Gift Cards

Letterpress printed gift cards for the Kaufmann Mercantile store. They never expire. Available in $25, $50, $75, $100, $200, $500 and $1,000 amounts. (more info)

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Surprise your friend, family member, signifcant other or colleague with a gift that becomes more exciting over time, as we add new products to our store every week. Our gift cards never expire.

Printed on thick cream 100% cotton paper and delivered in rich cotton envelopes, the cards are beautiful objects themselves. Letterpress imprints deep into the paper for words that you can not only see, but actually feel. After you purchase a gift card, we will contact you to get names and message, and write it all down with a fountain pen before mailing the certificate to the intended.

We offer gift cards for $25, $50, $75, $100, $200, $500 and $1,000.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email, or at (347) 529 5122

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. 

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, a discreet company with no web presence. Riitta and Alan don't just own the press, they're also the engineers, laborers and designers. Their machines are salvaged from all across California, among them an original 1930s proofing press from the Los Angeles Times, an 1890 Chandler Price and a 1910 Carver.
Alan describes the presses as a whole other dimension of stability, when something was made for longevity. When I go into the nuts and bolts of the machines, it's like talking to ghosts, the ghosts of the engineers. You really become part of something larger - a culture of knowledge." 

Any Questions?

Please email  We reply to every email promptly. Or call us at 347 529 5122.

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$25, $50, $75, $100, $200, $500 and $1,000

  • USA
  • Free shipping in the USA for orders $75+ (UPS or USPS).
  • $8 UPS Ground/USPS Priority for orders $25 - $75.
  • $5 USPS First Class for orders under $25.
  • UPS 2nd Day $29.
  • 90 days on all unused items.
  • Free return shipping in the US.
  • NY & NC.
  • Kaufmann Mercantile has partnered with BorderFree to offer shipping around the world. During checkout BorderFree will estimate charges for shipping, customs, and duties as applicable depending on the destination for your order.
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