BEHIND THE PAPIRA 2021 DESK LETTERPRESS CALENDAR

A ONE OF A KIND DESK LETTERPRESS CALENDAR

The story starts in rural Transylvania when coming across our family-owned 50-year-old oak wood, it sparked an idea to create a unique, timeless piece of art. Coupled with our love for all things nature-inspired, sustainable, and handmade paper, the concept of a desk Calendar started to take shape in our minds.

With many of us, all over the world being stuck at our desks, or home, it was important to adopt a minimal design, which can be integrated seamlessly into this environment. We wanted to make a one of a kind piece of stationery that not only is beautiful to look at but is at the same time 100% sustainable.

From the wood stand to the paper and even the packaging, all parts are created and crafted in our studio, by the Papira team.

How it was made?

The pages are made from 100% recycled handmade paper, with those sought-after raw deckled edges, full of texture. Alongside the finish of the paper, the impressions of the blind embossing and letterpress printing techniques used, help create a special tactile experience when you swap the pages as the months go by. Each piece undertakes a print job which requires 25 plates to be changed on our antique press machine, involving two types of printing.

To match the wood stand of the calendar, we use an ink color that compliments it perfectly. At the same time, the recycled 50-year-old oak wood stands are handcrafted and engraved with a subtle Papira signature, by yours truly. This makes for original, varied pieces that are full of personality and individuality.

Going hand in hand with the sustainability factor, the stands can be kept for future yearly calendar pages.

Making for a perfect Holiday gift, the desk calendar comes in a custom and elegant Papira branded box, characteristic of our brand, highlighting the labor of love that went into creating this product.

Our Desk Letterpress Calendar is available to shop on our website, here.

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