Shining a spotlight on stationery with Hunter Paper Co.
Hunter Paper Co. is a luxury letterpress stationery brand supplying products to independent shops across the UK, Ireland & beyond, and creating wedding stationery for unique, design-conscious couples.
We first got to know Emma from Hunter Paper Co. a few years back when she took part in our retail pop up “25.” Our memories of her from back then were of a hard-working and dedicated business owner with a distinct creative style and vision. Emma’s prints and cards - all designed and printed in-house - were incredibly popular with visitors to 25.
Since our first meeting with Emma, she has developed her brand, her business and her reach in a meaningful yet substantial way fusing traditional printmaking techniques with digital business savvy. Emma uses a 1960s Heidelberg printing press to create beautiful letterpress printed products and has a card for every occasion. Alongside the creative side of her business, she has built up a strong e-commerce offering on her website hunterpaperco.com which has also helped expand her reach beyond NI. Bearing all of this in mind, it came as no surprise to us that when entrepreneurial Emma told us about her vision to have a new bricks and mortar stationery store last year that a year later she made that vision happen!
If you’re local to Belfast, you’ll probably know that Ballyhackamore is one of the most sought after locations for new homebuyers and one of the reasons for this has been its thriving and ever-growing collective of independent shops and businesses which Hunter Paper Co. is now a part of. We asked Emma about what other businesses she loves in the neighbourhood:
“We've loved having Deborah Toner “pop-up” over the Christmas period just across the road from us! We have a new local pop up - Bun Stop - making incredible Taiwan-style buns. We also love eating at Il Pirata, Morning Martha, Cafe Smart and Al Gelato.”
Emma’s store contains Hunter Paper Co. products as well as a carefully curated selection of brands such as the iconic Japanese brand Midori, Danish stationery brand Monograph for “creative thinkers and everyday entrepreneurs” and Moglea - a vibrant design and letterpress brand from Des Moines, Iowa. If you’re a stationery lover, this store is a must-visit. We haven’t seen another local store with as much of a dedicated stationery offering as this one!
We asked Emma for some her favourite products currently available in-store:
- Iconic non-slip smooth ballpoint pen - “the best ballpoint pen you've ever used!”
- Ocelot Femme Chocolate - “the most delicious chocolate from a micro chocolate factory in Edinburgh.”
These are just a selection of the vast array of fabulous products from Hunter Paper Co., with lots of affordable ones perfect for stocking-fillers, secret Santas and last minute prezzies this Christmas season.
Visit Hunter Paper Co. in Ballyhackamore at 366 Upper Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 3EX
Online on hunterpaperco.com