Congratulations Kelsey and Mark on their wedding this week! Their elegant invitations are classic with a custom monogram. A pale blush envelope liner softens the design and adds a beautiful secondary color, perfect for a February wedding.
The winter blues are real, so we're thinking of sunny days in Mexico to pass the time. Last year, we designed these invitations for a lovely couple having a destination wedding. They wanted to incorporate the symbol of a zia sun into the design, as well as a nod to the beach with a wave illustration. We created a custom monogram featuring the sun and their initials. We letterpress printed the suite in gold and a subtle tint, including a custom envelope liner. Overall, it had an elegant, but laid back vibe, much like a destination wedding in Mexico!
Here's a little look at the process of printing one of letterpress invitation sets for a black tie wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York. Martha & Michael loved the formal look of our Elegant Monogram design and kept it classic with navy blue ink. Lucky for us, their initials looked great together in a monogram.
The champagne glasses were the perfect touch to their reception card. We imagine they will enjoy lots of toasts and cheers on their wedding day.
We just love Virginia and Greg's San Francisco themed wedding invitations. We started with their letterpress printed Save the Dates in rich black and bright red ink. They wanted to pay homage to an iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge, on top of the card. The combination of colors on warm white paper is striking. We even had a little fun with a cute streetcar on the envelopes!
They loved the design of the Save the Date, so we followed suit for the invitations. The Golden Gate Bridge topped this card in bright red, as well, with the elegant and simple text in black. An envelope liner, printed in silver, was just the right touch for the design. We found a vintage map of San Francisco that looked just right next to the invitation.
We love how Virginia and Greg's invitations turned out and we can't wait to do another city themed letterpress set!
Natalie and Alexander's letterpress wedding invitations are so soft and dreamy. They held a black tie wedding this summer at a beautiful Four Seasons in Westlake Village, California. They wanted the invitations to be elegant to announce their formal affair, but still have a modern, fun touch. They commissioned calligrapher, Katherine Ross of Script Merchant Calligraphy for portions of the text, which gave the whole set more character. We love the loose, modern style of Katherine's calligraphy!
We printed the letterpress invitation on warm white paper, and paired soft gray with a nude colored ink. The combination is subtle and warm, setting you up for a relaxing weekend in Southern California.
This little illustration of a manor home looks wonderful on top of their information card. It embodies the elegance of the Four Seasons resort perfectly. We absolutely love Natalie and Alex's custom wedding invitations, and we're sure that their wedding was just gorgeous.
Brielle and William had a wonderful rooftop wedding here in New York City at the end of the summer. They held their ceremony at a beautiful church, with the sweetest name and history - The Church Around the Corner - and their reception at a great loft in Tribeca. They wanted their letterpress invitations to be somewhat formal and elegant with a few fun touches.
It's easy to see that they love the color blue, as they paired navy printing with some softer blue envelopes. The envelopes and rounded edges of the invitation soften the set as a whole.
Brielle immediately fell in love with this beautiful, vintage illustration of a ring being slipped onto a woman's finger. Nothing could be more appropriate for a wedding!
The bride and groom wanted to pay homage to their pet parakeet, and we thought this was a sweet and subtle way! The vintage illustration tops off the response card perfectly.
All of the designs in our Wedding Collection are meant to be customized to reflect a couple's style and the tone of their event. We love seeing how different these designs look for different couples. Here is one of our favorite versions of the Floral Wreath design. Black letterpress printing always looks incredibly elegant.
Their simple serif monogram fits perfectly inside the wreath of flowers.
This classic black and white wedding invitation really sets the tone for their elegant event. We hope their big day is a beautiful affair for everyone there!
We're happy to debut a new set of deluxe stationery in our online shop! These lovely thank you cards are letterpress printed in rich black ink with gilded edges, making them extra luxurious. These cards make it easy to send a thoughtful thank you note.
You can pick up a set of 20 letterpress printed cards with matching blank envelopes in our online shop. They make great gifts, but we don't blame you if you want to keep them for yourself!
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.
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We print many custom stationery sets during the holiday. They make wonderful gifts, perfect for sending out thank you notes, post-holiday. Here are a few we particularly enjoyed designing and printing in 2014.
These notecards feature an assortment of blues and grays, perfectly matching the cloudy January sky.
Initials always look great in letterpress, whether they are small and sleek or larger and more decorative. Adding an image is a great idea, especially if it's as cute as this carefree rabbit taking a leap over such a fancy monogram.
This fall we designed and printed a beautiful set of art nouveau inspired wedding invitations for a couple in southern California. They started things off sweet with a bookmark sized Save the Date, printed in a warm gold and green combination.
The invitation features a delicate border of dark green vines that accent the fine lines in the type. A wreath-decorated home was the perfect image for their intimate reception.
The gold ribbon woven through the wreath is a sweet, little detail that makes this response card stand out. The simplicity of this letterpress wedding suite is what makes it such a nice sight. It's all in the details!
One of the really wonderful aspects of running a letterpress printing studio is the variety of requests we receive. One hour, we might get an email from someone asking us to incorporate a silhouette of their favorite pet into a greeting card and then next hour we will hear from someone who wants a really traditional design. We relish all of these challenges! Here's an example of a design that is both classic and extremely charming.
The invitation is further elevated with that beautiful dotted envelope liner. We love how this picks out the dots used alongside the solid line border.
A custom monogram adds to the elegance of the design.
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.
Altogether, a really gorgeous invitation set! Congratulations, Walker and Billy!
We have added a super-pretty, super-simple new design to our wedding collection. We fell for this font a while back and decided that it was high time we let it speak for itself.
The thick swashes really highlight the letterpress impression and this design can be easily customized with your choice of text and ink color.
We've added a really elegant new design to our collection of wedding invitations. Many couples have been approaching us, asking for something that features a monogram of their initials.
We're always delighted to come up with a new layout so we came up with this design that features a monogram, as well as a simple border.
The choice of quite traditional fonts also adds to the sense of subtle formality without being stuffy!
We worked with Meredith and Adam on their Save the Date cards and we were excited to collaborate on the designs for their invitations too. They went for a really classy, understated layout that highlighted the letterpress impression and the gorgeous ink color they chose.
They thought about incorporating an illustration at the top of each card but as with so many things, sometimes less is more. In the case of this set, we think it really benefits from the simplicity of the layout.
A great way to add color to a classic invitation is to think about having the accompanying pieces printed onto colored cardstock. We can print darker ink onto pale paper, like this example of a lovely RSVP card and envelope on a vivid pink card:
The motif at the top of each card creates a nice consistency across the pieces. The invitation itself is a beautiful and elegant example of how two fonts can work really well together.
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!
The contrast of deep navy on crisp white cardstock never fails to set our hearts aflutter. It's a classic look that allows the quality of the design and letterpress impression come to the forefront.
This set perfectly illustrates what we mean. It features a single ink color, simple border and repeated monogram and the overall effect is gorgeous.
A personalized monogram is a lovely way to bring some individuality to your invitation set. And you can then repeat the monogram on materials that we print for the ceremony and reception (such as programs, menus etc!)
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.