August 4, 2016
The New Paltz Wedding Suite

Today we're showcasing the newest addition to our Classic Collection of wedding invites!

The New Paltz suite was inspired by the gorgeous wild flowers of Upstate New York. The invitation suite has gold foil and a flat printed floral motif shown with our custom oversized envelope.

The envelope shows off so much of the matte gold liner - its perfectly paired with the matte gold foil.

The watercolor concept is continued with matching table cards, program fans, and escort cards. You can even customize the watercolor to coordinate with your event.

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July 12, 2016
Luxe Private Dining Menus

It's Summer time and wedding season is in full swing - the perfect time to show off a set of luxe menus we just printed for a Yacht excursion.

Designed by Julie from Lady J Creative, each piece highlights the different themed dinners with a combination of letterpress, flat printing, foil stamping, and edge coloring for a unique look.

A lot of work goes into each meal and its important for the menu to reflect that - you eat with your eyes first afterall!

Grab something to eat because you be salivating by the time you get through all four menus! Read the full post for more details on the process along with plenty of photos.

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July 6, 2016
SkySync Cards #BackToBusiness

After a long holiday weekend it can be hard to get back to business but if you run your own business you know that the work never stops.

Today's #BackToBusiness post features several ways to transform your business card into something that people will remember and even better, hold on to.

We designed these custom cards for SkySync to showcase their new branding. The blind pattern on the back is hypnotic, the angled lines catch the light differently and the outlined effect draws your eye to the logo.

The two-tone logo was complimented with a dark gray ink for the text and a neon orange edge color.

The diecut on the front of the card reveals the colored paper in the middle - the end result is a more 3D effect for the SkySync logo.

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July 1, 2016
Pony Friday #BackToBusiness

Let's get #BackToBusiness (just before the holiday weekend) with a new post showcasing business cards we printed for Pony Friday - a creative marketing and branding company based out of Calgary.

We love the use of bold, bright colors to express their one-of-a-kind aesthetic and philosophy behind their company marketing concepts. 

These cards pop from across the room - sure to be memorable with their clientele. 

Why are they called Pony Friday? You'll have to read the full post to find out.

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June 28, 2016
Envelopes – #PaperNerd

It's time for the next #PaperNerd post in our series! Today its all about Envelopes. Envelopes can come in all sorts of colors, sizes, and flap styles.

The small details make all the difference and we love being able to provide a wide variety of options when it comes to invitations, announcements and stationery. 

Think about this: The first thing people see when you get an invitation is the envelope. Don't overlook this detail? Technically, it's your first impression!  

Read the full post to learn about the different styles that are available.

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Envelopes - Flap Style says a lot about your invitation + stationery (more…)

May 5, 2016
#B2B: Larssen and Amaral Colorplan Business Cards

The week is almost over but stop dreaming of the weekend and get #BackToBusiness with today's colorplan business cards we recently printed for international design consultancy Larssen & Amaral.

The cards were printed on several different Colorplan shades for a great way to brand each member of the team.

Read the full post for more details on the paper and process, photos, and a short video clip for a glimpse into the luxe shine of gold foil. 

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May 1, 2016
Circle Diecut Wedding Invitation

It's Sunday and time for a fun new wedding design! Today we're featuring a circle diecut wedding invitation that's far from ordinary.

The invite features a monogram on the front and the wording on the back on 6.25" diecut paper sandwiches.

What did we make the sandwiches from? Only the most Scrumptious shimmery stardream filled with 3 layers of fabulous fuchsia cover stock.

The color scheme the bride and groom picked was Hot Pink paired with tones of Gray and Silver.

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Circle Diecut Wedding Invitations Closeup
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April 26, 2016
#BackToBusiness: Ben van Hook Stationery

Today's #BackToBusiness features a black gloss foil, blind letterpress, and black letterpress stationery set for Ben van Hook Pictures.

The card design has a great impression that carries over to their stationery for excellent branding.

Read the full post to see all the photos and more information on the paper and process. 

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Ben van Hook Stationery Suite - Black foil on black colorplan (more…)

April 11, 2016
Travel Map Mitzvah Invitations

Hello Monday! Today we're excited to share a Travel/Map themed Bar Mitzvah invitation we recently designed and printed. Follow along the journey and learn about the inspiration behind the latest custom invitation.

The concept became a reality with some inspiration taken from a beautiful old map that included lots of textures and detail.

The Pearl White Lettra stock keeps the color scheme in line with a customized map printed in Gold and Turquoise letterpress on Opal Stardream.

This invitation set included a custom pocket folder, a mounted invite, two inserts (directions and reply card), and coordinating envelopes (outer + reply) with a custom compass liner.

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Bar Mitzvah Invite - Outside Folder
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April 4, 2016
#BackToBusiness: Erica Andersen

It's another case of the Mondays with a little bit of rainy day "blues". Specifically - Navy blue with some gold glimmer! Today we're showcasing the business cards we printed  for Erica Andersen. 

Erica Andersen is a former Art Director who blossomed into a Brand Manager and Web Developer.

Her business cards are a direct reflection of her personality and design flair - we love the whimsical nature of the front design coupled with the sleek & chic layout portrayed on the back of these cards. It's the perfect balance of sophisticated and fun!  

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April 3, 2016
The Rye Brook Wedding Suite

Check out the newest addition to our Classic Collection of wedding invites!

The Rye Brook wedding suite has black letterpress on an Ice White stock for a classic, simple yet elegant look. 

The invite is paired with our custom oversized envelopes and lined with a purple paper.

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Rye Brook Wedding Suite - Invite + Liner

 

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January 25, 2016
The Irvington Wedding Suite

Another great addition to our Classic Collection of wedding invites!

The Irvington wedding suite is foil stamped in copper and complimented with a wood grain pattern.

The wood grain is printed with letterpress - blind (without ink) - to add texture to the design without distracting from the copper foil.

The invite is paired with our custom oversized envelopes and lined with a green shimmer paper.

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Irvington Wedding Suite - Invite + Liner

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January 18, 2016
The Vander Business Card Design

Its monday and time to get back to work! The start of the week is the perfect time to announce our newest business card design - Vander.

This design is part of our new business card collection (link) and it looks good no matter how your print it.

These were printed in three shades of foil (pearl, silver, and black) with matching paper stock.

We can't wait to release more of these designs but with wedding season in full swing you might just have to wait until next week!

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Vander Business Card Collection - Foil Options - Pearl, Silver, and Black Foil
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January 12, 2016
Pantone® 2016 Color of The Year

 

This isn't just another post about the Pantone® 2016 Color of the Year - Rose Quartz + Serenity.

We're discussing some of the new trends we're forecasting this year and the best paper options to compliment Pantone's color trend.

Arturo Pale Pink and Pale Blue are the perfect match to Rose Quartz and Serenity.

The paper line comes in a 2 shades of white and 6 different colors along with text weight and envelope options.

See the full post for samples of the newest trends and more details about Arturo paper.

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January 11, 2016
The Bedford Wedding Suite

Wedding season is here! Did you get engaged? If so you're part of 43% of couples that get engaged from November to Januaury.

We continue the Classic Collection features with the Bedford Suite for all of the newly engaged couples.

This suite is unique with the letterpress printed border, shown here in solid black. 

The border highlights the minimal design and the larger size of our oversized invitations + envelopes.

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December 11, 2015
The Larchmont Wedding Suite

Larchmont is the newest addition to our classic collection and its also the first one of the new designs that was designed as a wide (landscape) invite.

The point of the classic collection was to emphasive the paper and printing.

Bright and colorful invitations (what we're known for) are amazing but its not the right fit for every event.

This suite in particular was printed in all black to demonstrate the beauty of a one-color letterpress invitation. 

Pairing the invite with a patterned liner is another great way to elevate the look of your wedding invitations.

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Larchmont Wedding Suite

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December 10, 2015
Introducing Holiday Foil Frames

Christmas is drawing near and you forgot about sending out those Holiday Greeting cards didn't you?

Don't worry! Everyone has long Holiday to do lists (especially Santa)  and sometimes there just isn't enough time for holiday cards.

So we're introducing Holiday Foil Frames, a quick way to add some shine to your holiday card or photos.

The frames are available in four patterns - christmas sweater, vine, dots, and holly berry.

See what a finished card looks like with a photo and letterpress greeting.

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Holiday Foil Frames - Magnesium Plate

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December 7, 2015
Joy to the World Holiday Card

The Holidays are here! Tonight is the second night of Hanukkah and there are only 17 days until Christmas.

There's still time to finalize your holiday cards if you haven't yet.

As the holidays draw closer, we're reflecting on Christmas / Holiday cards past.

This custom holiday card was hand illustrated, foil stamped in gold, and backed with a photo. 

The cards were paired with a kraft envelope with a foil liner (gold) and foil return address (red).

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Harrys 2014 Holiday Card - Back
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December 6, 2015
Corporate Holiday Cards for Pernod Absinthe

Today we're sharing a custom holiday card we printed for Pernod Absinthe.

These cards feature a hand lettered design and a beautifully illustrated cover.

It's always interesting to see the variety of styles for holiday cards.

The cards are printed on Crane's Lettra - the 100% cotton paper allows for a deep impression for the multicolor design.

Holiday cards are a great way to reach out to old customers or to say thank you to existing ones.

While the message of a corporate card should be consistent with your branding, you can always have fun with them!

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December 4, 2015
Introducing the Business Card Collection!

It's Friday! This week blew by - it started with a mile long to do list as we work through the holiday madness and is ending on great note as we share some exciting news ...

The business card collection is something we've talked about for a while and I'm happy to say it's finally here.

The first style we're releasing is Bouchard - shown here in different ink and foil options. The polka dot pattern (especially in foil) adds a rich texture to the card.

These designs can also be flat printed so there are lots of options for customizing.

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Michelle Bouchard - Business Card Collection - New Design (more…)

November 30, 2015
Letterpress Business Cards for Cyber Monday

If you subscribe to our newsletter you got an early heads up on this deal - which is why you should subscribe now.

For the rest of our blog readers, we're extending this deal through Cyber Monday (November 30th 11:59pm).

What's the deal?

250 letterpress business cards for ONLY $90!!

That's one kickass letterpress business card sale - read the full post for more details. Happy Holidays!

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November 25, 2015
How to Customize Your Holiday Cards

A few weeks ago we announced the new 2015 Holiday Collection (Foil Filled Holiday Cards).

The day before Thanksgiving is the perfect time to share the best ways to customize them.

Whether its a custom message, mounted photo, or address seal there are lots of way to make your holiday cards unique.

We all get wrapped up with family, cooking, and shopping, so we're also offering guest addressing. Send us your mailing list and we'll print it in full color or white ink.

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November 20, 2015
The Greenburgh Wedding Suite

Holidays are always a busy time for the studio but we're still working on new designs getting ready for the 2016 Wedding Season.

This suite, the Greenburgh, has a kiss of rose gold foil on the invite, can you spot it?

The monogram is shown in an engraved font which always letterpress prints beautifully.

The invite is complimented by the liner - shown here with a diagonal stripe that was flat printed in black.

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The Greenburgh Wedding Suite - Foil Closeup

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November 16, 2015
#BackToBusiness: Alberto Alvarez

Its Monday and time to get #BackToBusiness. Today we take a look at business cards we recently designed for Alberto Alvarez of Fine Edge Flyers.

Fine Edge Flyers is a private transportation company that offers flight training and flight services in NY.

Their primary logo color is blue but we couldn't resist putting some shiny silver on the card to glitz it up.

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November 14, 2015
#PaperNerd – Colorplan Paper

It's no secret, we loooove paper. For us, printing is as much about the paper as it is the design. 

White paper is cool, but who can resist a collection of nearly 50 colors - its the paper equivalent of a double rainbow. This is the first post in a new series we've dubbed #PaperNerd.

We've been big fans of Colorplan paper for over 10 years and its why we stock all of the colors. 

The paper has a great texture which is something that compliments letterpress and foil stamping perfectly.

Read more about the stock options, envelopes, printing options, and some recent projects we've done with the paper in the full post.

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Colorplan Paper Swatch Book (more…)

November 6, 2015
Harry’s First Birthday Party

Harry's 1st birthday party was a blast! We posted his invitations a few weeks back (Harry's First Birthday Invitations) but haven't had a chance until now to get all the photos together from the party.

We printed some fun things for his party - including a custom photo sleeve to hold polaroids and a foil sticker for the favors (animal shortbreads - YUM!).

But a party isn't about the favors, its about family and friends coming together to celebrate Harrison's 1st Birthday! 

There were a lot of fun details including the flowers, a piñata, games, polaroids, animal cookies, and more.

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November 3, 2015
Custom Foil Ornament Cards

Continuing with our Holiday posts, this custom ornament card we printed is a gorgeous mix of foil and flat printing.

The ornament design uses the same die shape from our standard holiday ornaments but adds a custom foil backing in a bright red cover stock.

Each ornament was tied with a metallic gold ribbon (1/4") that you can use to hang it on a christmas tree, shelf, or fridge.

The holiday ornaments can be customized with a family photo and a special message on the back. 

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Foil + Diecut Holiday Ornament Greeting Card (more…)

November 2, 2015
The Elmsford Wedding Suite

Numéro quatre in our Classic Collection!

This suite is printed entirely in gold foil, giving it such a regal look.

Say 'I' if you like monograms! The wedding monogram mixes the bride and groom's initials in a hand drawn script. Calligraphy is such a special touch to include in your invitation.

Just like the Yorktown wedding suite, this invitation uses our large polka dot foil liner to match with the oversized design. 

To find out more about foil stamping options and custom monograms, see the full post for details!

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Elmsford Wedding Suite
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