How do we get started?
Contact us! If you’re local to Philadelphia, we would love to schedule a consultation with you at our studio in Old City. We have tons of samples here for you to look at. We’ll spend some time discussing your likes and dislikes, going over the style for your day, the component pieces you’ll need and reviewing the various types of printing methods.
Out of state? We’re happy to schedule a phone chat with you to go over all of these details!
Can I place an order online?
Sure thing! Please visit our etsy shop.
What is the process for Custom Invitations?
Always dreamed of a unique, one of a kind stationery suite? This is our specialty! Please be advised that creating a custom invitation for you requires a lot of design time, so our custom process has a minimum order of $2,000.
Through our initial in person consultation, email or phone, we’ll talk about the style for your day and what you envision for your stationery suite. From there, we have an initial contract and deposit. After which, we will begin designing for you! We create two unique concepts right off the bat. From there, we’ll work together (with unlimited rounds of revision, I might add!) to make sure that your suite is 100% perfect!
What is the process for designs from the Collection?
Once you’ve found your dream design in our studio and are ready to get started, feel free to contact us via the form on our Contact page or give us a call and we’d be happy to assist you. We will require you to sign our initial online contract and put down a deposit. Once we have these items, we will start creating your custom proofs. Five rounds of revision are included within our Collection process.
When should I place my order?
We typically recommend allowing a minimum of 2-5 months for design and printing. Our Collection orders tend to go a bit faster, we recommend allowing approximately 6-8 weeks for design and printing.
Keep in mind that is typical to send out your invitations about 8 weeks before your event date!
In a rush? Contact us, we’re always happy to help if we can!
What printing methods do you offer? What are the differences?
We offer 5 different types of printing and are happy to mix and match methods to create the perfect balance!
Digital Printing is the most cost effective way to print. The ink is flat to the paper and we use the highest quality paper stocks. You are not limited by the number of colors on a piece with digital printing so a 1 color piece costs the same as a 3 color piece. With flat printing, we can do things like print guest addresses on your invitation envelopes or print multi-colored illustrations or photographs. [$]
Thermography Printing is a common printing method used for stationery. The ink is raised up above the paper and has a slightly shiny appearance. Thermography printing is priced per color. [$$]
Letterpress Printing uses plates covered in hand-mixed ink which are pressed into the paper creating a deep, luxurious texture. Letterpress is a handmade process that has a softer, vintage feel. Letterpress pieces often have slight variations showing the craft of each beautifully, unique piece. [$$$]
Foil Printing is a similar process to letterpress, but it specializes in shiny metallics (think Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, Pearl, Copper). If you’re looking for a pop of metallic, this is the printing method for you! [$$$]
Engraving is your most traditional forms of printing stationery. The letters are raised up above the paper with a matte appearance, which is different than the shiny appearance with Thermography. The back of the invitation also get a slight indentation which is a tell tale sign of engraving! [$$$$]
Hand Calligraphy – We also offer hand calligraphy in a wide range of styles for your guest addressing or looking to add a touch of hand written text to your invitation!
What kind of paper do you use?
Our standard house paper stock is a gorgeous 100% cotton stock, available in three different colors (Bright White, Pearl White and Ecru). We also offer many other paper stocks if you want to add pops of color throughout your suite!
Can I see samples?
Unfortunately, we cannot create a custom physical sample for you. Before we go to print, we recommend a swatch review to go over the exact ink colors, papers and materials for final verification!
Can I see a proof first?
Of course! Once you sign on with us, we will begin creating your custom proofs.
What types of payment do you accept?
Personal check is our preferred payment method. We also gladly accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover and Paypal payments.
Do I have to pay sales tax?
All orders shipped or picked up within PA will be charged sales tax.