letterpress printing + design :::

Portland, Oregon · 2205 Sales


letterpress printing + design :::

Portland, Oregon 2205 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Love + Letterpress

Ruby Press is the fruit of Ruby’s long held fascination with, and admiration for, paper. The paper is hand-cut, the ink is hand-mixed, and each piece is hand-fed through antique presses with love — so that the resulting product is a work of art worthy of giving to the people you admire.

Ruby Press is a one-woman operation, started when Ruby Shadburne decided to shuck off corporate servitude and put her design education and experience to more exciting use. It all started when a couple of presses mysteriously came her way. Not one to scoff at fate, Ruby seized a hammer, remodeled her garage into a print shop, and set about practicing the craft of letterpress–printing day and night.

The sweet little shop features cabinets brimming over with old type, two turn-of-the-century presses, and loyal shop dog Hannah Banana. Sustainability is a top priority: we use tree-free and recycled papers, low VOC cleaners, and soy-based ink. Our care goes way past simple concerns: We are cautious about not creating unnecessary waste. We reduce, reuse, and finally recycle everything that comes our way.


Shop members

  • Ruby

    Owner, Designer, Letterpress Printer

  • Hannah Banana

    Personal Assistant

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