About Cartoules Press


Cartoules Press is a design and letterpress studio located in sunny Long Beach, California, and is owned and operated by Julie Karatzis, a consummate lover of paper and the art of printing. Cartoules is Greek for "Little Cards."

All of my work is designed and printed in house on a 1926 Chandler & Price. I'm up for almost any challenge, but especially love working on wedding invitations and personalized stationery. Please contact me if you have any questions, and if you're local, I'd love to meet you!


Letterpress printer. Kefalonitisa. Chronic wanderlust. Design junkie. Bon vivant. Graphic designer. Runner. Typophile. Flea market frequenter. Beach bum. Epic party thrower. Greek dancer. Crafter. A sane ocd. Best of all - Mama to my two little dudes.

I've been a long time paper fanatic ever since I could pick up a pair of scissors and make things with my hands. I always appreciated the art of quality made stationery and the craft of letterpress. Because my husband and I planned to wed in Greece, our invitations needed to be bilingual. After printing them together, and having enjoyed our experience so much, we decided to set up shop.

When I'm not behind the press, I love to cook, troll for flea market finds, obsess over interior design blogs and magazines, and most of all hang with my three main men - my husband Spiro, and our sons Mihali and Giorgo.