Winged Wheel  FINE PAPERS & CUSTOM PRINTING

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Winged Wheel FINE PAPERS & CUSTOM PRINTING

Winged Wheel Co., Ltd.

Email: customerservice@winged-wheel.co.jp

  • Head office

    4-4-5 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
    Tel: +81-3-6432-9823 Fax: +81-3-6432-9878
    Business hours: 10:00-17:00 (closed on weekends and holidays)

  • Winged Wheel Omotesando (Tokyo store)

    4-5-4 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
    Tel: +81-3-5785-0719 Fax: +81-3-5785-1845
    Business hours: 11:00-20:00 (closed on Tuesdays, except holidays)

  • Winged Wheel Shinsaibashi (Osaka store)

    3-6-14 Minami-senba, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0081 Japan
    Tel: +81-6-6245-8430 Fax: +81-6-6245-8460
    Business hours: 11:00-20:00 (closed on Tuesdays, except holidays)

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our products
series #700

our products series #700

individual items

  • gourd

    gourd

  • peach

    peach

  • catfish

    catfish

  • ladybug

    ladybug

  • peanut

    peanut

  • pear

    pear

  • clownfish

    clownfish

  • rhino

    rhino

  • rabbit

    rabbit

  • pineapple

    pineapple

  • penguin

    penguin

  • flamingo

    flamingo

  • octopus

    octopus

  • chameleon

    chameleon

  • tarsier

    tarsier

  • swallow

    swallow

  • butterfly

    butterfly

  • shark

    shark

  • leopard

    leopard

  • sea otter

    sea otter

  • cherry

    cherry

specifications

No.700 boxed flat card set

No.700 boxed flat card set

boxed set of 6 cards and 6 envelopes
15.0 × 10.5 cm (5.9 × 4.1 inches) card (about post card size)
16.2 × 11.4 cm (6.3 × 4.4 inches) C6 envelope

No.700 boxed mini card set

No.700 boxed mini card set

boxed set of 6 mini cards and 6 envelopes
5.5 × 9.1 cm (2.1 × 3.5 inches) mini card (about business card size)
10.0 × 6.5 cm (3.9 × 2.5 inches) mini envelope

about series #700

  • designs

    designs

    Japan has a wide variety of traditional motifs.
    We are inspired by those motifs, and mainly focused on lovely creatures.
    Every motif has its own meaning such as happiness, luck, and success.
    We also focused on myths from ancient times in Japan.
    It is our policy, however, that design should not be so excessive so as not to distort the message contained in the letter.
    We hope these cards will be your messengers to your loved ones.

  • craftsmanship

    craftsmanship

    Each embossed mark is elaborately finished from a brass plate manually by engravers.
    The bright colors on the edge of the paper are hand painted.
    These processes take a long time; however we believe that the craftsmen's work gives this series a higher degree of sophistication.

  • our original cotton paper

    our original cotton paper

    For this series, we selected original cotton paper.
    Our contracted paper mill sits at the foot of Mt. Fuji, and a plentiful supply of pure mountain water makes soft and beautiful paper.
    It took three years of tests to finally discover the perfect way to make our original cotton paper.

  • ideas

    ideas

    These cards can be used on any occasion, such as for greetings, birthdays, and thank yous.
    The motifs on each card have special meanings.
    For example, it is said that peach is a symbol of good luck,and the swallow has been a symbol of freedom for a long time in Japanese culture.
    It would be more fun to create your own meanings for each motif.
    The adorable octopus will give your precious person a big-big hug with your message.
    The smiley clownfish will make you smile more when you write a letter.
    Please enjoy these lovely cards and add your own touch of creativity!

our products
series #602

our products series #602

individual items

  • elephant

    elephant

  • leopard

    leopard

  • lion

    lion

  • zebra

    zebra

  • giraffe

    giraffe

  • tiger

    tiger

  • ostrich

    ostrich

  • rhino

    rhino

  • hippo

    hippo

  • sloth

    sloth

  • orangutan

    orangutan

  • flamingo

    flamingo

  • anteater

    anteater

  • polar bear

    polar bear

  • black bear

    black bear

  • camel

    camel

  • deer

    deer

  • monkey

    monkey

  • rabbit

    rabbit

  • squirrel

    squirrel

  • horse

    horse

  • donkey

    donkey

  • pig

    pig

  • goat

    goat

  • cow

    cow

  • swan

    swan

  • frog

    frog

  • sea otter

    sea otter

  • clownfish

    clownfish

  • octopus

    octopus

  • pelican

    pelican

  • turtle

    turtle

  • sheep

    sheep

  • hedgehog

    hedgehog

  • owl

    owl

  • fox

    fox

  • panda

    panda

specifications

No.602 boxed mini card set

No.602 boxed mini card set

boxed set of 6 mini cards and 6 envelopes
less than 9.1 × 5.5 cm (3.5 × 2.1 inches) mini card (about business card size)
10.0 × 6.5 cm (3.9 × 2.5 inches) mini envelope

about series #602

  • The earth is beautiful.

    The earth is beautiful.

    So many beautiful things exist on the earth.
    We thought we would express and produce these grand creatures into our stationery.

  • designs

    designs

    In this 602 series, we selected wild animals as it's main theme. We drew the beautiful creatures with life like features.

  • about materials

    about materials

    We use our original cotton paper, which are exclusively produced at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Plenty of pure water from the mountain makes this wonderful cotton paper.
    We spent many years producing this paper by trying many tests, and made the best one, which truly matches with fountain pens.
    In this 602 series, we selected the thick cotton card.
    Thus, you can feel the soft but strong texture.

  • letterpress printing

    letterpress printing

    We have decided to use letterpress printing for this series to strengthen their intricate designs.
    The letterpress printing matches with cotton paper.
    We set the printing machine with high pressure.
    Then, we print the designs onto the cotton cards with care, so that people can feel the fine and uneven texture of the cards.
    If you can visit our stores, please touch the cards to feel the fine texture.

our products
series #631

our products series #631

individual items

  • hoozuki

    hoozuki

  • petit tomato

    petit tomato

  • fuyu-no-susuki

    fuyu-no-susuki

  • akebonosou

    akebonosou

  • yamaboushi-no-mi

    yamaboushi-no-mi

  • amana

    amana

  • hasu

    hasu

  • kouyabouki

    kouyabouki

  • yamaboushi

    yamaboushi

  • kawaranadeshiko

    kawara-nadeshiko

  • fushigurosennou

    fushiguro-
    sennou

  • senninsou

    senninsou

  • ookitsune-no-kamisori

    ookitsune-no-kamisori

  • yamaengosaku

    yamaengosaku

  • higanbana

    higanbana

  • nobotan

    nobotan

  • yamazakura

    yamazakura

  • yukinoshita

    yukinoshita

  • yaemugura

    yaemugura

  • kikyou

    kikyou

  • karatachi-no-mi

    karatachi-no-mi

  • okaoguruma

    okaoguruma

specifications

No.631 boxed flat card set

No.631 boxed flat card set

boxed set of 6 cards and 6 envelopes
15.0 × 10.5 cm (5.9 × 4.1 inches) card (about post card size)
16.2 × 11.4 cm (6.3 × 4.4 inches) C6 envelope

No.631 boxed mini card set

No.631 boxed mini card set

boxed set of 6 mini cards and 6 envelopes
5.5 × 9.1 cm (2.1 × 3.5 inches) mini card (about business card size)
10.0 × 6.5 cm (3.9 × 2.5 inches) mini envelope

about series #631

  • about series #631

    Courtesy of the Japanese painter, Haruyuki Katayama, these beautiful flower prints have been arranged in traditional color schemes to create a true Japanese style.

    Boxed set of 6 cards and envelopes lined in a coordinating color.

our products
series #510

our products series #510

individual items

  • aoi

    aoi

  • ume

    ume

  • kiku

    kiku

  • mari

    mari

  • cho

    cho

  • okame

    okame

specifications

No.510 boxed flat card set

No.510 boxed flat card set

boxed set of 6 cards and 6 envelopes
15.0 × 10.5 cm (5.9 × 4.1 inches) card (about post card size)
16.2 × 11.4 cm (6.3 × 4.4 inches) C6 envelope

No.510 boxed letter sheet set

No.510 boxed letter sheet set

boxed set of 6 lettersheets and 6 envelopes
14.8 × 21.0 cm (5.8 × 8.2 inches) A5 lettersheet
16.2 × 11.4 cm (6.3 × 4.4 inches) C6 envelope

about series #510

  • about series #510

    These designs originated in traditional Japanese crafts.
    Some, such as ume and kiku (plum and chrysanthemum), are typical kimono designs.
    Okame, on the other hand, derives from festival masks which are common in Japan.
    Aoi is an original family crest (kamon).

  • about series #510

    As for the material, we selected cotton paper so that people can feel the taste of luxury. It would be wonderful if you could feel something of the character of Winged Wheel's philosophy from this series.

our products
series #710

our products series #710

individual items

  • moon landing

    moon landing

  • dinosaurs

    dinosaurs

  • ocean

    ocean

  • amusement park

    amusement park

  • city night view

    city night view

  • snow mountain

    snow mountain

specifications

No.710 boxed flat card set

No.710 boxed flat card set

boxed set of 6 cards and 6 envelopes
15.0 × 10.5 cm (5.9 × 4.1 inches) card (about post card size)
16.2 × 11.4 cm (6.3 × 4.4 inches) C6 envelope

about series #710

  • about series #710

    The theme of the series is "landscape." We have designed unique views freely beyond time and space.
    Creatures look like starting to move and the scenes of full of life will make you imagine the rest of the story told on the card.

  • about materials

    about materials

    We use our original cotton paper, which are exclusively produced at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Plenty of pure water from the mountain makes this wonderful cotton paper.
    We spent many years producing this paper by trying many tests, and made the best one, which truly matches with fountain pens.

  • printing methods

    printing methods

    Various sceneries are expressed by the combinations of offset and letterpress printings.

our products
series #50

our products series #50

individual items

  • vermilion

    vermilion

  • black

    black

  • pink

    pink

  • blue

    blue

  • yellow

    yellow

  • green

    green

  • purple

    purple

specifications

No.50 cello pack A5 lettersheet set

No.50 cello pack A5 lettersheet set

cello pack set of 6 lettersheets and 6 envelopes
14.8 × 21.0 cm (5.8 × 8.2 inches) A5 lettersheet
16.2 × 11.4 cm (6.3 × 4.4 inches) C6 envelope

No.50 cello pack DLS lettersheet set

No.50 cello pack DLS lettersheet set

cello pack set of 6 lettersheets and 6 envelopes
21.0 × 8.5 cm (8.2 × 3.3 inches) DLS lettersheet
22.0 × 9.0 cm (8.6 × 3.5 inches) DLS envelope

about series #50

  • about series #50

    Opening this envelope releases vivid colors into the atmosphere!
    About 1000 years ago in the Heian period in Japan, noble women used to wear Heian style kimonos.
    At that time, they enjoyed the fashion of putting on more layers of kimonos with different colors.
    They loved the endless possibilities of color-co-ordination to create different effects.
    We are inspired by this ancient custom, and our designer selected vibrant contrasting colors that tantalized the eyes.

  • about series #50

    The white-bordered line is hand painted by our craftsmen.

    The DLS size is unique to Winged Wheel, and is perhaps perfectly suited for invitations and other special occasions.

our works

  • Original cotton paper and traditional Japanese paper

    Original cotton paper and traditional Japanese paper

    The fine, soft, distinctive texture of 100% cotton fiber paper is praised as paper of the world's highest quality. The paper is completed only after repeated test productions to maximize suitability for writing. On the other hand, traditional Japanese paper is aesthetically pleasant while retaining tough, hard-to-tear characteristics; the fine fibers achieve the thin, smooth quality and the long fibers add strength. The extraordinary beauty of traditional Japanese paper is based on air permeability and translucency as well as durability.

  • Craftsmanship

    Craftsmanship

    Each embossed mark is elaborately finished from a brass plate manually carved by engravers. The bright colors on the edge of paper are not printed but manually tinted. All are time-consuming processes essential for creating the distinctive products with a three-dimensional impression and thus require craftsmanship.

  • Designs

    Designs

    Japan has a variety of traditional motifs. We faithfully reproduced such excellent motifs or expressed them in new ways by adding color. It is our policy, however, that design should not be so excessive as to distort the message contained in the letter.

  • Letterheads

    Letterheads

    Winged Wheel offers a variety of paper and motifs that fit most letterheads. We are able to accommodate requests for developing original designs as well. You may add a touch of Japanese culture to Western style by using traditional Japanese paper for a marriage of two different cultures.

  • Wedding stationery

    Wedding stationery

    Nowadays, many young people seek originality in their wedding ceremonies and banquets. Most of all, they are intent on reflecting their taste in the invitations. Winged Wheel can suggest hundreds of designs by combining elements, while offering an expanded line of designs from basic to the delightful.

  • Calling cards

    Calling cards

    An increasing number of people use personalized calling cards. It can be a personal communication tool expressing who you really are. We can recommend a style that is most appropriate for you from an ample selection of materials, colors, and motifs.

  • Selection

    Stores have a wide assortment of merchandise, including very simple, plain postcards and greeting cards, and new products are added to the lines each season. Customers can freely select whatever they like for an original gift set.

our stores

  • Winged Wheel Omotesando

    Winged Wheel Omotesando

    Address: 4-5-4 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
    Tel: +81-3-5785-0719 Fax: +81-3-5785-1845
    Business hours: 11:00-20:00 (closed on Tuesdays, except holidays)

  • Winged Wheel Shinsaibashi

    Winged Wheel Shinsaibashi

    Address: 3-6-14 Minami-senba Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0081 Japan
    Tel: +81-6-6245-8430 Fax: +81-6-6245-8460
    Business hours: 11:00-20:00 (closed on Tuesdays, except holidays)