Oblation Papers & Press is an urban paper mill, letterpress print shop and fine European paper boutique specializing in custom wedding invitations, baby announcements, and personal correspondence.
Ron and Jennifer Rich founded Oblation Papers & Press in 1989. Together they made handmade paper using recycled fibres, flora and ferns in their kitchen blender. Ron built their first Hollander beater and sundry papermaking tools. They constructed hand bound albums and guest books, and sold their goods in markets and galleries across the west coast. With the addition of a 100 year old letterpress machine, Jennifer handset type and began printing custom wedding invitations in their Vashon Island studio.
In 1998, they opened a retail venue in Portland's blossoming Pearl District. Formerly an industrial area, the Pearl District has grown into a lively mix of art galleries, restaurants, and shops. Oblation Papers & Press now includes a letterpress print shop, urban paper mill, retail store, flat printing and a wholesale product line. We invite you to come explore our store and experience our old-world processes.