"All of these options are great. To add to the Somerset suggestion, I love Somerset textured. Also if you like a cost effective and socially conscious handmade sheet you could try my fair trade jute paper. It's really pillowy ands cuts/folds…"
"We use Colorplan from GF Smith very often for letterpress jobs. Comes in 50 shades in 8 substances. It is my understanding that it is now also stocked in the USA.
Otherwise check colorplanpapers.com
Christiaan Janssen / passion for paper
I am thinking about doing a large run of thank you notes and am looking for something more cost effective than the Lettra, and something that folds a bit better. I am just wondering if you ever came up with a solution for this?
"My most recent rollers I had cast by advanced roller in Corona, CA. http://www.advancedroller.com/ I had 3 made for my 8x12 C&P and they were $150. For all 3. (not each) (I paid cash) And I got a free T-shirt. Well, my husband did. The rollers…"
"Isn't somerset velvet more than lettra? or do you have a good source?
Porridge Papers sound great, and I look forward to using them for personal work, but I really am looking for something affordable.
Has anyone ever printed on Cranes Choice…"
"I really enjoy printing on Somerset natural....Paper.com sells envelopes to match. I don't remember the cost, but it is a beautiful paper. It takes the impression well though I have not tried broad areas. Hope that helps...
"I know it's more expensive, but I love printing on our handmade paper. When you want to wow people with something extra special nothing shows of the beautiful tactile qualities of letterpress better than nice, soft, handmade paper!…"
I teach Typography and Design at CSULB. I got into Letterpress as a way to combine my interests in Type, Graphics and working with my hands. I love all things vintage and retro, which inspires the work that I do.
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