Why Letterpress

Nothing can compare to the quality and feel of a letterpress wedding invitation. Letterpress unites contemporary designs with traditional printing techniques. Rich and luxurious, the imprinted cotton texture is a feast for the fingers while the subtle variations make each letterpress a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. A true paper lover’s choice!

About Letterpress

Letterpress is a printing technique that embeds the artwork into the paper. The plates used in letterpress printing are called relief plates, meaning that the image area to be printed is raised from the surface of the plate. The press operator handsets and hand inks the plates that are used to imprint the designs and lettering onto the paper. The letterpress works to sink the image into the surface of the paper, creating a textured, 3 dimensional design. The process of letterpress printing is a tedious labor-intensive craft that requires the utmost attention to detail. Today, after centuries of change and technological advances in printing methods, the processes and craft of letterpress printing have remained virtually unchanged.

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FAQ’s

I’M ON A BUDGET. WHAT CAN I DO TO KEEP THE PRICE DOWN?

We're happy to talk over creative suggestions to keep down the price of your letterpress invitations without sacrificing style. Just call or email us to discuss! A few suggestions would be: change a 2 color design to 1 color; use a digital reply card set instead of a letterpress reply card set; use a 2 color invitation but 1 color accessory pieces; put your rsvp information in the lower right hand corner of the invitation (no rsvp cards or reply envelopes are necessary then!).



WHAT ARE SOME ECONOMICALLY FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES TO LETTERPRESS REPLY CARDS?

Reply cards are an important part of your wedding ensemble as they let you know who is attending, how many are attending, and if necessary, their entrée selection. Here are a few suggestions:

  • If your invitation is in 2 color, why not use only 1 color on your reply card set.
  • You can print your reply information in the bottom corner of your invitation, eliminating the need for a reply card. We’ve seen this idea become more popular as clients approach letterpress wedding invitations with both budget and the environment in mind. Printing your reply information in the bottom left hand corner of your invitation is an acceptable alternative that can save you money.
  • Instead of matching letterpress reply cards, opt to go with our budget friendly digital version printed on our digital presses. This means that the printing, while close, will not be an exact color matches to our letterpress ink. If this concerns you, we recommend ordering samples to view the difference or you can always call us to discuss further.


  • I DON’T SEE THE SPECIFIC INK COLOR I WANT FOR MY INVITATIONS IN YOUR INK PALETTE. DO YOU OFFER CUSTOM INK COLORS?

    If you do not find the perfect ink color within our palette of 30 amazing choices, custom ink colors are available for an additional fee. Tell us which custom ink colors you want by either:

  • Choosing a PMS (Pantone) color. Please note that we use uncoated Pantone colors, so please look at the Pantone solid uncoated formula guide, available from Amazon.com or from a local print shop or art supply store.
  • Sending us a swatch (paper, fabric, paint, etc.). We'll match the ink to the swatch as closely as possible. (Additional processing time may apply.)


  • I FOUND THE INK COLOR THAT I WANT ON A WEBSITE. CAN I JUST GIVE YOU THE URL FOR THE SITE?

    Since colors vary from monitor to monitor, so we cannot match a color from a computer monitor. Instead, we suggest that you print out the swatch using a color inkjet printer, double check that the resulting color is what you want, and mail us the printout. We will identify the closest matching PMS (Pantone) color and adjust it to match as closely as possible.



    I JUST PLACED MY ORDER. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO RECEIVE IT?

    Orders typically ship within 6 business days after final proof approval. When your order has been shipped, you will receive an email notification. How quickly you receive your order once it’s been shipped depends on the shipping method you selected when you placed your order.



    I AM HAVING A THEMED EVENT AND DO NOT SEE AN INVITATION THAT FITS PERFECTLY. CAN YOU CUSTOMIZE AN INVITATION FOR ME TO MATCH MY THEME?

    Absolutely! Our teams of talented graphic designers are ready to create the perfect invitation for you. Whether you have a specific graphic in mind or just a great idea, we are here to make sure all your invitation dreams become reality. Additional customization charges apply.