Patterned cards featuring designs by mid-twentieth century artist Peggy Angus, contained in a folding card wallet. The cards are 15 x 15 cm square and each comes with a heavy ivory diamond flap envelope. The wallet contains one card in each of eight designs : Cats; Oak Leaves; Birds and Grapes; Small Damask; Medallion; Tile; Pineapple, and Dots and Circles. A really special present. Cambridge Imprint cards are printed in England on FSC paper of archiving quality, using vegetable oil-based inks that are friendly to the environment. Each card is printed in one or two hand-mixed inks on uncoated 90 gsm ivory stock to create a high quality matte paper with a hand-printed feel. The self-fastening wallet is also made of printed card of the same quality and there is no glue, plastic or cellophane in the packaging.
Cambridge Imprint is a small paper-making business in Cambridge, England, designing and printing patterned paper. We are 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’.