“What if the gift wasn’t the main event? What if the card, holder of meaningful words and sentiments, was? At London’s Wren Press, the handmade bespoke paper products–for corporate events, personal stationery, celebrations and beyond–are so luxurious that they might be. The company’s artisans imprint customized logos, crests and other designs that the client chooses onto one-of-a-kind stationery pieces. Founded in 1985, Wren Press made the early decision not to outsource production but instead to build a fully equipped, in-house workshop.
This interest in quality control has earned them royal warrants from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles of Wales, both of whom are clients. According to Ann Patron, president of Wren Press Inc., the company’s American branch, quality is achieved through attention to details. “Artisans and craftspeople etch the dies, engrave the stationery, hand-border and hand-gild cards, tissue-line envelopes and do everything possible to ensure that the finished product exceeds the client’s expectations. The majority of our work is done in house, which enables us to maintain a consistent level of quality and timing.”