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About Us

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Jiwa Jiwa Press was established in the heart of Portland, Oregon in 2009. After living in the Pacific Northwest for a decade, Jiwa Jiwa Press returned to Honolulu, Hawai'i and is part of an artist collective at Lana Lane Studios located in Kaka'ako.

Jiwa Jiwa Press prides itself in handcrafting quality, custom letterpress paper goods such as wedding invitations, event invitations, baby announcements, business cards, and corporate or personal stationery.

When roughly translated in Japanese, Jiwa Jiwa means "slowly, but surely" or "little by little." This is our print shop's ongoing mantra.

PC: Kevyn Anne Murphy & Alex Delapena

Meet Our cast iron beaus, Hugo and Frankie

Hugo is a beautiful Gordon 10x15 treadle operated platen press. He is our big hitter, our hulk, and our main squeeze! He is well past his 100th birthday and we print 99.9% of all our goods on him. You'll fall in love with him just as we have once you get a glance of his old-style flywheel and gold trim.

Frankie is another Gordon (Ben Franklin Gordon to be exact), but teensier. He is an 8x12 motor-powered platen press with battle scars. He may be little, but boy does he print! He's a sucker for oil and gets used for larger quantity print jobs, but that doesn't mean we love him any less!

Our Eco-Story

All of our products are letterpress printed and assembled by hand in our studio in Honolulu, Hawai'i and we are pretty damn proud of that. We our eco-conscious and print only on 100% tree-free cotton paper. Our envelopes are made from recycled content paper from other eco-conscious (and wind-powered!) paper factories. Our greeting card sleeves are biodegradable and our stationery set packaging is recyclable.

We are bettering our studio and the environment by proudly up-cycling our paper wastes, using eco-friendly solutions for cleaning our presses, and we hand-mix just the right amount of inks for each project in-house.


  • Our Foundry // Issue No. 10 - 2016
  • Hawaii Weddings & Honeymoon Escapes Magazine // 2015

Lana Lane Studios
327 Lana Lane | Honolulu, HI

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