Letterpress Gift Cards

Letterpress printed gift cards make a thoughtful gift for any and every occasion. They never expire and come in the following amounts: $25, $50, $75, $100, $125, $150, $200, $250, $300, $500 and $1,000. (more info)

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Letterpress Gift Cards - Kaufmann Mercantile

Surprise your friend, family member, signifcant other or colleague with a gift card so he or she can choose just the right present. Our gift cards never expire.

Printed on thick cotton paper and delivered in rich cotton envelopes, the cards are beautiful objects in themselves. The letterpress words are imprinted deep into the paper, creating a tactile element in each gift card. The name of the recipient and giver is handwritten in ink pen before each card is sent. Simply add the names you would like to include on the card to the "Add a personalized gift note" area at checkout. 

Use & Care

If the gift card amount is higher than the total purchase, the difference will be reimbursed to your credit card. Follow the steps below: 
1. Choose your products and proceed to checkout.
2. Enter your shipping and billing address (for the credit card that will receive the purchase difference), and click "continue to next step."
3. Choose "Gift Certificate - $0.01" from the shipping options.
4. Enter your credit card information for the reimbursement.
5. Enter the code provided on you gift card into "Discount Code" and hit "Apply." (Note: It is important that you complete steps 3 & 4 before entering the code.)
6. Complete purchase.

If your gift certificate is lower than the total price of your products, follow these steps:
1. Choose your products and proceed to checkout.
2. Enter your shipping and billing addresses (associated with the credit card of the remaining balance) and click "continue to next step."
3. Enter the code provided on you gift card into "Discount Code".
4. Enter your credit card details.
6. Complete purchase. 

Please note that gift cards will ship separately from orders with other items.

Production & Design

Cotton paper is known for being stronger and more durable than the regular sheets made with wood pulp. U.S. dollar bills are printed on cotton paper. The 100% cotton paper of our cards is thick enough to take the depth of the metal type of an antique letterpress.
Riitta Salmijak and Alan Nadon are the duo behind Traction Press, where they are engineers, laborers and designers. Their printing machines are have been salvaged from various sites across California, among these is an original 1930s proofing press from the Los Angeles Times.

Nadon describes his work with the presses as connecting with the past. "When I go into the nuts and bolts of the machines, it's like talking to ghosts, the ghosts of the engineers," he says. "You really become part of something larger - a culture of knowledge." 


$25, $50, $75, $100, $125, $150, $200, $250, $300, $500 and $1,000

Include the names you would like on the card within the "Add a personalized gift note" space at checkout


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  • Free shipping in the USA for orders $150+
  • $8.95 flat-rate for orders $35 - $150.
  • $4.95 flat-rate for orders under $35.
  • $29 flat-rate 2nd day for all US orders.
  • 90 days on all unused items.
  • Free return shipping in the US.
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