Letterpress Printing - Design is debossed (pressed into paper’s surface)
Letterpress printing is one of the oldest and most sought after form of printing for exquisite wedding invitations and social stationery. Invented by Johannes Gutenberg around 1440, letterpress printing involves inking a raised surface and pressing the inked area into the paper. Traditionally a very light impression called 'kiss printing' was the goal for proofing wood or metal type blocks before a press run. This process has evolved, tastes have changed, and a deep, visual impression is now the sought after effect. This distinctive look is what we create on each and every project. We use the highest quality 100% cotton (tree-free) papers from the finest mills to achieve visually tactile creations that begged to be touched.
Hot Foil Stamping - Design is debossed (pressed down into the paper’s surface)
Metal plates of magnesium, brass or copper are created and heated while pressing against a special foil that transfers the design onto paper with heat and under pressure. Foil stamping on wedding invitations, Save the Dates, holiday cards and other pieces adds an element of elegance and luxury. Hot foil stamping can be done in many different color foils, tints and even hologram foils.
Embossing - Design is embossed (pushed from the back of the paper out)
This process creates a raised impression on a sheet of paper by pressing the paper up between two metal dies. One die fits into the other mirror-image die and the paper is pushed up and out. When embossing is done without foil or ink it is referred to as "blind" embossing. Embossing can be combined with ink or foil to create stunning images.
Offset Printing - Flat on top of paper
We offer high quality offset printing for many applications. Printing inks lay flat on the paper and is a great option for high volume runs, extremely intricate fine details and screens. Offset printing also allows us to print on many of the heavily textured, luxurious papers we use for letterpress, hot foil stamping, and embossing.
Digital Printing - Flat on top of paper
Digital printing offers affordable, high quality, high resolution reproductions of full color artwork. Digital printing is very budget friendly and a perfect option for smaller quantities and variable data (custom guest names and addressing) on envelopes, place cards, escort cards, personalized menus and postcards.
CombinationPrinting - Everything Including the Kitchen Sink
We as printers are adventuresome and by nature want to try new processes. Out latest favorite is full color artwork combined with letterpress, foil or all three processes..
Brilliant full color floral, textures and patterns combined with hints of gold foil highlights paired with the wording deeply letterpressed make for swoon worthy