Cape Cod Wedding Set

We are in love with these script wedding invitations for a Cape Cod wedding! Eileen and Mustafa wanted a design that was both elegant and touched on tradition, while using a slightly more modern script font. We added touches of nautical flair, in the form of an anchor and a vintage map of Cape Cod. The whole set was letterpress printed in navy ink on bright white paper, for a beautiful contrast. 

Nautical Bookmark Save the Date

We are in love with Save the Dates that double as bookmarks. Not only are they a unique design, but they're useful, too! If you're planning on a more formal invitation, the Save the Date is a great opportunity to have a little fun. Show off your personality with brighter colors, or a fun image that reflects the feeling of the venue.

We love these bookmark Save the Dates for a summertime wedding in Maine. The bright red and navy blue along with the vintage ship illustration ink feel perfectly nautical. The rope knot on the bottom is such a sweet detail, too.

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.

 

Business cards for Space, Nantucket

It's no mystery that here at Sesame, we love being beside the seaside. Over the summer, we decamp to Marblehead, MA and spend hours gazing at the sea. And many of our designs have a distinct maritime flavor. So when we were asked to design business cards for a lovely new shop in Nantucket, we loved the fact that this shop is literally right on the water.

Check out this view:

And inside, it has been arranged so beautifully too:

Elise, the owner stocks some of our products in the store and we were delighted when she asked us to print her business cards. We love the vibrant color and the square dimensions of the card.