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 browse. We’ll spend some time getting to know each other, 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!
How much do your invitations typically cost?
There are a lot of different factors that will affect your overall stationery budget, primarily printing method. Our invitations typically start around $1200 (for 100 invitations with component cards). However, we find that most of our clients spend between $2,000-$3,000 on their stationery suite.
What is the process for Custom Invitations?
Always dreamed of a unique, one of a kind stationery suite? You’ve come to the right place, this is our specialty!
Through our initial in person consultation (which can be done via email or phone) we’ll talk about the style for your day and what you envision for your stationery suite. From there, we have an initial contract and deposit. After which, we will begin designing for you! We create two unique concepts right off the bat. From there, we’ll work together (with unlimited rounds of revision, I might add!) to make sure that your suite is 100% perfect!
What is the process for designs from the Collection?
Found something you love in our studio or on our website? Feel free to contact us and we’ll go over all the particulars needed to get started on your custom proofs. Five rounds of revision are included within our Collection process.
When should I place my order?
We typically recommend allowing a minimum of 2-8 months for design and printing. Our Collection orders tend to go a bit faster, we recommend allowing approximately 6-8 weeks for design and printing.
Keep in mind that is typical to send out your invitations about 8 weeks before your event date!
In a rush? Contact us, we’re always happy to help if we can!
What printing methods do you offer? What are the differences?
We offer 5 different types of printing and are happy to mix and match methods to create the perfect balance!
Digital Printing is the most cost effective way to print. The ink is flat to the paper and we use the highest quality paper stocks. You are not limited by the number of colors on a piece with digital printing so a 1 color piece costs the same as a 3 color piece. With flat printing, we can do things like print guest addresses on your invitation envelopes or print multi-colored illustrations or photographs. We also now offer digital white printing for an added bonus! [$]
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! [$$$]
Engraving is one of the most traditional forms of printing stationery. The letters are raised up above the paper with a matte appearance, which is different than the shiny appearance with Thermography. The back of the invitation also get a slight indentation which is a tell tale sign of engraving! [$$$$]
Hand Calligraphy – We team up with several local calligraphers who specialize in a wide range of styles for your guest addressing or if looking to add a touch of hand written text to your invitation!
Overwhelmed? Don’t worry, we’ll walk through all of these details during our initial meeting!