An appropriately unique and eccentric double-flap card based on Vanessa Bell’s hand-painted wardrobe in her garden bedroom at Charleston. This card measures 85 mm wide x 210 mm tall and is supplied individually wrapped with a cream diamond flap envelope. Cambridge Imprint cards are of 300gsm smooth ivory uncoated stock printed in hand-mixed colours. On the reverse of the card there is the Cambridge Imprint mark and no other fussy labelling. Our cards are blank inside. Like all our paper products, our cards are printed in England with the minimum environmental impact on FSC-certified stock in ink that is friendly to the environment.
Cambridge Imprint is a small paper-making business in Cambridge, England, designing and printing patterned paper; known for our beautiful colours, our joyful illustration and typography, a lively, hand-drawn aesthetic, and meticulous attention to detail.
Cambridge Imprint is a design partnership of painter Claerwen James, textile artist Jane Powell and ceramicist Ali Murphy. We use simple hand-stencilled screen-printing to create our original designs, and spot-colour lithography to replicate that studio process in manufacturing the final paper product. The result is a matte paper of unparalleled intensity and clarity of colour.
Our influences are eclectic, but it has often been noted that our patterns have a particularly English quality, with a palette that is both sober and exuberant. We export paper all over the world, even to Kyoto in Japan, probably the world capital of beautiful patterned paper: an indication that we’re producing something with a very distinctive flavour. At recent design awards Katie Law of the Evening Standard called us ‘wholly original’ and ‘trend-free’.