Papillon Press is a letterpress and illustration studio located in Westport, Ontario, Canada that specializes in illustrated greeting cards and paper goods. Our greeting cards, note cards, gift tags, thank you cards, stickers, etc. all feature our hand-drawn illustrations and are printed by hand on our 60 year-old letterpress.
If you want affordable letterpress business cards, this is the way to go: $150 for 300 cards. Choose from 7 attractive templates that are printed on eco-friendly thick bamboo stock with your choice of ink colour.
Here is another example of when things just come together on the press and it just works. Jaime sent us this fantastic design for her destination wedding, complete with illustrated type, and we took great pleasure in making it look even more fantastic by letterpress-printing it on Crane Lettra, 300 gsm in pearl white.
Sometimes certain design elements come together and it just works. This was the case with the invitations of Rob and Sarah, who decided to customize our Paris invitation with fantastic colour and font choices. They also wanted to replace our little illustration of lilacs with the skeleton key they had used on their save-the-date. No problem. The result, for lack of a better turn of phrase, just works.
Letterpress printed on Crane Lettra, 300 gsm, pearl white in turquoise and peach inks.
I’m going to follow up our fake April Fool’s announcement with a real announcement now…
Papillon Press is moving!
We’re moving 7 hours south to a pretty little village called Westport. We bought a new house with a detached 1000 sq. ft studio that will be turned into the Papillon Press studio. We’re so excited to get settled in! Our time in Sudbury was beneficial in many respects, but it’s time to move onto the next chapter.
How does this affect you?
If you were thinking of having your design letterpress printed by us or of ordering either business cards or wedding invitations, now is the time to place your order. Things are going to get crazy with moving and with the National Stationery Show in May, therefore we need to wrap up all print jobs by the end of April.
That means you need to place your order and send in your artwork by Wednesday, April 10th, at the latest.
We plan on resuming custom print jobs by the end of June. Call it a short hiatus in order to get organized. We’re not taking a hiatus from this blog or the internet however, so stay tuned for the step-by-step renovation posts which are sure to pop up on this blog. Let the DIY begin!
**We pranked you, sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves. April Fool’s!**
We’ve been keeping a low profile lately because we’ve been working on launching a new product line:
Papillon Press e-greetings and e-vites
Designed for individuals with incredibly busy lives, all our best designs are now available at the mercifully instant click of your mouse.
We’re phasing out letterpress printing in the hopes of going completely paperless. The reason? Letterpress just takes too much time and is too much work. We also want to optimize our green policy and this is by far the best way to save trees.