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!
Time to order your Save the Dates?
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!
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.
Gold foil, blush, reds, great and sea foam appear to be the trend for us this year. We've done more gold foil this season than any past year and we couldn't be more excited to show off the work! Our last post included the quilted pattern while this piece shows off both letterpress and gold foil on 2-ply as well as a stunning, vibrant red painted edge! This design was customer submitted and what an absolute treat it was. So many thanks to Hollis for the opportunity to produce such an amazing invitation suite. Many thanks and love! xoxo - DJL
Katie Evans has been involved here at Dick and Jane for years. She started as an intern helping out with all sorts of projects as she finished school. Katie has since gone on to work with a number of other companies offering her unique design/illustration style across the Twin Cities. You can check out her work at hellokatieevans.comWe recently commissioned Katie to help us create this totally jaw dropping letterpress invitation design. Every letter, every line, completely hand drawn by Katie. We're calling it "Love Blooms Eternal". The design was released at the October TCBA Wedding Show in Minneapolis receiving a wealth of positive feedback. We've since begun the fall/winter process of working on a collection of new designs for the Spring season. Katie will be creating at least 2-3 more illustrations in her one-of-a-kind style. Each of Katie's designs (including Love Blooms Eternal) are being added to the collection line up. Clients simply submit their text and Katie illustrates the entire piece. 100% hand drawn, hand lettered, and 100% guaranteed to knock peoples socks off!
We are very excited to announce that Dick and Jane Letterpress has been featured in the seasons issue of Mpls St Paul Magazine's Wedding edition in an article titled "Letter Perfect." Four separate pieces were featured in this 5 page article including a letterpress plane ticket, an oversized full-bleed Script sample titled "Hollywood". A customer submitted design for the Lucas' and a wonderfully popular Letterpress Coaster design. Here are a few photos from the article. Many thanks and appreciation to the MSPL Magazine for thinking to include us in their publication. Enjoy!
Here is a set we finished this past summer which eventually found its way into a spread in this seasons issue of Minnesota Bride Magazine. We've had a lot of buzz regarding this invitation suite since then and are now in the works of producing Minnesota Wild themed tickets! They should be quite amazing too. If you're looking for some kind of plane ticket invitation, do let us know as well. There's something already in the works there too!
Been a busy few months right from the start of the season. New interns, babies, clients, and letterpress wedding invitations. We will soon be launching quite a number of new invitation collection. In the mean time, we will try our best to get some photos posted of a lot of the items we've been working on so far this season. Be sure to check our letterpress blog regularly for all sorts of updates! xo - DJL
It has been a surprisingly long wedding season for us at Dick and Jane Letterpress this year! We just finished an invitation suite as well as announcements for the Brown wedding. The couple chose our Spring Leaf II design in a burnt orange ink on the egg shell paper. All in all, we think they turned out quite nice. See for yourself. - XOXO DJL
Dick and Jane Letterpress is extremely proud to announce our recent feature in the Fall/Winter 2009 issue of Minnesota Bride Magazine. We were featured in a small article titled "Pretty Prints - Get a Little Whimsical With Your Invites, Embracing Bright Colors and Thematic Graphics". Featured was a letterpress wedding invitation including an Indonesian flower pattern combined with a script and red poppy motif. This particular order was created as a custom design for a Canadian client in the past season. Please note the photos below.
Be sure that you pick up your issue of the new MN Bride Magazine on local newsstands today! Visit Dick and Jane Letterpress Blog for updates on all our current adventures in letterpress printing.
What a surprise! We received a package in the mail on the third of July from ProjectWedding.com. Inside was a congratulations letter. Dick and Jane Letterpress has been chosen as one of Minneapolis ~ St.Paul's "Best of Project Wedding" vendors for 2008. WOW! Who knew? According to the details of the letter, the award is granted to the top 5% of wedding professionals in the area. You'll note that our site now has a "badge" sent from PW. Here are a few reviews from PW members.
- "...we came up with a really unique template, they were fun to work with, and I had the cards in less than two weeks."
- "...we were really able to express ourselves creatively with the two owners, who listened to us, offered their input, and made some really beautiful cards."
- "The invitation cards were perfect. My favorite part would be the save the date cards, which was a picture of a calendar. It was something unique and original that I just hadn’t seen before, and really loved. They really have so much to choose from, so much originality, that I think every bride should make them their first stop."
MUCH LOVE AND APPRECIATION TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS. We've had a blast working with you all and appreciate all your kind words and referrals. We're so happy that everyone is pleased with our wedding invitation printing. Check out projectwedding.com for vendor references in your area!
xoxo - brian and natalie durk ~ DJL
Howdy to all you wedding goers! The wedding season is here! We've swept the salt and sand from the stoop and put the space heaters back in the closet. Dick and Jane Letterpress winter hours have hapily come to an end. We are now on the Spring/Summer schedule. We're open Monday through Friday for walk-in customers with Saturdays currently designated for client meetings, workshops and of course... printing.