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Exuding the sophistication of high quality production, can you believe these were made with a miniature DIY letterpress and die cutter?! EPIC. 




Quantity Produced


Production Cost

$296.65 (ink, paper and polymer plates)
$154.08 for the blank envelopes

Production Time

1 month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Package: 5.5 in × 7.5 in

Page Count

6 printed pieces

Paper Stock

Cranes Lettra Pearl White, 220# and 110#

Number of Colors




Tied with a ribbon


Aphrodite Pro by Maximiliano R. Sproviero & Sabrina M. Lopez
Paperback by House Industries


Alison and Gary Wedding Invitation
Alison and Gary Wedding Invitation
Alison and Gary Wedding Invitation
Alison and Gary Wedding Invitation
Alison and Gary Wedding Invitation
Alison and Gary Wedding Invitation
Alison and Gary Wedding Invitation ---

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Project Description

My fiancé got me an "L Letterpress/Epic 6" for my birthday in June and I knew I wanted to hand print my invites. The paper ended up inspiring the whole design for the suite and I used white on white blind embossed flowers throughout. This gave me the ability to still print in the one color, but have variation on the design with the blind embossed flowers. Each piece had to go through the press two times, first the flowers with no ink - and then all of the design that is in yellow. The design theme of our wedding is a lot of white on white texture with pops of color, so I wanted to carry that through in our invites. I also got a custom rubber stamp made which I used for the response envelope and return address on the outside envelope.

Finally, I tied it all together with an ivory ribbon and a little paper disc with our wedding logo. This little disc was die cut and printed all using the little letterpress machine. The logo was printed in a soft blush pink, as a small shift in the yellow/white color palette. Oh! And I sent everything off to a calligrapher in San Antonio, Jennifer Lavin - which added the perfect final touch.

Production Lesson(s)

The prints started coming out a little chunky and blobby. So I revisited the production blog post from Boxcar Press. The best tip on there is to use the extra polymer border when you are inking as guides for your brayer. Once I remembered this step, the prints were near perfect every time. ”

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Jessica Mullen

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Date Published

March 26, 2012


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