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Well, whaddya wanna know?  Here's the plain and simple truth:  My name is Rebekah Tennis and I love design.  I love paper, the way it feels, its weight and texture.  I love extra special touches on little things: homemade tags on gift-wrap, old stamps on an envelope, and twine on nearly everything.

My husband, business partner and all-around solid rock Matt would probably tell you that he likes tools - lots of 'em, finding the perfect way to do something, taking things apart, and precision in everything. 

So you might as well have guessed by now... we are the perfect match for an old letterpress studio. Together we farm rice and have three adorable and active boys ages 5 and under.  This keeps us fairly busy, but whenever we have a spare moment, we crank up our 102 year old Chandler and Price platen press and pull some prints, or whip out a card line on the Heidelberg. 

There's more, oh yes, there IS more - but that's what this blog is for.  Take a look around, get to know us, our great town of Chico, California and our beautiful presses.


Category Archives: Old Presses

{ the original christmas card }

Popping in here with a short little bit of nostalgia for your midweek. Did you know that one of the world’s first Christmas cards sold this past weekend in London? It sold for over $6800 bucks, which is a bargain in my book. As Matt and I were reading the article last night, we did […]

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5th annual holiday open studio.

—Second and final open studio will be this Saturday, December 14th, from 10 am to 2 pm. We hope to see you there! –   Oh my gosh, five years of sharing the holidays with Chico. Once again, as the weather gets cold, the twinkle lights come up, and people start getting the warm holiday […]

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{ holiday open studio hours }

It’s ba-ack! Our fourth annual series of Holiday Open Studio hours! We’ve enjoyed our open studio hours so much over the past few years. It’s rained more often than not, but so many of you came out from the community anyway to see our shop and presses and it is very invigorating to connect directly […]

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all star printer’s day.

A couple of weeks ago, Matt and I had the privilege of being able to share in something completely rad – a little letterpress printers get-together at Full Circle Press.  Out of the blue, I got an email from Bev (who works there) asking if we’d be interested in coming to a little shindig they […]

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{ holiday open studio hours, part deux }

I know, I know, I know, you all deserve a real blog post here, and not just a filler announcement. O December, where have you gone? A flash before my eyes and… Oh well. Just trust me that more holiday cheer and fun is coming to this blog soon… in the form of Christmas lights […]

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{ holiday open studio hours }

It’s ba-ack! Our third annual series of Holiday Open Studio hours! We’ve enjoyed our open studio hours so much last year. It rained down cats and dogs on both Fridays but so many of you came out from the community anyway to see our shop and presses and it was invigorating to connect directly with […]

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