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It's time for our semi-annual ONLINE SAMPLE SALE! Stock up on the best of our print samples, seconds, overstock, and discontinued styles await! Ten letterpress cards for $10 in our everyday bundles, while supplies last! Plus, don’t miss our special themed packs - get set up for wedding season, for new babies, and for loving up your bffs.
National Letter Writing Month and our 30 day Write_On challenge are just weeks away! This year, in lieu of selling kits, we’re adding one of our 2019 limited edition color-in letterpress cards and a Gelly Roll pen from our partners Sakura to EVERY retail order for FREE while supplies last!
*Code valid on retail orders only on EggPress.com from now until 11:59PST on 3/31/2019. Must enter coupon code at checkout.
Introducing our latest collaboration with Blue Sky Planners! Perfect for plotting your daily, weekly, and monthly schedules and to-dos, these 2019 calendars offer a flexible format for your preferred planning style. Find them in three sizes and three various prints at your local Staples store or shop online now and start the new year off with a fresh take on organization.
In addition to our own in house designed brand, Egg Press is proud to be the exclusive licensing, manufacturing and fulfillment partner in North America for 1973 Ltd. with their eye catching collections from Brighton, UK. We share a love and ethos of design and hand-crafted, high-quality, locally-made products.
You can now shop and order 1973 cards through our online shop, adding styles from both 1973 and Egg Press into one order.
Join us to celebrate Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.’s 15th Birthday on July 21st, and shop our one day only Summer Sample Sale! It’s gonna be fun!
- Stock up on Egg Press cards for $1
- Schoolhouse Vintage Sale
- Food & Drinks
- Live Music
- Carnival Games
- & More!
Not in Portland this weekend? Don't despair, our online sample sale is coming soon!
From birthdays to babies and the everyday in between, our newest designs are now live in the shop!
We’re celebrating by giving away a set of all of our new releases to one lucky winner. Check out all of our new designs here, then let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below. We'll pick a winner at random on Friday 6/22 to win a pack of 50 of our freshest and most favorite designs.
UPDATE: Congrats Erika Hardin - our giveaway winner!
Dear Egg Press family,
I am a gardener, a sewer, a knitter, a beekeeper, a canner, and I love to cook. I am particularly hard-wired to produce, and that’s what drew me to letterpress printing, as well as almost all my hobbies. I love seeing the finished work pile up; the payoff is extremely satisfying when the goal is something tangible. This year, in addition to working with Hello!Lucky, we are proud to add two new card lines to our production schedule: ASHKAHN and 1973 Ltd. We are thrilled to collaborate with these incredible talents, and adding these two new lines allows us to maximize productivity and positively challenge our production skills. This echoes my long-time logic that if you’re making one pie, you may as well make five. The opportunity to work with these renowned companies has energized all of us at Egg Press. We’ve been heads down, hard at work for months and are eager to share the results of everybody’s efforts.
We all have metaphorical seeds we choose to plant, some weave a common thread and bring small rewards in our daily lives, and some (like my bumper crop of grapes peeking out as we speak!) surprise us with abundance when we least expect it. This year, we’re excited to focus on the care of the seeds we’ve planted at Egg Press, from which we hope to help grow a healthy crop of friendships, collaborators, and of course many new cards.
Thanks for joining us on this journey.
Still haven’t sent a valentine a card? Don’t panic! Our very own resident cupid is here to help! Follow @EggPress on Instagram and look out for our story updates to catch cupid in action and make sure your loved one gets a love letter in time for Valentine’s Day!
How it works?
- Step 1: Watch out for our Instagram story on Feb. 8th - cupid will be answering messages and penning free cards from 11-1pm PST, while supplies last!
- Step 2: Reply to our story via direct message, right on Instagram, with the exact note you’d like us to send, and the address of your recipient!
- Step 3: Rest easy. Cupid, will pen your note, and mail it in time for Valentine’s Day.
Fine Print: Share the love, limit 1 cupid card per person while supplies last. Limited to US mailing addresses only.
Our team recently returned from The National Stationery Show in NY where they debuted many fresh new styles which are in store NOW!
The Social Preparedness Kit designs are still clean and modern but those too have been given an extra shot of fun: there’s a new pouch style with exuberant patterns and a new notebook with edge painted pages in an acid yellow to contrast with the navy blue cover. Surprise!
Texture and dimension! More die-cut styles + mixed media balloon cards. We’re still having fun with metallics now that we have foil printing capabilities but are also exploring colored foils which create a really cool texture -- you get that familiar letterpress imprint but instead of the ink-on-paper texture you get this slick and slightly reflective surface.
Our “Shape Study” cards are a new direction for us. Modern and unisex Everyday cards.
We're very happy to announce a new collection of products which we're calling GOODS FOR GOOD -- 100% of the proceeds of these styles are donated to organizations that are fighting for all people's rights.
Our Lady Liberty postcard design comes from "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World", that ultimate symbol of friendship, freedom, hope, and democracy. All proceeds are donated to ACLU. While we designed this card after receiving requests for a blank political postcard, we've dreamed up other times you might want to use it...
5 occasions to use the Lady Liberty Card:
- To welcome a recent immigrant to the US.
- To tell a penpal the thing you love most about your country.
- To wish a friend a great NY vacation.
- To thank an elected official or other influencer for fighting for the rights of everyone.
- To remind your representatives to advocate for the things that are important to you.
The Eyes are on You line features a letterpress postcard set, t-shirt, and organic cotton tote bag, screenprinted in our own studio. All proceeds from these styles are donated to Planned Parenthood.
The GOODS FOR GOOD styles are limited release so once they're gone they're gone! New products to follow!
Custom wedding suite designed by MKM design, printed by gallery of custom printing, and then fill out our online quote form to get started. This discount is good on any wedding-related orders from the elaborate wedding suite of your dreams to the ceremony programs, table numbers, and thank you cards. Design fees are not included in this promo.
For our latest Social Preparedness Kit release we have launched 6 new card designs and 3 new card kits in collaboration with Kiriko. This has been like a dream come true for indigo and traditional Japanese textile lovers like us! The overall patterns are inspired by traditional Katazome patterns, a resist process that employs all-over designs. The result is rich and beautiful but totally modern. They're also totally unisex making them a great choice for men who need an all-purpose blank card.
On March 31, 2016 Schoolhouse Electric opened their beautiful showroom doors to host the second annual Write_On kickoff event with Egg Press in Portland. We invited hundreds of our closest friends and supporters to join us for an evening of letter-writing and merriment to launch 2016’s Write_On Challenge of writing 30 letters in 30 days during the month of April, National Letterwriting Month.
Each guest received a complimentary Write_On card kit that includes six letterpress cards and matching envelopes, a sheet of Strathmore Writing paper and envelope, and a Sakura of America Gelly Roll Pen, courtesy of Write_On founders Egg Press and Hello!Lucky, and its 2016 partners, Sakura of America, Mohawk Paper and Chronicle Books.
DJ Aquaman set the mood by spinning groove and funk-inspired vinyl, Union Wine Company provided beverages, QUIN Candy served up some extra sweet treats, we had lovely light bites from Elephant's Delicatessen, and it was nothing short of magical to see so many people gathered in one space writing letters, sharing stories, pinning flags on the Living Installation to mark where their letters were being sent, and witnessing mass handwritten correspondence in action.
We LOVED the fact that people brought their own tools to get creative and make their letters extra-special. There were stickers, calligraphy pens, photos, paints and paintbrushes, and even a wax seal! We set up a video booth to capture stories of letters written and received, and how they’ve impacted folks through time and history (we’ll share this piece with you soon!), and to take things up a notch, Schoolhouse offered a rare in-store discount for shoppers, and had three fabulous giveaways of their coveted showroom items, including a pendant lamp. We had a giveaway of our own that included various Egg Press cards, lots of awesome swag from our noteworthy friends of Write_On, and a collection of exclusive soft goods that are for sale this month during the Egg Press pop-up shop in Schoolhouse’s showroom.
Be sure to visit the Schoolhouse showroom to pick up some fun and one-of-a-kind items before April 30!
This memorable evening was one for the books, and another reminder of how wonderful it is to experience Write_On becoming a cultural movement. By turning Write_On into a nonprofit cause in 2016 to continue promoting joy, creativity, expression, and connection through handwritten correspondence in even more communities, we feel thankful and grateful that our efforts are being so well-received. We have the best community ever, and appreciate your support so much!
Photography: Micah Fischer
The month of April marks the 3rd year of Write_On, a campaign during National Letter Writing Month where, along with our co-hosts Hello!Lucky, we challenge our customers and fans to join us in writing 30 letters in 30 days.
We've been planning all year and have BIG dreams of how to grow the event this year and make letter-writing a cultural movement. To kick off the event for 2016 we hope to offer 10,000 free letter-writing kits containing 6 letterpress cards (printed on beautiful Mohawk paper) along with pens donated by Sakura Of America, in the hopes that many more participants will rediscover the personal reward of writing a letter.
To reach our goals we're currently running an Indiegogo campaign that runs through the month of February. Our designers have created some really fun exclusive perks such as the advent-style 30 day calendar, stamp tote bags, enamel pins, and a letter-writing zine.
We're so grateful for all the support we've seen already and encourage all our fellow letter-writing enthusiasts to share their adventures online and connect with the growing movement with hashtag #WRITE_ON or to browse the nearly 8,000 hashtag results for some letter-writing inspiration.
This was such an inspiring project for Egg Press! We recently had the opportunity to work with our friend Woody of BAUM, creating an exclusive pattern design for the beautiful new venue "Cafe & Hall Ours" from which they made menus, pennants, napkins, and used on this nifty divider wall which created a dramatic impact. This looks like such an inviting and cozy gathering spot and we can't wait to visit this beautiful space on our next trip to Tokyo!
オープンしたばかりのCafe and Hall Oursの美しいお店に私たちEggPressの特注のデザインを提供した事はEggPressにとってとてもエキサイティングなプロジェクトでした。
次に東京を訪れた時にCafe and Hall Oursの素晴らしいお店に遊びに行くのがとても楽しみです！