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Based in the Pacific Northwest, The Arts & Crafts Press was founded in 1996 by Bruce Smith and Yoshiko Yamamoto. We specialize in crafting letterpress printed note cards and limited-edition block prints. We work with the belief that art is not an object, it is a way of life. We strive to create things of beauty by using our head, our heart, and our hands.

Happy March!
March is here! Here in the Pacific Northwest, we're having an unusually warm early spring. Daffodils and cherry trees are in full-bloom and I think we need to start planting our vegetable garden!
New Spring Note Cards
We just released five springy note cards to delight your senses! They are all letterpress printed on our old Heidelberg printing press, here in Tacoma, Washington!
"When Poppies Bloom"
a new triptych blockprint
And why not take a journey to California, the land of sunshine, with our new triptych blockprint. Our new triptych "When Poppies Bloom" is printed from 10 linoleum blocks and polymer blocks.  To view this print, please go to our Blockprint section. Ready for immediate shipment.

"Happy Sheep Year!"
Having been born in the year of the sheep according to the Chinese zodiac, I'm quite excited about the year 2015! To celebrate this auspicious year, I made a "kiri-e" art (paper cut-out) and made blocks from the image to create our letterpress-printed prints. All of the eight colors are printed on our antique printing press. We handmaid and carefully apply each colored ink by hand.  
All of our note cards and limited-edition prints are made and packaged at our studio in Tacoma, Washington. If you'd like to see the old letterpress printing presses at work, please come by our studio/showroom at 2515B South Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA 98409. We're at the studio between 9 and 4 pm (M-F) or open by appointment. 
Yoshiko Yamamoto

The Arts & Crafts Press:

Our new studio location: 2515B South Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA 98409

The Arts & Crafts Press is a proud graduate of Spaceworks program, Tacoma, where we went through courses in business planning and marketing. 

Spaceworks Taoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber to advocate empty storefronts and vacant space in Tacoma.

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