power and light press

New Mexico, United States · 1199 Sales


power and light press

New Mexico, United States 1199 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Bad Cards for Good People.

Last updated on Feb 16, 2016

Bad Cards for Good People.


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Bad cards for good people

Power and Light Press is a letterpress studio based in Silver City, New Mexico. Here at Power and Light Press, I take great pride in the pursuit of fine craftsmanship, but I work just as hard to hone a juvenile, sometimes inappropriate sense of humor. I specialize in off-color, hand-printed greeting cards, and occasionally do custom work such a business cards, posters, music packaging, invitations, and stationery.

I am inspired by paper, wobbly lines, history, overheard conversations, logs, whiskey, trains, the color brown, roadside Americana, the Wild West, dogs, salt water, maps, and vintage office supplies, among other things. I also love crossword puzzles, swimming in creeks, green chile, adventures, and occupying small spaces.

Power and Light Press was born in Portland, Oregon in 2009. In its early days, the business was focused on wedding invitations and business cards, with a tiny yet popular line of greeting cards. As the years went by, though, I found that my passion and my strength was in designing and printing cards, and I have spent much of the past two years channeling a dry sense of humor into my work and developing my line of cards. I love my job.

I relocated to Silver City, NM from Portland, OR in late 2012, seeking sunnier skies and cheaper rents. I have found those things, as well as a whole new environment and lifestyle to inform my creative process. I am a one-woman shop, and do all design, illustration, and printing in-house on my 1926 Chandler & Price Craftsman press. Each card is hand-fed, one color at a time, the old-fashioned way. As a maker of things, I am keenly aware of my footprint in this world, and so I work exclusively with 100% PCW papers,and use recycled envelopes and compostable sleeves for packaging.

Thanks so much for your interest in Power and Light Press.
Please be in touch if I can answer any questions - I'd love to hear from you!

Shop members
  • Kyle Durrie

    Owner, Maker

    I am a printer and a traveler, a lover of all things small and strange.

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Last updated on December 23, 2012
More than anything, I want you to be happy with your purchase - if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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I ship via first class USPS, unless otherwise requested. Items will ship within two days of receipt of payment, and often ship that very same day. If ordering multiple items, please be in touch about discounted shipping rates.
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