Le Paper, Inc - handmade plantable seed paper and botanical paper with premium printing and letterpress service. And now offering mini-jigsaw puzzle favors which are perfect for gifts, business promotion, showers, etc.

 

 
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Le Paper, Inc. is a sister company formed out of the papermaking and letterpress division of Swallowtail Farms, Inc. which was established in 1991 as one of first companies to provide live butterflies for release at weddings and special events. Since then, we have been committed to providing the most unique eco-friendly products available.

We pride ourselves here at Le Paper, Inc. as being completely self contained in that we do not outsource any of the papermaking or print processes. Starting from beating cotten rags into pulp (base ingredient for paper making) to the printing and die cutting of the final personalized product - all of it is done here in our paper making studio and print shop. We make our own paper from recycled cotton using our hollander beater. (Some papermaking companies cut corners and simply buy paper off the shelf and then cut them up in a blender resulting in a lower quality paper). We use bio-friendly pigments to mix our own unique brands of colors formulated completely by the artists at Le Paper. We also grow our own non-GMO botanicals for our Seme line of papers. Finally, all of our handmade papers are internally sized for printability so that the ink does not bleed. Sizing is an ingredient commonly found in the ocean and is safe for consumption (it's the same stuff used to make Jello.) Once the paper is made, we press 90% of the water out using a 20 ton hydralic hand-cranking press and then load into our dry boxes for final finishing. Feel free to check out some pictures of our paper studio and print shop.

In 2001, our parent company, Swallowtail Farms, Inc. was chosen 9th out of a long list of nominations as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Northern California by the Sacramento Business Journal. Swallowtail Farms, Inc. can be found in a multitude of bridal magazines and websites. We have also been featured in various television and radio programs along with newspaper articles around the country, including:

 
  • Wall Street Journal
  • New York Times
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Fort Worth Star Telegram
  • Sacramento Business Journal
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • Public Radio International (PRI)
  • KCRA Television
  • KXTV Television
  • KMAX Television
  • The California Heartland Show

In the late months of 2006, after several years of simply being a department within another company, we decided that the best way to provide consistently high quality products and services to our ever-increasing customer base was to split off Le Paper, Inc. as its own independent company. Retaining our heritage of producing only earth friendly eco-products, our all natural handmade papers are of the highest quality in the market today. We have dedicated much of our time over the years to perfecting our ingredients and processes so that the outcome results in only the best paper.

We are so confident that you will agree that our handmade plantable paper and botanical paper is one of the best in the market, we encourage you to shop around and request samples from all the paper makers you can find to see for yourself. You will probably find that there is quite a wide range in quality from paper maker to paper maker. Please be sure to check out our Buyer's Beware page because not all paper is the same.

 
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