Handmade Paper Mill

Location: United States -> Vermont
Industry: Manufacturing > Paper and Packaging Manufacturing

Businesses for sale Summary

Established in 1989, the mill is one of the largest producers of decorative handmade paper in the country. The paper produced is marketed to service the invitation and design community. Varieties include florals, botanicals, striped, embossed, luster, recycled, organic, and plain papers. The mill has developed long-term relationships with existing businesses and has also worked collaboratively with customers in the creation of new papers. Annual new paper sample mailings have been successful in maintaining a strong customer base.

The full line of papers is currently carried by New York Central Art Supply. Also, the Crane Paper Museum in Dalton, MA featured all of our papers in a season long exhibit. We have participated annually in the National Stationery Show in New York City and our paper has been featured in numerous magazines including Vermont Life, Vermont Magazine, Mountain Living, and American Artist.

This business could operate in either a rural non-retail setting (anywhere UPS delivers) or in a more commercial venue where it could augment invitation design and letterpress services.

– Nationwide wholesale customer base of stores, manufacturers, and design firms plus extensive mailing lists.
– Recipes, inventory of supplies, contacts, brand name, and base inventory of approx. 9,000 sheets of paper (included in selling price at cost) with a retail value of $115,000 (wholesale value of this paper is $56,000).
Equipment: 100 ton hydraulic press, 5# beater, vats, moulds (2-19”x25”, 2- 22”x30”, 1- 30”x40”, and many other assorted sizes). A Large quantity and variety of felts, 10 drying boxes, drying rack, shelving, barrels, hydraulic couching table, bales of various grades of cotton, several hundred pounds of flower petals and other botanicals, powdered mica, metal leaf, commercial dehumidifier, embossing plates, and various other items.
– Brand new updated website.


Asking Price Range:  < $250K
Gross Revenues:   $55,000
Cash Flow:   $22,000
Cash Flow Type:  Sellers Discretionary Cash
Inventory:  $92,000
Seller Financing:  Not Disclosed

About The Business

Year Established:  1989
Number of Employees:  1 – 3
Relocatable:  Yes
Franchise:  No
Current Real Estate:  Owned
Property:  Property For Not Applicable

About The Sale

Management Training and Support:  Yes, negotiable.
Reason For Selling:  Retiring.