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EVERY STAMP HAS A STORY

 

We are always amazed by people who make stamps with us. We update our gallery with new work for your inspiration, and list details about how each of these were produced. If you don’t see what you are looking for drop us a note and let us know what you have in mind! We look forward to making stamps with you.

KBB mail club 1

Kate Bingaman-Burt created these stamps for her mail club at Outlet PDX with three-color risograph, using our our 100-up 8.5 x 11″ small sheet.

adam mccauley monster stamps square

Monster stamps by Adam McCauley. Full bleed digital offset with stop-perforation on four sides. Available in his shop.

Puget Sound Correspondence Cooperative

Custom stamps for the Puget Sound Correspondence Society. Digital print, 8.5 x 11″.

Stuart Patience

One of the Heart Agency limited edition stamps – This, an elegant take on snail mail by Stuart Patience. View all thirty of the Heart Agency stamps on their website.

Series of limited edition stamps for Heart Agency

Thirty limited edition stamps for Heart Agency.

Heart commissioned their artists to each create a stamp sheet design. They were each given a perforation grid designed for them and were asked to create an artwork that either worked within the grid, or interacted with it. Digital prints, 5.5 x 8.5″.

View all on the Heart site.

Barry Falls stamps _ famous Barrys

One of the Heart Agency limited edition stamps – This a compilation of famous Barrys by Barry Falls. View all thirty of the Heart Agency stamps on their website.

P4D gallery

Postcards for Democracy exhibit view, Bob Raschenberg Gallery, we designed stamps for the coin operated stamp machines as well as a catalogue and souvenir sheet.

P4D stamp machine 1

Stamp Design for coin operated stamp machines, part of our work for the Bob Raschenberg Gallery Postcards for Democracy exhibit.

P4D souvenir sheet 2

Postcards for Democracy 5.5 x 8.5″ souvenir sheet with four stamps along with a folded 12 x 18″ two-sided poster catalogue design in a glassine envelope.

principality of seborga stamp event 2022 sq

We are proud to have produced the 2022 commemorative stamps for the Principality of Seborga.

The Principality of Seborga is a small town in Liguria, Italy, which has been claiming to be independent from Italy for years. They have a Princess, a Crown Council, a flag, a coat of arms, a national anthem, license plates, coins (the so-called Luigini) and … stamps!

The new designs were officially unveiled on 20 August on the occasion of the Seborga’s National Day, are the result of a competition held by the Principality between March & May.

principality of seborga stamp sheet 2 2022

We created three custom stamp sheets for the Principality of Seborga, each 5.5 x 8.5″ high quality digital prints with custom perforation patterns and art which bleeds off the selvedge area on all four sides. Here’s one of the finished sheets.

principality of seborga stamp sheet detail 2022

We created three custom stamp sheets for the Principality of Seborga, each 5.5 x 8.5″ high quality digital prints with custom perforation patterns and art which bleeds off the selvedge area on all four sides. Here’s a detail from one of the sheets.

Black Angel risograph stamps for End of an Ear 15th anniversary series

Black Angels two color risograph print, 5.5 x 8.5″ sheet. Available at End of an Ear.

volume sf perforation holes

How many holes can you perforate on a sheet? That was a question we were asked while we were producing a series of five custom stamp sheets for @volumeincorp. This sheet, equates each perforation hole with Covid-19 deaths. As of September 22, 2020 one hole was equal to twenty deaths.

joeseph pierson portland stamp custom stamps

1 x 1″ stamps for Joseph Pierson to use in association with his playing card collections. Digital print with a custom perforation pattern. 70 stamps and four color ways on each 8.5 x 11″ sheet.

4culture paul rucker remark stamp sheet

Great to be part of the King County 4Culture 40th anniversary Remark book project.

100 Gallery 4Culture alumni were invited to share current work and words around a common theme: Remark. The resulting publication celebrates past, present, and future as one. Like the gallery, the format is experimental. A few artists created work that could be taken out of the book. We made stamps with Paul Rucker and his Forever Stamp project. A custom sheet is tipped into each book.

Remark book design by @yendex. Photo shown here is by @joefreemanjunior

dawn cardona house blank stamp sheet

We often make blank stamps in custom perforation patterns or specific sizes for stamp makers around the world. One of our favorite clients for this is cut paper artist and children’s book illustrator Dawn Cardona. In this case she asked us for a house shape within a 4.25 x 5.5″ sheet.

dawn cardona house blank stamp sheet with cut paper art

Here’s one of the works that Dawn Cardona posted on her Instagram feed using the custom stamp sheet we made. Inquire with her directly if you are interested in a one-of-a-kind stamp!

Let's save the USPS stamps by Josh MacPhee Justseeds

Let’s save the Post Office by Josh MacPhee. Digital print, 15 stamps per 5.5 x 8.5″ sheet, available at Justseeds.

Hawaiian postage stamps

Two color risograph print, 5.5 x 8.5″. Authorized reprint of a 1950s Hawaiian Philatelic Society poster stamp — proceeds benefitting youth philately in Hawaii.

malpina chan stop asian hate stamp

Stand against racism and #stopasianhate. Stamps for @malpinachan — the image is a cropped section of one of MalPina’s own monoprints, part of a series created using old family photos.

We produce all anti-discrimination stamps with a 10% discount.

Bred Letterpress Apollo Moon landing commemorative stamps

Six color letterpress print. Designed and printed by Ned Drew and Brenda McManus of BRED Letterpress. Edition of eighty sheets to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. See photos of sketches and each run through the press on Instagram.

Lesley Barnes stamp sheet

Spring stamps by @lesley_barnes.

Digital print, 4.6 x 6″ sheet.

Christine Herrin custom stamp sheet

Digital print, 5.5 x 8.5″ for @everydayexplorersco. Designed by @christine.herrin.

music millennium stamp sheet on the perforator

8.5 x 11″ digital print with stop-perf on the perforator. For Music Millennium, the oldest record store in the Pacific Northwest.

Sean Tejaratchi Crap Hound stamps

Screen printed, 5.5 x 8.5″ sheet with custom perforation set up. Designed by Sean Tejaratchi as part of a benefit for our friends at Buy Olympia. $10 available here while supplies last.

GLBT Book Month

Digital print, 5.5 x 8.5″ sheets celebrating GLBT Book Month. Produced for the @americanlibraryassociation.
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First issue stamps for Trash Isles

First issue stamps for the emerging nation of Trash Isles. Part of a pollution awareness campaign designed by @amvbbdo London. Campaign details in AdAge.

Digital print, 5.5 x 8.5″.

Bend Design 2019

Edition of 50 stamps for Bend Design 2019. Digital print, 4.25″ x 5.5″ sheet with custom perforation. Design by Plazm.

Simon Blake stamps

Digital print, 4.25 x 5.5″. Simon Blake is retailing these, along with many other beautiful objects on his website.

Calligraphy custom stamp

Letterpress print, 4.25 x 5.5″. Calligraphy and stamp design was commissioned as a birthday present.

Write_On 2018 stamps

Foil stamp, 4.25 x 5.5″ sheet produced for #Write_on 2018. Design and letterpress printing by @eggpress. Note the “stop perf” on the bottom third.

Special Delivery stamps

Special delivery! If you are lucky enough to receive a package from Lesley Barnes, you might find it adorned by one of her illustrated stamps.

Digital print, 8.5 x 11″.

carlos caronamedia washington d.c. stamps

Carlos Caronamedia, Washington D.C. stamps, two color risograph, 5.5 x 8.5″ sheet.

Kentaro Okawara

8.5 x 5.5 sheet of @kentarookawara commemorative poster stamps for Kentaro’s opening @fiskgallery in Portland. Risograph printing by @outletpdx. Note the custom “stop perf”.

In his show, Trip of Love, Okawara conveys his joy of sharing love with people around the world. We also collaborated with Kentaro on a limited edition artist series stamp.

Ed Fella show at Fisk Gallery

Commemorative stamps for Ed Fella’s show “Some Odds to No End(s)” at FISK Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

Printed risograph on an 8.5 x 5.5 sheet with custom perforation lines designed by FISK.

squid happens

Two 4.25 x 5.5″ stamp sheets using our 4-up vertical template, digital prints as part of the Team Pom Squid Happens book release.

Custom hexagonal stamps

Hex stickers are weirdly popular among users of the statistical programming language R. One R-user asked if it was possible to make hexagon shaped stamps. 

Chief Perforation Officer Niko Courtelis did the math. 

wendy murray full sheet

Wendy Murray artistamp using our 4-up vertical template, digital print, 4.25 x 5.5″ sheet.

lea redmond michael wertz vote stamps

Illustrated by Michael Wertz to raise money for the ACLU. Digitally printed 8.5 x 11″ sheet with custom perforation pattern.

Daniel Rathbun

8.5″ x 5.5″ limited edition stamps for cut paper artist Daniel Rathbun. Available via his website or contact him on Instagram @paperslicer.

heart agency detail

One of the Heart Agency limited edition stamps. These are Jason Ford’s design — view all thirty of the Heart Agency stamps on their website.

eva moon press

Eva Moon Press using our 4-up vertical template, digital print, 4.25 x 5.5″ sheet.

korean messages

Custom perforation pattern including a stop-perf on these analog lick and stick digital stamps with messages for @saewooooo in South Korea.

terman fossils sheet

Digital print on an 8.5 x 11″ sheet with custom perforation pattern for artist James Terman.

belarus 2020

After the brazenly rigged presidential election in 2020, Brama Branding in Minsk created these stamps. Digital print on a 5.5 x 5.5″ sheet, custom size and perforation pattern. 

morse vote

Voting couldn’t be more serious — 8.5 x 11″ sheet with custom perforation, design by @pachoclokey.

townes van zandt

Digital offset print with spot varnish + silver letterpress overprint for End of an Ear’s 15th anniversary series of 5.5 x 8.5″ sheets.

romina alfonsi portland stamp company two color risograph

Two color risograph print, 5.5 x 8.5″ sheet for Argentinian designer Romina Alfonsi.

sisters farmers market

Digital print, 4.25 x 5.5″ sheet with custom perforation pattern for Sisters Farmers Market.

pioneer square passport with stamps seattle

8.5 x 11″ digital print with custom perforation pattern for passports at Pioneer Square Seattle, designed by TCi Brandinga

Black Panther Party Stamp Book Kyle Goen

Black Panther Party Stamp Book by Kyle Goen. A portfolio of 25 stamp sheets, each 8.5 x 11″ digital prints with 20 stamps per sheet. Housed in a blue handmade clamshell box. The box is screen printed on the cover, and inside front and back pages. Edition of 100, signed and numbered on the inside back page of the clamshell box and on the backs of each print. Available here.

Black Panther Party Stamp Sheet Kyle Goen

One of the 20 sheets in the Black Panther Party Stamp Book by Kyle Goen. Each sheet is an 8.5 x 11″ digital print with 20 stamps per sheet.

Black Panther Party Stamp Sheet Fred Hampton Kyle Goen

Official postage from the future. Detail from the Fred Hampton sheet, part of the Black Panther Party Stamp Book by Kyle Goen. Each sheet is an 8.5 x 11″ digital print with 20 stamps per sheet.

albina green

Digital print on a 4.25 x 5.5″ sheet with custom perforation. Celebrating 20 years of Albina Green. Johanna Jackson & Chris Johanson painted this mural in Portland, Oregon at the site in 2014. A limited number of these are available for purchase.

buyolympia 20th anniversary stamp

Limited edition 2.75 x 4.25″ sheet for our friends at BuyOlympia. Illustration by Emily Ryan Lerner.

snail mail superstar

Digital print for Snail Mail Superstar using our 2-up 4.25 x 5.5″ template.

adam higton custom stamps on the perforator

Custom stamps on the perforator for Adam Higton in the U.K., part of his Cosmic Neighbourhood project.

dowton abbey faux stamp sheet

Dowton Abbey Faux Stamps for Esméralda Jönsson on the perforator. Note the very custom perforation pattern with different sized and different shaped stamps on an 8.5 x 11″ sheet.

illustration institute monster stamps

Monster stamps on the perforator for the Illustration Institute, from Portland Oregon to Portland Maine! These were created by their monster illustrators and given to donors as part of a fundraising drive.