wood type. The

Paper & Envelope:

card’s front reads, “Thank you” and the interior is blank for your

Orange Card with Black Envelope

words of thankfulness. Sold individually, packaged in a clear sleeve

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

with a sealed flap.

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seattle ferry Did you know that the Washington State Ferry system is the largest passenger and automobile ferry fleet in the United States? Now you do! We love hopping on a ferry and getting a new perspective on our beautiful city. folded card 1

Seattle, Washington

wood engraving size: a7

This Seattle card is letterpress printed with hand-set lead type

Paper & Envelope:

and an original wood engraving. The card’s front reads, “Seattle,

White Card with Gray Envelope

Washingon” and the interior is blank for your message. Sold single,

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

packaged in a compostable clear sleeve. Looks great framed!

mount rainier This wood engraving is of the view from my parents’ house, in a small town south of Seattle. We love spending holidays at their cozy home, and waking up to this view. And we love all 14,411 feet of Mount Rainier! On clear days, all you can say is, “Wow!” folded card 2

Mount Rainier

wood engraving size: a7

This mountainous card is letterpress printed with hand-set lead type

Paper & Envelope:

and an original wood engraving. The card’s front reads, “Mount

White Card with Gray Envelope

Rainier” and the interior is blank for your message. Sold single,

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5” x 7”

packaged in a compostable clear sleeve. Looks great framed!

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fishermen are awesome We’re not the first ones to say it, but the statement rings true: Northwest is best. There’s ocean, and mountains, and coffee, and flannel, and sunshine, and misty rain, and craft beer, and…we could go on. There is so much to see, savor, and explore, and this card represents just that. The Pacific Northwest is a special place, and it’d be an injustice to live here, or even visit, without recognizing (and experiencing!) the beauty of the region. kraft paper

fishermen are AWESOME.

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This celebration of Northwest life is letterpress printed with

hand-set type size: 4bar

Paper & Envelope:

hand-set lead type and an original illustration. The card’s front

Kraft Card with Moss Green Envelope

reads, “Northwest is Best” and the interior is blank for your

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

message. Sold individually, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

boats are awesome We’re not the first ones to say it, but the statement rings true: Northwest is best. There’s ocean, and mountains, and coffee, and flannel, and sunshine, and misty rain, and craft beer, and…we could go on. There is so much to see, savor, and explore, and this card represents just that. The Pacific Northwest is a special place, and it’d be an injustice to live here, or even visit, without recognizing (and experiencing!) the beauty of the region. kraft paper

boats are AWESOME.

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hand-set type size: 4bar

This celebration of Southwest life is letterpress printed with

Paper & Envelope:

hand-set lead type and an original illustration. The card’s front

Kraft Card with Persimmon Envelope

reads, “Southwest is Best” and the interior is blank for your

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

message. Sold individually, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

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awesome What can I say? Some things are awesome. Other things are the worst. They’re all a part of this big, crazy life. True friends stand together through the good and the bad. The happy and the sad. The worst and the awesome. size: 4bar

AWESOME.

wood type

This series of cards is letterpress printed with hand-set wood

folded card

Paper & Envelope:

& lead type. The interior of each card is blank for your message.

Kraft Cards with an assortment of envelopes

Sold individually, packaged in compostable clear sleeves.

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2” x 4 7/8”

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you are awesome (103121) 2 adventure (10372m)

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adoption (10362e) 6 babies yellow (10382c) 7 babies blue (10332l)

having a job (10322v)

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mini cards Sometimes you have something short and sweet to say. And don’t we all love tiny things? Newborn babies, doll

mini cards

houses, teacup pigs... go mini or go home.

The front of each flat card bears a fun image/saying combo, and the back is blank for your message. Sold individually, packaged in a

Paper & Envelope:

clear sleeve. Note: Mini cards not large enough to send through the

White Flat Card with Gray Envelope

mail. Great for hand delivery with gifts and hugs.

Size: “Baby” / Business Card, 2" x 3 1/2”

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the worst What can I say? Some things are awesome. Other things are the worst. They’re all a part of this big, crazy life. True friends stand together through the good and the bad. The happy and the sad. This set of “the worst” cards were created out of personal experience. They tell it like it is.

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THE WORST.

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Kraft Card with Black Envelope Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"


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the journey is sweeter with you by my side We’re meant to live life together. It’s about holding hands and walking side-by-side. When we journey through this life together, we get to share in each other’s joy—and that is truly the sweetest.

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Letterpress printed with hand-set lead type and a vintage

Sold individually, packaged in a compostable

anchor printer’s block. The card’s interior is blank for your

clear sleeve. Art print is packaged with a recycled

message and includes a coordinating black envelope. The

chipboard backer.

print is a flat art piece, letterpress printed on a one-of-a-kind

Two Paper & Format Options:

map section. Special location requests are encouraged! We

1. Kraft A7 Card with Black Envelope

source vintage atlases for your store’s city and/or state.

2. Flat Art Print on Map Section, 5” x 7”

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journey card: kraft/black 2 journey print: flat, map section item no. 23212k item no. 532114


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you are home to me print Home conjures different things for different people, but generally, home is a special place. It’s where you hang your hat…it’s where your heart is. When someone is home to you, they are comfortable; they are generous; they are warm and engaging; and most importantly, they know you well—they tread gently through the hallways of your heart and make themselves at home.

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you are home

size: 8 x 10 vintage wood type

This heartfelt typographic print is letterpress printed with vintage

Four Paper Options:

wood type and an antique printer’s block. The print’s front reads: “You

1. Unique Map Section

are home to me.” Special location requests are encouraged! We source

2. Bright Red Card Stock

vintage atlases for your store’s city and/or state. Packaged in a clear

3. White Cotton Paper

sleeve with an eco-friendly recycled chipboard backer.

4. Recycled Chipboard

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home print: map section 2 home print: red 3 home print: white 4 home print: kraft item no. 525214 item no. 525111 item no. 525112 item no. 525113


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our you & me series You are patient with me, encourage me, amaze me, mean the world to me, complete me, always impress me, take care of me, surprise me, are home to me, and I adore you. I designed the first (and very limited) edition of “You & Me” for a local art show with a love letters theme soon after Brad and I got married. During the design process, I tried for days to think of the right words to say. It was quite a challenge. How does one put into words the kind of love that I’ve found with my Brad? That long-awaited, unexpected, best friend-become-spouse, always and forever love? After lots of failed flowery attempts, lots of silly, ridiculous tries at cleverness...this simple list is what I came up with. And five years later, those words are even more tried and true than they were then. Today, I’m humbled and happy to share that in these last few years, thousands of people have used my words to share love with their someone. This is the epitome of success for me—that my heartfelt words have been shared and cherished, used to bring people closer together. I started this company and continue to work hard to grow it because I believe in the power of the written and printed word in people’s lives. Today, I want to give my thanks to everyone who has purchased one of these cards or prints. Thanks for sharing your life with us. We’ve loved sharing our life with you.

the you and me card We’ve seen this card used for so many different occasions! Proposals, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, boring Tuesdays, even Mother’s or Father’s Day! We stand firmly behind this card. It’s our best seller! Letterpress printed with vintage wood type.

best seller!

wood type

Front reads: “YOU are patient with, encourage, amaze, take care of, surprise, are home to ME.” The interior reads: “And I Adore You,” and has

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you and me

plenty of space for your own words of love.

Paper & Envelope Options: 1. Recycled Kraft Card with Black Envelope 2. Recycled Kraft Card with Red Envelope Size: Folded A7 Card, 5” x 7”

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you and me

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you and me

you and me

you and me

wood type

great gift

easy to frame

Letterpress printed with vintage wood type. Packaged in a

Paper Options:

compostable clear sleeve with a recycled chipboard backer.

1. Red Card Stock with Silver Ink

Print reads: “YOU are patient with, encourage, amaze, take

2. Navy Blue Card Stock with Silver Ink

care of, surprise, are home to ME, And I Adore You.”

3. 100% Cotton Bright White Paper with Black Ink

Size: Flat Art Print, 8" x 10"

5. Pool Blue Card Stock with Black Ink

Super easy to frame and makes a great gift!

6. Strawberry Pink Card Stock with Black Ink

4. 100% Recycled Chipboard Paper with Black Ink

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y&m 8x10: red/silver 2 y&m 8x10: navy/silver 3 y&m 8x10: white/black 4 y&m 8x10: kraft/black item no. 592511 item no. 592306 item no. 592804 item no. 592101

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you’re my favorite dream come true We all dream about the perfect person. We long for a compliment and a confidant. Someone with whom to roam, to wander, to laugh, and to cry. If you’ve found your dream come true, tell them. The mundane distracts us. We wash the dishes, take out the trash, punch the time card, and turn out the lights. Don’t forget the person you dreamed about.

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folded card

size: a7

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words of love. Sold individually in a compostable clear sleeve. Paper & Envelope: White Card with Kraft Envelope Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

you are home to me Home conjures different things for different people, but generally, home is a special place. It’s where you hang your hat and where your heart is. When someone is home to you, they are comfortable; they are generous; they are warm and engaging; and most importantly, they know you well.

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you are home

you are home

folded card hand-set type size: 4bar

This celebration of home sweet home is letterpress printed

Paper & Envelope Options:

with hand-set lead type and a vintage printer’s block. The

1. Soft White Card with Pool Blue Envelope

card’s front reads, “You are home to me” and the interior is

2. Recycled Kraft Card with Black Envelope

blank for your message. Sold individually, packaged in

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

a compostable clear sleeve.

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hello from rain city It’s no secret Seattle is a rainy place, but it’s not all gray and gloom. The Rain City has a lot to offer, even in the midst of a constant drizzle. So maybe it’s 80 and sunny in California. That gets old.

card or postcard

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Send this ironic greeting and embrace the rain! Available as a folded

Two Options:

greeting card or a flat postcard. The front of both reads, “Hello

1. White Card with Navy Envelope

from Rain City.” Folded card is printed with navy blue ink on a

2. 100% Recycled Chipboard Postcard

white card, with a blank interior. Postcard is printed with black ink

Size: 4bar, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

on 100% recycled chipboard and the back has lines for an address and the word “postcard.” Sold single, packaged in a clear sleeve.

hello seattle It’s probably already clear how much we love Seattle. This city is just fantastic. The ocean and the city. The coffee and the beer. The rain and the sunshine. There’s nowhere we like more. Hello, Seattle!

hand-carved linoleum block recycled chipboard

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hello seattle postcard size: 4 x 6

Skip the tacky and send this artful postcard instead! The postcard’s

Paper: 100% Recycled Chipboard Stock

front reads, “Hello Seattle,” and the back reads “a postcard for

Size: 4" x 6" (Easy to frame!)

you.” Printed on 100% recycled post-consumer content chipboard with wood type and an original linoleum carving. Sold individually, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

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northwest is best We’re not the first ones to say it, but the statement rings true: Northwest is best. There’s ocean, and mountains, and coffee, and flannel, and sunshine, and misty rain, and craft beer, and…we could go on. There is so much to see, savor, and explore, and this card represents just that. The Pacific Northwest is a special place, and it’d be an injustice to live here, or even visit, without recognizing (and experiencing!) the beauty of the region.

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size: 4bar

This celebration of Northwest life is letterpress printed with

Paper & Envelope:

hand-set lead type and an original illustration. The card’s front

Kraft Card with Moss Green Envelope

reads, “Northwest is Best” and the interior is blank for your

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

message. Sold individually, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

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size: 4bar

This celebration of Southwest life is letterpress printed with

Paper & Envelope:

hand-set lead type and an original illustration. The card’s front

Kraft Card with Persimmon Envelope

reads, “Southwest is Best” and the interior is blank for your

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

message. Sold individually, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

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treehouse point notecards Our visit to Treehouse Point was momentous—perfectly timed, picturesque, and peaceful. These cards represent our ability to escape and to dream and to live. They also reflect whimsy of what it’s like to play high up in the trees, protected from the bustle below, full of wonder, imagination, and carefree delight. The Treehouse Point products, like many of our cards and prints, are anytime pieces. Use them as personal stationery or the place to store your dreams and visions for the future.

boxed set of six

great gift item

size: 4bar

Each card is letterpress printed by hand in 3 colors on kraft card stock. Each of the six designs are blank inside for your personal

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message and include coordinating envelopes. (Also available as single cards - see next page for details.) Paper & Envelopes: Kraft Cards with Moss Green and Sage Green Envelopes Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

treehouse point notebooks & sketchbooks A good sketchbook is like a good friend - always there for you, right when you need it. Open and ready with a clean page to bear your thoughts, dreams, and fears. It reminds you of the good times and helps you through the tough ones. The relationship between person, pen, and paper is important.

six designs

great gift item

These pocket or purse-sized books are perfect for keeping your peaceful thoughts no matter where you happen to be. Each book has a professionally bound text block of 120 cream colored pages. Each of the six designs are available as sketchbooks (blank pages) or notebooks (lined pages). The covers are letterpress printed by hand in three colors. The six books bear the same illustrations as the six cards, but in vertical. (See the next page for all six designs.) Paper: Kraft Card Stock Cover with Cream Interior Pages Size: Pocket Sized Books, 3 1/2” x 5 1/4”

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burl Built around a huge fir tree, the Burl sits high above the forest floor and is reached by an impressively long bridge. I like to daydream about sitting in leather chairs on the private balcony and letting the world fend for itself.

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nest This cute and cozy spot is just the right size for a snuggly weekend. You can grab a book and a sweetie and act like birds. It’s been said that the Nest has the most comfortable bed of all the treehouses - a fact we’ll have to test and get back to you.

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trillium Sixteen feet high in a giant cedar tree, this two-story tree house blows my mind a little bit. The downstairs is a cozy sitting room with two chairs that look out into the forest. Up the ladder is a queen-sized bed for good nights of sleep. When can we move in?

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treehouse: burl notebook: 77604l sketchbook: 77603u single card: 17622s

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treehouse: nest notebook: 77606l sketchbook: 77605u single card: 17632m

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deck for enjoying the forest year-round. I love the way the staircase curves around the tree. It’s whimsical in the best way!

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upper pond This treehouse is the first one we stayed the night in. Climbing the ladder is like leaving the world behind. It’s the perfect place for a cup of tea and a book. We’d live there if we could!

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temple of the blue moon I love the iconic swinging bridge you cross to enter this picturesque house. It was the first on the Treehouse Point property and is definitely special.

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treehouse: bonbibi notebook: 77602l sketchbook: 77601u single card: 17612m

treehouse: upper pond notebook: 77612l 9 sketchbook: 77611u 10 single card: 17662s

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let’s snuggle We know not everyone loves to snuggle, but for those who do, this is your card. Let it remind the one you love about what it’s like to curl up on the couch in front of a fire, or a movie, or just in front of the window watching the world unfold.

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hand-set type size: 4bar

This coy invitation is letterpress printed with hand-set lead

Paper & Envelope Options:

type and a vintage printer’s block. The card’s front reads, “Let’s

1. Soft White Card with Recycled Kraft Envelope

Snuggle” and the interior is blank for your words of affection.

2. Kraft Card with Sage Green Envelope

Sold individually, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

i like you There is something universal about this card. It’s for Dad. For Mom. For your favorite co-worker or your best friend. So often we forget to tell that special person that we like them. So do it. This way. It’s simple, yet profound. It’s youthful, but timeless. I like you…

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folded card hand-set type size: 4bar

This timeless thought is letterpress printed with hand-set lead

Paper & Envelope Options:

type and a vintage printer’s block. The card’s front reads,

3. Soft White Card with Kraft Envelope

“I like you” and the interior is blank for your message. Sold

4. Kraft Card with Sage Green Envelope

individually, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

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Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

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our very own space trilogy We love space—Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek. You name it, and we’ve probably seen it (and obsessively love it). This series is inspired by our affinity for the mysteries of space and is made especially for your favorite nerd.

over the moon

Spread the love with this nerdy trio! Letterpress printed with hand-set lead type and stars printed in metallic silver. Three different sayings to choose from. Each card’s interior is blank for your message to the stars.

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brightest star

to the future

Sold single, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve. Paper: White Card with Navy Blue Envelope Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

over the moon for you: white/navy 2 brightest star: white/navy 3 travel to the future: white/navy item no. 16634n item no. 16614n item no. 16624n


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library cards Libraries are special places. I love walking through the stacks, scanning the book bindings and pulling them out to browse. These cards are cute and flirty and bound to put a smile on your book-lover’s face.

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happy birthday! (sorry i’m overdue)

boxed set of 6 2 of each design

Lined sections on the front and back of these fun flat

Available single (packaged in a clear sleeve) or in

cards allow room for your personal message. Each card is

a boxed set of six cards (two of each design).

letterpress printed on bright white card stock, enclosed in an old school manilla check out card sleeve, and includes

Paper: White Card, Manila Sleeve, Red Envelope

a bold red mailing envelope.

Size: Flat 4bar Card, 3" x 4 7/8"

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bookworm We’ll take that as a compliment. Our Bookworm card is a celebration of books—ones with pictures, ones with poetry, and every other kind in between. Whether you prefer your books online or off (we appreciate the well-worn pages of a favorite book, but nothing beats the convenience of our Kindle!), celebrate your nerdiness. Celebrate the written word, storytelling, and surprise endings.

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This celebration of books is letterpress printed with hand-set wood

Paper & Envelope:

type and a printer’s block. The card’s front reads, “Bookworm” and

Kraft Card with Red Envelope

the interior is blank for your message or a quote from a good book.

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

Sold individually, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

near or far, you’re always in my heart Love knows no distance. If you’re 2,000 miles apart or just around the corner at the office, those you love are held dear. This globe is a reminder that whether you are near or far, you keep your loved ones close—in a place where oceans, mountains, and miles make no difference.

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folded card

size: 4bar

This sweet sentiment is letterpress printed with hand-set lead type and an original wood engraving. The card’s front reads, “Near or far, you’re always in my heart!” and the interior is blank for your 2

own words of love. Sold individually in a compostable clear sleeve. Paper & Envelope: Soft White Card with Black Envelope Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

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red, white & awesome linoleum carving easy to frame

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size: a7

This celebration of books is letterpress printed with hand-set wood

Paper & Envelope:

type and a printer’s block. The card’s front reads, “Bookworm” and

Kraft Card with Red Envelope

the interior is blank for your message or a quote from a good book.

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

Sold individually, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

independence, sweet independence folded card hand-set type

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This celebration of patriotism is letterpress printed with hand-set

Paper & Envelope:

lead type and a vintage printer’s block. The card’s front reads,

Soft White Card with Kraft Envelope

“Independence, sweet independence!” and the interior is blank for

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

your message. Sold single, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

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i do, me too Weddings are about tradition. Something blue, bouquets, vows, and wedding parties are all part of that. Another sweet wedding tradition is when the bride and groom exchange last minute gifts. Sometimes, it’s jewelry and other times it’s a simple handwritten note. Use this cute card to write your soon-to-be-spouse a quick note before the wedding! Your bride- or groom-to-be will love it.

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i do, me too

hand-set type size: 4bar

This celebration of marriage is letterpress printed with hand set lead

Paper & Envelope:

type and an original illustration. The card’s front reads, “I do, me

White Card with Black Envelope

too” and the interior is blank for your words of love. Sold single,

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

love is eternal In the fall of 1852, Abraham Lincoln gave his new bride, Mary, a wedding ring inscribed with the words, “A.L. to Mary, Nov. 4, 1842. Love is Eternal.” This is a wood engraving inspired by Lincoln’s promise to his wife. She stood by him through a war, the death of a child, and even his assassination. Their marriage teaches us an important thing: our circumstances don’t define us - our relationships do.

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love is eternal

hand-set type size: 4bar

This reminder of the Lincolns’ love is great both for giving and for

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framing. It is letterpress printed by hand from a hand-carved wood

Soft White Card with Black Envelope

engraving that bears the words: “love is eternal.” The interior

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

of the card is blank for your words of eternal love. Sold single, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

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thanks for bearing with me When we made the trek from Florida to Seattle, we did it in epic road trip style. This is a wood engraving, inspired by a photo we took while on our cross country trip. One of the trip’s highlights was a drive-through animal sanctuary in Montana. We sent home a video from the trip - but our families didn’t enjoy the two hours of baby bear video footage nearly as much as we did! Bear with me...punny, yes, but a sincere sentiment.

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hand-set type size: a7

Who doesn’t love a snuggly baby bear? This card features

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an original hand-carved wood engraving, printed along

White Card with Black Envelope

with vintage hand-set lead type. Sold individually, packaged

Size: Folded A7, 5” x 7”

in a compostable clear sleeve.

you’ll always have a place in my herd Bison once roamed the vast grasslands of North America in massive herds, grazing on the short, seasonal prairie grass and keeping close together for protection and to raise their young. This tongue-in-cheek bison card is for those in your inner circle—your herd, so to speak—who you do every day with: that coffee date, the couple who hosted the dinner party, or your friend who did you that really, really big favor. Let them know they’re like kin.

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hand-set type size: a7

This card features an original hand-carved wood engraving,

Paper & Envelope:

printed along with vintage hand-set lead type. Sold single,

White Card with Black Envelope

packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

Size: Folded A7, 5" x 7"

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you’re my girl This is a simple anytime card. She’s precious to you, and close to your heart. Tell her. Often. Sometimes she just needs to know that she’s your girl. (Brad reminds me all the time, and I love it!)

size: a7

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hand-set wood type and a vintage heart printer’s block.

1. Kraft Card with Blossom Pink Envelope

The card’s front reads, “You’re My Girl” and the interior

2. Strawberry Pink Card with Kraft Envelope

is blank for your message. Sold individually, packaged

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

in a compostable clear sleeve.

you’re my favorite This is one of our favorites (no pun intended). The “You’re My Favorite” card is for anyone—friend, lover, parent, sibling. At any time—birthday, holiday, or just because.

size: a7

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Paper & Envelope Options:

with hand-set wood type and a vintage printer’s block.

3. Kraft Card with Black Envelope

The card’s front reads, “You’re My Favorite” and the

4. Pool Blue Card with Kraft Envelope

interior is blank for your message. Sold individually,

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

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my fav: yellow/black 4 my fav: pool/kraft item no. 29448p item no. 29428p


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you’re the best size: a7

wood type

easy to frame

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This sweet, simple card is letterpress printed with

Paper & Envelope Options:

hand-set wood type and a vintage heart printer’s block.

1. Kraft Card with Blossom Pink Envelope

The card’s front reads, “You’re My Girl” and the interior

2. Strawberry Pink Card with Kraft Envelope

is blank for your message. Sold individually, packaged

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

in a compostable clear sleeve.

i like you There is something universal about this card. It’s for Dad. For Mom. For your favorite co-worker or your best friend. So often we forget to tell that special person that we like them. So do it. This way. It’s simple, yet profound. It’s youthful, but timeless. I like you…

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I LIKE YOU

This timeless thought is letterpress printed with antique wood

Paper: Navy Blue Card with Pool Blue Envelope

type on a non-traditional size. The card’s front reads, “I like

Size: Flat #10 Card, 3 7/8" x 9 1/4"

you” and the back is blank for your message. Sold single, packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

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mother’s day cards Who are we without our moms? They teach us, sing to us, care for our needs and care about our lives. Whether your mom carried you for 9 months, adopted you into her life, or carries the title on an honorary basis, she deserves a thank you. Mail her this one- or even better, give it to her with a hug!

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These odes to mom are letterpress printed with hand-set wood

Paper & Envelope:

type and vintage printer’s blocks. Each card’s interior is blank

Soft White Card with Kraft Envelope

for your message to mom. Sold individually, packaged in a

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

compostable clear sleeve.

my mom-ccountant I have the distinct pleasure of working with my mom here at Constellation & Co. She’s been with us every step of the way, making sure our “books” are well cared for. When my family moved to Washington State from Florida, it was an easy choice to bring her into the office. I’m really lucky to get to spend this much time with my mom. She’s organized, professional, and fun to be around. And if someone says, “your mother doesn’t work here,” I can say: “mine does!” (This really happened once.)

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dad jokes

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best dad ever

These odes to dad are letterpress printed with hand-set wood

thanks dad

Paper & Envelope:

type and vintage printer’s blocks. Each card’s interior is blank

Kraft Cards with Clover Green Envelopes

for your message to mom. Sold individually, packaged in a

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

compostable clear sleeve.

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home is where your pets are! So maybe I’m a crazy cat lady, but I’m not alone! Internet memes and Google searches confirm that fact. I love my cats—one is sassy, sophisticated and not to be bothered. The other is snuggly, affectionate and a little bit needy. Pets make a house feel like a home.

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Show your feline or canine pride with these fun cards and

Card Paper & Envelope:

prints! Letterpress printed with hand-set lead type and a

White Card with Kraft Envelope

hand-carved linoleum block. Cards are sold single, packaged

Card Size: Folded A7 Card, 5” x 7”

in a clear sleeve. Prints are packaged in a clear sleeve with a

Print Paper: 100% Cotton Bright White Paper

chipboard backer.

Print Size: Flat Art Print, 11” x 14”

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pirate, ninja, cowboy notecards Pirate, Ninja, Cowboy is a game my best friend from college learned while being a summer camp counselor. (It’s a lot like Rock, Paper, Scissors.) She’s also the super-talented illustrator who collaborated with us to create this series! They’re fun and silly and appealing to children-at-heart of all ages.

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too good to be true Jackalopes, the mysterious yet delightful creature every fantasy lover adores. Have you received news or met someone who is just too good to be true? This quirky card can help you get all of those happy feelings out into the world.

hand-set type

folded card

size: a7

This card is a hand carved linoleum block with the image of a jackalope that reads: “Too Good to be True” and the 1

interior is blank just for your message. Paper & Envelope: Kraft Card with Black Envelope Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

out of this world Aliens, am I right? They are as terrifying as they are awesome, just like relationships. This card is perfect for someone who totally blows your mind or likes aliens as much as you do.

hand-set type

folded card

size: a7

This card is printed with a hand carved linoleum block with the image of a UFO that reads: “Out of this world.” Complete with a cow being abducted and a blank interior 2

for your alien words. Paper & Envelope: Sage Green Card with Black Envelope Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

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i’d face zombies for you There’s been a lot of talk about a Zombie Apocalypse lately. We’d all like to think we have a skill to help ward off the walking dead. I’m not sure what I’d have to offer, but if a zombie is in hot pursuit, I’ll pick up a crowbar for you.

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size: a7

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Paper & Envelope Options:

card’s front reads, “I’d face zombies for you” and the interior is blank for

1. Sage Card with Black Envelope

your words of zombie-facing bravado. Sold individually, packaged in a

2. White Card with Black Envelope

compostable clear sleeve. Your guy will love it, trust me!

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

zombie needs coffee Do you or your friends lose complete control of your motor functions when you go too long without coffee? Me too! This card is meant for caffeine and zombie lovers alike.

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of a zombie hand holding a coffee mug that reads: “Zombie Needs Coffee”

1. Sage Green Card with Black Envelope

and the interior is blank for your caffeinated message.

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

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i’d face sharks for you Shaaaaarrrrrkkkkkkk! If Shark Week is any indication, our culture has a love-hate relationship with sharks. They can unexpectedly bite our legs off, but we want to know everything about them.

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hand-set type size: a7

This silly card is letterpress printed with hand-set lead type.

Paper & Envelope:

The card’s front reads, “I’d face sharks for you” and the interior is

Pool Blue Card with Black Envelope

blank for your words of shark-facing bravado. Sold individually,

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

i’d face snakes for you I don’t mind snakes, but my mother-in-law runs out of the room if a snake comes on the television. Phobias are hilarious when they’re not yours! This one’s for you, Gail. I’d face snakes for you.

folded card 2

hand-set type size: a7

This silly card is letterpress printed with hand-set lead type. The

Paper & Envelope:

card’s front reads, “I’d face snakes for you” and the interior is blank

Sage Green Card with Black Envelope

for your words of snake-facing bravado. Sold individually, packaged

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

in a clear sleeve with a sealed flap.

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i’d face spiders for you Let’s be real here. I can’t face spiders. A lot of people can’t. Arachnophobia: I have it. But I’m really glad to live with someone who comes running when I start screaming. And if it was life or death… I’d face ‘em for you. (Maybe.) kraft paper 1

hand-set type size: a7

This silly card is letterpress printed with hand-set lead type.

Paper & Envelope:

The card’s front reads, “I’d face spiders for you” and the interior is

Kraft Card with Black Envelope

blank for your words of spider-facing bravado. Sold individually,

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

packaged in a compostable clear sleeve.

i’d face bears for you I have an irrational fear of fully grown bears. In college, I had recurring bear attack dreams. After moving to Washington, I spent our first hikes in a jumpy, paranoid state. But for you? I’ll face that fear. (No bears were faced in the making of this card.) kraft paper 2

hand-set type size: a7

This silly card is letterpress printed with hand-set lead type. The

Paper & Envelope:

card’s front reads, “I’d face bears for you” and the interior is blank

Kraft Card with Black Envelope

for your words of bear-facing bravado. Sold individually, packaged

Size: Folded A7 Card, 5" x 7"

in a clear sleeve with a sealed flap.

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mini: dam (36510g) 2 mini: eggzelent (36509g) mini: peeps (36506g) 6 mini: sparkle (36504g)

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Paper & Envelope: White Flat Card with Gray Envelope Size: “Baby” / Business Card, 2" x 3 1/2”

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i like my bitterness shaken, not stirred There is something strikingly simple about a dry martini. But it’s deceptively difficult to master the art of martini making. Too much vermouth or not enough gin, and your martini is spoiled. We prefer our martinis shaken, just like our bitterness. Deliver the right amount of snark with this card that’s not only for the martini lover. It’s for the purist. The self-aware perfectionist. The finicky friend who likes things just so. (And of course we love them that way!)

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hand-set type size: 4bar

What’s a little bitterness among friends? Letterpress printed with

Paper & Envelope:

hand-set lead type and a vintage printer’s block. Card interior is

Soft White Card with Black Envelope

blank for your snarky words. Sold single, packaged in a clear sleeve.

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

bitterness is best served cold folded card 2

hand-set type size: 4bar

What’s a little bitterness among friends? Letterpress printed with

Paper & Envelope:

hand-set lead type and a vintage printer’s block. Card interior is

Soft White Card with Black Envelope

blank for your snarky words. Sold single, packaged in a clear sleeve.

Size: Folded 4bar Card, 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

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wholesale terms

printing

To qualify for wholesale pricing, orders must be placed by a physical or online retailer. Retail orders may be placed on Etsy, or with one of our amazing retailers! Please visit our website for a list of our stores near you.

All of our products are letterpress printed by hand on our Chandler & Price platen press or our gorgeous 20th Century Reliance iron handpress. Due to the handmade nature of this printing process, slight variations in ink coverage are to be expected and are part of why we all love letterpress!

to place an order Online orders may be placed via Etsy Wholesale. If you are not currently an Etsy Wholesale member, e-mail us (wholesale@constellationco.com) for an invitation link to view and order our products. Orders may also be placed by e-mail or over the phone.

minimums Minimum order of $50. Minimum quantity for greeting cards is six of each design. Please see our linesheet/order form for pricing information. We accept check, credit card and Paypal payments. We keep our minimums low to accomodate small boutiques, however we do not accept consignment orders.

opening orders & credit accounts All opening orders must be submitted with a method of payment and a current copy of your Resale Certificate or other tax exempt paperwork. Your credit card will be charged or check cashed once your order has been shipped. Credit accounts are available pending credit approval. E-mail us for a copy of our credit application. Credit details: Net 15 days from date shipped. Past due accounts (over 30 days) will incur a service charge of 1.5% per month. Past due accounts may not place a new orders until their balance has been paid in full.

shipping We ship wholesale orders via USPS Priority, UPS or Fedex (depending on what is cheapest and fastest). We are happy to customize your shipping options (rush shipping, local pick-up, etc.), but please let us know at the time of your order. Shipping cost will be assessed and added to your invoice by package size/weight. Most orders ship within 2-3 days, but larger orders may be subject to production time of 1-2 weeks. If your order will take longer than 2-3 days, we will contact you with an estimated delivery date. Show orders will be filled within 3-4 weeks.

returns/refunds If items arrive defective or damaged, please contact us within 7 days. All defective items must be returned to us for a refund or exchange. Once we’ve heard from you, we’ll send you a pre-paid shipping label to return the item at our cost. When you return the damaged item(s), let us know if you would like a replacement item, a credit on your account for a future purchase, or a full refund for the purchase price of the item(s).

earth friendly practices Both of our production presses are “human powered,” and operated by hand or foot. If we collected enough candles, we could do a full day of printing without using electricity at all! Our clear sleeves are a sustainable, eco-friendly product. They’re made from plants and are certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute. Our cards and envelopes are primarily sourced from Waste Not Paper. Their paper comes from mills that practice responsible, sustainable forestry as certified by objective 3rd parties. Many of their products are created using renewable energy sources, such as hydro power or wind power. Both cards and envelopes are produced without elemental chlorine (PCF), and have recycled content containing at least 30% post-consumer waste. Several of our products are printed on “chipboard,” a 100% post-consumer waste reclaimed paper stock. We clean our presses with reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emission solvents and recycle our ink waste as much as possible. We also re-use or recycle all of our scrap paper, office paper, and shipping supplies.

collaborations We strongly believe that the best part of owning a business is the opportunities it creates to work with other creative people! We love to collaborate with fellow small businesses to create products, experiences and relationships! Our collaborations with Seattle Seed Co. and Treehouse Point have produced beautiful products that neither business could create alone. If you’re interested in collaborating with us on a new product, let us know! We’d love to hear from you.

press We’ve been honored to have nice things said about us, our work, and our collaborations in the following places: Martha Stewart Weddings, Paper Crave, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Design Sponge, The Seattle Times, Quipsologies, Creative Mornings, Ladies of Letterpress, Daily Candy, The Smithsonian Blog, Design Taxi, i09, Design Work Life, and the Cargo Showcase.


sara mcnally What is your role at Constellation? This whole thing was my kooky dream. I’m the owner/ operator, graphic designer, letterpress printer, and jack-of-all things that need to get done. I bear both the responsibilities and joys of owning a business, managing a little team, and getting the loopy fine artist and obsessive “type A” parts of my personality to work together. I’ve definitely learned on the job! Why did you do things the hardest way possible? I’m a glutton for punishment. Nah, just kidding. I really really love what I do. For keeps. There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing my heart’s desires expressed, set in lead, printed by hand and shared with the world.

brad mcnally What is your role at Constellation? I am co-founder, husband, designer, and “secret art director.” I help out with web design, decision making, critiques, and moving heavy things. In your words, how did Constellation come about? Sara and I took History of Graphic Design in college, and when we got into the invention of the printing press and movable type, things got interesting. We graduated and moved (with our 1st tabletop press) to Seattle in 2009. Sara took a class on letterpress printing at the School of Visual Concepts and loved it. She then apprenticed for a year at Myrtle Alley Press. We decided to take the dive into small business when we found a C&P platen press for sale. It was a “rust bucket” and Sara worked for a long time getting it back into printing order. We have since expanded both our space and our collection of presses. I think the most surprising thing is how many rad people are interested in what we do and want to join with us in community.

credits Design Product Photography

Sara McNally Dorothy Huynh Meredith McKee Ruth

Additional Photography

Sara McNally Brad McNally

Copy Writing

Cali Pitchel Sara McNally

Additional thanks to:

Suzi Mantle

Chuck Mantle

Chelsa Wojo

Beth Mantle

Holly Power

Carl Montford


We like to think of our 100% letterpress greeting cards as no matter what, no matter when cards. These sentiments transcend occasions. You are home to me. You’re my favorite. I like you. These are anytime cards. They won’t go out of season or out of style. And they are anywhere cards, not meant to be tucked away in a drawer or tossed aside. They are pieces of art imbued with intimacy and emotion, meant for keeping and displaying. And with your sincere handwritten message? People will keep them forever.

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Constellation & Co. January 2015 Catalog  

Everything we do is inspired by conviction, craftsmanship, and community. We love to make beautiful things, but our inmost desire is to fac...

Constellation & Co. January 2015 Catalog  

Everything we do is inspired by conviction, craftsmanship, and community. We love to make beautiful things, but our inmost desire is to fac...

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