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Paper Elephant

Paper Elephant

Beautiful letterpress stationery and custom printing straight from the Blue Mountains in Australia.

Paper Elephant are a husband and wife team with a goal to create well-priced, unique and luxurious stationery. They love spending time in the studio, the soft touch of lush cotton papers and the historic feel of moveable type. Together they share a passion for beautiful design, good wine and fabulous food (not necessarily in that order).

Nykke is a designer with over 15 years experience in the world of advertising agencies, publishing houses and boutique design studios. After many years of running her own design studio she yearned for something more tangible, something to call her own. Stumbling across other letterpress printers many years ago led to a search for the right equipment to make it all a reality. Today, she likes nothing more than to head to the studio, mix ink and create something beautiful. Nykke admits to an addiction to home decorating magazines, intervention may be required.

Also a designer, Troy is the pen behind some of their quirky illustrations. He’s also the human muscle for all the demanding work that goes on. He finds the old fashioned moveable type the most appealing and is constantly on the search for more to add to their collection. Troy also reviews games on the side, so it is occasionally required for Nykke to convince him that a zombie invasion is not imminent.

The equipment:
"Nellie" is an original 1963 Heidelberg Windmill Platen Press, a letterpress workhorse (or elephant).

And Nellie is a trooper, she keeps the ink flowing and delicately feeds the paper through. But like any girl, she has her ‘bad-hair’ days when she just needs that little extra love and attention (ie. more oil, a few tweaks and a good rub).

Rusty is our faithful antique Chandler & Price guillotine who keeps Nellie company. He’s old and grumpy, but super sharp.

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