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We love printing in bright colors, like we did for Slaine and Ben’s wedding invitations! The fluorescent red ink stands out so well against bright white paper, and with charcoal ink for the text. They even opted for a fluorescent painted edge on the card to make their invitations that much more memorable. What a fun wedding invite to receive!

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Blossoms Day Of Stationery

We printed these beautiful pieces for a wedding reception in the Catskills. They match our Blossoms design with the sweet floral wreaths on the place cards and table numbers. Robyn Wylde, a calligrapher that we often work with did a wonderful job lettering the names and numbers onto these pieces. We love the continuity of these cards that match the invitations at a reception.

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Peach & Gold Vintage Dot Wedding

These peach and gold letterpress wedding invitations were based on our Vintage Dot suite, an Art Deco style. Printing this bright color combination was a treat. The peach ink lent a modern touch to a somewhat formal design. Overall, the style was perfect for this Spring New York City wedding at The Bowery Hotel.

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It's always fun to add sweet touches like this dotted heart to a card. We like to make each card unique, but use similar elements so that the wedding suite is cohesive.

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Peachy Keen Painted Edges

We love when a couple decides to punch things up a notch with brightly colored edgepainting. The peach colored edges look amazing with this simple and modern wedding invitation. The combination of persimmon and gray ink with peach is striking, yet soft.

Andrea and Julio chose a beautiful, wildflower patterned from Rifle Paper Co. to line their envelopes. With such a simple wedding invitation, it's nice to add fun elements like this floral liner, without being overwhelming. We love designing clean, uncomplicated wedding suites, as it allows the letterpress printing to really shine.

Bright and Colorful Bugs & Butterflies Coaster Sets

We love these new bright, letterpress coasters featuring fun bug patterns! Insect patterns can easily seem creepy crawly, but the neon colors and little floral elements make these designs unique. These coasters, especially the black beetle, would be perfect for a Halloween party or just to brighten up your coffee table. Imagine sipping morning coffee with a beautiful yellow bee next to your mug. These coasters are available in sets of 8 with 2 of each design on our website shop.

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Upstate Wedding at Buttermilk Falls

A few months ago, Joyce and Ben came to us to design and print their wedding invitations. We knew it was going to be a fun job, when their dog popped up to say hello during our meeting! Their wedding was held at a beautiful inn in upstate New York on the Hudson River called Buttermilk Falls.

They wanted a pop of bright color, so we paired a fluorescent blue with a more subdued charcoal ink. The colors contrast each other well, and break up the design in an interesting way. We also printed a custom envelope liner for them, featuring a road map of upstate New York, with their location resting just at the fold.

Joyce and Ben wanted to mix some fun illustrations of their beloved dog, Penny with a classic design, and we think the result is wonderful. They commissioned an artist to illustrate some scenes of Penny from one of their trips to Buttermilk Falls. We love the drawings of Penny, nose to nose with a llama, and hanging out with some chickens. It's fun, personal touches like these that make custom invitations worthwhile.

Blue Rooster Baby Announcement

We love this modern baby announcement with a proud rooster on top. The combination of fonts, and the two shades of blue seemed perfect for a baby born in the midst of summer. The envelopes were lined in a matching colbalt blue paper, for a fun bit of color popping out. We had a lot of fun designing these baby announcements. And what a great name, too!

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A Blue Banner Wedding

These bright blue invitations were perfect for a summertime wedding. The simple design looks clean and modern, with just the right amount of fun. We love the festive blue banner on the top of the information card. It's such a fun element that looks really sweet with the couple's names printed on the flags.

Bright orange painted edges really make a statement. We think these invitations promise a good time at the wedding!

Custom Letterpress Coasters

Letterpress coasters are such a fun way to commemorate an important event. They're great for any celebration, whether it be a 60th birthday party or an announcement for a wedding yet to come. They can be used as a cute keepsake for guests, as well as a nice way to  protect your coffee table. custom-gold-letterpress-coasters

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Email info@sesameletterpress.com for a quote for your next letterpress coaster project.

Chalk Business Cards

We've been working with Chalk, a marketing and branding firm here in NYC for a couple of years. They recently asked us to print some of their redesigned business cards and we were impressed by how well they turned out. The bold indigo banner contrasts the bright white paper, making their logo quite striking.

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It's always fun to bring another designer's vision to life, especially when it is as eye-catching as this. These letterpress business cards were a challenge to print, but will certainly make a good impression on their clients.

Feeling Blue: Ikat Wedding Invitation

We recently remixed one of our tried and true, and a little blue wedding invitation designs. Ikat patterns are very popular, and we know why! This soft blue dot pattern is sweet and modern, perfect for a casual wedding. We can just imagine being at an intimate summer wedding by the sea. blue-ikat-dot-letterpress-wedding-sesame navy-blue-ikat-dot-letterpress-wedding-invitation-sesame

We made a short video, documenting the process of printing this 2-color wedding invite. A word of warning; the sounds of the press clicking and clacking are slightly hypnotic and may cause drowsiness.

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2015 Sesame Letterpress Calendars

For the last four years, we've been letterpress printing our small boxed calendars and we think 2015 is our best, yet! Throughout the year, we set aside images that inspire us for our upcoming calendar and match them to the appropriate months. This new calendar features some of our favorites, such as the gray tea kettle in January, a turquoise March egg and a trio of bright April umbrellas. The set also includes a page to note your resolutions for the year. Whether you choose to display your resolutions with pride or keep them hidden (in case you fall back to your chocolate addiction) is up to you...

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This year we added a second letterpress calendar to our collection. Inspired by a set of custom botanical coasters that we printed, this single sheet wall calendar features beautiful, vintage floral etchings. We kept it simple with rich, black ink on off-white butcher paper from French Paper Co. for an antique inspired design. We added a single line of gold foil type because we just couldn't resist a bit of shimmer this time of year.

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Both calendars are available on our website shop. If you're looking for a sweet, last minute gift, we can wrap and send them directly to your loved ones.

Custom Letterpress Holiday Greetings

It's hard to believe but the holidays are just around the corner! It seems like just yesterday we were brainstorming the perfect Halloween costume (do we go pop culture phenomenon or classically creepy this year?). But before we know it, the dishes from Thanksgiving feasts will be piling up in the sink. One of our favorite traditions of the holiday season is the exchange of cards and letters. The process of creating a custom holiday card involves equal parts work and fun. It may all begin on the computer but always ends up in the hands of our printers who expertly cut the paper to size, mix beautiful ink colors and print each layer.

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Don't you love this card's classic color scheme and imagery? You can almost smell the pine needles in the air. This design is part of our 2014 custom holiday collection, available now. Email info@sesameletterpress.com for a quote.

Confetti!

What could be more perfect for a wedding invitation design than the inclusion of printed confetti? This brand new design is equal parts joyful and charming: carolyna-script-confetti-dots-coral-letterpress-wedding-invitation-brooklyn

The blend of large and small dots perfectly captures the effect of falling confetti and really complements the sweet, cursive Carolyna font.

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This design works particularly well as a two-color print with one quite neutral hue (like the cool gray pictured here) and the other a more vivid, vibrant color (like this amazing fluorescent orange!)

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