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!
Here's a quick pic of the recent letterpress save-the-date cards we finished for Matthew and Erin Sweet. Navy blue ink on Crane Lettra 110# Pearl paper. The calendar layout with the old style figures always prints so beautifully. Thanks for visiting the letterpress blog. Be sure to check us out regularly! - xo DJL
Alex and Mark just had a baby. You know what that means... Announcements! Mark whipped up his own custom baby announcement design and forwarded over for us to turn out. I don't know the details of Marks design background but what can we say, he's got skillz. We always enjoy customer supplied artwork. Especially when it is so totally and completely cute. The announcements (pictured below) were printed on Crane Lettra Pearl paper with silver ink. Feast your eyes!
Lila and Oliver approached Dick and Jane Letterpress with a request to print their wedding invitations designs. The designs were created by Lila's sister, Livia Foldes. Truth is... It's not everyday we get the opportunity to print client designs quite as stunning as these. The designs were simple, elegant, and masterfully formal.
Lila and Natalie (co-owner of Dick and Jane Letterpress) have been friends since high school. It was quite a surprise to both Lila (now living in New York City) and Natalie (living in Saint Paul, MN) when they realized they would be working together. Much thanks and appreciation to Lila, Oliver, and Livia for the opportunity to assist in their wedding plans.
xo - DJL
"Ecru Paper" is starting to emerge as a recent customer favorite!?!? Time and again, customers choose the Pearl Lettra paper for their letterpress invitations but as of late, we've had nearly a half dozen couples choosing the Ecru route. Perhaps is has something to do with early bird fall weddings? Then again, maybe it's something else? Maybe the Ecru paper offers that classic antique look that many traditional (and sometimes non-traditional) invitations need to put the design over the top? In any case, here's a quick snapshot taken from my iPhone of a recent invitation job featuring the use of Ecru paper and #10 policy envelopes.
Much love and appreciation goes out to Jon and Michelle. Have a great wedding day!.
xo - DJL
"A little birdie told me." Printed in a mint green on Lettra Fluorescent White.
Maybe it's just me but it seems like everyone is having babies these days? We at Dick and Jane Letterpress have always done a majority of letterpress wedding invitation printing but with the abundance of beautiful bouncing babies, our services were requested to design and print a birth announcement. The J's from New Mexico had been looking around a bit and wanted something soft, super cute, witty, and sweet. We had a few email and phone conversations about their project and went back and forth on a few variations based on the couples suggestions. In the end, we wound up settling on a very neat-o little design that came out of left field. How we got from giraffe's, flowers and initial caps to this design, I'll never figure out. We think the design turned out great and hope your enjoy.
Be sure to keep an eye out for "A little birdie told me" in our announcement collections later this summer!
xo - DJL
Here's another installment in our letterpress short films. This one includes a bit of time lapse video depicting owner, Brian Durk printing letterpress wedding invitations in a sage green on lettra pearl stock up in the front shop window. This order was completed for the Kampa wedding and will ultimately be assembled in a pocket folder with a really amazing letterpress monogram face card. We'll be doing another video shortly showing a "how-to" quick assembly of letterpress invitations in a pocket fold so check back in a few days!
Audio track by none other then the talented Mr. Tim Williams. Be sure to watch in HQ for best quality!
xo - DJL
John and Elisabeth visited us back in early March. We had a great conversation about what they were envisioning. The couple ordered letterpress wedding invitations and announcements for the big day as well as commissioned some design work .
We put together a custom design which included 2 color printing on both pieces as well as printed envelopes. Printed on Crane Lettra "Pearl" stock with matching envelopes; Everything was finished up this morning. The colors (silver/dark-sage) turned out absolutely amazing! So much so in fact, that we decided it would be an ideal job to photograph and post up here on the blog for everyone to check out!
Thanks so much to John and Elisabeth for their business and we want to wish you both a marvelous life together!
xo - DJL