December is a busy time of year for letterpress wedding announcements and love is in the air! These custom designed save the dates came in from a designer in Alabama. Blind impression and charcoal grey ink on Crane Lettra single ply. Finished size is A7 (5″x7″). Contact us today with your wedding invitation needs. We’d be happy to supply you with a quote!
Tis the season to get those Save the Date orders going! The holidays are a great time to see friends and family so why not make the most of it by having your save the date announcements in hand! We’re offering quick turnaround production on letterpress save the dates and foil stamping as well. We have a selection of designs to choose from or you can submit your own artwork. Don’t have artwork but want something unique, our in-house design service is here to help with your custom design needs!
This custom wedding invitation was designed and printed a few months back and we think it has just the right blend of sugar and spice. We packed classic typography and a bold sense of style with feature and form. The real secret is in the personal flavors we added which came from really getting to know with the bride to be. The brides excitement was obvious and she was an absolute doll. We wanted to give this invitation the same sense of vibrance. We take a lot of pride in matching a couple to their invitation design and this one was no exception. Gold foil and slate grey ink on 2-ply. Oh – and who doesn’t enjoy a little fun with an ampersand. Contact us for your custom quote today!
Custom Flora Wedding Invitation – designed in-studio.
This piece was all about being creative with the visual but more importantly, we combined some unusual finishes to push the boundaries. The digital printing was finished on BLACK paper. Yes, we printed full CMYK on black stock. How? – That’ll just be our little secret. We then incorporated with fast and free foil script to add some life and energy. Lastly, we duplexed the stock to add that weight that everyone wants in a custom wedding invitations. This invitation design includes a matching rsvp, info card, and gold letterpress coasters as well as custom die cut address labels and a medallion circle cut tag with twine band. We’ll post a few more pics to show the entire suite. Thanks for visiting our letterpress blog. You can contact us for your custom quote here.
Come September it’s common to find invitations featuring warm reds and browns but sometimes it’s more fun to push further into the concept. Seasonal invitation designs can be approached in so many more ways! Autumn Sweater- (Seasonal Wedding Invitation Design) – is very subtle but we snuck a few season-appropriate ideas into the final concept.
We often print others design work but every now and then we’re given the opportunity to really let our design skills shine. This custom designed invitation was a labor of love and we had the pleasure of adding a few fancy print features to the concept as well. We included a touch of foil along with both letterpress printing and a blind impression. The pattern in the back is similar to a knit sweater texture which naturally lent itself to the diamond-shaped center area. Once we had these elements flowing it was just a matter of selecting the right fonts! The gold foil was an elegant exchange for the usual brown colors and the silver ink spoke more directly to our cozy Minnesota trees blowing in the fall breeze. The wedding was last week and it sounds like everyone was pretty pleased (as were we).
The weather is finally starting to turn for the better here and we have so much on the horizon! We’ve been hard at work this winter creating some really amazing work for brides and businesses alike! We’re very excited to announce a few new designs and we’re also going though the site and cleaning house! Here’s a sneak peek at a couple things we’ve had come through recently.
We’re in St Paul Minnesota so we really like to take as much advantage of the summer season as possible. This last summer lasted a little longer than usual but now as the fall approaches I can’t help but daydream about warmer days, vacations and day tripping across the country. Here’s a pics from driving across the tops of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Such amazing memories and adventures made this last year.
Duplexing is a term used to describe gluing two sheets of paper to each other (back to back) to create a much thicker final sheet. This is done quite often in letterpress printing to hide the ghosted dents from the impact of the press. This way we can print a deep impression into both sides of the card without worrying about ruining the opposing side. All that said – Natalie – our lady of the night (cause she works evenings) is obsessed with this practice. She’s always pumped to do some gluing and get those crop marks EXACT. This work can be tedious but when you’ve got a love for the details like Natalie – it’s a party. I swear it almost looks like she’s having fun. More power to her!
We can duplex or triplex, or whatever-plex so if you have a project in need, let us know!
Spyhouse coffee and their overall presentation are second to none. If you’ve been to ANY of their locations, then you know just how much attention is put into atmosphere and vibe. We love Spyhouse coffee and we’re fortunate get to work with them regularly to produce their bags and other printed goods. Cheers to a fantastic fall season!
Woo Hoo! We received an email last night that one of our weddings was featured on the Mpls/StP Magazine Aisle File! Big congrats to Catherine, Ken and the rest of the vendors that took part in this one. Dick & Jane provided the design, letterpress printing and foil stamping on these absolutely beautiful wedding invitations.
We can definitely attribute the inspiration to the venue and it looks like Olive Juice Photography did a great job knocking this one out of the park. We’re sol happy to see our clients and our work highlighted for the rest of the Twin Cities to celebrate. So much love and appreciation to everyone at MPLS/StP Magazine for sharing this as your Aisle File feature!