Our paper and notebooks are handmade with care and attention to detail. Every single sheet is one-of-a-kind and is not readily available in the marketplace. Each share you buy helps support the Sustainable Student Farm, Fresh Press, and all together - students at the University of Illinois. This is called a “circular economy” where there is no waste (farm harvest castoffs become paper!) and the money spent by you goes right back to other students to perpetuate the cycle. It’s a win-win and something to feel good about as the University of Illinois is the only place where a project like Fiber exists!

 

CORRESPONDENCE SHARE 

COMPOSITION SHARE 

$125
A selection of 5 handmade  9 x 12” prints made from recycled cotton and discarded scraps to help enhance your space. Every sheet is thoughtfully inspected and uniquely speckled and comes wrapped and a repurposed canvas folio.

Only 15 shares left!

If you are not from the University of Illinois, and want to place an order, please email Eric Benson (ebenson@illinois.edu) to complete your transaction.  

$20
A selection of 5 (of 10) handmade collectible 4.5 x 6” postcards made from recycled cotton and discarded scraps. Created to make sending your kind thoughts easier. Every sheet is thoughtfully inspected and uniquely speckled and comes wrapped and a repurposed canvas folio.

Only 15 shares left!

If you are not from the University of Illinois, and want to place an order, please email Eric Benson (ebenson@illinois.edu) to complete your transaction.

 

INDIVIDUAL PRINT – Benson

INDIVIDUAL PRINT – Sylvestre

$35
A  9 x 12” print digitally output on recycled cotton and discarded scraps. Every sheet is thoughtfully inspected and uniquely speckled.
(Frame not included)
Only 15 in stock!

If you are not from the University of Illinois, and want to place an order, please email Eric Benson (ebenson@illinois.edu) to complete your transaction.

$35
A  9 x 12” print digitally output on recycled cotton and discarded scraps. Every sheet is thoughtfully inspected and uniquely speckled.
(Frame not included)
Only 15 in stock!

If you are not from the University of Illinois, and want to place an order, please email Eric Benson (ebenson@illinois.edu) to complete your transaction.

INDIVIDUAL PRINT – cross

$35
A  9 x 12” print digitally output on recycled cotton and discarded scraps. Every sheet is thoughtfully inspected and uniquely speckled.
(Frame not included)
Only 15 in stock!

If you are not from the University of Illinois, and want to place an order, please email Eric Benson (ebenson@illinois.edu) to complete your transaction.

individual print - Rosero

A  9 x 12” print digitally output on recycled cotton and discarded scraps. Every sheet is thoughtfully inspected and uniquely speckled.
(Frame not included)
Only 15 in stock!

If you are not from the University of Illinois, and want to place an order, please email Eric Benson (ebenson@illinois.edu) to complete your transaction.

INDIVIDUAL PRINT – durkin

$35
A  9 x 12” print digitally output on recycled cotton and discarded scraps. Every sheet is thoughtfully inspected and uniquely speckled.
(Frame not included)
Only 15 in stock!

If you are not from the University of Illinois, and want to place an order, please email Eric Benson (ebenson@illinois.edu) to complete your transaction.

 

Transparent Pricing

Fresh Press believes in 100% transparency in what and how we make. We use rainwater when we can to reduce our use of municipal water and recycle what fibers we don't use back into paper (we call this Mutt paper!) We also pay our students a living wage for Champaign-Urbana. That combined with the time it takes (shredding, cooking, beating, pulling, and drying) to make handmade paper sets our prices. Below is an infographic of how and why are paper is priced what it is: