The truth about recycled paper is that normally it’s not so great. Usually it only comes in light weights and smooth finish and, well, not the super duper best recipient of letterpress…
So when I caught wind (no pun intended – you’ll see) of this fairly new product, I had my doubts. This paper is not only 100% recycled, it super soft and comes in some great colors.
It also is comprised of 75% or so Elephant Poop.
I printed on it recently. The color is a super awesome bright green. I used it for a birth announcement (appropriate, right?) for my friend Nikki Flores (who has logged some hours as a letterpress printer but gave that all up to go to Harvard Law and raise a child at the same time…..) and printed this monkey on it.
It took pressing really nicely. It’s super airy, giving the print a pillowy feel that all us letterpress lovers seek.
As I was printing it, I kept wondering if it was weird that I was touching this processed poop, but at the end of the day, touching elephant pooh paper doesn’t weird me out…. but I would second guess licking any envelopes!!