Our Story 

Spark came to be in 2004 courtesy of wife and husband, Valerie Carlson and James Watne, a 1920 Chandler & Price handfed letterpress and a few good ideas. What started in the garage of our Minneapolis home grew into a full-fledged commercial print shop with extensive services and products. We have used these capabilities over the years to launch several successful custom stationery albums carried by more than 100 retailers internationally, as well as work with some of the best design firms in the country as a printing partner. 

Now in our 12th year, we continue to evolve by launching a thoughtful collection of paper goods that best showcase our commitment to quality printing and meaningful design. 


Our Products

Our products are produced in our northeast Minneapolis print studio. We select quality papers and materials that are made in the U.S.A.