Retail  April 20, 2022

New store featuring letterpress greeting cards opens in Longmont

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

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

The new 430-square-foot store specializes in letterpress-printed greeting cards and stationery but also features handmade art from other women-owned businesses across the U.S.

“We have had such a positive response from our friends, family, and customers near and far. Generally, I think people are refreshed by good news, and on our end it really feels like people are really rooting for us,” Liz Wolf, co-owner of Wolf & Wren, said in a written statement.

Wolf, of Rockford, Illinois, and best friend Lauren Stapleton of Longmont created the company in 2014, according to Colorado Secretary of State records. They’ve had only an online presence until now.

“People are so excited to have a stationery and greeting card store in Longmont,” Stapleton said. “The fact that all our cards are letterpress printed is such a tactile experience, and when people interact with our products they can see that deep impression, thick, soft paper, and rich color. It has been so fun to watch people look at and read our cards and smile or laugh.”  

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

In addition to the ready-to-purchase letterpress stationery, customers can also get a first-hand look at the process thanks to a 114-year-old press (named Pearl) kept onsite, according to information from the company.

The store is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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