Iron Leaf Press creates artisan letterpress printed goods, handmade in our studio, located in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Greeting cards, posters, and paper goods are made the old fashioned way, with an antique printing press, circa 1919. These paper goods are available in the studio, online, and in select retail shops.
Beyond our line of paper goods, we also design and print custom commercial and social stationery, including wedding invitations, business cards, and personal stationery.
WHO WE ARE Iron Leaf Press began in 2011 when owner, Danielle Chargo, started printing greeting cards in a small second bedroom. Today Danielle is still printing cards, but in a much more spacious studio in Eastern Iowa.
WHAT WE DO We specialize in letterpress printing, working on projects like wedding invitations, personal stationery, business cards, holiday cards, tags and labels….most anything that involves paper and slinging ink.
WHY WE DO IT The love for design and printing began in 2005. After completing a design degree and spending more than a few hours in the printmaking studio, Danielle Chargo turned that love into a full-time passion.
WHY IRON LEAF PRESS Iron Leaf Press started with a reminder to always do what you love. A small iron leaf keychain was that reminder. That leaf was handcrafted by the founder’s uncle; a man that always followed his passions and was one of the most kind-hearted people known.