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 past Christmas was a busy time for us for printing corporate holiday and thank you cards. We love when businesses chooses letterpress printing for their cards because it shows that they care about quality and attention to detail…and that’s our modus operandi!
#1 – Holiday card for Akendi. Beautifully vertical and printed in one colour on 265 gsm bamboo paper with inside greeting and printed envelope
#2 – Thank you card for local Anmar, printed in 2 colours on 265 gsm bamboo paper. Blank inside with printed envelope.
#3 – Our Festive Reindeer card customized for Levert Group here in Sudbury. We customized the bulb colours in the Levert green and red, and printed a 2-colour inside greeting and printed coloured envelopes.
These four Troublemakers were illustrated by Joel to accompany some of his favorite words. Printed in black and a cool cerulean blue, the Troublemakers illustrations also include a description of each of the words. The figures themselves were inspired by Depression era characters.
Joel initially printed the cards to use as a limited edition of promotional cards for his illustration work. Thankfully for everyone else, the cards are also available in our shop as one of our illustrated letterpress packs (other sets include Tea Time and Seasons – more to come!).