Oblation Papers & Press was founded by husband-and-wife duo, Jennifer and Ron Rich. The couple began selling their handmade paper goods at the Eugene Saturday market in 1989, printing by letterpress in 1994, then opened their brick & mortar store in Portland's pearl district in 1998.
The business has its roots in taking unwanted paper products, converting them back into pulp, and transforming them into fresh, new paper. In the urban paper mill, they employ traditional techniques to make handmade paper sheets with 100% acid-free cotton fiber sourced by using recycled remnants from the garment industry. Oblation was founded on practicing a green approach and follow recycling principles that focus on reuse and conservation.