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.
This fun design was sent to us by Angela and Dima for their Toronto-centric wedding. This invitation is a perfect example of how a budget-conscious wedding can still include letterpress invites. A postcard invitation like this one forgoes the need for envelopes. The couple also chose an RSVP by email rather than reply cards (although if asked, we will always recommend reply cards because it’s so great to receive real mail).
Printed on double-thick 600 gsm flo. white Lettra in black and yellow ink, 4×6″.
We were positively thrilled when we received the design files for this business card from friend and illustrator Jonathan Bartlett. We are big fans of his illustrations and the chance to print this illustrated beauty was such a treat. We did a bit of an overprint, taking advantage of the opacity of gold letterpress ink and printing it over the black in the vines. Registration was tight between the two colours but we can handle it and are very happy with how it turned out.
If you haven’t heard of JB yet, you will now that his beautiful illustrations are painted all over Ralph Lauren’s Supply and Demand Soho outlet in NYC. The Ralph Lauren brand is celebrating JB’s art and donating proceeds from the sales of the t-shirts he has designed to the School of Visual Arts MFA Illustration program. We love it! Read more about it here.
Printed on Crane Lettra, ecru white, 300 gsm in Gold and Black inks
We’re looking for a studio assistant to join our team! As a Studio Assistant you will be working alongside Papillon Press owners Chantal and Joel in our Westport, ON studio. Responsibilities will include reviewing products for quality control, packaging, stickering, tying, and assembling. You will also be packaging orders to be shipped out as well as performing various administrative tasks around the studio. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with their hands, has an exceptional eye for detail, and is able to work quickly and thoroughly. We are looking for availability of up to 10 hours per week Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm, with the potential of working weekends depending on your schedule.