Fab Freebie: Pressed And Ready

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries***

Since we know you guys love personalized stationery as much as we do (and we always like to support other husband and wife teams), we’re psyched to bring you this week’s giveaway from Wild Ink Press. This duo – plus their 2 year old son/sidekick- churns out beautiful letterpress stationery by hand (and foot). And they print all of their stuff on 100% recycled paper or cotton and reuse everything from scraps to clean-up rags, always keeping their process as eco-friendly as possible. But of course, it’s their stunning designs that are the real stars of their process.

And this week, TWO of you are going to win a custom set of letterpress stationery (up to a $150 value each!). Here are the five designs our winners will have the pleasure of choosing from, either for themselves (or maybe even as a Valentine’s Day gift?). First we have The Signature, which puts your name in a silver metallic script with a custom icon to add some whimsy. And you can pick from green, pink, khaki or gray envelopes to match. Man, I wish my signature came out this fancy looking every time I sign on the dotted line.

The Dictionary is a classic design with dark brown or black ink on ivory paper. And speaking of the ivories, the khaki envelope comes lined with vintage sheet music or an actual dictionary page (smoking jacket and pipe not included).

The Bandana Paisley is kinda dusty old west meets colorful sophistication. Pick from a magenta, turquoise, purple or red paisley to coordinate with a gray, khaki or purple envelope. A far cry from the days of the Pony Express.

The Nautical had us at “ahoy.” It comes on beachy pale blue paper with a ship ghosted in the background and a handsome navy envelope.

The Audrey is a combo of a sophisticated dotted pinstripe and your name printed in a playful circus font. The orange or magenta color options for both the type and envelope finish off the big top design.

Have you already picked out the one you love? Well here’s how you can vie for your chance to win (bonus: stay tuned for a discount on Thursday- everyone sort of wins in the end):

  • PRIZE: A 30-piece set of custom letterpress stationery from Wild Ink Press (selected from the five designs shown here).
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “PRESS ME” and…
  • BONUS QUESTION: …tell us about your writing style. Do you write exclusively in cursive? Do you rock all caps all of the time? Do you dot your I’s with something special? Is your penmanship virtually unreadable? Or do you just avoid hand-writing at all costs?
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, February 3rd at 8pm EST
  • PRIZE SHIPS: You name it. They’ll ship it anywhere!
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday. Good luck!

Find more freebie info on our Giveaway FAQs page. Pics courtesy of Wild Ink Press.


  1. Rebekah says

    I print when I write. Cursive usually only shows up in my signature. I’d like to think I write fairly neatly… I got all A’s in penmanship growing up!

  2. says


    I do most of my writing with a keyboard these days, but my handwritten pieces are usually in cursive. I’d pick up the Dictionary set for my husband, though, as he’s a bit more old fashioned and keeps in touch with people best through snail mail. Vintage sheet music and simple cardstock are perfect for his aesthetic. What a great prize!

  3. Misty S says

    Press me!
    I love blank greeting cards. I spend a good portion of my income on cute ones to tell the loved ones in my life thank you, get well, congratulations & happy birthday!
    My handwriting isnt beautiful but I love to hand write everything!! I always appreciate it when I receive stuff that is so personalized that it is hard for me to send anything else.

  4. Jennie says

    “PRESS ME”

    Over the years I have developed a curious print/cursive style that I cannot explain…I think it is part laziness that prevents me from writing all in cursive but I need a little flourish to my printing.

  5. Linda M says


    My handwriting style is messy at best, illegible at worst, so I really need some spiffy stationary to make me look good!

  6. Angela says


    I hate my handwriting so I type every chance I get. These stationary sets are so beautiful though it may force me to get it a try.

  7. MissAnna says

    PRESS ME! Handwriting? Pretty much illegible. Sadly not the stereotypical “girly” handwriting that’s fun to read. I still hand write my thank you notes, though!

  8. Julie says

    PRESS ME!!!! I love letterpress……..I use cursive all the time and you can actually read my signature…best giveaway ever =)

  9. Blair says


    I’m a hybrid handwriting kind of gal… Not quite print, not quite cursive, but somewhere in between.

  10. Sarajane says

    PRESS ME…I am loath to admit it, but my handwriting is looking more and more like my mother’s as I get older. This is not a good thing as it was always difficult for my teachers, or bus driver, to read her notes. In general, I write with a mix of cursive and print, which perhaps adds to the confusion sometimes.

    I love the extra touch of the envelope liner with The Dictionary, but I also love the elegant simplicity of The Signature. Beautiful work!

  11. Jess says

    Press me! I only write in print, I hate cursive. And I prefer small letters to capitals. I think it’s because I think my initials JIM aren’t very pretty in cursive.

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