Artisan Press

Interesting post from Australia on what makes a good letterpress paper.

What's special about letterpress papers?

The Artisan Press uses a range letterpress friendly papers from the leading fine art paper mills across the world. Some of these mills were producing paper in the 13th century – well before the advent of the printing press! For example the Magnani mill in Italy, customers include Napoleon Bonaparte, the reigning families of Europe and the state mints of several countries. It's a little special and one touch will tell you why.

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If someone else says it, it's not bragging

The Artisan Press in NSW, Australia, have been around for over two decades and are known as one of the top Australian studios for fine letterpress stationery.  They know that not all papers are created equal and discuss which ones they like and what they look for in a paper.  They seem partial to mouldmade paper from centuries-old european mills with storied pedigrees including Magnani (Arturo, Pescia, Revere) and St Cuthberts (Somerset).

Check out their work here and, if in NSW, in person.