Anchor Paper Express 

Our very first Express store was opened in Plymouth in 1990 and has been successful ever since! Our newest Express store, which was previously on University Avenue in Saint Paul, has relocated to Roseville in the fall of 2013. At Anchor Paper Express, we have a retail store full of goodies for your paper needs- but don't overlook the warehouse portion of this location! We stock varieties of paper beyond your wildest dreams and envelopes to coordinate. It may seem a bit overwhelming at first glance, but don't be intimidated. Dive right in and find what you are looking for; we won't interrupt your browsing. Feel free to ask questions of our staff; we are all happy to help our guests with their paper questions.

There are plenty of different services Anchor Paper Express to make your shopping trip enjoyable and efficient.

NEW! Retail Paper Packs

Anchor Paper Express is now offering Retail Paper Packs for purchase. Paper Packs are less expensive for buyers than paying per pound of paper because each individual sheet will cost less when it is in a Paper Pack. The Paper Packs will also keep your paper protected, you will no longer find pesky dents or crinkles in your paper. Along with benefiting the customer, Retail Paper Packs are also helpful on our end. Our employees will now be able to keep track of which papers are top-sellers and create an inventory. This means they will be able to have popular papers stocked at all times for your convenience.


We have a classroom that is free to use when you purchase your paper at our Express location. It is not required to make an appointment to use this space, but reserving a time before you come in ensures a space will be available for your use. Please note, reserving the classroom does not mean you are reserving a die cutting machine. When you call, please specify what you are planning to use.

Paper Cutting

Each store has a large industrial size paper cutter that allows us to cut text and cover weight paper, vellum, fome-cor, and chipboard. Please contact the stores for pricing and size requirements.

When cutting text weight paper: To get a smooth, clean cut, we need to cut a minimum of 10 sheets of text weight paper.

When cutting cover weight paper: To get a smooth, clean cut, we need to cut a minimum of 5 sheets of cover weight paper.

Retail Paper Packs can be cut down to half sheets for you at no additional charge. (This does not apply to cut sizes other than half sheets)

Knowledgeable Staff

We have a knowledgeable staff that will help you find the perfect paper. Whether it be fine paper questions or even a crafting question, our employees have years of experience that will benefit you during your stop at our Express stores.

For contact information, please visit the Contact page.

Minimum Order Requirements

Unlike Anchor Paper, we do not require a minimum order fee. You are able to buy as little as one piece of paper or one envelope. We do, however, have a couple of requirements when it comes to ordering paper and special orders.

When we transfer parent sheets from Anchor Paper's whole sale division, you are required to order at least 10 parent sheets. The minimum is required when we transfer stock from Anchor Paper main and does not apply to Express store transfers. The minimum transfer is in place to help paper stay in good condition while being transferred on the truck. Minimum order requirements vary between special orders. Please contact the Express store for more information regarding special order.