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PRESSED Handmade Paper

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My handmade papers are created with print shops, calligraphers, stationers and brides in mind. Created mainly from abaca and cotton with occasional wispy Kozo fibers added to our tissue paper mix. Soft to the touch with beautiful texture yet smooth enough to allow your nib to glide across the surface. Our natural deckle edges create a lovely, handmade canvas.

We offer a few different weights of paper -  medium and heavy weight sheets, tissue and vellum. Medium weight is ideal for calligraphy and digital printing. This weight can also be used for letterpress and foil press to create a KISS, or shallow impression. Our heavy weight is perfect for letterpress with a deep impression as well as foil press.

Medium is @110 - 150gsm and heavy is @220-250gsm. Calligraphy nibs may pose a challenge on our heavy weight paper due to the texture and softness. 

Each sheet is unique to itself, no two will ever be exactly the same. They all are perfectly imperfect and for this reason batch colors and sheet size may vary. We highly recommend ordering all your paper for your project at the same time to make sure the colors are as uniform as possible.

Deckle edges vary from piece to piece and may need to be trimmed to fit manufactured envelopes, I DO NOT guarantee that they will fit any manufactured envelopes, there are just too many out there to accommodate. We highly recommend you order a small amount of the sizes you would like for your project to make sure they will fit into your manufactured envelopes of choice or order the next size up manufactured envelope. My paper is made to fit my own handmade envelopes. To trim my handmade paper, first wet the edge to be trimmed, crease it to the desired size and then pull straight out in a horizontal fashion. Do not try to tear it like manufactured paper.

Ordering a sample pack is the best way to view our colors, but please note that colors will vary, the sample pack shows more of what the colors will be in general, but not exact as each batch will vary a bit. Your papers may be lighter or darker from the samples, it's the nature of handmade.

If you would like a custom size sheet, please contact us and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.

AVAILABLE SIZES in inches (Sizes are rought estimates due to the nature of handmade, the various people making the paper and the deckle edges)

  • A9 Sheet 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • A7 Sheet 5" x 7"

  • A6 Sheet 4 1/2" x 6 1/4"

  • A2 Sheet 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

  • 4 Bar Sheet 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"

  • Place Card/Business Card 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

  • Escort Card 5” x 1 3/4”

  • Menu 4" x 9"

  • Tissue Paper 8 1/2" x 11"

  • Vellum 8 1/2" x 11"

  • Square 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" 

 

  • A9 Envelopes 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"
  • A7 Envelopes 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" 
  • A6 Envelopes 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"
  • A2 Envelopes 4 3/8" x 5 3/4"
  • 4Bar Envelopes 3 5/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Square Envelopes 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" 

Pulp batches are mixed for each custom order so that colors will be as uniform as possible. Our typical lead time is 6 weeks for retail and 3 weeks for wholesale. If you need your product sooner, please inquire about expedited services through our contact page.