rxletterpress

the most horrible, adorable cards around

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2010

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

rxletterpress

the most horrible, adorable cards around

Portland, Oregon | 2,243 Sales

Announcement    Thank you so much for your remarkable support while all of my usual craft shows and wholesale activity are suspended! You're the one putting kibble in my kitty's bowl, and we are both so grateful!

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I welcome wholesale orders! I offer everything you see in my shop for 50% off retail price. Please message me for details and linesheets.

Thank you so much for your interest! I hope to work with you to bring my ridiculous products to your city!

Announcement

Last updated on May 2, 2020

Thank you so much for your remarkable support while all of my usual craft shows and wholesale activity are suspended! You're the one putting kibble in my kitty's bowl, and we are both so grateful!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I welcome wholesale orders! I offer everything you see in my shop for 50% off retail price. Please message me for details and linesheets.

Thank you so much for your interest! I hope to work with you to bring my ridiculous products to your city!

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Emily Riley

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About rxletterpress

Sales 2,243
On Etsy since 2010

The Most Horrible, Adorable Cards Around!

I moved to Portland in early 2008 and found myself working at Oblation Papers & Press. Although I had a BFA in Printmaking, I knew virtually nothing about letterpress printing -- and I hated greeting cards and didn't believe in marriage! This would all change in the years to come. Well, I'm still suspicious about the institution of marriage. But I discovered a world of stationery beyond the awful Hallmark and Carlton Cards I'd known, and an old-fashioned way of making it by hand that delighted me.

In 2009, my aunt sold me her motorized 1907 Chandler & Price 7x11 letterpress. Nancy Riley had printed for a Mendocino company called Studio Z for a number of years, then for her own company, Riley Creek Press, in Fort Bragg. She finally decided she was done printing, and wanted to travel more and free up the space in her home. I traveled down Highway 101 and adopted my first antique letterpress, Hamilton type cabinet, and Challenge paper cutter.

Over the years, I've learned about typography and graphic design by watching friends and co-workers and challenged myself to print increasingly large or complex designs. I greatly expanded my equipment collection in late 2014 by purchasing a treadle-powered 1907 Chandler & Price 10x15 press and type cabinet from my then-studio-mate, Gabe Weiss. I've made smaller but still substantial additions to my type collection in late 2014 when I purchased a galley full of gorgeous fonts, including families of Old English and Gallia, from local collector Doug Haning, and in late 2015 when I purchased an extensive family of Stymie from local artist Keegan Onefoot as he dissolved his much-admired printing business, KeeganMeegan & Co.

I'm currently settling in to a different, larger studio space in my building. Most of my time is going to painting and other renovations, as well as organizing the space and equipment. I'm looking forward to finishing this huge project and getting back to developing and printing more of my thousand ideas!

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Shop members

  • Emily Riley

    Owner

    I spend most of my time toiling away in the printmaking dungeons, but I also love talking to strangers and fussing over cats & dogs & babies. If you're in Portland and want to visit me and my studio, message me! It would be a pleasure to meet you!

Production partners

  • Rx Skulls

    Oregon City, OR

    Rx Skulls pulls screens by hand on waterproof vinyl to create crisp and resilient stickers that weather all conditions.

  • Shirt Nerdery

    Milwaukie, OR

    My friend, Rob Campbell of Shirt Nerdery, screen prints my original designs on gray shirts in small batches!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2020
Hello, there! Years of experience selling on Etsy and eBay, as well as my real life retail background, will help me provide sensible, prompt, and friendly service to you!

I love making things, and I hope you might love the things I make!

Thank you so much for visiting my little shop!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Refunds and exchanges are accepted so long as I receive the item within thirty days of its purchase, in its original packaging and condition. Buyer must pay return postage. I will refund or credit for exchange the original price of the artwork, but cannot refund the cost of shipping.

Damage will almost certainly not be an issue, as I have years of experience packing artwork for shipping and will not take shortcuts on your package! If your purchase arrives damaged and you believe it was due to insufficient packaging, please describe your situation and I will do my best to make things right.
Payment
I accept payment through Etsy Payments, and that allows you to use all the following, several of which I have no understanding at all, because I'm a typically provincial citizen of the United States!

Credit cards
Debit/bank cards
Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
PayPal
Apple Pay
Google Pay
Klarna Invoice payments (Germany)
iDEAL (the Netherlands)
Sofort (Austria and Germany)
Shipping
Unless you request another carrier, or unless the listing mentions otherwise, I send packages first class mail through the US Postal Service.

Consider purchasing insurance, because I can't guarantee that goods will be safe once in the hands of the US Postal Service. Let me know of your interest in insurance before paying and I will add it to your invoice. Unfortunately, insurance is not available to packages shipped internationally.

While I'm happy to ship internationally, you will still be responsible for any customs fees or taxes. Sorry!
Additional policies and FAQs
All goods listed are created entirely by yours truly!

I am delighted to set up wholesale accounts with retailers! Please contact me for pricing.