rxletterpress

the most horrible, adorable cards around

Oregon, United States · 403 Sales

rxletterpress

the most horrible, adorable cards around

Oregon, United States 403 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(134)

Announcement   5.9.16

Hello, friends! I'm headed home to Idaho to spend a week with my mom, and I'm only taking some of my items with me to continue filling orders, so my shop is considerably pared down from the usual selection. Bear with me, please; I'll be back in Portland soon, and everything will be available again.

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So excited for a busy spring of craft events and preparing for big summer events!

+5.5.16+
First Thursday in the Pearl District! Weather a little shaky, but the holiday should prove entertaining.

+6.2.16+
First Thursday in the Pearl District!

+6.4.16+
Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market at the Portland Convention Center!

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+3.29.16+
Acceptance announcements for the Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market! **I'm in!**

+4.1.16+
Open studio event in my awesome new art dungeon space at 134 SE Taylor in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council International Conference. We'll be here from noon till 8 pm, so drop in and say hello! **Tons of fun! We had about a hundred visitors from around the country, including an adorable, enthusiastic pack of SCAD students!***

+4.6.16+
Apply to the Mississippi Street Fair, which was a fantastic success in 2015! **I'm in!**

+4.7.16+
Weather permitting, my first event of the year, First Thursday in the Pearl District! **Great event! I did better than I've ever done at a First Thursday...and it's only April!**

+4.8.16+
Acceptance announcements for the Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show! **I didn't make it into the main show in June, but I did get into the Magnolia Summerfest in August!**

+4.17.16+
The 7th Annual Letterpress Printers' Fair at the Bison Building in NE Portland. Tons of details at portlandletterpress.com! **Holy shit, was this ever amazing! We must have had close to a thousand visitors checking out the vendors, demonstrations, and steamroller printing. The Portland Printers Alliance can't wait to organize and announce our next event!**

+4.30.16 - 5.1.16+
Surprise admittance into the 12th Annual Tacoma Wayzgoose at King's Books in Downtown Tacoma, Washington! Super fun and successful event - sold heaps of horrible cards to a brand-new audience and met many NW artists!

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Why pay for shipping? Shop brick & mortar!

[California]
The Attic, Coronado
Geographie, San Diego

[Idaho]
Iconoclast Books, Ketchum

[Michigan]
Between the Covers, Harbor Springs

[New York]
Homebody Boutique, Brooklyn

[Oregon]
Bella Main Street Markets, Baker City + La Grande
Crafty Wonderland, Portland
Hunt & Gather, Portland
Modo Boutique, Portland
Tender Loving Empire - Hawthorne, Portland
Union Rose, Portland

Please steal my bookplates from this store. In five years, I've never received a penny from the owner, Dixie Brandt!

[North Carolina]
Finders Keepers, Sylva

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I welcome wholesale orders!

If you don't already have an Etsy Wholesale account, please message me to receive a link to my Wholesale page.

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 10, 2016

5.9.16

Hello, friends! I'm headed home to Idaho to spend a week with my mom, and I'm only taking some of my items with me to continue filling orders, so my shop is considerably pared down from the usual selection. Bear with me, please; I'll be back in Portland soon, and everything will be available again.

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

So excited for a busy spring of craft events and preparing for big summer events!

+5.5.16+
First Thursday in the Pearl District! Weather a little shaky, but the holiday should prove entertaining.

+6.2.16+
First Thursday in the Pearl District!

+6.4.16+
Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market at the Portland Convention Center!

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+UPDATES+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

+3.29.16+
Acceptance announcements for the Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market! **I'm in!**

+4.1.16+
Open studio event in my awesome new art dungeon space at 134 SE Taylor in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council International Conference. We'll be here from noon till 8 pm, so drop in and say hello! **Tons of fun! We had about a hundred visitors from around the country, including an adorable, enthusiastic pack of SCAD students!***

+4.6.16+
Apply to the Mississippi Street Fair, which was a fantastic success in 2015! **I'm in!**

+4.7.16+
Weather permitting, my first event of the year, First Thursday in the Pearl District! **Great event! I did better than I've ever done at a First Thursday...and it's only April!**

+4.8.16+
Acceptance announcements for the Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show! **I didn't make it into the main show in June, but I did get into the Magnolia Summerfest in August!**

+4.17.16+
The 7th Annual Letterpress Printers' Fair at the Bison Building in NE Portland. Tons of details at portlandletterpress.com! **Holy shit, was this ever amazing! We must have had close to a thousand visitors checking out the vendors, demonstrations, and steamroller printing. The Portland Printers Alliance can't wait to organize and announce our next event!**

+4.30.16 - 5.1.16+
Surprise admittance into the 12th Annual Tacoma Wayzgoose at King's Books in Downtown Tacoma, Washington! Super fun and successful event - sold heaps of horrible cards to a brand-new audience and met many NW artists!

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

Why pay for shipping? Shop brick & mortar!

[California]
The Attic, Coronado
Geographie, San Diego

[Idaho]
Iconoclast Books, Ketchum

[Michigan]
Between the Covers, Harbor Springs

[New York]
Homebody Boutique, Brooklyn

[Oregon]
Bella Main Street Markets, Baker City + La Grande
Crafty Wonderland, Portland
Hunt & Gather, Portland
Modo Boutique, Portland
Tender Loving Empire - Hawthorne, Portland
Union Rose, Portland

Please steal my bookplates from this store. In five years, I've never received a penny from the owner, Dixie Brandt!

[North Carolina]
Finders Keepers, Sylva

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I welcome wholesale orders!

If you don't already have an Etsy Wholesale account, please message me to receive a link to my Wholesale page.

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

Emily Riley

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Emily Riley

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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!

Local

Find rxletterpress at the following upcoming market!

  • First Thursday

    Intersection Of NW 13th & Hoyt, NW 13th Ave

    Portland, OR

    Apr 7–Oct 6

    Browse the wares of dozens of local craftspeople during the Pearl District's monthly art opening! The original open-air market can be found on NW 13th Avenue between Hoyt and Kearney, and the new market on NW 8th Avenue between Everett and Davis.

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
  • Money Order
  • Check
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!
Refunds 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.
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.