The Pear in Paper

Printer from Co. Donegal

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The Pear in Paper was founded in 2015 by Lynn Costello Erskine handcrafting eco-friendly, quirky greeting cards and prints using both letterpress and lino print techniques. Based in County Donegal on the North West coast of Ireland Lynn chooses to print the old fashioned way while using sustainable practices and production.

The cards used are tree-free and made from reused cotton fibres, envelopes are 100% recycled and the protective, clear sleeves are made from corn starch making them fully biodegradable.

Hot off the Letterpress

All cards are made on a lovingly restored treadle based letterpress platen, dating from 1872. The letterpress is being used as it should, every day, without the use of electricity or battery.