WRITE_ON began with a personal challenge that Egg Press founder Tess Darrow set for herself to write 30 letters in 30 days. She wanted to jump start her letter writing habits and in talking about her goal, realized that the whole studio could benefit from such a challenge. The Egg Press staff was game. Our friends at Hello!Lucky loved the idea so much they decided to join us as well. We partnered with them to co-host a larger social media endeavor and invited the public, via social media, to join in, offering a free set of 4 custom WRITE_ON letterpress printed cards – 2 Hello!Lucky designs and 2 of our own.
Meet our 1950 Heidelberg windmill press. We call her Frau Heidelberg and she's has been with us since 2003. She likes an oil bath now and again, and seems to prefer accordion music above other kinds.
We made this video for Oh So Beautiful Paper to help explain the die-cutting process.
SIGNS AND SYMBOLS (WEDDING INVITATION)
Made for our tenth annivesrary celebration, we bring you our smashing new video, “Egg Press Work and Whirl.” Shot on location in our charming studio in Portland by acclaimed local filmmaker Rob Tyler (who also directed and edited), and with music by the renowned Danny Seim, it shows an up-close, behind the scenes view of the design and printing process and captures the sense of fun and creative energy that make up the daily inner workings of Egg Press.