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Crane Lettra

Crane Lettra Letterpress

Made for Letterpress printing……but great for other processes too!

Initially produced for the letterpress revolution, Crane's Lettra papers have the feel of fabric and the look of hand made art paper. And while it is engineered to stand up to the great pressures of letterpress printing, Lettra performs equally well with offset lithography; engraving; and inkless processes such as embossing, debossing or die-cutting.


Crane's Lettra papers have the complex structure and strength of cotton papers, allowing them to withstand multiple press operations and achieving superb registration under the most pressure processes.

...Yet Fluffy

Crane's Lettra papers are unsized to maximise its suppleness and its receptiveness to a deep impression. It's also uncalendered, meaning that it is not smoothed in the calendar stacks on the papermaking machine...This leaves the fibres relatively uncompacted, giving the sheet an extra bulky, even fluffy feeling that absorbs ink while remaining soft to the touch.


No wood fiber goes into Crane paper. There's no lignin in cotton, so zero dioxins are formed.
100% recovered and reused since 1801, when Zenas Crane began buying household rags to make his 100% cotton rag paper.

Colours and Weights available

120gsm, 297gsm and 595gsm.

Crane Lettra Fluoro White paper and card
Crane Lettra Pearl White paper and card

Fluoro White

Pearl White


Soft, fluffy cotton….heaven for our letterpress machine.

Peterkin Printery suitability/availability

120gsm: Blind Embossing & Offset.

297gsm and 595gsm: Letterpress, Blind Embossing & Offset.

Prone to cracking when scored, so avoid any product that needs folding.

Every card and paper stock we sell has been tested for its printing suitability on Peterkin’s in-house digital printers and Heidelberg commercial presses. This means that if we offer printing on a particular stock, you’re covered by the Peterkin Printery Guarantee.

Printing this paper or card with other commercial or domestic digital print machines

If you choose to purchase our paper or card stocks to print elsewhere, we cannot guarantee the printed results. Paper is a natural, delicate product which will always vary slightly batch to batch and every printer/press is different. Many 'home' printers aren’t suitable for printing on textured stocks or thicker than 120gsm, so we strongly recommend test printing first.

Sheet sizes

A4 and SRA3 with parent sheets available upon request.

Euro flap envelopes available

C6, 130x190mm and 150x150mm.

Stock availability

We try to keep our current paper and card range in stock in our Warehouse and Printery, but occasionally, due to popular demand and tricky global shipping situations, stocks may become temporarily unavailable.

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