About Us

Hello and thank you for visiting Tokyo Pear! We design and print original letterpress cards, invitations and custom paper items. Tokyo Pear began in 2008, and in 2012 we moved to our new studio located just north of Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture.

*Until further notice, we do not offer studio visits.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with online purchases.

Custom Design & Printing

Whether you already have an idea in mind, or you need us to provide a design solution, we’d be happy to work with you on a custom letterpress project. We design and print all kinds of items, including:

  • invitations
  • announcements
  • shop cards
  • business cards
  • Japanese & English translations for bilingual materials

Business Cards

Letterpress business cards provide a unique, tactile feel unlike other forms of printing and are more affordable than you might think.

How to Order

Please contact us with as many of the follwing details as possible:

  • number of ink colors
  • one- or two-sided printing
  • number of cards
  • design intent
    You can supply your own design or we can create a custom design for you.
    For custom designs, please provide examples or sketches.
  1. We will reply and give you an estimate for your order.
  2. After consulting with you, we’ll send a design sample for approval.
  3. There can be up to two stages of revisions of the original design. After that, a revision charge will be incurred.
  4. After your final approval, we will send payment information via email.
  5. After payment has been confirmed, we will begin printing.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds after printing has begun.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for completion.

Custom Printing FAQ

Q: Can I see a proof before my cards are printed?
A: We provide digital proofs on all of our printing. We are unable to provide printed proofs at this time.

Q: Can you make the Japanese version of my business card?
A: Yes, we can translate your name, job title and other pertinent information and create a “Japanese version” of your business card . Most bilingual cards in Japan have English on one side and Japanese on the other.

Q: Is there a discount for re-orders?
A: Yes. As long as all of your information is the same, the cost of your printing plates will be deducted from the price of your subsequent order. Each project is different though, so contact us for details.