Fun-Meets-Formal Letterpress Invitation Trend – Edgy Edging

Featuring the gorgeous hand calligraphy of Debi Zeinert, Classic Calligraphy definitely tends to be one of our more, well, classic designs.  Throw some fresh Navy ink and vibrant Watermelon edge painting into the mix though, and you get a really great splash of bold contemporary style.  A brightly contrasting edge paint color is a wonderful way to make things fun and current without going too far overboard and loosing the vintage-inspired vibe of the overall set.  These invitations also feature a cute website card – an elegant and eco-friendly way to direct guests to your website for additional wedding details.

ink: navy | paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: a7 | liner: antique geometrics pattern in navy | edge painting: watermelon | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: lindsy aragona

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by Chris Gannon on November 3rd, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Autumn inspired Letterpress Chapin Bridal Shower Invites and Recipe Cards

It’s no secret that we are obsessed with letterpress. Behold, this jaw-dropping letterpress bridal shower invitation. Not only was the original Chapin (by Patricia Mumau) design transformed to perfectly celebrate the autumn season, but a new card was created for recipes to be passed onto future generations. Marigold and espresso inks breathe warmth into this whimsical design. The edge paint in marigold brings an extra touch of color that compliments the folk art. A classy envelope liner in solid espresso ink intensifies the rich brown hues associated with fall. We are captivated by the timeless beauty exuding from this letterpress invitation set.

inks: espresso + marigold | fonts: sofia + moravia + chapin  | paper: 1-ply ivory  | invite size: SQ6 | liner: the classic color pattern in espresso ink | edge painting: marigold | client coordinator: christie jones  | in-house designer: sarah walroth

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by Christie Jones on October 25th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | (2) comments

Custom Calligraphy letterpress Invitations by Request

Part of what makes calligraphy letterpress invitations so amazing is that each one is always going to be a little different from every other one we’ve ever made before.  With each design being painstakingly written out by hand before being digitized and eventually turned into a printing plate for letterpress printing, there’s always bound to be subtle (and beautiful) variations.  But there’s unique, and then there’s unique.

Take for instance this design here, featuring the lavish hand calligraphy of the super-talented Sarah Hannah.  This design most closely resembles Sarah’s Magnolia design, but despite the family resemblance they’re clearly not the same animal.  The couple’s names on this invitation are much more elaborately embellished than usual and the ornate flourishes along the edges of the original design have been dropped entirely.  This look is exactly what the bride was going for, and it was completely doable since Sarah was able to understand what she was envisioning and translate it into beautiful calligraphy.

Printed in black ink on our 2-ply ivory paper and affixed to our opal colored pocketfolds – the end result is devastatingly elegant.

ink: black | calligraphy style: victoria | paper: ivory 2-ply | invite size: f8 | pocketfold: opal | edge painting: black | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: lindsy aragona

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by Chris Gannon on October 21st, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Quirky and Fun Keswick Letterpress Invitations

Our Keswick (by Beth Ann Seal) letterpress wedding invitations are given a modern color twist in this quirky customization. Letterpress printed in garden and clover inks, they are perfectly contrasted with shocking pops of mesa edge paint on all pieces (yes that’s right every card). This couple also benefited from our 10% off promotion (10% off if you purchase 6 printed pieces). See more details and the small print here!

inks: clover + garden | fonts: tropez + jubilant | paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: sq-7 | liner: the vintage river pattern in mesa ink | edge painting: mesa | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: lindsy aragona

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by Christie Jones on October 20th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Carefree and Colorful Joie de Vivre letterpress wedding invitations!

We are delighted to share these Joie de Vivre (by Kamal) letterpress wedding invitations submitted to us by our friends at Judy Paulen Designs in New York, NY.  This stylish set definitely has a cutting-edge vibe. We feel that the perfect pairing of mediterranean and pale gray inks is out of this world.  We think you will agree that this design lives up to its name-as the French phrase, “Joie de Vivre” translates to “a carefree enjoyment of life.” This set is customized with fuchsia edge paint and a stellar envelope liner to match!

inks: mediterranean + pale gray | fonts: streamline | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: sq-7 | liner: the antique geometrics pattern in fuchsia ink | edge painting: fuchsia |

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by Jessica Hanaman on October 18th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Vineyard Chic New Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Our New Calligraphy design (by Debi Zeinert) is extremely popular and we are loving the colors in this letterpress wedding invitation set. The nature infused accents from a custom Vineyard design inspired envelope liner to our vine ink bring a real earthy feel. The metallic gold edge painting brings in some luxury making this an elegant combination.

ink: vine | calligraphy: revolution hand calligraphy, by debi zeinert style  | paper: 1-ply white  | invite size: f8 | liner: custom vineyard design inspired pattern in antique gold | edge painting: metallic gold | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: lindsy aragona

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by Christie Jones on October 11th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Comely Cursive Harrison Calligraphy Letterpress Thank You Notes

It’s always such a pleasure to work with our amazing clients and to craft their unique creative vision into letterpress reality (really it is).  Take for instance these extended horizontal thank you notes – they’re so different and cool that we just had to share them with everyone.  They feature Patricia Mumau‘s Harrison style hand calligraphy, and they’re printed in a stunning combination of espresso and ink-less blind deboss.  The champagne edge painting really stands out boldly on our 2-ply paper and we absolutely love the way no. 10 dimensions work for this piece.

inks: espresso + blind deboss | calligraphy style: harrison | paper: 2-ply white | size: no. 10 | edge painting: champagne | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: racheal decker

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by Chris Gannon on October 5th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations,Inspiration | No comments

Truly Vintage and Simplistic Harlow Letterpress Wedding Invitations

I don’t think you’ll ever come across a more vintage inspired letterpress wedding invitation!  Our Harlow design (by Jessica Tierney) looks especially timeless here with its own touch of flair. We have a weakness for wedding invitations with clean lines that still hold true to that romantic feel.  We can never get enough of a vibrant pop of color-and the aubergine edge painting beautifully contrasts with the pewter ink.  Paired with the perfect envelope lining -means tossing in another cool customization!  These invitations are perfect for a wedding venue so rich in history.

ink: pewter | font: moravia + harlow | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: a-7 | liner: reverse european formal pattern in aubergine ink | edge painting: aubergine | client coordinator: jessica hanaman| in-house designer: kyle laatsch

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by Jessica Hanaman on September 28th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Charmed NY Letterpress Wedding Invitations in Sweet Espresso and Surf!

Our wonderful friends at Judy Paulen Designs in New York, New York gave us the pleasure to print such an exciting color combination that begged for an appearance on our blog! Our Charmed New York (by Jessica Tierney) letterpress invitations are printed in espresso and surf inks on our 2-ply white paper, and edge painted in surf ink for an extra pop of color. We are truly in the New York state of mind.

inks: espresso + surf | fonts: sans capital + nysa + impression | paper: 2-ply white cotton | invite size: f8 | edge painting: surf | envelope liner: the antique geometrics pattern in surf ink

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by Christie Jones on September 27th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Lush Letterpress Invitations in Light Lavender & Charcoal

Our Lush (by Jamie Lea Bertsch ) letterpress wedding invitations go from soft to stylish with this color customization submitted by Lion in the Sun in Brooklyn, NY. Letterpressed in Light Lavender and Charcoal inks on our 2-ply white paper, the design is highlighted with corner rounding and Champagne edge paint. The Reverse Simple Geometrics envelope liner in Champagne ink perfectly compliments the edge painting.

inks: light lavender + charcoal | font: billhead |  paper: white 2-ply | invite size: f8 | corner rounding | edge paint: champagne | liner: the reverse simple geometrics pattern in champagne ink

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by Christie Jones on September 1st, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments