For the longest time I told myself that we would not have letterpress invitations, even though I love letterpress printing. I once had a fleeting dream to go back to school for book arts, but then decided I couldn’t stomach the tuition for art school. I chose library school instead. Books are still involved, but unfortunately no presses or ink or double-sided tape for me. [Random geeky fact un-related to weddings, did you know there is such a profession as a book arts librarian?]
Unfortunately, once I made my design in one color, it was almost like I was asking for it. I saw how it would look from an offset printer, and all I could think was “wow, this would look so better in letterpress.” DUH MO! Of course it would look better in letterpress, everything looks better in letterpress! You know you want it: the paper is spongey, the ink is richer, it looks amazing framed. Just do it.
I caved and called Mercurio Brothers.
After having the final product and hearing from our guests, I have no regrets. They did a beautiful job, and I’m really proud of the work I put into the invitations too.
Presenting…our invitations! Complete with divine twine, paper hearts, and sealed in khaki envelopes with gocco printing. Budget friendly? Not really. Pretty and a labor of love? Totally.
Printer: Mercurio Brothers
Paper: Somerset Radiant White 300 gm Velvet
Khaki A9 envelopes from Paper Source
Green Apple Divine Twine
Heart-shape punch from Martha Stewart Crafts
Old calendar used to make heart punches
Next up…our Chinese invitations!