About Paperwheel


Paperwheel Press is a letterpress print studio nestled in the green hills of Portola Valley, California. Elizabeth Weil founded Paperwheel in 2006 after falling in love with a single letterpressed business card while working in venture capital on Sand Hill Road. She started learning anything she could about the lost art of printing. Elizabeth combined her passions for hand-crafted tactile letterpress printing and the lasting art of the handwritten note to create simple, yet impactful, greeting cards and custom-designed wedding invitations, announcements, personal stationery, and more.

Elizabeth trail runs each morning, works in the Silicon Valley by day, and prints and designs by night, weekends, and any other second she gets. She is an ultra-marathon runner, and in fact swears that that’s when she thinks of her best ideas.

The Paperwheel studio is home to a 1923 and a 1929 Chandler and Price Platen Press and an old-school guillotine paper cutter.

Paperwheel Press is a reflection of the little things that make up Elizabeth’s style, spirit, and energy.

The design process



I'm super, super impressed with the quality. The printing and color are really outstanding. Paperwheel just got a new customer for life! THANK YOU

— Alexander T. // IFTTT

My gorgeous cards came today!  I love, love, love them!!  I just finished my doctorate yesterday so these are just in time to use as thank you notes for my doctoral committee and to launch my new business.  I can imagine doing these in another color as corporate christmas cards later this year.  The envelopes are perfect - thanks for the advice on that Vanessa. I couldn't be happier.

— Jeanne A. // Sacramento, CA

As you'd expect, @elizabeth/@paperwheel killed it with our wedding invitations. I can't stop staring at them. Thank you!

— Kristen H. // San Francisco, CA

I used these cards as beautiful wedding thank you cards and my recipients loved it. I also used the "I love you more than my (iPhone)" card for my vows during my geeky wedding ceremony and it was hands down a crowd favorite. Elizabeth is both timely and helpful with her products. Can't thank her enough for making my wedding fantastic.

— Ting // Brooklyn, NY

So happy I was home watching Good Afternoon America with my 11 wk old twin girls and saw your company featured on the show today!!! Your products are fabulous!!

— Victoria M. // West Chester, PA

Very thick card stock, great quality, sharp design - thanks!

— Matthew S. // Chicago, IL

There have been so many comments over the beauty of your cards and printing and I'm probably going to need more.

— Joan B. // Portola Valley, CA

I LOVE the stationery!!!!! It's so great!!!!!! The city cars is genius!  And the whales are darling.

— Sasha H. // New York, NY

The invites are so gorgeous, E.  We can't thank you enough!!!

— Amber S. // San Francisco, CA

+1 for Paperwheel! We have beautiful IFTTT stationary from Paperwheel that we use for our handwritten correspondence.

— Bunnie C. // IFTTT

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