Paper Mill Designs Stationery and Letterpress Studio was founded in 2006 in a suburb of Kansas City. Owner Katrina Davenport combines her past advertising agency experience with a passion for cast-iron equipment and artisan-printing methods in the creation of their products.
All of Paper Mill Designs’s products are hand-printed on one of their three antique Chandler and Price letterpresses. Utilizing soft, luxurious cotton papers and envelopes, along with a variety of recycled coordinating papers, our designs reflect beautiful images and timeless visuals. Launched at the 2010 National Stationery Show, our new wedding collection shows a variety of styles, from modern to classic, to set the stage for your client’s event. Additional customization options with boxed mailers and pocketfolders are wonderful added features for your client to personalize their stationery.
Paper Mill Designs acquired our first press, an antique Chandler & Price 12 x 18 new-style platen press in March 2007. Additional equipment includes a Chandler & Price guillotine cutter and two Chandler & Price 8 x 12 platen presses.
Due to the hand-crafted nature of letterpress, each individual print will vary from the next. This adds to the charm and personality of each printed piece. Please also be aware that products with large areas of ink coverage may have a faded or “semi-transparent” appearance.