About Papallama

Send it, keep it, frame it. Papallama paper goods are designed and printed in-house, with the help of a vintage letterpress named Barbara ...and our card sleeves are 100% biodegradable!
Hi. We Give a Shit. Letterpressed stationery with a soul.

Things we give a shit about:

Human Connection:

We believe human connection is everything and that writing a card is the next best thing to being there in person. Humor is not only medicine, it’s as necessary as freakn’ air.

How we make it:

Send it, keep it, frame it. Papallama paper goods are designed and printed in-house, with the help of a vintage letterpress named Barbara ...and our card sleeves are 100% biodegradable!

What we do:

Papallama is not just a bunch of meat sausages floating in the boiling hot dog waters of life. Business can become a form of everyday activism. We source, manufacture, and design all cards, prints, totes, and onesies in the USA.

Meet Our Team:

We may be small, but we're mighty!

Risa

When she’s not wearing all the hats in the business, she’s focusing on Snacks and Naps. Other creative loves include: sewing, making random stuff out of cardboard, and singing songs to your cards to make sure each is infused with good vibes.

Harold

Resident grump. He may be made out of fabric and ping pong balls, but he somehow continues to inspire the team daily. His pastimes include: sighing, eyerolling, and complaining about coffee prices.

Babs

She’s the 1949 Heidelberg Windmill that prints all our letterpressed goods. Her former and only other owner, Francis, was an SF native who took care of her until he passed away in his 90s. When fellow printer friends went to get her, Francis’ last print was still in the chase, “Thank you for being you.” *tears*

Read more about Babs here.

Jill

Magician. When she’s not wrangling spreadsheets, packing up orders, and making sure all the ducks are in a row, she’s working hard getting a joint Master’s Degree in Public Policy and MBA. Jill also happens to make the best pies.