Welcome to the Arts & Crafts Press! Here at our studio in Tacoma, Washington, Yoshiko Yamamoto and her staff are passionate about printing traditional blockprints and letterpress note cards. We print all the greeting cards using the antique letterpress-printing presses. And our colorful limited-edition linoleum and woodblock prints are made using the multiple hand-carved blocks.

While preserving and advancing the traditional aspects of letterpress and woodblock printing, we're striving to print for our future generations. We're committed to searching for alternative, "greener" printing materials and tools, ecological packaging solutions, and safer studio supplies.

We print, because we care and love our friends, family, and environs. So why not take it one step further and print kinder to ourselves and our earth?     --Yoshiko Yamamoto

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Good & Bad News from the Printing Studio. . .

July 19, 2017

As you might know, we use various antique letterpress printing presses made between the 1890s and the 1960s for making our note cards and prints.... Continue Reading

Japan Trip: Baren Studio

April 06, 2017

"Baren-making" session with Mr. Goto in Tokyo today. The traditional Japanese burnishing tool for ukiyo-e prints is called "baren" and Mr. Goto is the only... Continue Reading