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Within the letterpress and design community at large, the passion for paper thrives and the appreciation of print remains alive and well. We're pleased to bring you The Beauty of Letterpress community as a testament to the timeless impression of this print method.

Beauty of Letterpress

The Beauty of Letterpress is brought to you by Neenah Paper featuring Crane® Papers as an online resource and showcase, featuring the best and most innovative letterpress work in the industry today. In addition, the community will be assisting the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in their efforts to relocate and effectively salvage a priceless piece of letterpress history. There will be monthly issues curated by prominent designers, highlighting their favorite projects on the site. There will also be an accompanying Beauty of Letterpress Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, each showcasing the intricate nature of the craft and the incredible results of this printing technique.

The Beauty of Letterpress is sponsored by Neenah Paper. The concept, design, website and community are by Two Paperdolls Letterpress and Design House in Wayne, PA.

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Crane® Papers

Cotton, Not Wood.

Crane® Papers are derived from the simple purity of cotton. Our papers are made from recovered cotton that comes from textile industry waste by-products.

Cotton fibers are naturally whiter, brighter and more durable and permanent than wood fibers. The beauty of cotton is that it contains very little lignin (the compound that makes tree trunks sturdy) and is alpha-cellulose. This means it requires very little bleaching.

CRANE’S LETTRA® Papers

100% cotton, tree-free and designed to maximize letterpress imprinting.

CRANE’S CREST® and CRANE’S BOND® Papers

100% cotton, tree-free and recognized to be the best. Writing and text weights are laser and ink-jet guaranteed.

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Neenah Paper

Neenah Paper is recognized as a world-class manufacturer of premium writing, text, cover, specialty and private watermark papers.

Headquartered near Atlanta, GA, Neenah Paper is entirely focused on the premium paper market. We are committed to producing only superior quality products and developing new technologies that meet the needs of designers, consumers, printers and merchants and ensure that paper remains a vital and vibrant medium of expression.

With multiple manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, prime importance is also placed on offering recycled and alternative fiber products to our customers while we continuously focus on reducing our own environmental footprint.

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