Must Have: LCI Cotton Letterpress Paper

lci_cotton2Part of the satisfaction of producing a project on letterpress comes right at the beginning when you’re selecting just the right paper for the job. It’s carte blanche to caress and bend and dive deep into the tactile pleasure that good letterpress stock has to offer.

The folks at LCI Paper get this, and have developed their new 100% Cotton Letterpress Paper, which comes in Wedding White and New Grey. It’s available in four sizes:

  • 27 ½” x 39 ⅜”
  • 11” x 17”
  • 8 ½” x 14”
  • 8 ½” x 11”


It also comes in three weights: 74 lb., 111 lb. and 222 lb. You can also snap up matching envelopes in 74 lb. Text featuring the LCI Old World Flap in four sizes:

  • A9: 5 ¾” x 8 ¾”
  • A7: 5 ¼” x 7 ¼”
  • A2: 4 ⅜” x 5 ¾”
  • A1: 3 ⅝” x 5 ⅛”

But the beauty of this letterpress paper lies not in the stats, but in its smooth, even printing surface, easily detectable grain direction, and its ability to be easily scored without cracking. All sheets are made from the purest cotton linters, and even the glue in the double-thick 222 lb. paper is of the highest quality.


PaperSpecs readers, click here and use coupon code “SPECSCTN” at checkout to receive a sample kit of LCI’s 100% Cotton Letterpress Paper.



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