Proton Paperie & Press - the Science of Sparkle

Huntsville, Alabama On Etsy since 2014

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Proton Paperie & Press - the Science of Sparkle

Huntsville, Alabama | 1,064 Sales

ProtonPaperie is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm on vacation! I'll be reopening at the end of July. Feel free to message me!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 30, 2020

I'm on vacation! I'll be reopening at the end of July. Feel free to message me!

Erin Hayward

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Erin Hayward


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About ProtonPaperie

Sales 1,064
On Etsy since 2014

At the collision of science and art

Thank you for stopping by at Proton Paperie & Press -- your source for sparkly science!

I'm Erin Hayward. I love combining science, art, and glittery things. When I'm not printing awesome things on my hand-crank press, I write research articles on damage in irradiated materials. I went to school for both studio art (with a concentration in printmaking) & physics at Tulane University. After that, I attended Georgia Tech to get my PhD in nuclear engineering. Early in 2014, I founded Proton Paperie & Press.

Many of my designs are inspired by my background in the physical sciences, but I also love to create custom work! Check out my website to see more of my custom portfolio at

Connect with me on instagram (@protonpaperie) or LinkedIn (!

Shop members

  • Erin Hayward

    Owner, Printmaker, Sparkle Engineer

    Hi! I'm Erin, and I do pretty much everything around here! It's nice to meet you :)

  • Proton

    Customer Service

    Hello! I'm Proton. I hang out in the sunshine and make sure all the local clients are having a great day!

Production partners

  • a digital printing service

    NY, United States

    For digitally painted items, designs are completely done in-house. Since Proton Paperie & Press specializes in traditional printmaking methods, we use an outside print shop to ensure the highest digital printing quality!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 25, 2019
Proton Paperie & Press is a full service design & printmaking studio. Besides cool science themed coasters & cards, I also create gorgeous and unique designs for wedding invitations, birth announcements, super awesome party invites, fine art posters, and more. I use the highest quality materials in all my products and put a lot of work into everything I make.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase -- with ready-made products, if you're not satisfied, you get a full refund, period. I do ask that you return the items to me, but I'll cover the return shipping cost.

Most custom items are not eligible for returns. However, please feel confident that I will do everything I can to make you happy with your purchase.
I ship via USPS with tracking on orders over $15 (when available). International buyers should be aware that their countries MAY charge customs and import taxes, which are the responsibility of the buyer.

Note that to save paper, I typically do NOT include an invoice/receipt in any package unless specifically requested.

Many items are ready to mail, and I'll ship them the same or the next business day. Some items are made on demand, and can take a little longer! Let me know if you need an item shipped quickly; I'm happy to accommodate you if possible.

If you'd like FREE shipping (within the US), please fill out this survey: for a coupon code. It really helps me improve my shop! Thanks!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please see my website at for more information about custom work, or just send me a convo with any questions!

More information

Last updated on Apr 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I love doing custom work! Whether it's customizing the color of an existing product or coming up with an entirely new design, I'd love to work with you.

Wholesale availability

Yes, I offer wholesale on most of my coasters and cards! Contact me to discuss quantity requirements and pricing.