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Multi-process cards | Business Cards

By |2019-10-03T18:04:04+00:00October 3rd, 2019|(Blind) Deboss, Business Cards, Edging, More Options, Paper Stories|

All the business cards in this post involve a combination of print and finishing processes. Some combine letterpress and blind deboss. Many are duplexed, and some feature edge painting. This card and the one below feature a digitally printed "flood" of color combined with a blind deboss on one side, and letterpress printing on [...]

Kevin & Nicole’s spinning wedding invitation

By |2019-09-07T17:33:34+00:00September 7th, 2019|Paper Stories|

This structure, like the spinning program we shared in the past, is a volvelle --- a spinning paper wheel which allows for creative organization and display of information (and, in some cases, calculation!). We recently created another volvelle program that we're looking forward to sharing! In addition to the letterpress printing and the meticulous design [...]

Seigaiha (Waves)

By |2019-09-06T22:45:28+00:00April 14th, 2019|Paper Stories|

This gold foil wedding invitation, printed on a deep navy blue paper, draws inspiration from traditional Japanese design. It is one of the flagship designs in our collection of customizeable luxury wedding invitations, Dependable Weddings; read on to learn a little more about its features and the design process! Design Considerations Jessica, for whom Seigaiha [...]

Burro y Flor

By |2019-09-06T22:42:57+00:00March 24th, 2019|Paper Stories|

This is one of our favorite designs in Dependable Weddings, our lineup of customizeable letterpress wedding invitations. Burro y Flor, originally designed for a destination wedding in San Miguel Allende, features digitally printed watercolor illustrations. These include a flower-laden burro, festive papel picado, floral garlands, and a colorful bouquet peeking out of a tequila bottle. print [...]

Regal Sunburst

By |2019-09-06T23:03:55+00:00March 24th, 2019|Paper Stories|

Regal Sunburst, a gold foil and letterpress wedding invitation from our new collection Dependable Weddings, has an interesting set of design inspirations. Originally, we designed it for a client whose wedding inspiration was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder). This design inspiration was a bit of a secret - the [...]

Bold Brush

By |2019-09-07T18:09:37+00:00March 24th, 2019|Paper Stories|

Bold Brush was the very first wedding invitation we decided to include in our new collection of customizeable letterpress invitations, Dependable Weddings. It's easy see why! With its bold, brush lettered names in gold foil, and slight, minimal letterpress text, it's a modern classic. We call this invitation suite "Bold Brush" because the brush-lettering puts what's [...]


By |2019-09-06T23:38:39+00:00March 24th, 2019|Paper Stories|

One of the simplest but most dramatic letterpress wedding invitation suites in our Dependable Weddings collection is Craneway, a modern black-and-white suite. Craneway can be dressed up (with wax seals and silk ribbon) or kept simple. With or without luxury finishing touches, its soft cotton stock, dramatic black letterpress and modern type design really stand out. [...]