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Romantic custom letterpress wedding invitations + save the dates

We worked with Raegan at Papel New York to create Carrie & Dan’s custom letterpress wedding invitations and save the dates.  We letterpress printed their 3-color invitations, which featured beautiful, hand-drawn roses and flourishes, while the reply cards included a sweet illustration of their precious pup. The set also included a hand-illustrated map, complete with custom artwork depicting Nashville and key locations like hotels and the venue – the Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Custom letterpress wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress inks: pearl + papaya + custom ink (pantone 5497) |  fonts + artwork: submitted | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply ivory | size: S-8 + S-5 + S-6 | envelope liners: sinclair pattern in pearl | customization #: 20244 | Papel New York

Letterpress Map of the Washington Underground

Though the invitation is pretty in its own right, with its die cut shape and metallic edging, the real star of this set is the folio interior.  Annie from Hitched worked with our graphic design team to create this unique and elaborate map of the Washington D.C. metro.  Offset maps are becoming more and more popular for envelope liners and folio interiors.

ink: taupe | fonts: submitted artwork | paper: 1-ply white | printing: letterpress | edge painting in metallic gold | invite size: S7 Chesapeake die cut | folio: custom map in offset taupe | customization #: 16294 |

Custom Washington DC map folio

Whimsical Floral Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations

We were excited to print this custom artwork submitted by RSVP Today. The whimsical floral pattern paired with our Plymouth die really enhances the overall look of the invitation. The additional pieces are charming and perfectly correspond with the invite in the sweetest color palette.

inks: sea mist + silver | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | custom supplied art | invite size: S8 Plymouth Die | customization #: 16105 |

Whimsical custom artwork for letterpress

Submitted Artwork + Lettepress + Offset = Beautiful Invitations

Another beautiful set from Pretty as a Picture! Ailbhe sends us more custom artwork and finds ways to make each piece of this set individually unique. Somehow this set looks like more than just two colors. Perhaps it’s the clever use of negative space on the inside of the folio, bringing ivory butterflies through the offset pearl ink. This was a very popular set and serves as a great example of how much you can achieve through the right colors and layout.

inks: pearl + pewter | fonts: meaculpa rob + shaw | paper: 1-ply ivory | printing: letterpress + offset | submitted artwork | invite size: S7 | folio: letterpress + offset in taupe + pearl | customization #: 11535 |

Letterpress + offset wedding invitation suite with custom artwork

Elegant Gold & Espresso Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Gold and Espresso are one of the most elegant pairings of inks in our library. The submitted artwork sent to us by Paperkiss for this order was not only beautiful, but looked even better in print.

ink: gold + espresso | fonts: submitted artwork | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | submitted artwork | invite size: S8 | customization #: 16107 |

Elegant and regal letterpress wedding invitations in gold and espresso inks.

Setting the bar for Letterpress printing

If you want to know the extent of letterpress potential, just ask Ailbhe at Pretty as a Picture. Not only do our dear friends from Ireland consistently send us amazing work, but this set was for Ailbhe’s own wedding! With a hand-drawn map and coat of arms that Ailbhe created herself along with hand calligraphy by Sarah Hanna, plus the combination of letterpress and offset printing with foil stamping, this will forever be one of our all-time favorite invitations. Congrats again, Ailbhe!

inks: taupe + seamist + gold shine foil | fonts: garamond | calligraphy: custom by Sarah Hanna | paper: 2-ply ivory | printing: letterpress + offset + foil | submitted artwork from Ailbhe Ryan| invite size: S7 | folio:  offset + letterpress in seamist + taupe | customization #: 12824 |

Pretty as a Picture in Ireland submitted this gorgeous custom artwork

Classic Black on White Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Courtesy of Frances at Paper & Chocolate, this set focuses less on elaborate inks, but rather on showcasing the right design elements and embellishments. Opting for a single color sometimes frees up the budget to include the extra embellishment options like edge painting and envelope liners. Add to that some submitted artwork for a custom hang tag and you end up with a lovely invitation set.

ink: black | fonts: submitted artwork | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | edge painting in taupe | custom hang tag | liner: metallic camel | invite size: S7 | customization #: 15711 |

Letterpress wedding invitations with custom artwork

Beautiful Australian Letterpress Invitation

We were so happy when we were able to offer to letterpress print submitted artwork for no charge, it opened up the door for beautiful new designs to come our way! Michelle at Paperkiss sent us this wonderful invitation set and it came out beautifully. Michelle is a great friend of ours in Australia and we are always happy to see what she sends. Thanks again to Paperkiss!

ink: navy + silver | fonts: inigo + custom font | paper: 1-ply white | printing: letterpress  | submitted art |

Exciting Bat Mitzvah Letterpress Invitation

Trissa Garvis is one of our Smock Everyday Reps who sent us her first custom letterpress order. This was so amazing, and we hope she sends some more! Bar and Bat Mitzvah cards are known for their bright colors and elaborate designs, and this letterpress invitation set certainly delivers on that reputation. With the multiple fonts and custom artwork, these invitations look very busy, but in exactly the right way. Sometimes it’s hard to fit a lot of design in without overwhelming the invitation, but this set just looks exciting! Excellent work, Trissa!

inks: custom | fonts: lawrence + carrington stripes + billhead + century gothic + rockwell | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress | | bat mitzvah invitation with custom inks and art |