The Pear in Paper
The Pear in Paper

Designer: The Pear in Paper

  • Gifts
  • Co. Donegal

The Pear in Paper was established in 2015 by Lynn Costello Erskine.

Eco-friendly letterpress and linoprint paper products. Individually handcrafted on restored letterpress printers dating from 1872.

The Pear in Paper prints

About The Pear in Paper

Lynn's background in environmental management combined with her passion for printing inspired her to establish The Pear in Paper in 2015. Lynn's eco-conscious approach sees her print the old fashioned way using sustainable materials and processes. Based in Donegal Craft Village on the North West coast of Ireland, this scenic location with its abundance of flora and fauna along with its people can be seen through the unique work that Lynn produces. Visitors to the workshop have a unique change to see the restored printers in action, working each day as they did over 100 years ago.

Products

€ 4.5

by The Pear in Paper

This eco friendly greeting card began as an illustration, then a hand carved linocut, then a linoprint and finally went through our letterpress platen a number of times to achieve this finished look. Florrie is our much loved, beautifully restored treadle based letterpress platen. Florrie dates from 1872. This card is wonderfully tactile as the image is debossed into the soft, luxurious card.

Share on:

by The Pear in Paper

Marsh saxifrage - hand-pulled design by the pear in paper. A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) linoprint designed & printed in Donegal, Ireland. Heavyweight organic, acid free card (300gsm). Water based non-toxic ink. This linoprint is signed & dated. You will receive a ready to frame linoprint. The packaging is biodegradable and compostable (including the tape) as well as being recyclable.

Share on:

€ 40

by The Pear in Paper

Jewelry pendant with leather neck chain.

Share on:

by The Pear in Paper

This eco friendly greeting card began as an illustration, then a hand carved linocut, then a linoprint and finally went through our letterpress platen a number of times to achieve this finished look. Florrie is our much loved, beautifully restored treadle based letterpress platen. Florrie dates from 1872. This card is wonderfully tactile as the image is debossed into the soft, luxurious card.

Share on:

by The Pear in Paper

Uathúil (meaning unique in the irish language) a series of recycled paper clay pot by the pear in paper using recycled fibres that have been letterpressed allowing for this colourful speckled finish. The process of handcrafting each recycled paper pot takes two weeks from start to finish. I have a passion for the environment and it is thrilling to be able to reuse every piece of paper / card from my workshop. When I’m in the make-ready stage of letterpress printing, I have card that I use several times over to test alignment and colour. I store these cards and recycle them into a paper clay and then into these recycled paper clay pots!

Share on:

€ 25

by The Pear in Paper

Grá - wood type print by the pear in paper. Designed & printed in donegal, ireland on a flat bed press dating from 1956. The wood type was salvaged from a print shop that closed many decades ago in Donegal. The packaging is biodegradable and compostable (including the tape) as well as being recyclable.

Share on:

by The Pear in Paper

A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) lino print designed & printed in Donegal, Ireland - signed & dated - you will receive this print ready to frame - the meadow thistle is a very long, slender and surprisingly delicate flower for a thistle! - the native Irish plant is much loved by bees and other insects making them extremely important in the ecosystem. the meadow thistle is unfortunately endangered and is on Ireland's red list for vascular plants.

Share on:

€ 4.5

by The Pear in Paper

This eco-friendly card was individually handcrafted on our much loved, beautifully restored letterpress platen, Florrie. Forrie was built in 1872. This greeting card is printed on 300gsm card made from 100% recovered fibre - the envelope is recycled using 100% post-consumer waste.

Share on:

€ 4.5

by The Pear in Paper

This eco friendly greeting card began as an illustration, then a hand carved linocut, then a linoprint and finally went through our letterpress platen a number of times to achieve this finished look. Florrie is our much loved, beautifully restored treadle based letterpress platen. Florrie dates from 1872. This card is wonderfully tactile as the image is debossed into the soft, luxurious card.

Share on:

€ 50

by The Pear in Paper

Linoprint designed & printed in Donegal, Ireland. 100% recycled heavyweight card (350gsm) and water based non-toxic ink.

Share on:

by The Pear in Paper

This eco friendly greeting card began as an illustration, then a hand carved linocut, then a linoprint and finally went through our letterpress platen a number of times to achieve this finished look. Florrie is our much loved, beautifully restored treadle based letterpress platen. Florrie dates from 1872. This card is wonderfully tactile as the image is debossed into the soft, luxurious card.

Share on:

Discover more about The Pear in Paper

Lynn's ethos from day one has been to create products that are interesting and eco-friendly in both the materials and the process used. All greeting cards are printed on restored treadle based letterpress platens that don't require electricity, just good old fashioned elbow grease. In addition to these letterpress greeting cards and prints, Lynn also creates hand-pulled linoprints and uathúil, a range of recycled paper clay pots. These pots make use of every last piece of card in the workshop.