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 is one of only a few papermaking studios and print shops where you can send us your own design and we'll professionally print it on our richly textured handmade plantable paper. Simply supply your press quality PDF and we'll be happy to make your dreams come true. Or, if do not have a print-ready design but simply have an idea or sketch that you would like us to design for you, we'll be happy to do that. Our professional design rate is $58/hour, billed in 15 minute increments. Most custom designs range from 1-4 hours to produce.
 
Below is a description of the two types of printing processes that we are capable of doing here at the Le Paper studio with our handmade plantable seed paper. We have found these two methods to be the only truly compatible forms of printing to match the level of quality of our handmade plantable papers. If you would like us to print your design/layout/text/lineart on our plantable paper with one of the printing methods below, we'd be happy to do so. Simply follow the instructions listed under each category.
 
letterpress printing services

Letterpress printing is a term for the 'relief' printing of text and images using a press with a "type-high bed", in which a reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain a positive right-reading image. Previously, traditional letterpress printing was limited to only handset moveable type made from a form of lead alloy or wood. What could be printed was limited to whatever fonts or cuts were available at the time.

However, modern technology now allows us to take almost any font or digital image and create a printing plate to be used with our 100 year-old letterpress equipment. Because of this, we are now experiencing a modern day revival of an old printing technique. Clients are now choosing fine letterpress work over offset or other methods of printing because the impression into the paper is crisper, giving greater visual definition to the type and artwork. Additionally, the colors are much more rich and vivid. However, due to the much higher amount of labor and cost of materials, this type of printing generally will cost the most out of any other method. But, when the highest quality is the desired outcome, letterpress printing will be the preferred choice. Please see below for ordering information:
 
For ordering, please follow these steps:
  • Step one: order the letterpress set-up service and color options - $264.50 and up.
  • Step two: select the quantity of invitations - $5.80 each.
  • Step three (optional): select the quantity of rsvps - $3.00 each.
  • Step four (optional): select your envelopes for 5x7 invitations and/or rsvps.
  • Step five: after completing the check-out process for the above two steps, you may submit your PDF file to be printed via email attachment. Please be sure to include the order number received at check out in the subject line of your email.

  • IMPORTANT - Please be sure to create a PDF with the appropriate settings for "press quality" print setting and save any images or line-art with at least 300 dpi jpg resolution. Also, please be sure to embed the fonts. We also recommend limiting the amount of print volume to only text and limited line-art. If too much print volume is used, many of the seeds will be crushed and unable to germinate and will simply look unpleasant on plantable paper. Finally, if our designers believe there may be inherent problems with your design, we'll contact you first. Finally, we'll send you a PDF proof for sign-off and then we'll be ready to print!
 
 
inkjet printing services

Most of us are familiar with this type of printing since it is commonly used in the home or office. Inkjet printers operate by propelling tiny droplets of liquid ink onto almost any sized page. They are the most common type of computer printer for the general consumer due to their low cost, high quality of output, capability of printing in vivid color, and ease of use.

With our high-end commercial inkjet printers, we can print with high quality and good color on our Chiaro line of plantable paper. Our inkjet printing option is the next best choice if letterpress is more costly than your budget will allow. Please see below for ordering information:
 
For ordering, please follow these steps:
  • Step one: order the commercial inkjet set-up service - $189.50.
  • Step two: select the quantity of invitations - $4.80 each.
  • Step three (optional): select the quantity of rsvps - $3.00 each.
  • Step four (optional): select your envelopes for 5x7 invitations and/or rsvps.
  • Step five: after completing the check-out process for the above two steps, you may submit your PDF file to be printed via email attachment. Please be sure to include the order number received at check out in the subject line of your email.

  • IMPORTANT - Please be sure to create a PDF with the appropriate settings for "high quality print" and save any images or line-art with at least 300 dpi resolution. Also, please be sure to embed the fonts. We also recommend limiting the amount of print volume to only text and limited line-art in order to allow the seeds to flourish and germinate.
 
 
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