Hypnotic letterpress thump. Precise penstrokes scratch. Welcome to Darling Press, an heirloom letterpress studio in SE Portland. Pull up a chair, and let’s get real with your stationery dreams.
The process starts simply, with a conversation, while the shadow of the letterpress handwheel spirals over the floor behind you. Couscous, the shop dog, curls in a lazy comma at your feet, and the rich aroma of coffee fills the air. Planning a wedding—yours or a client’s—and looking for a creative team to handle the invitation suite? Need business cards that tell your story at a single glance? Want holiday cards or birth announcements as unique as your family? Get as involved as you care to be in the process as we design, proof, and print your handmade pieces.
At Darling Press, we honor handmade, which is why we offer a curated selection of retail crafts from local artists—jewelry to tarot cards—and feature a monthly rotating art show in our studio. Influenced by art school, we host life drawing sessions every Tuesday, and because we believe everybody deserves to get ink on their fingers, we offer intimate letterpress classes for 2 or more. Eyes on future generations, we tread lightly on the earth, choosing tree-free paper, biodegradable packaging, and rubber-based ink.
Let’s blend tradition and modernity, together.