Save the Dates - Keeping it Simple

We've been seeing more save the date inquiries and orders now that we are at the end of Summer and couples are planning for 2012 weddings. The save the date, like the rest of your wedding stationery, should reflect your personality. For some couples, keeping the design and message simple on the save the date is a perfect fit.

All of the designs featured in our letterpress love albums feature save the dates. Many of our couples mix and match our design patterns and artwork to create a save the date that is personal to them. Below are just a few save the dates that we find endearing in their use of color and design. Need more inspiration? Visit our website or preview our photos on our flickr page.

Updated Business cards!

It has been a while since we have shown some business card ideas so I thought today would be a great time for them. We believe that letterpress-printed cards really create a great impression of you for the people receiving your card.

Feel free to use one of our designs or artwork as a basis of your card. If you are printing cards for your business, you may submit your company logo/artwork for us to use. Using a colored paper, chipboard, or Prairie paper can help your card to stand out among the others. We have a large variety of ink colors, paper colors, and fonts to create your one of a kind card.

Please feel free to ask us any question you may have about your next business card or visit one of our retailers.

Ideas for your Wedding Stationery

Thinking of ideas for your wedding stationery? Over the past few months at Spark this very blog has tried to promote the freshest ideas so you can have creative wedding stationery perfect for setting the tone of your event. This post features links to past blogs so you can kind find a specific idea or just learn more about letterpress along the way!

First we should start off with why Wedding Stationery is important. It not only sets the tone of your event (starting with a great Save the Date) but is a great memento for years afterward! Here is our wedding stationery time-line. Letterpress requires a bit more time than traditional flat or digital printing, so just be aware.

New this year is Prairie Paper - aka seed paper - which could be a fresh take on your invitation! Have your guests plant their invitation once the wedding is over and have a great reminder of your special day.

Thinking of trying to save a bit of money? Postcards are a great option! Use a postcard for a save the date or as a reply postcard and save the money on envelopes - also the more eco-friendly option to save on paper waste.

Trying to think of your wedding colors? Our great designers wrote this Insight (design only blogs) on Colors.

Don't forget other fun, creative artwork! Vintage maps (Domestic and International locations) can not only show your guests where they would be going, but provide a creative patten for your piece.

My personal favorite - letterpressed photos showcase you, as a form of art. Use an engagement photo for your save the date, or have a honeymoon inspired thank you card.

Day of items? Why not have a one of a kind coaster or gift tag to complete your wedding ensemble, starting with the save the date!

As always, please feel free to email with any thoughts or questions!

Welcome to The Pressroom...

(Please note that the designs shown above are created by designers Spark is collaborating with in The Pressroom & Company. We respect their talent and the rights of ownership for their own designs. Please note that these designs are not available through our retailers. Spark has a vast collection of designs to choose from should you choose to work with one of our retailers.)

Many of you may not realize that while Spark offers its own custom line of invitations and stationery, we are also a commercial letterpress shop printing for some of the best and brightest stationery designers and design firms here and abroad.

We wanted to introduce you to our newest venture, The Pressroom & Company.

The Pressroom & Company (TP&C) is a select group of experienced and passionate stationery designers, proudly offering beautiful stationery to an ever-expanding community of online buyers. Our timeless designs and exceptional, yet affordable letterpress printing are a perfect match for all of life's events.

TP&C designs are styled by renowned invitation designers from all over the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Their design styles showcase a wide variety of artwork from modern to vintage, floral to calligraphic and more.

Spark has contributed a few designs to this site and we'd love for you to check them out. All of our 80+ retailers can also offer you these designs, so if you see something from Spark you like and would prefer to work through a local retailers, then head on over to see one of our amazing Spark dealers!