Opening of a new letterpress greeting card store in Longmont

Wholesale stationery company Wolf & Wren Press LLC opened its first physical location at 332 Main St. in Longmont.

The store will celebrate a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 7.

The new 430-square-foot store specializes in letterpress-printed greeting cards and stationery, but also features handmade artwork from other women-owned businesses across the United States.

“We’ve had such a positive response from friends, family and customers near and far. In general, I think people are refreshed by good news, and from our end, it really feels like people really support us,” Liz Wolf, co-owner of Wolf & Wren, said in a statement.

Wolf, of Rockford, Ill., and her best friend Lauren Stapleton, of Longmont, started the company in 2014, according to Colorado Secretary of State records. Until now, they only had an online presence.

“People are so excited to have a stationery and greeting card store in Longmont,” Stapleton said. “Having all of our cards printed in letterpress is such a tactile experience, and when people interact with our products, they can see that deep print, thick, soft paper, and rich colors. It was so fun to see people looking and reading our cards and smiling or laughing.

All cards feature hand-drawn illustrations and are printed on 100% cotton paper.

In addition to ready-to-purchase letterpress stationery, customers can also get a glimpse of the process through a 114-year-old press (named Pearl) kept on site, according to company information.

The store is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Mika R. Pyle