Copper Willow Paper Studio brings a unique perspective to production printing because we're designers, too! Our two wholesale programs are designed for stationery entrepreneurs including calligraphers, graphic designers, illustrators, watercolor artists, and beyond.

Our services include:  

Letterpress - Foil Stamping - Toner-based Digital - Giclee - Cutting - Edge Painting - Bindery - Scoring - Hole Drill - Duplexing - Envelope Lining

Ribbon and Twine Assembly - Layering  - Die-Cutting - Paper and Envelope Stock - Available For Custom Order

Preparing and sending files

Proper file preparation is essential to a smooth, timely process and perfect prints. We review your files with a keen eye that helps us to make print recommendations, assist in paper selection, suggest file changes for the best print, edit files when necessary, and catch errors faster.

Please adhere to these guidelines:

  • Each page must include the quantity, paper selection,  and ink/foil colors.

  • Files should be submitted as vector graphics in either PDF or AI format.

  • You must outline all fonts and group all same-color text/art on each piece.  

  • Each piece should appear on a letter-size artboard with a paper boundary.

  • Calligraphy and hand-drawn art should be scanned at 1200 dpi and colorized to 100% black artwork.  Export as a BMP file and place in Illustrator to show position of art on each piece of paper.  If the BMP files can be submitted vectorized, that's even better. Submit both the PDF/AI and BMP files.

  • Digital print files must be submitted with PMS colors for print match.

  • Finite dots and stroke lines will not format to a plate easily,  so please add .15 stroke for linework to hold up.

  • All scanned 4-color artwork, like watercolors, must be supplied at 1200 dpi and a .tiff file produces the best color and detail results.

The kit, your new favorite accessory

The Kit is literally a recipe box for printing the perfect papers to enhance your designs and thrill your clients.   

  • Generous swatches of all stock letterpress papers

  • Swatches of specialty papers for envelopes, liners, layering, pockets,  & more

  • Color chips for letterpress, foil and digital printing

  • Quick reference guide with our policies, procedures, and timing

Want one?  The Kit is offered to professional designers with a valid state seller's permit and city business license.  The Kit is carefully assembled for each designer and ships in 2-3 weeks, depending on time of year.  The Kit is a $285 investment plus shipping. 

Simply CLICK HERE for an application.  Questions?  Call us at 310-836-6004.


Turnaround, pricing, and shipping

TURNAROUND varies between 7  to 10 business days after we approve your file, depending on number of pieces, quantities, and print processes.  Submit your files and receive a same-day timing estimate, or notify us in advance,  so we can put your job on our schedule.

PRICING confirmation can be requested by email to our wholesale coordinator.

SHIPPING is serious business.  We inspect, count, wrap, pack,  and cushion your papers with great care.  We provide a tracking number within 24 hours of shipping, usually by 6pm PST same-day.  FOB El Segundo via UPS only. For accounts outside of the US, we require a DHL account.

*Please note: these details apply only to wholesale designers who have opened an account with us.


Interested in a wholesale account?

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Thank you so very much for always going above and beyond for me and my little biz. You all are wonderful and I couldn’t do it without you!
— M.L.K., Designer & Business Owner
I cannot thank you enough for your time, guidance, and utmost patience... I am in love with the final product and am so grateful for your beautiful craftsmanship. Looking forward to many more projects together!
— C.O., Designer, Planner, & Business Owner
Please pass my compliments on to the team - it looks INCREDIBLE! That giclee printing, with the letterpress on the lettra, oh my goodness! Seriously, incredibly dreamy! I know the bride will be so pleased! Thank you again for all your hard work. I couldn’t love them more!
— C.P., Designer & Business Owner
Thank you for a wonderful, user friendly experience! Your customer service, the kit, pricing chart, and printing instructions are all so helpful. I couldn’t be happier with how my cards turned out. Thank you!
— M.M., Designer & Business Owner
[This] was my first time placing an order with CW’s wholesale division and I must give accolades where they are due- Annie was so exceptional to work with- responsive, accommodating, and so pleasant.
— B.R., Designer & Business Owner
“You ladies rock my world, couldn’t run my business without you. You are such a blessing to me.”
— K.L., Calligrapher & Business Owner

Have a wholesale account already? Access our designer-only portal for more resources, tips, and paper goodies HERE