FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many colors can I print in?
We can print in as many colors as you wish but generally most letterpress designs are 1-3 ink colors, or passes through the press.
How do I choose my colors?
We have a color chart at the shop that shows all of our colors, we have many to choose from. If you are unable to look in person we are
happy to either email you a photo of our ink chart of any color you might want to use or mail you a sample that shows the color in question.
Can you print a custom color?
We offer a wide variety of ink color however if you have a specific shade in mind we can custom mix any Uncoated Pantone color for a flat fee of $65.00.
Can you print white ink on colored paper?
Knock-out or white ink does not print well using letterpress. The type will end up looking translucent.
Unless this is the look you are trying to achieve we do not recommend printing with white ink.
Can you print with no ink?
Yes, we offer inkless impressions. Depending on the design we can guide you to if it will work for the look you are trying to achieve.
The ink colors appear different on the PDF than I thought, why?
We try our best to simulate our ink colors on the digital PDF however they may appear different depending on what screen you are viewing it on.
The best way to know how an ink color will look is to view it in person at our storefront. However we are also happy to snail mail you a sample that
includes the ink color in question or a photo of the ink color from our chart.
Can I see a specific ink color on the invite I am interested in at your shop?
Unfortunately we have a limited amount of printed samples in different ink colors due to the work involved in the letterpress printing process.
However we have many samples at the shop and can show you another printed piece with the color you are interested in which
is very helpful when deciding on a color.
Can you print on both sides of the paper?
Yes, but we avoid a deep impression on the second side of the sheet so it does not interfere with the primary design.
Can my invitation design come with corresponding pieces (details card, menu, etc) in the same motif?
Yes, any of our designs can have corresponding pieces designed in the same style. So even though it isn’t featured
on the website or our samples at the shop that doesn’t mean it can’t be designed to match your suite.
Do I get a letterpress printed proof of my design?
As per the industry standard we do not offer printed letterpress proofs, however we supply a PDF digital proof to you that will have all of your design details provided.
An actual letterpress sample is very costly and labor intensive since it’s all done by hand. Over 15 years of experience we have found this to be an excellent representation.
We offer edits on your design before we go to press to make sure you end up with a design you love.
I saw a design on another website….can you replicate it?
Every company has their own style so we ask you to stick with the designs we offer. There are many ways to customize our house designs.
So what do you mean by letterpress printed?
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What paper do you offer?
Our house paper is Crane’s Lettra which is made of 100% cotton (tree free!) and comes in 3 colors and weights. More info found here.
Do you offer colored paper?
If you have something in mind please contact us. We can let you know what specialty papers we can offer besides our house paper.
A stocking fee may be added to the cost.
Do you offer edge painting?
We do offer edge painting as a special service, please email us for more information and we can quote this for you.
Do you offer day-of pieces (menus, programs, thank you notes, etc)?
Yes we do, we offer 15% off any day-of pieces if you print invitations with us.
Can you use artwork of mine I would like to incorporate into the design?
Sometimes, this depends on the image which you can email us to review. We cannot reproduce photographs or multicolored images
such as watercolor or anything with shading. So mostly line art works best.
I designed my friends wedding invitations, can you print them for me?
Yes, please email us your specs along with the artwork to review so we can make sure it is compatible with our letterpress.
What size envelopes do you offer?
We offer Crane’s Lettra line that has 4-Bar, A2, A6, A7 that have a square flap, euro flap available on request.
Do you offer lined envelopes?
At the moment we aren’t offering liners. However we have an array of colored envelopes if you would like an extra pop of color.
Can you print my envelopes with our guest addresses?
We can! We offer digitally (flat print) printed envelopes. We have an Excel sheet set up for your addresses and can use an array of different fonts.
I have an idea for a design, can you customize it?
We do offer full custom design if you can’t find anything within our collection. We would consult with you on your ideas to see if it is a
good fit. A custom design fee would be added to your quote based on your design complexity, starting at $500.00.
Do you offer custom illustrations?
We offer custom drawings on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in one please contact us so we can see if it is something we can offer you.
The additional cost would be based on the complexity of the image.
Do you have motifs I can choose from?
Yes, we have a binder at the shop with many design motifs for you to choose from. If you have a specific image in mind please let us know and we
can see if we have it in our image library.
Do you have a font chart I can choose from?
Yes, we have many font options you can either view at our shop or look here.
What size are your invitations?
Our invitations are 5 x 7” (A7).
I just put my deposit down, how long until I see a design proof?
Generally we send a PDF of your design in a few days from when you place the order. If it is full custom this will take longer.
How long will it take to receive my order?
Delivery is between two to four weeks after you sign off on the digital proofs. Timing depends on the complexity of your job.
What if you print my job and later realize that I need more?
We always recommend ordering at least 10-15 extra pieces. The price difference is very low compared to going back on press after we have already printed your job.
So please always pad your order for extras.
I am ready to place an order, what is next?
Ready to order, great! Once you would like to move forward we will email you a PDF contract with all of the details for your order.
A standard non refundable 50% deposit is required before the design work begins.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept major credit cards and checks. Your balance is due on delivery.
Is rush service available?
Yes, (depending on our press schedule) we can print your project in 7-10 business days for a 35% up-charge.
Example below of artwork that isn’t able to be replicated using letterpress printing.
Example below of artwork that is appropriate for letterpress.