Paper Stories2019-09-06T21:35:10+00:00

Multi-process cards | Business Cards

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, […]

Regal Sunburst

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 […]

The Blind Deboss

Blind deboss and embossing are two different processes where an impression is made in the paper without the use of ink. To put it in the simplest terms, a deboss is pressed in to the paper, and an emboss is raised up from the paper.

Embossing is a process that […]

Bold Brush

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 […]

Seigaiha (Waves)

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!


General Store Business Cards

Some years ago, we printed business cards for the iconic California shop, General Store.

General Store has an earthy, yet airy, beachy, yet woodsy aesthetic. For these cards, we used recycled “kraft” chipboard as the paper.

As a counterpoint to the rougher, more rustic paper stock, we used white […]

Burro y Flor

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 […]


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 […]

Illustrator spotlight: Liz Merolla

Custom wedding invitation suites like the ones we create here at Dependable Letterpress often involve custom illustration, often of the venue or of a personal detail precious to the couple.

When we begin the design process with you, we sit down (either in person or over the phone) and talk […]