New Letterpress Paper Options!

Posted by ashley mcneill on

We're so happy that there are more options than ever for letterpress-friendly papers!!

Lettra

Crane's Lettra is our In-House paper. It's what 95% of our pre-printed items are on, and what we use most.
Cotton content: 100%
Made in: U.S.A.
Available colors: Fluorescent White, Pearl White, Ecru White
Available weights: 90C (good for folded cards), 110C (good for flat and folded cards), and 220C (great for flats- sturdy and our favorite Lettra option for invitations; shown)

Letterpress formal wedding announcement with blush ink on lettra card by inviting in Austin Texas.

 

Ruche

Ruche is brand new, and offers a crepe texture.
Cotton content: None, but is 100% recycled!
Made in: USA
Available colors: white, cream, natural (kraft brown), black, blue, duplexes
Available weights: 100C, 170C (shown)

Letterpress wedding invitation with aqua ink on white Ruche paper by inviting in Austin Texas.

 

Wild

Wild is a fun option, and very sturdy.
Cotton content: 35%
Made in: Italy
Available colors: While it does have a few color options, the white is easiest to get and best for our printing.
Available weights: 111C, 166C (we've used this before and it prints beautifully), and 314C, shown:

Letterpress wedding invitation with red ink on 314C Wild paper by inviting in Austin Texas.

 

Neenah Cotton

Cotton content: 100%
Made in: USA, I think
Available colors: Fluorescent White, Pearl White, Ecru White, Gray, Blush, and Mint
Available weights: 90C, 110C, 220C

Strathmore Impress

Cotton content: 100%
Made in: USA (with windpower)
Available colors: Ultimate White, Soft White, Light Gray, Light Pink
Available weights: Depending on the color, 104C, 118C, 236C

Savoy

Cotton content: 100%
Made in: Unknown at this time
Available colors: Bright White, Natural White, Brilliant White, Grey
Available weights:92C, 118C, 236C and Labels!

 

And handmade options with the natural deckle edge, including:

Fabulous Fancy Pants
Cotton content: 100%
Made in: India, I think
Available colors: natural
Available weights: 150gsm, 250gsm, and 350gsm

Letterpress wedding invitation, gray ink on handmade deckle edge papers (made by Fabulous Fancy Pants) by inviting in Austin Texas.

 

Idyll

Cotton content: unknown at this time
Made in: India (Ships from Canada)
Available colors: Blush, Clay, Dune, Dusk, Haze, Lake, Midnight, Off-white, Sea Fog, Wheat, White Sand
We're printing our first job on these papers later in June. I'm sure we'll have more to say then.

Pressed Paper

Cotton content: unknown
Made in: USA (Texas!)
Available colors: SO MANY!!
Available weights: medium (150gsm) and heavy (250-300gsm) (recommended for letterpress)
This company has a long turnaround time (4 - 6 weeks!) so best for projects planned way in advance.

 

When you hire us to print for you, I am happy to source alternate papers for your project! We have other suppliers that have offerings I'm not as familiar with, but I'm never opposed to getting my hands on a sample to try out. Let's talk colors, weights, textures... Email us to get the conversation started!


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