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Oh Happy Day Letterpress: Open For Business

Since Paul already has an art studio I’ve been able to justify keeping my press for just personal use and an occasional side project. But I’m really excited to announce that with my partner Alexis, we are now accepting letterpress jobs. I will do most of the design work and Alexis will do the printing in our studio in San Francisco.

We specialize in details like individual watercoloring, custom diecuts, hand painted edging, and dip dyed paper. Here are some of the cards we recently printed.

For Jenny’s cards we did a two color card. One was a blind deboss and then the other was a navy. We also hand painted the edges a pretty persimmon red. (These were laid out by Jenny’s designer.)

These are the cards we made for Aubrey last year. We printed them without ink as a blind deboss and then individually water colored each one by hand.

These cards were designed by Nicole and were printed on a super heavy duplex stock. They are printed with three colors and are two sided. (The back side is solid stripes.)

These cards we designed and printed on chipboard then hand painted the edges fluorescent pink and red. The chipboard has flecks of gold in it and is really really pretty.

These we designed and printed for my sister-in-law, Liz. They are two color and I surprised her with them at Alt. It’s payment for making me cookies.

If you need business cards printed or designed we are open for business! Our basic rates are right here. Email me at

We are also doing a wedding invitation line that will launch in a month or two. (If you are a bride and interested in lots of handmade details like favors and menus, email us with your wedding date and the number of invitations needed.)

  1. blissful chick

    January 28, 2011

    fantastic work! just beautiful

  2. Tara

    January 28, 2011

    so exciting! I love the cards printed on chipboard.

  3. Brittany H.

    January 28, 2011

    These are the prettiest and best business cards I've ever seen. If someone gave me one that looked like any of these, I would not forget them. My favorite is the ones with the colored sides, what a brilliant idea.

    You guys are awesome.

  4. Michelle

    January 28, 2011

    congrats! You are a true inspiration!

  5. Michelle

    January 28, 2011

    congrats! You are a true inspiration!

  6. celeste

    January 28, 2011

    good on you! each and every one of these is so lovely. i don't have any need for business cards but now i want some just because.

  7. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)

    January 28, 2011

    Each one is so distinctively "Oh Happy Day"! Congratulations on your new venture!

  8. robin k

    January 28, 2011

    Awesome, Jordan.

  9. haley

    January 28, 2011

    I love all of these! I am so excited to take your letterpress class in April!

  10. Claire

    January 28, 2011

    Item 1: Those cards are beautiful!

    Item 2: I love that you are related to Liz! Your blog and her blog are two of my very favorite places on the Internet. Good luck in France!

  11. Leika

    January 28, 2011

    I have a desperate and immediate weakness for the chipboard ones (although they're all lovely). Amazing!

  12. Beehive

    January 28, 2011

    These are lovely! My late grandfather was a printer and now 10 years after his passing my uncle is getting ready to close up shop. I keep insisting there is a market for the old letter press, which he and my mother seem think is only good for scrap(!) Is there a market for a letter press? Do you know anyone in the East Rutherford, NJ area who would be interested?

    Safe travels and best of luck in Paris!

  13. lynne

    January 28, 2011


    good luck with the impending departure! i am sure that everything will work out beautifully!! i'm so inspired by your family.

  14. princess lasertron

    January 29, 2011


  15. swellmayde

    January 29, 2011

    these are beautiful… really great work! 🙂

    – aimee

  16. annawithlove

    January 29, 2011

    Amazing!! they are each so fabulous, love them!

  17. Alana

    January 30, 2011

    I love the edging 🙂

  18. Colleen

    January 31, 2011

    Those are really beautiful Jordan. What paint did you use on the chipboard ones for it to be able to show up like that? They're so colorful! Best of luck.

  19. Sally

    January 31, 2011


  20. Kristen

    January 31, 2011

    I wish I had some reason to get these! I love the watercolor!!


  21. Holly

    February 4, 2011

    What lovely little works of art! I almost want to start a business just to have an excuse to get some of my very own!

  22. Connie

    February 15, 2011

    Thanks so much for sharing! Your work is so inspirational! I've linked to this post on my blog:

  23. Connie

    February 15, 2011

    Opps! I'm a total dummy & I copy & pasted your own URL :)! Here's the link to my post:

  24. I like it very much!

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