Colorful Ink Swatches

We custom mix our inks for each job. Our presses are really efficient and we use less than a tablespoon of ink for a set of note cards. A little goes a long way as the inks are like a thick paste. When mixing, we start with some base colors that we combine, often with the addition of black or white to tone down the saturation.

We frequently get requests for tinted embossing. We add a drop of gray ink when we print embossings to give the imagery a bit more of a shadow. The result is subtle, and beautiful when paired with a deeper color.

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Jamaican Wedding Suite

Congratulations Anneke and Patrick on the wedding this weekend! We don't get enough opportunities to print jellyfish on wedding stationery! Destination wedding like this Jamaican celebration are especially fun to work on! We started with our Pictorial design and customized this with the images of coral, jellyfish, starfish and the octopus. The ink colors here are coral and navy and we've added a bright tissue envelope liner for an extra jolt of color.

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Gramercy Park Hotel Wedding

Congratulations to Caroline and Ryan on their March wedding! Although most of the couples we work with select one of the designs in our collection, each invitation suite we print looks unique. This is a twist on our Timeless design. They opted for a different script, Miss leGates, and paired the black ink with a jewel-toned red envelope liner.

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Bowery Hotel Wedding

Congratulations to Amanda and Asher on their wedding this week! We've been collaborating with them over the last 9 months to print save the date announcements, invitations and programs. It's been really fun customizing our Downtown design for their wedding (we especially love the carrier pigeon) and we wish them all the best!

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Blind Embossing

If you're looking for a subtle image to accent your custom stationery, we recommend printing in a blind emboss like these images illustrate. Generally, we use a touch of pigment in a clear ink to help give the image a bit of shadow on the paper. The result is a beautiful bit of texture that allows your text to stand out, while giving the design a bit more depth. We don't recommend doing a blind or tinted emboss for text, as it is not reliably legible. 

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