Some investigating revealed that the card company, which began in 1986, is owned by designer Jane Goodrich and printer Jim van Pernis. The two create vintage-inspired greeting cards using their collection of turn-of-the-century images for inspiration. Van Pernis uses four antique printing presses to develop the quality prints you see here.
The team at Saturn Press has an old-fashioned approach to everything they do. The small company doesn’t have a web site or a computer in their small, Swans Island shop and studio. The popularity of their product comes from word of mouth. It seems when your work is a labor of love, people notice. In article in American Way magazine, Goodrich says of Saturn Press’ designs, “There’s extreme satisfaction in knowing that you’re bringing something beautiful that has your fingerprints on it back into the world.”
MP is so impressed by this small Maine company, and will definitely be seeking out their gorgeous cards and book plates for years to come.
To shop for Saturn Press cards, visit Luxe Paperie online, or stop by great local shops like Daytrip Society in Kennebunkport. And before we forget, happy spring to everyone! We are so glad it’s finally here.