wildinkpress

Wild Ink Press

Chico, California · 2090 Sales

wildinkpress

Wild Ink Press

Chico, California 2090 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(592)

Announcement   Welcome to our etsy shop! We have greeting cards, calendars, notepads, gifts, wrap, and custom notecards, letterpress printed with care and love on our 108-year-old Chandler & Price platen press or one of our three trusty Heidelberg Windmills.

All paper is 100% recycled or reclaimed, and made in the USA, just like our cards!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 4, 2016

Welcome to our etsy shop! We have greeting cards, calendars, notepads, gifts, wrap, and custom notecards, letterpress printed with care and love on our 108-year-old Chandler & Price platen press or one of our three trusty Heidelberg Windmills.

All paper is 100% recycled or reclaimed, and made in the USA, just like our cards!

Wild Ink Press

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Wild Ink Press

Kids Coloring Kit (Foodie), set of 9
$38.00
Kids Coloring Kit (Vehicles), set of 9
$38.00
Soda Grandpa - letterpress card
$5.00
Cookies Grandma - letterpress card
$5.00
Apple Teacher - letterpress card
$5.00
Berry Mom - letterpress card
$5.00
Ice Cream Cool - letterpress card
$5.00
Waffle Sorry - letterpress card
$5.00
Cupcake Birthday - letterpress card
$5.00
Banana Thanks - letterpress card
$5.00
Pizza Dad - letterpress card
$5.00
Yonder Breaks, set of 10
$20.00
Brown Paper Packages, set of 10
$20.00
Oh What Fun, set of 10
$20.00
Grateful Prayer, set of 10
$20.00
Comfy Cozy, set of 10
$20.00
Cheers, set of 10
$20.00
Congrats Big Move - letterpress card
$5.00
We've Moved, set of 6
$16.00
2017 Pie Calendar
$34.00
Zebra - Letterpress Coasters, Set of 8
$16.00
Giraffe - Letterpress Coasters, Set of 8
$16.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(592)
belindat67

belindat67 on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful quality. Lovely handwritten thank you note accompanied my package. Looking forward to sending them!

megshawdog

megshawdog on Nov 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a thoughtful sentiment, and lovely craftsmanship!

megshawdog

megshawdog on Nov 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality and fun sentiment!

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About

Letterpress cards - drawn by hand and printed with love.

Wild Ink Press is a little letterpress studio in Chico, up in northern California. We design and manufacture (made in our space from start to finish): witty and pretty greeting cards, stationery and other paper goods in our downtown shop renovated from an old soda bottling plant. We keep old printing machines and techniques alive, but liven them up with fresh artwork and zingy prose! Our paper goods are eco-produced from recycled stock and also 100% made in the USA (by us) for you.

Owner and designer Rebekah Tennis started Wild Ink Press­ in 2009, springing out of a desire to create a cherished, finished product. Rebekah has a BFA in Graphic Design, and after working both in a corporate design firm and as a freelance designer, while she loved her job, she found the nature of branding design to be a frustrating factor - Websites getting tweaked over and over, logos stretched out of proportion, with no finality to the work. She longed to create art that was both finished (forever!) and cherished. Hence, Wild Ink Press was born, to create beautiful paper goods that others would value and enjoy. Her husband Matt listened to her wild-haired ideas and they both took a series of letterpress classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book, then made the plunge and purchased a 1908 Chandler and Price Platen Press on Ebay. That was what started it all!

When not designing and printing greeting cards, Rebekah and Matt can be found wrangling their three young boys, running a tractor on the family rice farm, or attempting to travel the world.

The company has grown and expanded over the years, and we now are a staff of seven, have a retail and printing space in downtown Chico where we still do just what we started at the beginning: design cards, print them on old presses, one ink at a time, and package them with care for you to give and receive.

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Shop members

  • Rebekah Tennis

    Owner

    Designer, Letterpress printer, interior design junkie and closet cook.

  • Matt Tennis

    Maker

    Letterpress Printer, perfectionist, shop mechanic, rice farmer, all around good guy.

  • Natalie Truong

    Assistant, Shipper

    Gal Friday, our shipping manager, photo editing chief, catalog creator - you name it, it's done! All with a bright warm smile.

  • Rik Pape

    Printer

    Our Head Pressman Rik is our detail guy. He doesn't quit until it's just right. Every time.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 27, 2012

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards