Rooted in the traditional values of a farm lifestyle, Paper Farm Press exists to create beautiful, long-lasting art.
All of our artwork is inspired by the farms located within five miles of our studio.
Faith is at the core of everything we do, which is why you'll see words of Scripture on many of our pieces.
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Thanks for stopping by. I'm Lauren, the owner of Paper Farm Press.
We are a woman-owned and run letterpress print shop in Kingsburg, California, the fruit basket of the world. Each product we create expresses our love for farming and our deep roots in faith. We are passionate about cultivating our community through written cards.
Our studio is across the street from our home, nestled in the middle of our farm, which I’m inspired by every day. Both my husband and I are third generation farmers, with both sets of our grandparents immigrating from The Netherlands / Holland.
In expressing gratitude for each day’s blessings
That we can use our gifts to build relationships and community
In pursuing your dreams and working hard to achieve them
True art requires both perfection and grace
That we were created to create
Small acts of kindness make a big difference
Somewhere around 2005, I was given a scrapbook and my love for paper, print and design began.
In college, I got a teaching credential but was secretly self-teaching myself the Adobe suite and printed my first digital scrapbook of a trip I took to the Galapagos islands.
I taught 5th grade for a year, got married and had two beautiful boys. While at home with them, I managed a successful digital downloads Etsy shop, named GreenDotDesigns. Then I had a little girl and another boy. (Yes, that's four children in five and a half years!)
With the kids now in school, I'm thrilled to reignite my passion for textural paper with my antique letterpress machines. I love going to work every day, living this dream of mine, and creating beautiful stationery and art for you.
The craft of letterpress adds a level of artisanship you can feel. And it's that deep, yet simple, attention to detail we bring to every aspect of our business.
Letterpress is a unique, century old relief printing artthat presses a photopolymer plate into paper to create a one-of-a-kind impression. The result is a crisp, timeless print.
Willa is my Chandler and Price letterpress machine. She's great for all jobs but especially handmade, deckled paper. She can handle the texture and irregular edges like a pro!
Heidi is my Heidelberg Windmill letterpress machine. She has perfect registration every time, which makes her perfect for two-ink color jobs!