The Pear in Paper

Printer from Co. Donegal

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The Pear in Paper was founded in 2015 by Lynn Costello Erskine handcrafting eco-friendly, quirky greeting cards and prints using both letterpress and lino print techniques. Based in County Donegal on the North West coast of Ireland Lynn chooses to print the old fashioned way while using sustainable practices and production.

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Robin

€4.20

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This eco-friendly card was individually handcrafted on our much loved, beautifully restored letterpress platen, Florrie. Forrie was built in 1872. This greeting card is printed on 300gsm card made from 100% recovered fibre - the envelope is recycled using 100% post-consumer waste.

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Grow old with me

€80

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"Grow old with me, the best is yet to me" quote by Robert Browning - this print was created using large wood type from our cabinet of wooden type. This is printed on our restored manual flatbed press dating from 1956. This print is signed and dated - you will receive this print ready to frame.

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Meadow Thistle

€25

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A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) lino print designed & printed in Donegal, Ireland - signed & dated - you will receive this print ready to frame - the meadow thistle is a very long, slender and surprisingly delicate flower for a thistle! - the native Irish plant is much loved by bees and other insects making them extremely important in the ecosystem. the meadow thistle is unfortunately endangered and is on Ireland's red list for vascular plants.

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You're Fairly Clocking up the Years There

€4.20

by The Pear in Paper

This eco-friendly card was individually handcrafted on our much loved, beautifully restored letterpress platen, Florrie. Forrie was built in 1872. This greeting card is printed on 300gsm card made from 100% recovered fibre - the envelope is recycled using 100% post-consumer waste.

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Ardchicken, County Donegal, F94 HYC8, Ireland

From 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday in Summer, Closed on Mondays in Winter

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The cards used are tree-free and made from reused cotton fibres, envelopes are 100% recycled and the protective, clear sleeves are made from corn starch making them fully biodegradable.

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Hot off the Letterpress

All cards are made on a lovingly restored treadle based letterpress platen, dating from 1872. The letterpress is being used as it should, every day, without the use of electricity or battery.