Show City Pride with your Wedding Invitations

Got major city pride? Love the place you live? Want to celebrate your hometown while you celebrate your nuptials? Let's do what Raubdruckerin do and do a  little found-object printing as a part of your wedding invitation suite! [gallery size="medium"...

How (not) to Start a Relationship With Your Letterpress Printer

Maybe I'm just hanging out with the wrong people. I hope that's all it is. It's a product of youth and inexperience, but I'm seeing it creep into more seasoned designers, too. Creatives who've forgotten the golden rule. [bctt tweet="Value the work of other creatives...

CMYK Letterpress Postcard Save the Dates

There's not much more "vintage" than a 600-year-old technology. One of my favorite things about letterpress printing is its versatility - depending on the design, it can feel very vintage or downright futuristic. The reason letterpress is still around (aside from the...

On Lemons and Lemonade

I can't say with certainty that I've ever had a panic attack. But if I have, it was a Monday morning in mid-February. I had to put the finishing touches on some stationery for a Kristen Weaver styled shoot. I made my way to the print shop (a separate space from my...

Starting Your Stationery Project Right

You know what? I can't for the life of me remember envelope sizes. Sure - A7 inserts are 5x7 and 4bar are 3.5x5 (or is it 3.5x4.875?), but the rest? I've got nothing. Having to try to remember or, worse yet, look these things up at the start of a project must be some...

How Much Do Letterpress Business Cards Cost?

That's a great question! There's plenty of letterpress eye candy out there, but not a ton of answers about how much that eye candy costs. You might even be frustrated by round-about answers from printers who want to see your art before committing to a number. Today,...

How Thick are Letterpress Invitations and Business Card Papers?

I think letterpress papers have three characteristics (aside from color): Thickness, Texture, + Heft Heft is a combination of stiffness and weight. It's an important characteristic, for sure. So is texture - some textures just play nicer with some designs. But, far...

Inside Jokes From the Outside

About a year ago, this video hit my facebook feed pretty hard. Tom Macaluso 2015 Silver Award Video Uncensored from Deeb Studios on Vimeo. Almost everyone I know in the advertising world (admittedly not as many people as I'd like) was sharing it and bumping chests...

What the Queen’s Party Planner Has to Say About Invitations

For some couples, their wedding is the most structured ritual in which they'll ever take part. For others, it might be one of many. And then there's royalty. People for whom every day is ritual. And the Queen's cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson, is there to create...

How to Make Your Wedding Meangingful

Wow. Every. Single. Time. This video gets me all teary-eyed. Without fail. It's just freaking beautiful. You know why? Because it celebrates culture. It celebrates the couple. It celebrates their family and friends. It's not some freaking trend. It's not something...

For Pete’s Sake!

  Don't blame them. They probably don't know any better. OK, let me back up for a second. I want to be the best I can be. For my family. For my clients. For myself. And part of being the best me I can be involves being engaged in the moment. I'm not very good at it....

The Mark of a Professional

There's a particular facebook group I'm a part of - it's full of "creatives" and sometimes it drives me nuts. It drives me nuts because many of the members, particularly newer members, have a hard time understanding the value of creative work. Not only do they...

Why Can’t We Just Work on Planning a Wedding?

I had the rare luxury of having an in-person meeting with a potential client this week. It was awesome! I mean, Skype and Google Hangouts do a pretty stellar job of breaking down the distance issues, but it's always fun to actually hang with clients. To top it off,...

Creative: Are You Fooling Yourself?

I know a lot of creatives - graphic designers and makers and the like - who love the stereotypes of the right brain. They're night owls and disorganized. They create in a frenzy and seek the muse constantly. It's a romantic life. And I think it might be complete crap....

We Just Got Engaged – Now What?

It was winter and we were young and hopelessly romantic. I made a day of it. Lunch and a matinee performance of The Cleveland Orchestra's Christmas concert. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting. She knew I had the ring, but what she didn't know was that...

Design Debate

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Aaron Draplin speak (a few times in one day). It confirmed to me that he's a designer of integrity and generosity. It was an incredibly motivating, humbling experience and I'm daily working on the lessons I learned. And, while...

Our Instagram

So, Instagram finally announced support for multiple accounts! I've been waiting for this day for a while. You might notice, I've divided this website into three distinct parts - Weddings (+social), Corporate, and Letterpress. For the most part, our clients fall into...

Wedding Trend Alert | Upscale Wood

You may have noticed that I don't really care for trends. I believe a couple should celebrate their big day in the way that best represents who they are as people and as a couple. However, when something I love gets a moment in the sun and couples are able to see more...

As Seen In | Celebration Society

I adore Heather Vreeland's update of her wedding magazine. Occasions Magazine became The Celebration Society and got some posh new clothes to step out into the world in. I recently sat down with Lindsay from The Celebration Society to talk about A Fine Press and what...

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