Appalachia Press

Appalachia Press Fine Letterpress Printing / Design At Appalachia Press, we honor the labor and elegance of past traditions. Our printmaking is a union of art, historical traditions and modern design.

With the commonality of computers, we forget the origins of type and how images are created. Silkscreen and Letterpress are antique printing processes and have roots that go back five-hundred years or more. John Reburn has been a working artist for over 30 years. Trained at Arizona State University and Otis Art Institute, he worked in Los Angeles for most of his career. Specializing in printmaking

With the commonality of computers, we forget the origins of type and how images are created. Silkscreen and Letterpress are antique printing processes and have roots that go back five-hundred years or more. John Reburn has been a working artist for over 30 years. Trained at Arizona State University and Otis Art Institute, he worked in Los Angeles for most of his career. Specializing in printmaking

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This was one of my favorite cards from this past holiday season…delightful! #letterpress #christmascards #cocktailcultur...
01/13/2022

This was one of my favorite cards from this past holiday season…delightful!
#letterpress #christmascards #cocktailculture #delightful

This was one of my favorite cards from this past holiday season…delightful!
#letterpress #christmascards #cocktailculture #delightful

Lunar New Year! This year’s design will hit retail stores this weekend. This card sells out each and every year! Get you...
01/12/2022

Lunar New Year!
This year’s design will hit retail stores this weekend. This card sells out each and every year! Get yours ASAP!
(Final, letterpress design NOT shown…more pleasant surprises in 2022)

Exquisite Pastries and Gorgeous Letterpress Stationery are a perfect paring…daily at Bread Craft Bakery in downtown Roan...
01/09/2022

Exquisite Pastries and Gorgeous Letterpress Stationery are a perfect paring…daily at Bread Craft Bakery in downtown Roanoke!

THIS. Triple-thick cotton shirt board letterpressed in two colors. Hand-dipped, antique gold edges wrapped in a hand-cut...
12/18/2021

THIS. Triple-thick cotton shirt board letterpressed in two colors. Hand-dipped, antique gold edges wrapped in a hand-cut, custom monogram medallion. Gorgeous. Double envelopes lined with a painting of the wedding view. Including Within the Ribbon, weekend itinerary, and response card. Vintage stamps and calligraphy round it out. And today is the day. Charleston, SC
#lownesgrove #wedding #letterpress

THIS. Triple-thick cotton shirt board letterpressed in two colors. Hand-dipped, antique gold edges wrapped in a hand-cut, custom monogram medallion. Gorgeous. Double envelopes lined with a painting of the wedding view. Including Within the Ribbon, weekend itinerary, and response card. Vintage stamps and calligraphy round it out. And today is the day. Charleston, SC
#lownesgrove #wedding #letterpress

Tonight’s magic…What a night. What a project. What a subject! Silkscreen Serigraph 11x17”
12/13/2021

Tonight’s magic…
What a night. What a project. What a subject!
Silkscreen Serigraph 11x17”

A wonderful group doing amazing work…locally. Add them to your giving list this season!
12/11/2021

A wonderful group doing amazing work…locally. Add them to your giving list this season!

We cannot thank everyone enough for all the support, love and assistance in feeding those in our community that are struggling with food insecurity. Thanks to our baking elf’s each family is getting boxes of amazing Christmas Cookies in their packages! Happy Holidays from all of us at The Landing Love Project! If you want to help us continue to feed our community make a donation at www.thelandingloveproject.com #community #feed #spreadlove #loveyourneighbor #bekind

Sometimes only a classic Santa will do. I found this antique die years ago in Sandusky, Ohio…and press it every season! ...
11/30/2021

Sometimes only a classic Santa will do. I found this antique die years ago in Sandusky, Ohio…and press it every season! Probably from an old Coca-Cola or Montgomery Ward advert but in the land of old engravings- who really knows. Tis’ the season to get those holiday cards in the mail…get busy! #letterpress #santa #christmascards #appalachiapress

Sometimes only a classic Santa will do. I found this antique die years ago in Sandusky, Ohio…and press it every season! Probably from an old Coca-Cola or Montgomery Ward advert but in the land of old engravings- who really knows. Tis’ the season to get those holiday cards in the mail…get busy! #letterpress #santa #christmascards #appalachiapress

IT'S HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY TIME!How awesome would it be to win all of these amazing gifts! A $550 value! Seven local business...
11/26/2021

IT'S HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY TIME!
How awesome would it be to win all of these amazing gifts! A $550 value!
Seven local businesses have teamed up to provide ONE lucky winner with some great gifts this season. It's our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our loyal followers. All of this will go to one incredibly lucky winner:

A beautiful wooden wall art piece from @323millworks, an elegantly handcrafted cutting board from @blackdogsalvage, a set of 50 hand-pressed personalized note cards w/matching envelopes from @appalachiapress, an intricately detailed clay bud vase from @imc_clay, a luxury hand knit beanie from @kneedlesandlife, an oversized stonewashed linen feather pillow from @thefrenchfarmhousemarket, and a culinary spice blend and stone-ground peanut butter & gourmet jelly set from @piemonteprovisions.

In order to enter the giveaway you simply need to:
#1- "like" this post and share your excitement by commenting below.
#2- "like" and "follow" each of the giveaway contributors, both here and on FB:
@323millworks
@blackdogsalvage
@appalachiapress
@imc_clay
@kneedlesandlife
@thefrenchfarmhousemarket
@piemonteprovisions
#3- "tag" at least one friend on this post that you think would love to win these gifts too 😊 You will receive an additional entry for every friend tagged so don't forget anyone!
#4- You can receive an additional entry by sharing this post to your story and tagging @323millworks in it.

Giveaway closes at the end of the day Dec 2nd. Winner will be randomly selected with a giveaway selection generator and will be announced on Friday evening Dec 3rd. Thank you everyone for all of your support. Good luck!!! ❤

Postcards for Holiday Gift Bags! #letterpressprinting #postcard #roanokeva
11/24/2021

Postcards for Holiday Gift Bags!
#letterpressprinting #postcard #roanokeva

Postcards for Holiday Gift Bags!
#letterpressprinting #postcard #roanokeva

Black and White is always right! Like the famed “lil’ black dress” or a handsome tuxedo…black ink makes good design shin...
11/17/2021

Black and White is always right! Like the famed “lil’ black dress” or a handsome tuxedo…black ink makes good design shine.
Press time devoted to Red Rooster Coffee Roaster and their FAB packaging!
#letterpress #coffee #design

Black and White is always right! Like the famed “lil’ black dress” or a handsome tuxedo…black ink makes good design shine.
Press time devoted to Red Rooster Coffee Roaster and their FAB packaging!
#letterpress #coffee #design

It’s Bottle Tag Season! Never cover up a great bottle of champagne with a gift bag…our sexy and festive Bottle Tags do a...
11/17/2021

It’s Bottle Tag Season! Never cover up a great bottle of champagne with a gift bag…our sexy and festive Bottle Tags do all the work! Eight classic options to choose from. Ask your Appalachia Press retailer - ‘Tis the season! #champagne #letterpress #wine #holidayparty

It’s Bottle Tag Season! Never cover up a great bottle of champagne with a gift bag…our sexy and festive Bottle Tags do all the work! Eight classic options to choose from. Ask your Appalachia Press retailer - ‘Tis the season! #champagne #letterpress #wine #holidayparty

Nuthin’ more holiday than old red trucks and Christmas trees…and letterpressed cards!
11/11/2021

Nuthin’ more holiday than old red trucks and Christmas trees…and letterpressed cards!

Tis the season for red ink…#letterpress #redink #christmascards2021
11/08/2021

Tis the season for red ink…
#letterpress #redink #christmascards2021

And just like that…my presses all turn to Christmas work. We start pressing and shipping holiday merch in July but the m...
11/03/2021

And just like that…my presses all turn to Christmas work. We start pressing and shipping holiday merch in July but the music, studio, and all our retail partners turn it on November 1st! It’s a great season so far…and I love pressing anything related to dogs! Get your orders in ASAP. I’m taking December off for a friend’s destination wedding…so NOW is good! #letterpress #terriersofinstagram #christmascard #holidayseason

And just like that…my presses all turn to Christmas work. We start pressing and shipping holiday merch in July but the music, studio, and all our retail partners turn it on November 1st! It’s a great season so far…and I love pressing anything related to dogs! Get your orders in ASAP. I’m taking December off for a friend’s destination wedding…so NOW is good! #letterpress #terriersofinstagram #christmascard #holidayseason

Merchandising and decorating for TWO retail stores allows you to search out ALL THE FUN STUFF! I pulled from storage, st...
10/31/2021

Merchandising and decorating for TWO retail stores allows you to search out ALL THE FUN STUFF! I pulled from storage, studio, family, and my personal collection!
Join me Friday, November 5th at Ashwood Manor Designs in Forest, Virginia AND Saturday, November 6th at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke.
Fantastic fun at both Open Houses and excellent holiday decor, food, music, fashion, and Me! I’ll be negotiating, restocking, and debuting our Letterpress Holiday Cards! If you keep me busy - I won’t sing!

Yes, yes you do! Thank you for the love and support…exciting times for our lil’ letterpress stationery business. #youroc...
10/30/2021

Yes, yes you do! Thank you for the love and support…exciting times for our lil’ letterpress stationery business.
#yourock #letterpress #tistheseason

Yes, yes you do! Thank you for the love and support…exciting times for our lil’ letterpress stationery business.
#yourock #letterpress #tistheseason

Driving home LATE from moving into our NEW retail location…exhausted but excited! Join us November 5th for our Grand Ope...
10/30/2021

Driving home LATE from moving into our NEW retail location…exhausted but excited! Join us November 5th for our Grand Opening & Christmas Extravaganza at Ashwood Manor Designs in Forest, Virginia!

Today was total CRAY CRAY! So much printed…so much designed but, nothing compares to the CRAY CRAY NEWS coming on Friday...
10/28/2021

Today was total CRAY CRAY! So much printed…so much designed but, nothing compares to the CRAY CRAY NEWS coming on Friday! Exciting! Stay tuned!

Usually the studio parking lot is FULL. But on this glorious fall day - I have the place to myself, doors locked, and a ...
10/23/2021

Usually the studio parking lot is FULL. But on this glorious fall day - I have the place to myself, doors locked, and a massive amount of work to complete! Since I’m taking most of December off for a FAB destination wedding IT’S CRUNCH TIME!

Our Ramblin’ Rose…#letterpress #ramblingrose
10/22/2021

Our Ramblin’ Rose…
#letterpress #ramblingrose

And today…
10/17/2021

And today…

Workin’ with the ponies today!
10/16/2021

Workin’ with the ponies today!

Workin’ with the ponies today!

Our classic PROPER pronunciation card is always available when you order some gorgeous, salty goodness from J.Q. Dickins...
10/14/2021
Appalachia Greeting Card

Our classic PROPER pronunciation card is always available when you order some gorgeous, salty goodness from J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works!

Pronounce it with pride! This lovely greeting card by Appalachia Press is sure to delight its recipient with an easy to follow pronunciation on the front. Great for any occasion or just to drop a quick hello.

Today…the stars and printing plates align. #halloween #blackcatsofinstagram #letterpress
09/18/2021

Today…the stars and printing plates align.
#halloween #blackcatsofinstagram #letterpress

Today…the stars and printing plates align.
#halloween #blackcatsofinstagram #letterpress

Good morning BaltimoreAnd some day when I take to the floorThe world's gonna wake up and seeBaltimore and me…AND TODAY I...
09/16/2021

Good morning Baltimore
And some day when I take to the floor
The world's gonna wake up and see
Baltimore and me…
AND TODAY IS THAT DAY!
Appalachia Press is now available in Fell’s Point - my ol’ college stomping grounds!
WELCOME Emporium Collagia - a wonderful gallery of collage art, ephemera, and now letterpress stationery. Check them out online: emporiumcollagia.com or visit
1732 THAMES STREET in BALTIMORE, MD
(PS: our 153rd retail partner! ⭐️🕺)

It’s Pink to Red to Brown layers of ink…DAY! Orders headed out to Greenwood Gourmet Grocery, #redtruckbakery, and #jqdic...
09/10/2021

It’s Pink to Red to Brown layers of ink…DAY!
Orders headed out to Greenwood Gourmet Grocery, #redtruckbakery, and #jqdickinsonsalt

It’s Pink to Red to Brown layers of ink…DAY!
Orders headed out to Greenwood Gourmet Grocery, #redtruckbakery, and #jqdickinsonsalt

This Holiday Weekend is a fine time to grab some great art at Black Dog Salvage - check out all the options upstairs in ...
09/04/2021

This Holiday Weekend is a fine time to grab some great art at Black Dog Salvage - check out all the options upstairs in the Loft and in my store Appalachia Press! I’m off to Hillsville Flea - see you on the other side! Oh, and while I’m away - show them this ad at checkout for 20% off framed art from Appalachia Press!

Our Halloween Letterpress is hitting stores this week! From sweet to spooky - there are two dozen options…can you tell w...
09/03/2021

Our Halloween Letterpress is hitting stores this week! From sweet to spooky - there are two dozen options…can you tell we love this time of year? #halloween #letterpress #getyourpumkinon

Our Halloween Letterpress is hitting stores this week! From sweet to spooky - there are two dozen options…can you tell we love this time of year? #halloween #letterpress #getyourpumkinon

Welcome Cardinal Bicycle to the neighborhood AND to the AppalachiaPress family!
08/27/2021

Welcome Cardinal Bicycle to the neighborhood AND to the AppalachiaPress family!

So many options when you need a baby card! Hand-Tied, Hand-Painted, and Hand-Pressed on gorgeous cotton paper. Available...
08/26/2021

So many options when you need a baby card! Hand-Tied, Hand-Painted, and Hand-Pressed on gorgeous cotton paper. Available wherever AppalachiaPress is sold - AT 151 RETAILERS across the country!
#babyfever #letterpress #stationery #bundleofjoy

So many options when you need a baby card! Hand-Tied, Hand-Painted, and Hand-Pressed on gorgeous cotton paper. Available wherever AppalachiaPress is sold - AT 151 RETAILERS across the country!
#babyfever #letterpress #stationery #bundleofjoy

Don’t forget - when ordering your FAVORITE gift basket at the FAB The Frederick Basket Company  - add one of our lovely ...
08/24/2021

Don’t forget - when ordering your FAVORITE gift basket at the FAB The Frederick Basket Company - add one of our lovely letterpressed cards to finish the gift! Lots to choose from…every occasion and more. https://giftbasket2you.com

Today’s work!
08/19/2021

Today’s work!

Today’s work!

The theme for the day…communication! #letterpress #rotarydial #oldtypewriter #callme
08/17/2021

The theme for the day…communication!
#letterpress #rotarydial #oldtypewriter #callme

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At Appalachia Press, we honor the labor and elegance of past traditions. Our printmaking is a union of art, historical traditions and modern design. With the commonality of computers, we forget the origins of type and how images are created. Silkscreen and Letterpress are antique printing processes and have roots that go back five-hundred years or more. John Reburn has been a working artist for over 30 years. Trained at Arizona State University and Otis Art Institute, he worked in Los Angeles for most of his career. Specializing in printmaking and design, he has worked for entertainment companies including Disney and NBC; non-profit organizations such as Bet Tzedek, the Larry King Foundation and the Tiger Woods Foundation; and designed posters for broadway theatrical productions, musicians, and live concert venues. Appalachia Press sells letterpress stationery in over 60 stores nationwide. Custom and wholesale inquiries welcome...

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Check out this article from The Roanoker Magazine on our recent expansion of Wine Gourmet and Medmont Mercantile! There’s mention of some of our great lines like Appalachia Press, RAFT Cocktails and more! #shoplocal #roanoke #Virginia #wine #beer #chocolate #shopping #gift #toys
⭐️Today is the LAST DAY to enter to win this incredible package from 7 small businesses, valued at over $550⭐️ Many thanks to Nicole 323 Millworks for making this possible and bringing our businesses together! Details: In order to enter the giveaway you simply need to: #1- "like" this post and share your excitement by commenting below. #2- "like" and "follow" each of the giveaway contributors, both on Instagram and Facebook: 323 Millworks Black Dog Salvage Appalachia Press IMC Clay Kneedles & Life The French Farmhousemarket Piemonte Provisions #3- "tag" at least one friend on this post that you think would love to win these gifts too 😊 You will receive an additional entry for every friend tagged so don't forget anyone! #4- You can receive an additional entry by sharing this post to your story and tagging 323 Millworks in it. Giveaway closes at the end of the day Dec 2nd. Winner will be randomly selected with a giveaway selection generator and will be announced on Friday evening Dec 3rd. Thank you everyone for all of your support. We love you and are so thankful for each of you! Good luck!!! ❤ All of this will go to one incredibly lucky winner: 1. A beautiful wooden wall art piece from 323 Millworks 2. An elegantly handcrafted charcuterie board from Black Dog Salvage 3. Set of 50 hand-pressed personalized note cards w/ matching envelopes from Appalachia Press 4. An intricately detailed clay bud vase from IMC Clay 5. Luxury hand knit beanie from Kneedles & Life 6. Oversized stonewashed linen feather pillow from The French Farmhouse 7. A culinary spice blend and stone-ground peanut butter & gourmet jelly set from Piemonte Provisions .
Appalachia Press
Speaking of Thanksgiving joys… Mimi rosé will truly make you want to “rosé all day.” This quickly became a store favorite when it arrived. It is light, refreshing, and has wonderfully subtle strawberries dancing in your glass mixed with melon. It is just as elegant as the bottle makes it appear! It is also among the easy-to-pair wines, making it an easy go-to bottle to bring along with you. Pick up a last minute card made by Appalachia Press to bring a smile to your family and friends’ faces. #rosé #roséallday #winos #thanksgivingdinner #fancylike #winewednesday #roanokeva #roanokevirginia #roanokevalley #eatrke
Tay and the Lift Arc Studios LLC team captured John Reburn of Appalachia Press beautifully in this “Behind the Craft” episode. Meet John at our Holiday Open House, November 6, and learn more about the art of letterpress. https://youtu.be/jO7LYamEy20
Freshly Pressed! New Arrival just in time for the next Dog Bowl MARKET this Sunday starting at 11am. Dog Bowl tees available in-store and coming soon online! All of our apparel is pressed right here in Roanoke thanks to Alien Silkscreen and Press Press Merch! ***Shoutout to Appalachia Press for the fabulous logo!
We are super excited to announce that we now carry Appalachia Press letterpress stationary in our shop! They are locally made in Roanoke, VA, 100% cotton paper, hand-pressed, hand-painted & hand-tied. We think you will love them. 💌
It’s official we are kicking off summer this weekend at Mariners Landing SML and can’t wait to serve you. Bruno’s Lake Lager is flowing on taps at The Landing Restaurant and Bottles & Bites and we have six packs ready for you to grab and take home at all of our locations. Awesome new merch is available at Bottles & Bites thanks to our amazing designer Appalachia Press & Press Press Merch so make plans to come visit! #summertime #lakelife #sml #craftbeer Parkway Brewing Company
Moms are gonna rave over our wonderful T-shirts and accessories from our Boutique collection. Soft, some h**p made and others breathable cotton. Stop by and peruse through many fashionable pieces in the store as selections may vary. We can also wrap up your gifts in a beautiful tissue papered bag and offer Appalachia Press original and custom made letter pressed cards- Vinton’s premier and only retailer. One stop shopping for so many needs. Only 2 more shopping days left. How you doin’? #motherdaygift #vintonva #h**pscarves #h**pclothes #cannabisqueen
🌹Just a thought..... We understand that Mother’s Day can be a difficult day for many. Not all celebrate and for many it is a day of great grief and sadness. 💔We remember you. And we hope that you can find peace and a memory that will make you smile despite the hurt this weekend. 🥰If you know someone who is grieving or having a difficult time and feel inclined to share with them a small “thinking of you” gift, we have gift cards that would be perfect for them to use when it’s convenient for them. We also have some beautiful greeting cards from Appalachia Press. Send them a note just because you care. Words can offer the gift of healing. 🌸And we all could use a little extra encouragement and care these days. Life can get messy and hard. May we be the hands extended to lift up and offer hope. #giftideas #mothersdaygiftideas #EmpathyAtWork #giftsformom #encouragementfortheday #momsrock #grievingmother
Loving all the cards that will be stocked at Bottles & Bites from Appalachia Press - It is all coming together- very exciting! #letterpress #shoplocal #detailsmatter #wineshop #sml
We're starting a new weekly series so that folks can 'meet' our various makers. We're excited to introduce you to another John of Appalachia Press. ✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️ Check out the interview here: https://jonhenrygeneralstore.com/blogs/news/appalachiapress ✉️✉️✉️✉️✉️ Learn about how John met Madonna!