Persephone Paper - Mustard and Turquoise
Cambridge Imprint is a small paper-making business in Cambridge, England, designing and printing patterned paper. It is known for beautiful colours, joyful illustration and typography, a lively, hand-drawn aesthetic, and meticulous attention to detail.
Using simple hand-stencilled screen-printing to create original designs, Cambridge Imprint employ spot-colour lithography to replicate the studio process in manufacturing the final paper product. The result is a matte paper of unparalleled intensity and clarity of colour, not to mention quality!
This original Cambridge Imprint design was created for Persephone Books, celebrated independent publisher of undeservedly forgotten twentieth century women’s writing. Persephone books are elegant in their uniform covers of gentle grey, each hiding a different patterned end paper within. This Persephone design has an appropriately early twentieth century Bloomsbury feel about it.
Cambridge Imprint paper is printed in England on FSC paper of archiving quality, using vegetable oil-based inks that are friendly to the environment. Each sheet is printed in one or two hand-mixed inks on uncoated 90 gsm paper to create a high quality matte paper with a hand-printed feel to it. A sheet of paper measures 50 cm x 70 cm.