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Let's discuss cards, the designs are printed on sustainably harvested paper, meaning the forests are sustainably managed for harvesting, then the wood pulp is turned into paper using no bleach, no color, and is acid-free. The paper is then sent to our small letterpress studio partner in MA to be printed sustainably and made into cards.
Letterpress printing is an old printing method where a machine presses the design into the paper creating an imprint of the design into the paper. This process is more sustainable than digital printing because it uses less ink and it allows us to choose the type of ink to ensure there is significantly less plastic packaging and the ink is made in a sustainable way that is safe for our friend's printing.
The envelopes are made out of 100% recycled content and can be recycled afterwards. Lastly, you can request a paper sleeve instead of a plastic sleeve for your order. Soon we will have clasps to secure the card + envelope to reduce our paper sleeves and replace our plastic sleeves.