Oma Darlin Press is the independent operation of Kaitlin Crockett, established in 2010. All work is letterpress printed using handset antique wood & lead type on a hundred year old cast iron platen press at PRINT ST. PETE Community Letterpress. The ink is hand mixed, and the paper is 100% cotton or post consumer waste. The mission of Oma Darlin Press is to inspire you to write a hand written note, send a postcard to a friend, and to keep the power of print alive. Cards & prints are available for purchase locally at Strands of Sunshine, in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please contact for information regarding custom work.
Kaitlin Crockett is a writer, artist, and letterpress printer in St. Petersburg, FL. By day, she is a children’s librarian at the Palmetto Library in Manatee County, FL. Through Oma Darlin Press, she produces original cards, prints, broadsides and ephemera. Kaitlin is also the co-founder of Print St. Pete Community Letterpress, a community studio in St. Petersburg, Florida, whose mission is to provide affordable, accessible letterpress education through workshops, events, visiting artists, and more. Kaitlin has studied letterpress printing and book binding at Florida State University, Asheville Bookworks, and Penland School of Crafts. She received her BA in Creative Writing from Florida State University, and her MLIS from the University of South Florida. She was Studio Assistant in the Letterpress and Book Arts Studio at Penland in the Spring of 2013. She currently teaches letterpress printing at Print St. Pete Community Letterpress, and will be teaching a continuing studies course in letterpress at The Ringling Letterpress and Book Arts Center at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL beginning Jan. 2017.