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," and was founded in 2010.
With the mission to create well-designed stationery in both Greek and English, and reach the Greek community both in the United States, Greece and beyond, our offerings have expanded from custom wedding invitations to greeting cards, art prints and a variety of home goods. Each piece is meant to surprise the recipient and brighten their day with a little taste of Greece. All letterpress designs are hand-printed in house on a century-old Chandler & Price antique press, using luxurious cotton papers.
ABOUT CARTOULES PRESS
We’ve had the honor of being featured internationally, in print, online and broadcast, on Greece’s own ERT TV. Other
outlets include Apartment Therapy, Huffington Post Greece, Marie Claire Greece, Gynaika Magazine, and Oh So Beautiful Paper.
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. When my husband and I began planning our wedding in Greece years ago, we longed for bilingual Greek and English invitations, but couldn’t find what we were searching for. After designing and printing our own invitations together, and having enjoyed our experience so much, we decided to set up shop in sunny Long Beach, California.
When I'm not behind the press, I love to host dinner parties, troll for flea market finds, and most of all hang with my three main men - my husband Spiro, and our sons Mihali and Giorgo.
Where can you find us?
Besides our own online shop, you can find our products in a number of stores in-person and online.
If you're a retailer interested in carrying our products please drop us a note!
53 Rocky Point Rd
Kogarah NSW 2217
82 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516