About Us

WORTHWHILE PAPER is a collection of lively screen printed paper goods for lovers of nature, magic and meaningful design. We are a wife + husband team who love to create beautiful print work to share with others. Our work is drawn and lettered by hand and screen printed with earth-friendly papers and inks. Featuring a unique blend of nature and minimalism, our designs carry a goal to truly bring some positivity and love into the world through meaningful connections - whether that is a personal reconnection to nature, or a connection between two people. 

All of our products are designed by Kristen Drozdowski in her studio in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Using original hand lettering, illustrations, simple shapes, and patterns. We screen print + assemble every item with love locally, using sustainable materials and practices whenever possible.

Location:

Our studio / shop / event location is at 306 W Cross st. Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Shopping hours are by appointment only (send us a message to pop over!) or during special events, open house and workshops. 

 

The word “worthwhile” goes beyond making paper goods. To me, it’s more of a mindset. Living a worthwhile life is about valuing time & experiences, going outside, doing something creative, not always taking the easy route, surrounding ourselves with people who we share good times with, and spending our lives doing the things we feel really matter. I hope that sentiment is reflected in our line.

-Kristen

 

ABOUT OUR PROCESS

 

 

SCREEN PRINTING is a multi-step process of printing ink through a superfine mesh screen which acts like a stencil. Since each ink color is printed individually through its own screen, we are able to achieve very bold, bright and precise ink colors by hand-mixing each color to our liking.

HAND MADE All of our products are designed, printed and assembled by us with love in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

QUALITY Our process & materials result in a high quality product with a print that won't fade over time!

ECO-FRIENDLY We pride ourselves on using water-based screen printing inks and recycled white and kraft paper stocks from French Paper Company, a Michigan paper mill that operates on 100% hydropower. Additionally, we like to use our resources wisely - ganging up cards on larger sized sheets to save energy and materials, using leftover ink from other jobs to make new inks, using leftover scrap paper to make our promotional materials, re-using cardboard boxes from the shop's shipments, etc.