Personalized Letterpress Stationery

A handwritten note makes such an impact on the recipient, and personalized stationery makes it all the more special. Printed in a lovely dark teal ink, these A2 notecards are on 110-lb cotton paper, which is perfect for correspondence because it’s thick but not overwhelmingly so.

Interested in custom letterpress stationery? Learn more about INK MEETS PAPER Services


Modern Rustic Wedding Programs with Hand-Lettered Details

So often we print on light-colored paper (due to the transparency of letterpress inks), so it’s always a nice change to print on another stock like chipboard. Thick and recycled, the kraft brown chipboard was the perfect stock for Heather and David’s modern rustic wedding in Greenville, South Carolina (and we were thrilled to have been able to meet Heather in person at this past Indie Craft Parade).
I hand lettered a few elements for the piece, and a serif font complemented those nicely. The dark black ink made sure all of the wedding details were easy to read.

It was such a pleasure working with Heather and David, and we wish them all the best in their new life together!


Charleston Wine + Food Festival 2014 Cards

We were thrilled to work with Charleston Wine + Food Festival to print custom cards for the 2014 festival. Local artist Lisa Shimko did the painting for the upcoming festival poster.

This was the first time we’ve printed a piece based off of a painting, and in order to reproduce the design via letterpress printing, we needed to break down the design for the card (the fish jumping out of the mason jar) into two or three colors max. We produced a three-color print using warm gray, bright orange, and plum-wine colors.

Charleston Wine and Food Letterpress Card

Since each color is a separate pass through the press, we weren’t able to see how the finished card would look until the end. Here’s an in-progress photo after printing the first two colors.

Each ink color was mixed by hand:

And then hand-fed into the press:

I love how the overprinting of the plum-wine color onto the orange actually looks like a fourth color (black):

Such a fun project! It really was amazing to see all of the colors come together to produce the end piece.

And along with picking up tickets to the 2014 festival, you can also purchase one of the cards (each card is paired with a recycled kraft envelope).

National Stationery Show: Almost There

If you’ve been following along with our Twitter and Instagram feeds, you’ve probably noticed lots of talk about the upcoming National Stationery Show (which is the trade show for all things paper). We’re super excited to be debuting our line this year (booth no. 2267), and we’ve also been working around the clock to get all of the details in place (less than three weeks to go!). It’s amazing how many components there are– from building and shipping booth walls and materials to developing and producing new products. These past few months have been a bit of a whirlwind.
We’re so excited to meet new shops and buyers though (and are really looking forward to meeting our current accounts in person), and we can’t wait to introduce all sorts of new INK MEETS PAPER products.

In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek of what we’ve got up our sleeves.

new designs & new custom envelopes

which means we’ve been cutting down stacks and stacks of paper

a peek of the mailers we sent out to potential shops and buyers

hand-addressed envelopes ready to be mailed

If you’re attending NSS this year, we’d love to meet you– please drop by and say hello at booth no. 2267!

“Honey Do” at the Mixson Market

We’re excited to be a part of Mixson Market’s celebration of spring at their Honey Do event. This Thursday (April 18 | 6-9pm) there will be of live music and plenty of sweet eats and other treats (the lineup includes Savannah Bee Company honey, Haypenny honey s’mores roasted over an open flame, honey & pistachio ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Honey Meade beverages, honey cheese and charcuterie spreads, “buzz into spring” cards by INK MEETS PAPER, and spring bouquets by Lily Peterson).

If you haven’t made your way to the Mixson Market yet, you really should stop by. It’s a lovely place to grab coffee or a quick bite, and they also sell a variety of other delightful goods.

Photos courtesy of the Mixson Market.