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Paper Crew

Long Beach , CA
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3920 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807 US (map)

PHONE

562-997-7832

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ABOUT US

Paul and I are two married best friends running this crazy design-print-paper business! All things stationaey surrounds us all day, everyday, and not a day goes by without us thanking... Read more
Paul and I are two married best friends running this crazy design-print-paper business! All things stationaey surrounds us all day, everyday, and not a day goes by without us thanking God for it. I have worked on friend's invitations and card crafted for over 20 years but never took it seriously until after our wedding invitations were sent out in March 2005. The response to our invitations was amazing. We were filled with inquiries and support from all our friends and families to make the leap of faith and quit our corporate jobs to pursue this venture together. With my design background and Paul's detailed eye, in May of 2005 we launched a home based business, specializing in custom wedding stationery, that us newlyweds ran out of our garage!
Since our launch date we have had the pleasure to be a part of weddings all over the world and nationwide in the United States. Knowing that we create stationery that invites thousands of people to witness the union of couples everywhere in the world is so gratifying.
In April of 2010, we were proud to open our first retail store, Paper Crew. We now specialize in custom, unique and handcrafted paper goods, design, and cut stock. Paper Crew designs | prints | creates On all things paper. We are passionate about what we do, whether its designing for a baby announcement or creating packaging for your new business, we take pride in our product and are committed to helping you to get quality design and product at a price that won't break the bank.
When you get a chance, visit our blog at: www.creativeinvitations.blogspot.com and follow us on Twitter @papercrew to learn more about us, get latest news, and for exclusive discounts. Read less
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Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What specialty products do you provide?
Color Matching Proofs, Embossed, Engraving, Letterpress, Recycled Paper, Soy Based Inks

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
9/22/2014
2.2/5.0
The design was something I found & brought to my coordinator, but she did a great job adding additional colors & details that made them beautiful. My dissatisfaction with this vendor stems from the fact that my invitations were delivered almost two weeks late. A slight delay can be understandable; however, the situation was extremely upsetting because of the way it occurred. I paid a rush fee because I was told it was needed to order the paper I wanted in time. Originally, invitations were supposed to be delivered to my coordinator before she went on vacation. We were advised that there were some printing problems, & I agreed that the invitations could be mailed directly to me when my coordinator was gone. After 7 days, I hadn’t received any correspondence regarding when I could expect them. I emailed regarding when I could anticipate receipt. I received a general voicemail that didn’t specify when I would receive the invitations, to which I sent a follow up. I was told the second email wasn’t received (it was sent through my corporate email account – those don’t just get lost). [I advised the vendor that email was best since I was travelling and in client meetings.] I finally sent an email stating that if I didn’t receive a firm date & response that I was going to find another vendor. Miraculously, I was told my invitations would be ready for pick up the following day if I picked them up between 4 - 5 p.m. Notably, there were errors in 10% of the mailing labels, despite the fact that I had sent an updated mailing list after seeing the mailing label proof & noting that changes needed to be made. My coordinator got the vendor to refund the rush fee, but the final invoice was incorrect (2x the tax was included), & I handled revision of the incorrect labels on my own. I later asked for the name of the specific paper used so I could purchase some & print matching items, but I didn’t get a response & ended up having to find it on my own as well.
The design was something I found & brought to my coordinator, but she did a great job adding additional colors & details Read more...
The design was something I found & brought to my coordinator, but she did a great job adding additional colors & details that made them beautiful. My dissatisfaction with this vendor stems from the fact that my invitations were delivered almost two weeks late. A slight delay can be understandable; however, the situation was extremely upsetting because of the way it occurred. I paid a rush fee because I was told it was needed to order the paper I wanted in time. Originally, invitations were supposed to be delivered to my coordinator before she went on vacation. We were advised that there were some printing problems, & I agreed that the invitations could be mailed directly to me when my coordinator was gone. After 7 days, I hadn’t received any correspondence regarding when I could expect them. I emailed regarding when I could anticipate receipt. I received a general voicemail that didn’t specify when I would receive the invitations, to which I sent a follow up. I was told the second email wasn’t received (it was sent through my corporate email account – those don’t just get lost). [I advised the vendor that email was best since I was travelling and in client meetings.] I finally sent an email stating that if I didn’t receive a firm date & response that I was going to find another vendor. Miraculously, I was told my invitations would be ready for pick up the following day if I picked them up between 4 - 5 p.m. Notably, there were errors in 10% of the mailing labels, despite the fact that I had sent an updated mailing list after seeing the mailing label proof & noting that changes needed to be made. My coordinator got the vendor to refund the rush fee, but the final invoice was incorrect (2x the tax was included), & I handled revision of the incorrect labels on my own. I later asked for the name of the specific paper used so I could purchase some & print matching items, but I didn’t get a response & ended up having to find it on my own as well. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/26/2014
2.1/5.0
I'll start with the good - the wedding invitations Chanda designed and printed for us were absolutely lovely. I loved them and was proud to send them out. Our first meeting with Chanda was great - she was attentive and patient as my husband and I struggled to define what we wanted. She made great suggestions and, like I said, the finished product was great.

Now, the negative. During our first meeting (in November) I made our budget very clear (it was admittedly small). We agreed that for our budget, we would get invitations and envelopes only. We also agreed on a bartering situation for other services (enclosure cards, table numbers, escort cards, thank you notes, etc.) and, based on that understanding, paid our deposit. Long story short, due to her unresponsiveness, we were not able to finalize our order until March. And, after that many months of negotiations (which mostly consisted of us making offers and her not responding), we ended up just getting the invitations and not doing any barter for additional services.

The proofing of the invitations went smoothly. However, when the invitations were printed, I was informed that I would have to pay to have them shipped to me. The other option would be to pick them up from her office which, of course, would be closed on that Saturday and Sunday because she was going out of town. I live 40 miles from Long Beach, so that was very inconvenient.

Once I got them, I was again disappointed. I had ordered 150 envelopes but only received 100. So there was another rigmarole to get the last 50.

I was very disappointed that it took 4 months for me to determine that I would be on my own for thank you notes, table numbers, escort cards, etc. In addition, I was disappointed by the lack of attention to detail paid to our order. In retrospect, I wish I would have continued to shop for invitation vendors. The beautiful invitations that we received were not worth the months of stress and frustration.
I'll start with the good - the wedding invitations Chanda designed and printed for us were absolutely lovely. I loved them Read more...
I'll start with the good - the wedding invitations Chanda designed and printed for us were absolutely lovely. I loved them and was proud to send them out. Our first meeting with Chanda was great - she was attentive and patient as my husband and I struggled to define what we wanted. She made great suggestions and, like I said, the finished product was great.

Now, the negative. During our first meeting (in November) I made our budget very clear (it was admittedly small). We agreed that for our budget, we would get invitations and envelopes only. We also agreed on a bartering situation for other services (enclosure cards, table numbers, escort cards, thank you notes, etc.) and, based on that understanding, paid our deposit. Long story short, due to her unresponsiveness, we were not able to finalize our order until March. And, after that many months of negotiations (which mostly consisted of us making offers and her not responding), we ended up just getting the invitations and not doing any barter for additional services.

The proofing of the invitations went smoothly. However, when the invitations were printed, I was informed that I would have to pay to have them shipped to me. The other option would be to pick them up from her office which, of course, would be closed on that Saturday and Sunday because she was going out of town. I live 40 miles from Long Beach, so that was very inconvenient.

Once I got them, I was again disappointed. I had ordered 150 envelopes but only received 100. So there was another rigmarole to get the last 50.

I was very disappointed that it took 4 months for me to determine that I would be on my own for thank you notes, table numbers, escort cards, etc. In addition, I was disappointed by the lack of attention to detail paid to our order. In retrospect, I wish I would have continued to shop for invitation vendors. The beautiful invitations that we received were not worth the months of stress and frustration. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
5/24/2014
1.7/5.0
I had a TERRIBLE experience with Paper Crew. After contracting with them through Etsy, they would leave emails unanswered for weeks, with their voicemail constantly full. I put down the deposit in October and did not receive the invitations (only with much harassing on my part) until April (for my May wedding!). The design ended up being great, but the stock felt way cheaper than what I was expecting for the price.
Bottom line: save yourself the stress and go with someone else.
I had a TERRIBLE experience with Paper Crew. After contracting with them through Etsy, they would leave emails unanswered Read more...
I had a TERRIBLE experience with Paper Crew. After contracting with them through Etsy, they would leave emails unanswered for weeks, with their voicemail constantly full. I put down the deposit in October and did not receive the invitations (only with much harassing on my part) until April (for my May wedding!). The design ended up being great, but the stock felt way cheaper than what I was expecting for the price.
Bottom line: save yourself the stress and go with someone else. Read less
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Mayra
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I was on a budget and they were able to deliver. I loved my invitations I would never expect to want to spend so much on invitations. We did our wedding in Big Bear, CA and the invitations were something I have never seen before using twine, burlap and a beautiful sensitive paper. Chanda executed what I wanted and she was very prompt. I would totally recommend her to anyone she's amazing!
I was on a budget and they were able to deliver. I loved my invitations I would never expect to want to spend so much on Read more...
I was on a budget and they were able to deliver. I loved my invitations I would never expect to want to spend so much on invitations. We did our wedding in Big Bear, CA and the invitations were something I have never seen before using twine, burlap and a beautiful sensitive paper. Chanda executed what I wanted and she was very prompt. I would totally recommend her to anyone she's amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
We had all of our paper needs done by Paper Crew for two reasons. FIrst, they are able to do everything! Invitations, menu cards, programs, favor boxes, reserved seating signs, table assignments, thank you cards, etc. Since we used non traditional colors, my husband thought it would be best to find a vendor who was able to fulfill all of our needs. Secondly, their professionalism and flexibility with design were amazing. They were able to create our vision and even added upon it with ribbons, rhinestones and design placement. Our invitations received rave reviews. Our friends and our parents friends even requested additional copies so they could show them to their kids who were engaged at the time. I would recommend to go in with what you want and give them a direction to work with so you don't spend time trying to determine if you do need menu cards, table numbers, etc. When they have an idea of everything you need they will be able to quote your total price at one time since they will know what they need to order as well as have your items ready by when you need them. I would give them a deadline a week ahead of when you need it. Chanda is very good at communicating with you and will keep you in the loop of everything. There proofing process is also very clear and easy so you will see exactly what you are getting before they start putting it together.
We had all of our paper needs done by Paper Crew for two reasons. FIrst, they are able to do everything! Invitations, menu Read more...
We had all of our paper needs done by Paper Crew for two reasons. FIrst, they are able to do everything! Invitations, menu cards, programs, favor boxes, reserved seating signs, table assignments, thank you cards, etc. Since we used non traditional colors, my husband thought it would be best to find a vendor who was able to fulfill all of our needs. Secondly, their professionalism and flexibility with design were amazing. They were able to create our vision and even added upon it with ribbons, rhinestones and design placement. Our invitations received rave reviews. Our friends and our parents friends even requested additional copies so they could show them to their kids who were engaged at the time. I would recommend to go in with what you want and give them a direction to work with so you don't spend time trying to determine if you do need menu cards, table numbers, etc. When they have an idea of everything you need they will be able to quote your total price at one time since they will know what they need to order as well as have your items ready by when you need them. I would give them a deadline a week ahead of when you need it. Chanda is very good at communicating with you and will keep you in the loop of everything. There proofing process is also very clear and easy so you will see exactly what you are getting before they start putting it together. Read less
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Kristianna
Wedding:
2/12/2011
4.8/5.0
Paper Crew does AMAZING work! They designed my invitations, table numbers, place cards, party favors, programs... pretty much everything paper for our wedding!! Everyone LOVED the invitations andsaid that they were "The nicest invitations they had ever seen!" Their designs for their paper goods are unique and can be altered to any style! Chanda is very creative and will provide you with exactly what you are looking for! She can create anything! I would def. recommend Paper Crew when planning your wedding, party, etc.
Paper Crew does AMAZING work! They designed my invitations, table numbers, place cards, party favors, programs... pretty Read more...
Paper Crew does AMAZING work! They designed my invitations, table numbers, place cards, party favors, programs... pretty much everything paper for our wedding!! Everyone LOVED the invitations andsaid that they were "The nicest invitations they had ever seen!" Their designs for their paper goods are unique and can be altered to any style! Chanda is very creative and will provide you with exactly what you are looking for! She can create anything! I would def. recommend Paper Crew when planning your wedding, party, etc. Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations
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monchichi
Wedding:
2/10/2011
3.5/5.0
We got our magnets today & they look GREAT!
We got our magnets today & they look GREAT!
We got our magnets today & they look GREAT! Read less
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khristineyap
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Paper Crew handled all my invitation needs promptly and efficiently. Chanda is a talented designer that can customize invitations just how you want them. I recommend them if you're looking for a unique look for your invitations.
Paper Crew handled all my invitation needs promptly and efficiently. Chanda is a talented designer that can customize Read more...
Paper Crew handled all my invitation needs promptly and efficiently. Chanda is a talented designer that can customize invitations just how you want them. I recommend them if you're looking for a unique look for your invitations. Read less
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