A Wedding Between Two Ferns

Last month we featured Luke and Robyn's Mount Hood wedding invitation set. Sticking with the Oregon theme, this time we head south for Julia and Detlev's wedding on the Umpqua River.

Both the wedding ceremony invitation and the rehearsal dinner invite feature fern imagery – somewhat abstractly on the main invite and more realistically and delicately for the rehearsal.

Blind, Edged, & Converted

We've been printing fancy letterpress business cards for Norfolk creatives Grow for a while now (check it out). Recently they asked us to print simple blind-pressed, edge painted notes along with custom printed and converted envelopes.

To get the pattern on the inside of the envelope (called a "tint") we first offset printed flat sheets with a light cool gray, then folded and glued the envelopes. Finally, we added the letterpress return address and logo.

Business Set For Force Majeure Vineyard

Washington's Force Majeure Vineyard makes lovely Bordeaux and Rhone-inspired wines. We've been lucky enough to sample from their limited production and we think their wines pair beautifully with our custom letterpress stationery.

We printed business cards, folded notes, and envelopes for Carrie and Todd using espresso and silver-tinted opaque white ink on Ecru Lettra paper.

Custom Monogram in Santa Fe

Ah, the blind-pressed monogram. Hard to go wrong when you use a lightly tinted white ink with a deep impression on thick cotton paper.

We carried the variations of the monogram through to each piece β€” an accommodations card with a tear-off reply card, a menu, table numbers with a blind chevron pattern and inkjet numbers, and programs with silver ink on navy cotton paper.

Most letterpress inks are transparent, so we can't print light ink on dark paper. But silver is an exception β€” it's about 75% opaque. Not quite as opaque as foil, but not as pricey either.

Photos by Sarah Arneson