Who We Are



Paperjam Press is a print and design business located in the Beaumont business district of northeast Portland, Oregon. This charming neighborhood is walkable with restaurants, boutiques, pubs, bakeries and more. We serve the local community as an experienced digital print and design shop catering to small businesses, nonprofits, creatives and individuals.


History


John and Deborah like to say that the birth of their business coincided with the birth of their son Myles in 1990. It started with John designing a birth announcement featuring the newborn on a “Wanted” poster.

The photographic treatment, which was not accessible to most consumers at the time, received such an enthusiastic response that they launched BabyFace Birth Announcements. BabyFace morphed into Take Notice Card Company and their line of personalized photographic announcements and invitations ended up in over 600 stores throughout the United States and Canada. The company’s unique gatefold photographic “save the date card” were even featured on the Martha Stewart TV show.

Seizing on the opportunity to buy the property at 48th and Fremont, they took their 25 years experience of printing and design and created a new business. Paperjam Press opened its doors in the fall of 2009.

– History –


John and Deborah like to say that the birth of their business coincided with the birth of their son Myles in 1990. It started with John designing a birth announcement featuring the newborn on a “Wanted” poster.

The photographic treatment, which was not accessible to most consumers at the time, received such an enthusiastic response that they launched BabyFace Birth Announcements. BabyFace morphed into Take Notice Card Company and their line of personalized photographic announcements and invitations ended up in over 600 stores throughout the United States and Canada. The company’s unique gatefold photographic “save the date card” were even featured on the Martha Stewart TV show.

Seizing on the opportunity to buy the property at 48th and Fremont, we took our 25 years experience of printing and design and created a new business. Paperjam Press opened its doors in the fall of 2009.

Values


Paperjam is a big supporter of our community. We help fund music classes at Beaumont Middle School, engage in local policy-making, pay our employees a livable wage and take measures to protect the environment, including the use of Blue Sky energy sourced from wind and solar power.

Recycling is ingrained at Paperjam. We take the scraps from our print jobs and re-purpose them into note cards and notepads. We also take boxes we receive and use them in other ways. Don’t be surprised if your job doesn’t come in a pristine box.

We embrace the philosophy of shopping locally to create strong and vibrant neighborhoods and happy and healthy communities.

Our values naturally extend to our customers as well. Because we’ve built relationships with other businesses, we’re able to send customers needing more than we’re able to provide to the right place.

Accolades

We’re proud to have been voted as the runner up in 2016
for Portland’s best print shop by readers of “Willamette Week.”

Our Team: Meet the Jammers



John Field is the founder, technical lead, database guru and website developer of Paperjam Press. He has a background in fine arts illustration, graphic design and commercial art and is the author of a children’s book, “Beware…Don’t Breathe the Air.” He graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. In his spare time, he pursues the equally elusive dreams of a perfectly green lawn and the perfect golf stroke.


Deborah Field is the co-owner, president and face of Paperjam Press. She focuses on operations, finance, and the marketing aspects of the business. She spent 15 years in the trenches of corporate America as an accountant for a large multinational corporation, a medium size regional company and a small local wellness company. She is on the executive team of Main Street Alliance of Oregon, on the board of Rose City Park Neighborhood Association, conceived and helped implement a wedding collective in her business district and completed Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program in 2016. She graduated with a bachelor’s business degree from Oregon State University. In her admittedly sparse spare time, she tries to relax by knitting, reading and hanging out with friends in the city.


Myles Field is the lead production printer for Paperjam Press. He is the son of Deborah and John and has been involved in the business from a young age. He loves efficiency, a fast-paced workplace, detail and learning about the ever-changing printing technology. He attended University of Oregon where he discovered his true passion for drumming with the band Soccer Babes. When he’s not working or performing with the band, he likes to play video games and play with his cat Cleo.


Beth Austin is our main order specialist and part of the graphic design team at Paperjam Press. Beth has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pacific Northwest College of Art where she majored in illustration. She has worked as a freelance illustrator and designer for several years and as a sales support specialist for a Portland teamaker. On her days outside of Paperjam, Beth enjoys needle felting, making fermented foods, printmaking and frying the perfect egg.


Benny is the resident greeter for Paperjam, a role he takes very seriously. Our canine team member was found wandering the streets of Sacramento and transported to Portland where he was adopted by Deb and John. He is part terrier, but pure fun and sweetness. If you come into the shop, he’ll eagerly show you some tricks (treats help).

– Our Team: Meet the Jammers –



John Field is the founder, technical lead, database guru and website developer of Paperjam Press. He has a background in fine arts illustration, graphic design and commercial art and is the author of a children’s book, “Beware…Don’t Breathe the Air.” He graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. In his spare time, he pursues the equally elusive dreams of a perfectly green lawn and the perfect golf stroke.


Deborah Field is the co-owner, president and face of Paperjam Press. She focuses on operations, finance, and the marketing aspects of the business. She spent 15 years in the trenches of corporate America as an accountant for a large multinational corporation, a mediumsize regional company and a small local wellness company. She is on the executive team of Main Street Alliance of Oregon, on the board of Rose City Park Neighborhood Association, conceived and helped implement a wedding collective in her business district and completed Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program in 2016. She graduated with a bachelor’s business degree from Oregon State University. In her admittedly sparse spare time, she tries to relax by knitting, reading and hanging out with friends in the city.


Myles Field is the lead production printer for Paperjam Press. He is the son of Deborah and John and has been involved in the business from a young age. He loves efficiency, a fast-paced workplace, detail and learning about the ever-changing printing technology. He attended University of Oregon where he discovered his true passion for drumming with the band Soccer Babes. When he’s not working or performing with the band, he likes to play video games and play with his cat Cleo.


Beth Austin is our main order specialist and part of the graphic design team at Paperjam Press. Beth has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pacific Northwest College of Art where she majored in illustration. She has worked as a freelance illustrator and designer for several years and as a sales support specialist for a Portland teamaker. On her days outside of Paperjam, Beth enjoys needle felting, making fermented foods, printmaking and frying the perfect egg.


Benny is the resident greeter for Paperjam, a role he takes very seriously. Our canine team member was found wandering the streets of Sacramento and transported to Portland where he was adopted by Deb and John. He is part terrier, but pure fun and sweetness. If you come into the shop, he’ll eagerly show you some tricks (treats help).