Since we haven’t posted in awhile, I wanted to give everybody a real letterpress treat – an invitation suite we printed last year. This was our first time printing in Hawaiian and our first tea length invite. The whole suite was designed by the bride Brytani Bedard, one half of the talented Wishtree Invitations & Stationery company in Ottawa Ontario. Brytani wanted her invitation to be beautiful and unique, and it certainly was! The invitation is tea length (3 3/4″ x 9″), RSVP is a double-sided postcard and the program is square. She also designed sweet little table cards so the guests could write messages to the happy couple during the reception. Customizing your invitation suite to suit your needs and taste is not always an option but when you design them yourself, it is!
All pieces are printed on Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper and we letterpress printed a blind (no ink) pattern and then the text in gorgeous Pantone 7532. We always talk about the challenges we face with letterpress printing and this time it was the ink. No matter how hard we tried, we could not get that shade perfect! Thankfully, we were able to get on the phone and order a pre-mixed tin for the job. We still have lots left if you love this colour!
We believe when it comes to your wedding, everything has to be perfect. This invitation suite is perfection!
If you are looking for a letterpress printer for your wedding invitations, please contact us, we’d be happy to give you a quote!
We just loved printing this business card for Ottawa wedding planner Lynn Lee. She really wanted her new business card to be an original and stand out & it sure does! The card was printed in 3 ink colours and we printed the front of the card and the back of the card on separate sheets and then duplexed them together ourselves. Duplexing the cards after printing enabled us to print a really deep impression and not worry about any show through. The paper we used was Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper and we mixed 2 gorgeous ink colours for the text & then used transparent white ink on the blind patterns just to bring out a little more detail.
The card was designed by Beverly Hyatt at Cinnamon Toast New Media, check out their website here: http://cinnamontoastnewmedia.com
If you need a fabulous wedding planner in the Ottawa area, give Lynn a call! Her website is http://weddingsunveiled.ca
You may think your design won’t work with letterpress printing or with your budget, but there are always options! Send us an email with the details and we can send you ideas for getting your vision onto cotton paper!
When Isabella and Jacky from Eye Heart Films contacted us about printing their DVD covers we thought “Cool!” Since our usual orders are business cards, wedding invitations and the odd greeting card, we knew this would be an interesting project. The covers were designed by Jacky & Isabella and we letterpress printed them on Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper. We used red and blue ink to match their logo and printed a blind deboss (no ink) for a real distinct look. The next step was to send them off to our die-cutters to be cut, folded and glued into the completed covers.
If you are in need of a creative company in the Montreal area to film your next event check out their website: www.eyeheartfilms.ca
And if you need a printer for your next project give us a shout for a quote!