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



OMG! The invites are amazing!!!!!! I am in total awe--you have mad skilz :) Holy smokes I am blown away--i keep opening the box and peeking at them!

— Owen B. // Austin, TX

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

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

These are so BEAUTIFUL! I'm dying to take pictures and put them on the blog, but I want to keep it underwraps for now. I'm also going to have a hard time keeping the staff from filching them! You guys rock! Thank you so much!

— Suzanne H. // Maker Media, Inc

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

WOW - these are even better than I thought they would be! The paper is great quality, the print and envelope are gorgeous (and perfectly matched) colors, and the people I gave them too loved them - funny and cool. THANKS!

— Heather F. // Phoenix, AZ

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

Great craftsmanship, shipping time, everything! thank you!

— Christina S. // Dallas, TX

Love my stationery!

— Teresa G. // Atherton, CA

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

— Amber S. // San Francisco, CA

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