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Elegant Victoria Calligraphy letterpress wedding invitations

Our lovely pals at Social Graces in Nashville, Tennessee requested this stunning customization of our Victoria Calligraphy (by Sarah Hanna) in charcoal ink. Our European Formal envelope liner design is letterpress printed in our inkless blind deboss as a background that we think gives an elegant touch.

ink: charcoal + blind deboss | calligraphy: victoria hand calligraphy, by sarah hannah style. | paper: 2-ply ivory  | invite size: f8  | corner rounding |

elegant calligraphy letterpress wedding invitations

Surprise, Surprise – Balsam Calligraphy Letterpress Birthday Invites!

We love it when someone thinks outside of the box and customizes one of our letterpress wedding invitations for a separate occasion. These letterpress surprise birthday invitations feature Patricia Mumau‘s whimsical Balsam Calligraphy design. Our vine ink fits perfectly with the calligraphy leaf motif that repeats throughout the set. For maximum contrast a solid envelope liner in Chartreuse and edge painting were carefully selected. We could barely keep these a secret!

ink: vine | calligraphy: harrison hand calligraphy, by patricia mumau style | paper: 1-ply white  | invite size: a7 | liner: the classic color pattern in chartreuse  | edge painting: chartreuse | client coordinator: christie jones  | in-house designer: lindsy aragona

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Fresh Palmas Letterpress Invitations Featuring Belle Hand Calligraphy

In a unique twist on Beth Ann Seal‘s classic Palmas design, this invitation set features the exquisitely personal Belle hand calligraphy of Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls in place of the design’s original fonts.  The calligraphy adds a distinct mark of human touch, which is reinforced by the deep, tactile impression of the artisan letterpress printing.  Ink-less blind deboss printing for the art-deco inspired border keeps things subtle, while a bright clover envelope liner adds a splash of excitement to this chic and natural looking invitation set.

ink: black + blind deboss | paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: f8 | liner: classic color in clover | edge painting: chartreuse | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: sarah walroth

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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

elegant calligraphy letterpress wedding invitations

 

 

 

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

hand calligraphy letterpress wedding invitations

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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Trendy and Hip String Calligraphy Letterpressed Wedding Invitations

We love the classic, understated look of these recently printed String Calligraphy (by Patricia Mumau) letterpress wedding invitations. The entire set features harrison hand calligraphy which is one of Patricia Mumau’s most requested calligraphy hands- there is nothing quite like it! Letterpressed in prussian blue ink with edge painting and a solid envelope liner to match, these invitations are totally trendy.  This is a perfect combination for the cutting-edge and fantastic wedding venue.

ink: prussian blue | calligraphy style: harrison by patricia mumau | paper: 1-ply white  | invite size: f8  | liner: the classic color pattern in prussian blue ink | client coordinator: jessica hanaman | in-house designer: lindsy aragona

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Whimsical Letterpress Wedding Invitation Set featuring Belle Hand Calligraphy

Featuring Belle hand calligraphy these Flourish letterpress invitations (by Jamie Lea Bertsch) are what’s happening!  This set features Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls’ Belle hand calligraphy which is one of the many different calligraphy styles we offer.  The stellar pairing of our prussian blue and chartreuse inks looks amazing on our 1-ply ivory paper.  The couple chose our save the date size (A6) for their reply card to better accommodate all of the details of their wedding weekend!  With flat place cards and adorable website cards printed in prussian blue inks-their guests can get the lowdown on the wedding fun!  We’re in love with their flawless tea length programs letterpress printed to match with their set.  The couple even chose precious letterpress thank you cards to match to their invitations.  This heartfelt gesture shows the true appreciation of their friends and family being such an important part of their special day.

inks: chartreuse + prussian blue | font: jubilant | calligraphy style: belle by maybelle imasa-stukuls| paper: 1-ply ivory  | invite size: a7  | liner: the european formal pattern in chartreuse ink | client coordinator: jessica hanaman| in-house designer: racheal decker

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Cheerful Two Color String Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations

These cheerful String Calligraphy (by Patricia Mumau) letterpress wedding invitations sure have a whimsical and contemporary feel!  Submitted to us by our friends at The Village Invites in New York, NY we think the lavender ink paired with our black ink looks impeccable. It’s absolutely charming that the couple carried the two color theme onto all of their cards.  The perfect pairing of our modern floral envelope liner in lavender ink looks sensational.  We are in love with the the distinguishing look of this set!

inks: black + lavender | calligraphy style: harrison by patricia mumau | paper: 2-ply white  | invite size: f8  | liner: the modern floral pattern in lavender ink | client coordinator: jessica hanaman| in-house designer: racheal decker

Connemara letterpress invitations with Arabic Calligraphy

We get to work with amazing people from every corner of this beautiful world on a daily basis, but it’s not everyday we get to ship invitations all the way to Bahrain (and that’s too bad really).  These Connemara (by Beth Ann Seal) letterpress wedding invitations are printed larger than our largest standard invitation sizes.  Measuring in at an impressive 8.25″ x 8.25″ they’re so big in fact that we needed to run them on our larger 13″ x 18″ Heidelberg Windmill press (affectionately nicknamed ‘Hindenburg‘ by our printers because it tends to be a little cranky).  Sea Mist and Navy inks,  Metallic Gold edge painting, rounded corners, and hand calligraphed Arabic text, all come together beautifully here on our 2-ply ivory paper.  We particularly love the way the fluid Arabic calligraphy compliments the repeating floral motif of the background.

inks: sea mist + navy | paper: 2-ply ivory | invite size: 8.25 x 8.25″ | edge painting: metallic gold | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: sarah walroth

Custom ink + Hand Calligraphy = Stunning Honoured Guest letterpress invitations

Our Honoured Guest design (by Sarah Hanna) looks stunning paired with this custom color letterpress invitation set. We love the wording of the reply card and whimsical touch of the menu motifs (we can add menu motifs like these for free to your reply card – just ask one of our client  coordinators for more information).

ink: custom Pantone 669 | calligraphy style: honoured by sarah hanna | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: a-7 | liner: the reverse elegant chainlink pattern in custom Pantone 669 | edge painting: metallic silver | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: racheal decker

by Christie Jones, Client Coordinator.

Sonoma Calligraphy Letterpress Invitation – Light Peach + Blind Deboss + Black

This Sonoma Calligraphy (by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls) letterpress wedding invitation set is without a doubt absolutely gorgeous! The invitation is printed in Black and Colorless Blind Deboss inks on our 1-ply white paper. Both the invitations and flat place cards are edge painted in our striking metallic gold ink. Using Light Peach ink as an accent on their flat place cards, and envelope liner really adds character to this unique set! We see this invitation being used for a very intimate and elegant wedding.

ink: black + light peach + blind deboss | fonts: streamline | calligraphy style: belle by maybelle | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: f-8 | liner: the classic color pattern in light peach ink | edge painting: metallic gold | client coordinator: jessica hanaman | in-house designer: lindsy aragona

by Jessica Hanaman, Client Coordinator.

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