Award-winning Ladyfingers Letterpress is an LGBTQ+ owned-and-operated stationery and gift brand based in Colorado Springs, CO founded by designer+printmaker couple, Arley Torsone and Morgan Calderini.
We launched our business in 2011 when our own wedding invitation went viral and we quickly became very busy producing (totally insane!) one-of-a-kind wedding invitations for the most creative and amazing clients. After the weddings were over, our clients would come back and ask if we had any letterpress cards to celebrate holidays, birthdays, etc. As a result, we decided to launch a humble line of greeting cards at the 2013 National Stationery Show and to our surprise, the line took off and our products are now sold in over 800 stores around the world.
In 2016 we opened our flagship store in Colorado Springs where we also host workshops and classes and offer a wide variety of boutique stationery and locally-made gifts. From this post we operate our letterpress and design headquarters and customers can see the presses running and witness our products being made.
In recent years, we have used our platform to promote women's, LGBTQ+, POC and immigrant rights, using our "power of the press" to produce work that helps mobilize social movements.
We believe that you don't have to be a large company to make a big impact. We take pride in making things by hand, locally, and sustainably. If it's not made in our shop, you better believe we've done our best to research other environmentally-friendly businesses to collaborate with.
Ladyfingers Letterpress has been featured by The New York Times, Forbes, Google, Martha Stewart Weddings, Vogue and more, and is also the proud recipient of the 2015 Card of the Year as awarded by the Greeting Card Association.