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Emma Johnston, Designer & Owner at Hunter Paper Co.

Hunter Paper Co. is a maker of luxury letterpress greetings cards and social stationery. Letterpress is a traditional relief print-making technique and founder and designer Emma Johnston has become incredibly skilled in this craft.

“Our greetings cards are our most popular product, known for their quality card stock, letterpress printing, and minimal, modern design. We've recently launched our first collection of lay-flat notebooks which are becoming a firm fave with our customers!

I bought my first letterpress printing press on eBay. The tonne and a half press was shipped from France, and I had no previous experience with letterpress. Prior to that I had been screen printing my cards and art prints and when I decided to take the leap I went all in.

Not only did I buy a press and attempt to learn to print from YouTube, but I also booked my 1st trade show ahead for 6 months later, forcing me to get to grips with letterpress printing and design my first range to sell to retail shops.”

Stationery design combines graphic design, illustration and craft and Emma is always on the lookout for new trends.

“There's a lot of play with shapes at the moment which I love - lots of curved stationery and fun lines.”

As Emma has grown her business, her range has also grown encompassing a wide range of stationery both hand-made and curated from other suppliers and as weddings start to open up more, Emma has some great options for couples.

“We've just launched our first notebook range, so we're hoping to expand on that, and also expand into gift wrap and a few other stationery areas. We're also expanding our semi-custom wedding stationery collection, which has been especially fun to reconnect with couples after the pandemic had such an impact on weddings.”

An independent business based in Northern Ireland producing luxury letterpress stationery, greetings cards, wedding stationery and art.