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Smudge Ink is a small band of illustrators, printers, and wordsmiths brought together by an inexplicable devotion to snail mail. We create lighthearted, punchy letterpress greeting cards with a knack for making you grin. From the initial sketch to the umpteenth print run, we live by creativity, color, and craftsmanship. Our happy place is a mailbox stuffed with real mail (think: made of paper, written with a pen, sealed in an envelope, no wi-fi necessary). We love that what we do helps others connect, celebrate, and have fun! Permission to bust out the party hats, granted always.

Based in Acton, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston), we design, print, and package products right here in our working studio.

Meet the team

April May


  • always rearranges furniture
  • podcast enthusiast
  • loves lunch

Ally Stack


  • sandwich affectionado
  • former trumpet player
  • always notices dogs

Emily Goodale

guest illustrator e.b. goodale

  • sriracha peddler
  • cat rescuer & illustrator
  • tiny things collector


Smudge Ink offers a full line of stationery products, including greeting cards, boxed notes, calendars, notepads, wrapping paper, gift tags, writing sets, and more. We proudly make all of our products locally. Our letterpress products are printed by us in our studio in Acton, and our flat-printed products are produced right here in Massachusetts.

dandelion illustration

We are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and take pride in making a conscious effort to recycle and reuse almost everything in our working studio. We source post-consumer recycled paper and envelopes for all products. We also partner with companies who actively engage in and encourage environmentally responsible practices. 

Giving Back

We make charitable contributions to causes we are passionate about. Below are some of the organizations we have supported:

Everytown // United State of Women // Planned Parenthood // Acton-Boxborough United Way // For Like Minds // Refugee Assistance Alliance // Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund // Hurricane Irma Relief Fund // Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund // WE CAN // Circle of Women // Rosie’s Place // BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) // The One Fund // Greater Boston Food Bank // Breakthrough Cambridge // Courageous Sailing // Community Cooks

In addition, we donate overstock, damaged products, excess paper and envelopes, and gently used office supplies to local schools and kid-focused organizations. Help us help others.


Smudge Ink products can be found in over 900 retailers around the country and worldwide. Our retailers range from small boutiques and independent bookstores to florists, art supply stores, and more.

Curious if there’s a retailer near you? Contact us and we can send you a list of stores in your area where you might find our products. Or, head to our online store and shop away!

Are you a buyer interested in ordering our products for your store? Visit our wholesale page for more information.