Handmade Deckle Edge Cotton Paper & Stationery

Puducherry, India On Etsy since 2018


Handmade Deckle Edge Cotton Paper & Stationery

Puducherry, India | 6,579 Sales

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Indian Cotton Paper Co

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Indian Cotton Paper Co


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Those new to handmade paper can find it difficult to master as a canvas. Our favourite calligraphers from across the globe provide their answers to common questions to help beginners.
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⁣⁣⁣Our handmade deckle-edge cotton paper and envelopes are perfect for hand calligraphy, digital printing, and letterpress of invitation, correspondence, and dining suites, although the possibilities are endless.
Introducing: Dark Green – available now in our Etsy shop and wholesale via our factory website.

Our handmade deckle edge paper is perfect for calligraphy, digital printing, or letterpress.
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About IndianCottonPaperCo

Sales 6,579
On Etsy since 2018

Handmade Deckle Edge Cotton Paper. Organic. Luxe. Timeless.

We are a handmade cotton paper startup focussed on producing fine deckle edge cotton paper and stationery for calligraphy, printing, letterpress, and more.

We're here on Etsy as it's the home of likeminded artists and creatives who value the same things we do – crafts which are unique, delightful, and handmade.

Our team has a footprint in India where we work with a small-scale, environmentally-conscious cotton paper mill producing beautiful handmade cotton paper.

Follow our paper trail by favouriting our shop or following us on Instagram.

Need advice on calligraphy or printing on handmade paper? Read our guides:

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    We've launched on Etsy as it is the home of like-minded people like you, who value the same things we do – crafts which are unique, delightful, and handmade. We hope you love our paper as much as we love making it.

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Last updated on Feb 2, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How can I activate free shipping?

All orders over $65 with the standard shipping option are upgraded to DHL for free, so you don't need to select the DHL option at the checkout, just select standard shipping (for US$7) and the discount will be applied.

Please be sure to read the section "Shipping Information" on our listings for full details on transit times.

How long does shipping take?

We offer two shipping options, each with a differing transit time:
• 3-day transit via DHL Express Worldwide: $14
• 21-day transit via standard post (Airmail), may arrive sooner: $5

Additionally, all standard post (Airmail) orders over $65/€56/£50 will be automatically upgraded to ship with DHL for free.

Please see the section "Shipping Information" on each listing for full details and additional guidance on our shipping, especially if your order is time sensitive.

My shipment hasn't arrived, what can I do?

If you opted for the standard post (Airmail) shipping option we'd be happy to send you a replacement free of charge, but before we do, often a few extra days is all the parcel needs in order to appear. Drop us a line if it still hasn't arrived 21 days after the shipping date.

Please also note that a standard post shipment requires a signature on delivery, so it may be at your nearest post office. We have a surprising number of shipments returned to us as "uncollected", despite the customer not receiving a notice to collect it. Please contact us after 21 days and after checking for the parcel at your local post office.

If you opted for our DHL shipping option we advise you to contact DHL for an update.

What's the difference between white and ivory?

Our ivory is somewhat off-white. Our white paper has actually been photographed on ivory, so any images of the white will show the difference – this listing has such an image:

Do you sell wholesale?

For artists and creatives looking for higher quantities we recommend buying from our factory directly. The same range of paper is available on their website with discounts for larger quantities. You can browse the range there at:

Is your paper suitable for calligraphy?

Yes, our paper is suitable for hand calligraphy by ink-artisans. Our internal sizing and finish provide a fine-tooth, making our paper texture nib-friendly. Guidance from artists familiar with our paper is provided in our guide for calligraphy on handmade paper on our website (

Is your paper suitable for printing?

Yes, and we recommend using an inkjet printer if you are printing on our paper at home. Most modern printers will have an envelope setting which tells the printer to expect the paper to be fed in manually. Only feed a few sheets into the printer at a time or even individually if you need to.

Due to the handmade nature of our paper each piece won't be perfectly straight so we advise printing 5-10% more pieces than you need to in order to ensure you can test your alignment and feeding.

How thick is your paper?

If you're unfamiliar with paper weights a good way to compare is with normal printer paper which you may have at home. Normal printer paper is around 60gsm, so our 150gsm paper is just over twice as thick – we recommend taking 2 sheets of printer paper and feeling the thickness between your fingers. Our 210gsm paper is just over 3 sheets of printer paper.

We hope that helps with your selection. It might be difficult to choose, but regardless of what you decide our pieces will look and feel luxurious and timeless.

Is your paper suitable for letterpress?

Yes, and for best results we recommend our thicker grade of 210gsm pieces for letterpress and foil press.

Why do your sizes, weights, and colours vary between pieces?

These differences in our pieces are due to the handmade nature of our paper. There will be slight a variation in size, weight (±10%), and even colour shade as everything we do is by hand, from colour mixing to lifting each sheet. These variances and slight imperfections are part of the charm of our handmade paper.