The Paper Tailor

Private Residence
+61 (0)468 310 196
The Paper Tailor brings to the world beautifully designed and hand crafted letterpress stationery and paper products. Based in Brisbane, Australia, The Paper Tailor works for clients globally to create alluring letterpress pieces for people to fall in love with and share with their friends. The Paper Tailor adores special occasions (especially weddings) however, also creates made-to-measure pieces for the business professional who appreciates the finest quality paperie and fellow stationery lovers who enjoy something personal. All of my pieces are crafted to the highest quality, however they will always be rare and special because there will be fewer of them. I am not about quantity but quality and nothing will leave my studio until it has been perfected. I create each collection on a 1930s Chandler & Price platen, which moves the old fashioned way with a foot treadle pedal. I spent over a year restoring my press, which is now in fine condition and I am honoured to be the custodian of such a rare and beautiful piece of history.
Interview with Susie from The Paper Tailor
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
the whole creative process and care required to go into each and every piece.
What inspires you?: 
my family and friends and my ever changing surrounding environment
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
Chandler & Price Platen (10 x 15) Crane Lettra
How would you describe your artwork?: 
elegant and timeless - and a little bit vintage....
What kind of products do you create?: 
Wedding stationery, personalised and business stationery, greeting cards, gift tags, hand bound leather journals & special occasion stationery
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?:
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
I think it's really important to invest the time in getting to know your press. You are always tweaking little things on it and I think I figure this out quite quickly now as I spent over a year restoring it and getting to know how each and every part operates. Enjoy the process; the learning and setting up is part of the fun and the whole experience and be patient; it takes hours and hours to refine your skills from the design to plate making to printing processes.
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