Fit to Print: Our Top Picks For Bespoke Stationery

Add that personal touch to handwritten notes with the help of these exemplary small-batch printing presses and calligraphers from around the world.

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Winged Wheel

This Tokyo-based stationer and custom printer manages to be at once playful and traditional. The brand’s elegant letterpress business cards (Series 610) are handmade by craftsmen in Echizen area, incorporating the region’s famous washi paper making technique. For something more casual, the Series 602 calling cards feature intricate drawings of wild animals such as zebras and anteaters. More painterly animal and fruit images appear on its prêt-à-porter Series 700 line, which comes in a postcard size that is perfect for dashing off a short, memorable note. All items are printed on a signature cotton paper that is produced at the foot of Mount Fuji using fresh mountain water.

Series 610 business cards start at $125 for a set of 100; Series 602 starts at $146 for 100; Series 700 note cards start at $10 for 6. 4-5-4 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; 81-35/785-0719;