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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Erica Andersen Business Cards
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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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Pantone 2016 Color of the Year - Rose Quartz + Serenity (more…)

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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The Bedford Suite

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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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Pernod Holiday Card - Front

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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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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Letterpress Special (more…)

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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Oh What Fun (more…)

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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Alberto Alvarez Front and Back (more…)

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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Giraffe (more…)

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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October 28, 2015
Candy Land Mitzvah Suite

When we set out to work on this Mitzvah invitation for a D.C. family, we had no clue it would turn into such a big project.

The celebration was planned with a Candy Land theme, so bright colors were a must and we ended up layering a lot of different colors + textures to bring the concept to life.

The invitation set included a custom pocket folder, a tiered invite, several inserts (party / stay / rsvp / join), and coordinating envelopes (outer + reply) with liners.

Each pocket also had a three color letterpress seal that continued the candy theme and color motif.

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Candy Land Mitzvah Invitation - Entire Suite + Custom Pocket
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October 26, 2015
A Patchogue Print Shop

Last week a friend tipped us off to a print shop that was closing around the corner so we dropped by to take a look. 

No matter how many of these 'picks' we go on, it always surprises me to find them in our backyard.

The equipment was last used 5 years ago but everything was in pristine condition.

Among the presses available - a Kelly B, an ATF Little Giant, vintage Baumfolder, Galley Proof Press, and a Linotype. 

The full post has more details about the shop and equipment for sale.

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A Patchogue Printshop - Vintage St. Liberata Broadside (more…)

October 24, 2015
The Mount Vernon Wedding Suite

Today we're releasing the newest addition to our Classic Collection - The Mount Vernon Suite.

The simple styling of this suite is paired with black letterpress and a touch of silver foil for the bride + groom's names.

For the envelope liner, we matched the classic design with our large striped liner pattern - flat printed in rich black. Our oversized envelopes are larger than a standard A9.

Our invitations can be customized from the ink/foil colors to the layout and fonts. Read the full post to find out more about making this design unique to your wedding.

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Mount Vernon Suite - Silver Foil + Black Letterpress
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October 23, 2015
Illume Retreat Foil Notebooks

Happy Friday! I never know where the week goes, it just flies by.

We recently printed these custom notebooks for the Illume Retreat and next week is the big launch day.

The retreat is from October 26th to the 28th at the Travaasa Experiential Spa in Austin, TX.

These notebooks have a copper foil cover and were saddle stitched with 40 blank pages - perfect to fill with notes and doodles from the retreat.

We used Lettra cover and text weight to give the notebooks a luxury feel - there's nothing quite like cotton paper!

Read all about the printing and finishing in the full post.

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Illume Retreat - Custom Copper Foil Notebooks - Entire Set
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