News and Events

Saturday | December 16th, 12 – 3 PM

Come learn how to wrap presents that will make Santa’s elves blush! We’ll provide various ribbons, ties, paper, colors, tags & other adornments to make your gifts shine. We will guide you through lots of wrapping techniques to make your wrapping dreams a reality. We’ll even show you some hand-lettering techniques to get your loved ones’ names just right! With a cozy mulled wine (or icy beer) in hand, you’ll have ample space & supplies to get your wrapping done early, so don’t forget to bring your presents! We promise you’ll leave with beautifully wrapped gifts to give to put under your tree.

We can only throw this festive fête if we’re sure you’ll all be here! This event is SO exciting & we really want it to happen – please let us know if you’re going to make it! RSVP here or email us here.

Dogpatch Holiday Sale
SATURDAY | December 2, 10 AM – 6 PM

We’ll be hosting multiple vendors with myriad offerings : paper ephemera, textiles, jewelry, tea, bath & body products + more.

Explore the Dogpatch during the neighborhood-wide Dogpatch Holiday Sale! Local retailers and studios will be opening their doors to host popups, sample sales, beer & wine tastings, and share complimentary seasonal treats. This is a free, all-ages event.

Neighborhood after-parties are also being planned – Details to come. Make sure to register on Eventbrite to receive updates & the finalized map. RSVP here.


DISCOVER SFMADE GOODS AT PINTEREST’S NEW HEADQUARTERS! SFMade and Pinterest present 4th annual shopping event with new vendors and location. We will have paper ephemera to help adorn your presents, card sets, art prints + lots more!

38Makers kicks off the season with an early gift fair specially curated by Pinterest for shoppers looking for artisan, locally-made gifts in a unique and festive setting.

Imagine you discover a Pinterest board of hand-picked goods from makers in your city, and now imagine it brought to life! SFMade and Pinterest have combined their passions for bringing creative ideas to life for the fourth annual joint event inside Pinterest’s new headquarters. Jewelry, coffee, gourmet gifts, wine, home & garden items, holiday cards & decorations, stationery, bags, body products, men’s & women’s apparel, pet gear, and more! All made in SF! Plus live printing from Social Imprints and holiday treats from Pinterest. RSVP here.


The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 14th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors, art gallery and studio tours, and more.

RSVP here.




There’s a nice write up about Joel and the shop on the neighborhood blog @indogpatch. Check it out! One of the best things about this neighborhood is the great appreciation and loyalty people here have to and for the community that exists, past, present and future. The blog is a perfect example of the neighborhood spirit and we’re honored to be included in it! Thanks Patricia and Scott!

See the article here.


Thanks so much for the Company Spotlight, SFMade! We’re proud to be part of SFMade’s commitment to empower manufacturers, create jobs & transform the city.

See the feature here.



Looking forward to the @gmundpaper Colors Event! They’re debuting a new line of colorful paper with a nation-wide tour & we’ll be hosting them in SF tonight. We’ll be printing up stationery & die-cutting boxes for a #letterpress demo! 3-30-17, 6-9pm.






THURSDAY | FEBRUARY 23 2017 | 6 – 9 PM

Inspired by the abundance of wedding services in our neighborhood, we here at Dependable Letterpress are hosting the Dogpatch Wedding Show on Thursday, February 23 from 6 – 9 PM. The event will feature a selection of local vendors who excel in creating unforgettable events. You’ll find florists, caterers, photographers, musicians, libations, makeup artists & more in our wonderful venue. $5 enters you into a raffle for a chance to win 50% off a letterpress printed wedding suite. Choose from our in-house designs and color palettes. It’s not a true party til we’ve sent you home with some swag. We’ll have our presses running letterpress printed stationery in a variety of colors & designs. Also, who doesn’t love a photo booth?

THANK YOU TO THESE FANTASTIC VENDORS ::: Bi-Rite Catering, Magbooth, Bluxome Wintery, Fork & Spoon Catering, Above & Beyond Catering, Birch, A.N.Artistry, Bright Event Rentals, Robyn Navarro, Ceremony Magazine, Leigh Wells, The Balloon Lady, Western Editions & More!

RSVP here.


We got some love along with the Dogpatch in the sf chronicle! We are so proud to be part of such a vibrant, forward-thinking & creative community. Thanks @sfchronicle_food for featuring us alongside our awesome neighbors!

Check out the feature here.