• Steamroll Printing 2018

    Old Threshers Reunion is held annually on Labor Day weekend in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The Threshers grounds house lots of steam engines, machinery, and printing equipment from years ago. Printers Hall is one of the buildings on the grounds and it houses all of the old printing equipment, with many examples of printing presses similar to the ones we use at Iron Leaf Press.

    Last year I did a steamroll print during Printers Fair in Mt. Pleasant and the group asked if I’d be interested in participating again. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to print on such a large scale, so I set out to work on my 2′ x 3′ piece. I carved my design into a piece of linoleum and brought it on down to Mount Pleasant the Friday before Labor Day. Continue Reading

  • We Won! Iron Leaf Press is a Louie Award Winner

    When we last posted, one of our cards was a finalist at the 2018 National Louie Awards held at the end of May. A few months have passed and we’re proud to announce that we won our category! Our “cat parent” holiday card won the “Christmas/Seasonal Humorous Above $4.00” category. We weren’t able to make it to New York for the awards ceremony, but this piece of hardware showed up at the shop! Glass is very hard to photograph!

    Even though it’s July, we’re already starting to print new holiday designs and reprint some of our classics. If you want to get a jump on holiday cards, check out all our designs here.


  • We’re a Louie’s Finalist!

    We’ve been slinging our letterpress cards for going on 6 years now (can you believe it?!?). In those 6 years we’ve made a lot of cards and have sent them all over the world. And now we’ve got one that’s up for a major award. And it’s fitting to use A Christmas Story reference since it’s one of our holiday cards that is a finalist for the Louie Awards!

    The Louie Awards are hosted by the Greeting Card Association (yes, that’s a thing) and has been showcasing the best in the stationery industry for nearly 30 years. Our “cat parent” card is one of three finalists for the “Christmas/Seasonal Humorous Above $4.00” category. And it was one of our best selling holiday cards this last year, which proves that cats are definitely better than dogs (I kid, I kid….mostly).

    The winners will be announced this May and we’re hoping to make it out to New York for the celebration. And if you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping now, we’ve got the card in our online shop. And for all you dog parent’s out there, don’t worry. We’ve got a dog version too.

  • Holiday Hours!

    Now that December is here, we’ve got some updated holiday hours! From the 11th through the 23rd we’ll be open Mondays and have extended hours Fridays and Saturdays. We hope to see you in the shop!

  • Upcoming Holiday Events

    We’ve got a number of fun, upcoming events for the holiday season! Check out all the details below.

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  • The Midwest and Great Northern Printers’ Fair

    When mid-September rolls around, I head south for the Midwest and Great Northern Printers’ Fair. It’s held every September in Mount Pleasant, Iowa on the Old Thresher’s Grounds, which houses Printers’ Hall. This event was the first one I went to nine years ago when I was just getting into letterpress printing.

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  • Shiny, new site!

    Welcome to our new website!

    We’ve been working under wraps for a few months now and its now time to put our little baby out into the world. Be sure to check out the new shop and our featured weddings. And we’ll be back in this area to share new things in the shop and projects we’re working on. Cheers!


    Photo credit: Simply Radiant Weddings