rxletterpress

the most horrible, adorable cards around

Portland, Oregon | 1205 Sales

rxletterpress

the most horrible, adorable cards around

Portland, Oregon 1205 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (250)
Emily Riley

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Emily Riley

Announcement    Why pay for shipping? Shop brick & mortar -- support me and local businesses at the same time!

[California]
East Bay Booksellers, Oakland
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Songbird, Long Beach
Tweak, Los Angeles

[Colorado]
Drift & Amble, Salida

[Idaho]
Re-POP Gifts, Boise

[Michigan]
Between the Covers, Harbor Springs

[Montana]
Shakespeare & Co., Missoula
Wheatgrass Saloon, Livingston

[New Mexico]
Creative Culture ABQ, Albuquergue

[New York]
Homebody Boutique, Brooklyn

[Oregon]
A Framer's Touch, Forest Grove
Cargo, Portland
Crafty Wonderland, Portland
Gather Resale, Portland
Letterpress PDX, Portland
ROAR, Portland
Tender Loving Empire - Bridgeport, Portland
Tender Loving Empire - Hawthorne, Portland
Union Rose, Portland

[Washington]
Alair, Seattle
King's Books, Tacoma
Standard Goods, Seattle

Please steal my bookplates from this store, if there are any left. In 8-9 years, I've never received a penny from the owner, Dixie Brandt!

[North Carolina]
Dixie & Co., Sylva

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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 Jun 9, 2019

Why pay for shipping? Shop brick & mortar -- support me and local businesses at the same time!

[California]
East Bay Booksellers, Oakland
Soap Plant / Wacko, Los Angeles
Songbird, Long Beach
Tweak, Los Angeles

[Colorado]
Drift & Amble, Salida

[Idaho]
Re-POP Gifts, Boise

[Michigan]
Between the Covers, Harbor Springs

[Montana]
Shakespeare & Co., Missoula
Wheatgrass Saloon, Livingston

[New Mexico]
Creative Culture ABQ, Albuquergue

[New York]
Homebody Boutique, Brooklyn

[Oregon]
A Framer's Touch, Forest Grove
Cargo, Portland
Crafty Wonderland, Portland
Gather Resale, Portland
Letterpress PDX, Portland
ROAR, Portland
Tender Loving Empire - Bridgeport, Portland
Tender Loving Empire - Hawthorne, Portland
Union Rose, Portland

[Washington]
Alair, Seattle
King's Books, Tacoma
Standard Goods, Seattle

Please steal my bookplates from this store, if there are any left. In 8-9 years, I've never received a penny from the owner, Dixie Brandt!

[North Carolina]
Dixie & Co., Sylva

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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!

Reviews

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About

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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  • 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!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Hello, there! I am brand new to Etsy, but hopeful that my extensive eBay experience and 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
REFUNDS & 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
PAYMENT METHODS!
I accept payment by PayPal or money order.

TAXES!
Nope! Oregon rules!
Shipping
TURN-AROUND TIME!
Unless I am out of town, which is very rare, I will ship out your order within three days of payment.

SHIPPING METHODS!
Unless you request another carrier, or unless the listing mentions otherwise, I send packages first class mail through the US Postal Service.

INSURANCE & DELIVERY CONFIRMATION!
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.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!
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.