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A small sampling of our design expertise and excellence in manufacturing fine paper and lifestyle goods.

In-house creative team

We do it all. Our award-winning creative team comes from a variety of backgrounds, giving us the ability to create original artwork, concept new products and develop functional and beautiful packaging solutions that are sure to meet any of your needs. We never settle for ordinary and you shouldn’t either. Everything we make is crafted with care and we always sweat the small stuff. We promise to always deliver thoughtfully designed products that leave an impression.

Letterpress printing

Elūm is the gold standard in letterpress printing. We’re proud to be one of the largest letterpress print shops in the USA. We use the finest print-making paper, mix custom inks, edge-paint by hand and add a finishing touch with shimmering hot foil-stamping. We wake up every morning excited to run our fingers over a batch of 100% cotton rag paper fresh off the press. Our pressmen have over 90 years of combined experience and have printed over a million letterpress cards.

Overseas manufacturing

We have sky-is-the-limit manufacturing capabilities. If you can dream it, we can make it. We have meticulously chosen our overseas partners to ensure you get high quality materials at the best possible prices. We foster strong relationships and open lines of communication between our team and our vendors. If for any reason our current partners are unable to meet your needs, we are capable of sourcing factories that can deliver exactly what you’re looking for.

Elūm was founded on high quality letterpress printing and we still stay true to our roots today. Our award winning letterpress products are custom designed and expertly hand-crafted on vintage letterpress machines at Elūm in San Diego, California.

letterpress stationery
· Greeting cards: A7, A2 {b}, A9, 5.75″ Square
· A1 & A2 boxed notes, folded or flat
· Invitations
· Gift enclosures {e}
· Edge-painted boards {a}
· Coasters
· Table numbers
· Signs & art prints {f}
· Escort cards
· Advice cards

· Ink and foil stamping
· Custom mixed ink colors
· Foilsshiny {a, c, f}, matte, glitter, holographic and more
· Special inks: color changing, glow-in-the-dark,
neon & metallic

· Edge painting {a}
· Packaging: acetate box with printed inserts, clear cello sleeve with optional printed slip sheet
· Card displays {e}
· Coordinating envelope options

· Cotton rag paper {b,d}
· Ultra-thick stock, up to 1/8″ thick {a, f}
· Colored papers {c}

Extraordinary gifts deserve extraordinary gift wrap. Our wrap is printed on high quality paper with a wide variety of stock and special finishes. Here at Elūm, we pride ourselves on creating unique, custom wrapping paper designs for any and every occasion. For all your wrapping paper needs, we’ve got you covered, literally.

gift wrap
· Matte or glossy
· Textured finish
· Holographic {a}
· Kraft {b}
· Stock: 80-100gsm
· Continuous roll wrap

· PMS or CMYK printing
· Special inks: shiny metallic {c& ultra bright neon inks

· Stand alone corrugate carton displays
· Available as sets
· Packaged with coordinating custom washi tape

decorative gift toppers
· Bows: made from paper {b}ribbon, fabric or felt
· Ribbon & trim {a}: Hundreds of designs and materials available in single rolls or packaged as sets
· Toppers: tissue paper pop-ups {a}, felt animals & more

gift tag
· Material: fabric, burlap {b}, felt, coated or uncoated paper {a, c}
· Pre-strung or packaged with twine {c}
· Self-adhesive stickers
· With decorative grommets that reinforce tag structure
· Sets {c} or singles
· Packaged with coordinating washi tape
· Special finishes: tip ons, glitter, foil, flocking, 3-D pull outs / movable pieces
· Packaging: multiple options such as boxed or peggable cello sleeves

Available in unique shapes and sizes with a wide variety of special finishes and custom designs, Elūm nesting boxes are a cut above most other gift and office storage boxes. Great for the holidays, as an accompaniment to a desk collection or simply for everyday gifting.

nesting storage boxes
· For gifts {b, c, d} or office storage {a}
· Purchased as nested sets, sold individually
· Thick paper wrapped gray board construction

· Sizes: ring box to large office storage
· Custom box shapes {b}
· Die-cut lid edges {c}
· Nesting tubes also available

· Closures: magnetic, velcro, tied {a} or custom
· Printed box interior {d}
· Metallic paper wrapped {a, c}
· Textured lamination {d}
· Special finishes: foil {d}, glitter & flocking {b}


Our gift bags are designed with style in mind. From thick uncoated paper that creates a high end look and feel, to cost effective options that can be beautifully accompanied by our decorative tissue papers. Every detail of our gift bags is thoughtfully considered. We love adding a unique finishing touch, from die cut edges to specialty handles and finishes like holographic, gold or silver foil, glitter, flocking, tip-ons and tags. Whatever you’re looking for we are happy to help you curate it.

gift bag
· Paper: coated or uncoated {i}
· Stock: premium thick or cost effective light weight
· Canvas / fabric

· Foil: metallic {a, b, l, n}, sparkle & holographic {g, h}
· Glitter
· Soft textured flocking
· Dimensional tip-ons
· Specialty handles: ribbon {c, f, k}, yarn, nylon {a, b, g, h, i, j l, n, o}, PU, pompoms & more
· Custom die cuts {f}
· Textured finish {i}
· Embossing {d}

Elūm gift bags range in size from jumbo bags {c, j} big enough for a small appliance or throw blanket, to extra small, to fit a gift card or jewelry box. Also available in specialty sizes such as treat bags and bottle bags. {a, g, m}

· Bag sets of 2 or more {l, n}
· Attached tags
· Clutch style gift bags with flap & Velcro closure
· Adornments like ribbon, tassels, pompoms and googly eyes

tissue paper
· Printed
· Foil stamped {e}
· Custom designs
· Various sheet sizes
· Various sheet count

Here at Elūm we’re always ready to party. We have partnered with amazing overseas vendors that allow us to exceed standard party product quality and create custom designed collections that feature vibrant colorful printing, shining special finishes, die cutting and much more!

·  Cups {g}
·  Plates {b}
·  Napkins {d}
·  Straws
·  Cake toppers
·  Cupcake & cake stands
·  Table confetti
·  Paper table runner
·  Paper place mats
·  Serving trays {f}
·  Candles with color changing flames

·  Custom packaging
·  Sold in sets {e}
·  Custom designs for any theme or occasion
·  CMYK or PMS
·  Foil stamping

table setting
· Hanging prisms {a}
· Garland / banners
· Party balls
· Party hats {c}
· Photo booth props
· Confetti
· Treat & favor bags
· Treat cups

·  Custom sizes
·  Custom shapes
·  Custom packaging
·  Sold in sets
·  CMYK or PMS
·  Foil stamping

Elūm excels at the design and manufacturing of custom desk and stationery products. Our capabilities cover the entire spectrum of office goods, from journals, notepads and notecards to paper clips, pencils, pens and washi tape. We’ve designed full stationery and desk collections for clients like Papyrus and HomeGoods and stand alone products perfectly tailored to seasonal merchandising for stores such as Anthropologie and Paper Source.

journals & sketchbooks
· Exposed bound coptic-stitch  {a}
· Spiral bound {b}
· Book bound {c, g}
· Perfect bound {d, e}
· Stitch bound {f}

· Coated / uncoated heavy paper {a, f}
· Paper wrapped gray board {b,c}
· Cork {d}
· Wood {e}
· Faux leather PU {g}
· Glitter PU

· Foil stamping {a, bc, g}
· Textured finish {a}
· Spot varnish
· Emboss / deboss

· Soft textured artist sketch paper {a}
· Custom printed with clever wording and unique inside details
· Lined, grid, graph or combination
· Color washed paper

Available in custom or standard sizes. Large oversized sketchbooks to portable pocket sized notebooks, perfect for traveling.

· Sold in sets {f}
· Printed inside cover
· Book plates
· Unique, custom designs and clever cover messaging
· Elastic band or tie closures
· Tassels and other adornments

document storage
· Faux leather {b, c}
· Sturdy paper {d}

· Standard sheet {b}
· Business card {c}

· PMS or CMYK {d}
· Foil stamping {b, d}
· Double sided {d}
· Custom designs
· Lined interior {b,c}

accessory storage
· Faux leather
· Silicon
· Paper wrapped gray board
· Fabric
· Sequins

· Sorting trays
· Pencil cups
· Pencil bags {a}
· Document sorters
· Accessory cases {a}

· Custom inside pages {e}
· Special finishes
· Thick wire binding {e}
· Laminated tabs {e}
· stickers {e}

gift set
· Erasers {c}
· Pencils {b}
· Washi tape {a}
· Boxed notes
· Paper clips {e}
· pins {g}
· Pen in gift box {d}
· Greeting cards {g}
· Lunch box notes {f}
· Rubber stamps
· Sticker sheets

desk kits
· Desk accessory kits {e}
· Post card kits {f}
· Craft / activity kits
· Pen pal kits {g}

memo pad
· Soft textured thick paper stock {b, c}
· Custom printed
· Kraft paper
· Regular notepad
· Self-adhesive sticky   notes {f, h}
· Perforated pages {a, d, e}

· Variety of sizes and  shapes, from standard 8.5″ x 11″ pads to small  page-markers
· Die-cuts {g}
· Layered dimensional {g}

· Hard cover {a}
· Edge painting {b, c}
· Gilded edges
· Magnetic backing

· Lead {a} or colored tips {b}
· Standard or custom sizes
· Available in sets or individually

· Fine tip {c}
· Available in custom colors & patterns {c}
· Made from high quality materials
· Gift boxes available

· Custom shape and sizes {d}
· Variety of colors and finishes available
· High quality wire thickness

· Custom shape and sizes
· Variety of colors available
· Custom printing {e}
· Sold in sets or individually

· Custom shape and sizes
· Custom colors and designs
· Wood {f}, metal, or plastic
· Sold in sets

· Custom designs {g}
· Metallic and neon inks available
· Available in sets

We know holiday is the most important season to many retailers, which is why we spend a ton of time each year researching future trends as well as seasonal classics. We are always willing to create new and innovative piece types to set you apart from other retailers or design custom collections that fit your specific seasonal motifs, all while delivering the same amazing quality for each of our products that you’ve come to expect from Elūm.

We love collaborating! We want to work with you to make all of your stationery product dreams come true. Contact us to learn more about working together, request product samples, see our current open stock items or with general inquiries.

Keep up with all our #noteworthymoments on social media. See our latest product lines and collaboration and get exclusive behind the scenes sneak previews of new designs from the Elūm team and upcoming projects.

To request samples or learn more about working together contact us:

[email]  |  [phone] 800.536.ELŪM  |  [web]


Available Now at HomeGoods & T.J. Maxx : Tailored Lady Desk Collection


Exclusively at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx : Tailored Lady Desk Collection The Tailored Lady Desk Collection is a new pretty-in-peach designer desk accessory line by Elum, available now at HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx. Created for boss babes that strive for perfection every day at work but know how to kick off their stilettos and have fun after hours.

Exclusively at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx : Tailored Lady Desk & Stationery CollectionInspired by the perfectly tailored lines of a pencil skirt and a combination of subtle and bold symmetrical patterns. The peachy-pink, glimmering gold and bold black colors make this collection the perfect combination of feminine and professional. See some of our inspiration here:

Exclusively at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx : Tailored Lady Desk & Stationery Collection

(Pictured in Above Inspiration Board: Black and White Outfit 1, Paris and Berlin Pattern, Black and White Outfit 2, Bow Mug, Start Somewhere Quote

Gold BowShe’s a Dreamer QuoteIzola Candle, )

Of course the most important trait in any boss lady is her sparkling personality. To capture this we incorporated witty messaging in shiny gold foil to balance out the collection. Exclusively at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx : Tailored Lady Desk & Stationery Collection Bold color blocking and coordinating patterns used throughout this line make these desk and stationery accessories a mix and match dream come true. You can buy just one piece as a bold statement or do a total workspace overhaul with the entire collection.

The collection includes:  2 styles of foil-stamped box notes printed on textured ivory paper, reversible file folders with three coordinating patterns in each set of 9 folders, 3 pack paper journals with lined interior pages, week ahead clipboard with paper pad and clip folio with paper pad and elastic enclosure.Exclusively at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx : Tailored Lady Desk & Stationery Collection

If you think this limited edition collection will be the perfect addition to your briefcase, head to your local HomeGoods or TJMaxx, ASAP! These pretty and polished products won’t last long.

Would you like to see the Tailored Lady Collection available from the Elum website? Let us know in the comments below!

Caught in a Daydream: The Reverie Desk & Stationery Collection


Sometimes it is beautiful to get caught in a daydream; there’s a peace and tranquility in allowing your mind to wander freely. That is precisely the essence of the Reverie Desk & Stationery Collection, new from Elum. Even if you’re a prisoner to a computer screen most of the week, your mind has the freedom to create a beautiful escape through a daydream. In that same way, the Reverie Collection can turn a mundane workspace into a serene landscape.

Elum Reverie Desk & Stationery Collection
Whimsically flowing watercolors and carefree pen strokes in a flush of lavender, deep navy, pear and sorbet capture the essence of a waking dream. Accompanied by brilliant pops of rose gold, these elements come together seamlessly in the introductory desk and stationery collection designed and manufactured by Elum.

Elum Reverie Collection: Peony Notepad
The Reverie collection is elevated beyond an ordinary stationery line both in quality and design. The addition of one of a kind products like the dimensional Peony Notepad and the 3 Pack Paper Journals with rose gold stitched binding make it truly extraordinary.

We carefully crafted every detail of this collection, from the artful coptic stitch on the Exposed Bound Journal, to the luxe ultra-thick paper of the Edge Painted Note Boards, cleverly called “Certified Snail Mail”. The inclusion of products like the Petite Paper Wrapped Week Ahead Clipboard  will help you get organized for the coming week, making the Reverie Collection the perfect combination of beauty and functionality.

Elum Reverie Desk Collection
Of course no collection from Elum would be complete without a callback to our foundation in the highest quality letterpress printing. The Reverie Collection includes 7 brand new boxed letterpress note cards in gorgeous complimentary designs.

Elum Reverie Desk Collection: Koi letterpress box note cards
You can see the entire collection at Or find out what our friend’s  Julie Lauren and Kellie Van have to say about the collection on their blogs.

Let us know what you think about the new collection in the comments below.


Introducing the Bijou Desk & Stationery Collection


It may seem like we’ve been quiet here at Elum but behind the scenes we’ve been working harder than ever. Our team of uber-talented designers was asked to create a line of stationery & desk products for Paper Destiny,  to be sold exclusively at Papyrus stores, and of course we jumped at this amazing opportunity. We couldn’t be more excited to finally announce the arrival of the new Bijou Desk and Stationery Collection, available now at Papyrus.

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We were inspired to create a line of products that exudes confidence but has romantic and feminine touches that bring the elements of hard and soft together seamlessly. Multi-colored designs use bold color blocking in coral, pink grapefruit, lagoon, and striking black to drive the color story. A touch of white oak wood veneer provides and unexpected natural element. Warm gold foil adds a subtle elegance and the hand brushed typestyle fashionably finishes out the collection. The name Bijou felt like the perfect fit, with every item being an elegant little jewel for your workspace.

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Products like the luxe ultra-thick Edge Painted Note Boards, cleverly called a “vintage text message”, are one-of-a-kind additions to the Bijou collection. Foil stamped on 1/16″ thick soft-textured stock and carefully edge painted by hand, no other products on the market can compare to their quality and design. (pictured below)

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Every detail has been thoughtfully crafted, like the artful coptic stitch binding on the Exposed Bound Journal, filled with soft cottony sketch paper that you can’t help but run your fingers over with every turn of the page. Once you make it through your first volume you can head back to Papyrus stores, where this product will be a staple of their stationery department and we will continue to add new beautiful designs. (pictured below) 

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The Bijou collection is elevated beyond an ordinary stationery line in both quality and design, with the addition of several new unique products. We adore this line so much it’s hard for us to pick favorites but the 3-dimensional Topographic Notepad that mimics map topography (pictured below) and the  Macaron Erasers, inspired by our favorite Parisian treat and finished with a delicate gold bow definitely rise to the top of our must-have list.  With 41 pieces in all, it’s easy to mix and match to find the perfect combination of beautiful office gems.

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Of course, true to Elum’s roots in creating the highest quality letterpress cards & invitations, the Bijou collection includes six exclusive letterpress & foil stamped box notes, proudly designed and printed at our studio in San Diego, CA. (pictured below)

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This collection will create a truly chic workspace in any home or office or make an unforgettable gift.

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The Bijou Collection is now available for a limited time, only at Papyrus stores or at

We’re absolutely in love with the new collection, let us know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to connect with us on Instagram & Facebook to get up to date information about what’s coming next from Elum, new product releases,  promotions and more. Check back soon to get a sneak peek of the Elum Desk & Stationery Collection, coming in July!