Formal Holiday Wedding

Congratulations to Liz and Thomas on their wedding this weekend! We love these classic and romantic invitations with a custom monogrammed wreath. They wanted to embrace the festive spirit of NYC during the holiday season, so the additional elements like the taxi carrying a Christmas tree are just right. The details in the schedule of events and map were fun to design and added a nice, personal touch.

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Season's Greetings!

The holidays are almost here! Temperatures are dropping in Brooklyn, and we're bundling up while working away on orders in the shop. We have some new festive greeting cards this year, available in our online shop, including the newest "Peace on Earth" card. It feels especially important to send messages of love to our family and friends this year. 

Place your order for any last holiday gifts, or greeting cards soon for delivery before Christmas! We also always have gift certificates for bespoke letterpress stationery available for a truly thoughtful gift. 

Peace on Earth

There's still plenty of time to send out holiday cards to friends and family. Its one of our favorite traditions of the holiday season. We have several letterpress designs, with a variety of greetings in our online shop. Each set includes 8 hand printed cards with matching envelopes. We love this Peace on Earth design because it features our dear city in the midst of a peaceful snowfall.

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Season's Greetings

Our newest letterpress holiday card is available in our online shop now. We love this bright red cardinal, perched on a branch dotted with holly berries. The stark white paper gives the appearance of a snowy day for this beautiful bird. These cards come in sets of 8 with matching white envelopes. We have lots of other letterpress designs available for your annual holiday mailing.

Custom Holiday Cards for 2016

We can't believe it, but its almost that time of year again! We're gearing up for the holidays already and are ready to print your custom letterpress cards for Christmas and the New Year. We have a beautiful line of folded cards that you can customize with a personal greeting. Email us at info@sesameletterpress.com to see the full line and place your order.

Maritime Holiday Cards: In Process

We've been busy printing holiday cards these days and we figured we'd give you a peek into the process while we print our Ship Holiday card, which is one of our favorites. In case you couldn't tell, we're crazy about nautical themed goods! From whale gift tags to anchor note card sets, we've got it all.  Our beloved Golding Jobber press came from a New England seaside town, so it seems fitting that it should be used for these projects. sesame-letterpress-ship-holiday-card-press

We print the red portion of the card first (the boat and red lights), followed by the navy (you can see the plate for the navy in the photo above) and finally the green string of lights. Lining the layers of a card as precise as this one takes a keen eye and a bit of patience.

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We hate to waste paper so we constantly reuse scraps for set up and registration while we perfect the prints.  Sometimes the most interesting things happen by accident. The combination of the soft blue filigree and the navy ship on this piece of makeready really caught our eye.

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We have lots of different letterpress holiday card sets available on our site, as well as some great nautical themed gifts for everyone on your list.

 

Bespoke Holiday Cards for 2013

Around this time of year, we are always busy printing custom holiday cards for our clients. We really enjoy getting into the spirit of the holidays, even though we still haven't even celebrated Thanksgiving! Last year we printed a really cute photo card which was designed to look like wood grain. Also known as faux bois, this technique was perfect for letterpress. We love how this card came out and think it perfectly captures the wintery theme.

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And here's a close up of the detail of the faux bois:

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Bespoke Christmas Cards

We have put together a lovely range of customizable holiday cards. They are designed so that clients can choose their own photograph to incorporate into the card. All of us here in the studio adore this gorgeous faux bois design. Perfect for Christmas and especially perfect for letterpress: the impression makes the paper actually feel like woodgrain!

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Holiday Printing

It seems crazy to even mention the upcoming holiday season after a beautiful weekend in New York, but here goes... We have been printing our holidays cards (when not outside enjoying the unseasonably warm weather) and are happy to announce that these are now available through our online store. We have boxed cards with pretty colored envelopes and also new enclosure cards with little mini envelopes. We've come up with a design for city dwellers, woodland animal fans, poinsettia enthusiasts, candy lovers and those with traditional holiday tastes. We hope there is something for everyone. If there is anything we've missed, please let us know as we're always looking for new holiday ideas!  

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