Congratulations to Laura and Daniel on their wedding this beautiful, spring weekend! So often we use beautiful floral illustrations on wedding invitations, but this couple wanted something a little different. These ferns and fronds, printed in a mix of black ink and a blind emboss, are a nice alternative for an early Spring wedding.
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.
Congratulations to Toni & Yuri, who were just married this October! We designed and printed the beautiful invitations for their fall wedding at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm. They liked a couple of our wedding designs so much that we ended up combining the elements. We used the pale rose illustrations, and paired them with the layout of our Downtown design. The deep blue ink, paired with the modern font choice made the design feel brand new.
These lovely letterpress invitations were designed by a client for a fall wedding. The design features a lovely, paisley pattern in the background, printed in a subtle tint. The beautiful bright green ink steals the show, and we love that sweet heart on the invitation. Its always fun to print such a unique design with bold colors.
It's probably clear by now that we are big fans of designs that incorporate both elegance and a certain informality. Walker and Billy went for wedding invitations that perfectly melded these two approaches:
We really love these designs. The border is beautifully rendered in pale tinted ink and the different thicknesses set each separate card apart from the next. We also love how some of the pieces feature handwritten details that were provided by a family member: another great way to add some originality to your invitations. Neutra Caps font for the rest of the text adds a pleasant retro feel that complements the style of the border too.
We offer a range of finishing techniques, including corner rounding, edge painting and envelope lining. These are great ways to further customize your printed items. And if you're going to go for edge painting, why not choose a really bright, uplifting color? Like sunshine yellow!
This invitation layout is so pretty and understated. It features blind embossing for the heart illustrations and cool gray for the text. The yellow just adds an extra pop of goodness to the design!
The thank you cards continue the color palette of pale tinted illustration with cool gray text. We think the french "Merci Beaucoup" is a very sweet addition too!
We've printed a few London weddings featuring tinted letterpressed illustrations related to the British capital. So we thought we would add a new design that incorporates the New York skyline for all the Manhattan weddings we work on!
This design uses a really clear, sans serif font which perfectly complements the graphic silhouette of the NY skyline:
The use of a very pale tinted ink on the motif really intensifies the letterpress effect and makes the image appear almost like a shadow. The result is an invitation that is both classy and understated.
Once a couple have received their printed invitations, it's often time to start thinking about reception stationery. It's really nice for us to continue working with clients on their wedding programs, escort cards, menus and other pieces. We can draw out themes from the invitation to use across these items.
Our Under the Sea design with its vivid octopus motif works really well on these menus, table cards and escort cards:
We like how the wave illustration adds a slightly different look to the set.
At the other end of the spectrum, our subtle Pale Florals set allows for some really pretty additional pieces that feature blind embossing on the menu and escort card envelope:
Thinking about your reception stationery alongside your invitations is a great way to create a unified look across your whole wedding: from the anticipation of the event to the big day itself!
Just a quick blog post with a close-up of a gorgeous invitation. We really like how this design is both elegant and informal. The Strangelove font used for the couples' names keeps it from looking too stuffy and the blind embossed palm tree motif adds another subtly, tactile layer to the letterpress technique!
Sometimes a really simple business card design is so effective. We printed this blind embossed card for a graphic designer and we love how the tactile nature of that deep impression makes any color unnecessary! It's a strong, bold layout and we think it looks great!
We just finished printing this wedding set for a lovely couple who are getting married in Italy. We're jealous: all that wonderful food, gorgeous views and la dolce vita! They decided to have the set printed in our matte gold ink: we love how this hue is the perfect blend of elegant and understated.
They selected a few of illustrations from our image library to give an extra level of customization to their invitation:
We love the little heart lockets and we also really like how the simple heart silhouette looks as a blind-embossed pressed image:
Without ink, it just highlights the quality of the impression.
Congratulations Maegan and Eric!
We designed this invitation set to represent a bouquet of flowers. Each card has a slightly different floral element which is subtly printed, using the palest of pale tinted ink.
The combination of fonts also adds an element of embellishment to the layout. And we adore how each card has a slightly different alignment for the florals.
Here's one more detail of the main invitation card which highlights the fine detail in the letterpress impression. This design can be printed in your choice of colored ink and we recommend opting for the pale silver-gray tint on the floral printing.
This invitation suite is charming and classic and we love the recurring wreath motif.
We designed the wreath to incorporate the monogram that features the initials of the couple's first names and it looks so pretty on the different pieces.
Here's the layout of the gift tag that can be affixed to favors:
And we even used the illustration as a pale, tinted blind embossed element on the RSVP cards:
Last summer we printed a gorgeous wedding suite in summer green and cool gray. These two colors look lovely and fresh together and the design was accentuated with blind embossed motifs printed in the palest of pale green tint.
Here's a close-up detail of the tree illustration:
And here is a photograph of a few of the other items from the suite of cards: