RubyPress

letterpress printing + design ::: www.rubypress.com

Portland, Oregon · 2252 Sales

RubyPress

letterpress printing + design ::: www.rubypress.com

Portland, Oregon 2252 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(575)

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Ruby

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Note from shop owner ::: Family Vacation :::
The Ruby Press shop will be closed until March 31st for a family vacation. Please sign up to be notified when I return, convo me, or email at ruby [!at] rubypress.com. I will get right back to you as soon as the shop reopens. I'm sorry I missed your visit.

Best,
-Ruby

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2017

::: Family Vacation :::
The Ruby Press shop will be closed until March 31st for a family vacation. Please sign up to be notified when I return, convo me, or email at ruby [!at] rubypress.com. I will get right back to you as soon as the shop reopens. I'm sorry I missed your visit.

Best,
-Ruby

Ruby

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5 out of 5 stars
(575)
Michael Jon Watt

Michael Jon Watt on Mar 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's great to have a simple thank you card, and purchasing slightly imperfect seconds is both economical and gratifying! Thank you.

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About

Love + Letterpress

Welcome to Ruby Press. We're sure happy you came for a visit. At Ruby Press work is designed and printed by hand, in the artisan style, by designer and printer Ruby Shadburne. Paper is cut on an antique Chandler and Price guillotine paper cutter, colors are hand-mixed from soy-based inks, and each card is place by hand into turn of the century Chandler and Price platen presses. We use only fine printmaking papers to create a debossed impression that can be felt as well as seen. We love our work and take great care to make each print outstanding.

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.

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Shop members

  • Ruby

    Owner, Designer, Letterpress Printer

  • Hannah Banana

    Personal Assistant

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