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