Oblation Papers & Press began in 1988 by husband-and-wife duo Jennifer and Ron Rich. The couple began business and soon after opened a brick-and-mortar studio in Portland, OR’s Pearl District. Since its inception, the store continues to bring handmade papers from around the globe to the local community, but they’ve also grown to become a stationery, fountain pen, typewriter, and paper destination!
Their space also allows for in-house production and is home to an urban paper mill and a letterpress print shop.
Oblation has always been attracted to the benefits and practicality of recycling. In fact, their business has its roots in taking unwanted paper products, converting them back into pulp, and making it into fresh, new paper. In the urban paper mill, they employ traditional techniques to make handmade paper sheets with a 100% cotton, acid-free fiber source by using recycled remnants from the garment industry.
Oblation was founded on practicing a green approach and we follow recycling principals that focus on reuse and conservation. Our master paper maker Kalin Stoev leads the handmade paper production process and on most days can be found in the paper-making studio mixing paper pulp, pulling paper, or experimenting.
Letterpress printing reflects an era of quality and craftsmanship. This historic method of printing uses raised type and images, inked and pressed into the surface of heavy papers.
We are pleased to carry a lovely selection of Oblation Papers & Press products at The Hare & The Hart!