A little letterpress love coming your way...

Check out our recent mailing that went out to our designer friends. If you didn't get yours yet, check in with us at spark@letterpresslove.com to make sure you're on our mailing list. We have enough letterpress love to spread around!

Below are the details to the mailing:
  • Spark Custom Monarch Envelope - printed on Dur-o-tone butcher blue 80# text weight paper in blind and charcoal ink.
  • Spark Monarch Flyer - printed on crane lettra 220# cover in fluorescent white. Custom yellow, charcoal, red and blue inks. Printed both sides with die cut heart shaped business card that punches out at bottom.
  • Spark Reply Mailer - printed on crane lettra 110# cover in fluorescent white. Custom charcoal, red and blue inks. This mailer is folded and secured with clear tabs. Requires first class postage.
A special thanks to Turnpost Creative Group for helping us create our new look!

Cotton is Not So Bad After All

Crane lettra is our house stock. We have always been very happy with its performance, however we often get questioned about how green our beloved paper is. Check out this blog post by the Ladies of Letterpress (thank you!!).

Is Lettra Recycled?

We love Lettra--and not only because of its tree-freeness. What goes into that cotton stock? This info comes from Dave Kidwell, Crane's Mid-Atlantic Region Manager, regarding the "recycled" content of Crane's Lettra.

Read more about this at the Ladies of Letterpress Blog >>

Flourish Letterpress Stationery

This stationery set was designed by Meg Olson, owner of Flourish, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her stationery set is letterpress-printed on Crane lettra paper in fluorescent white. The adorable note card folds into a nice mailer that she can mail to her clients. The flower artwork on the envelope bleeds onto the back open-end flap.

Japanese Floral Wedding Set

We printed this wedding suite for Michael C. Fina, New York City. This invitation set is printed on Crane Lettra 110# cover in pearl white. The invitation panel has a blind deboss and rich navy ink. On the back of the panel, we adhered a Japanese paper backer. The circle menu is also another focal point to the set as it is a 6.75" circle and fits nicely into the charger.

Please contact us or any of our retailers for more information about this beautiful set.

Contemporary Wedding Set

We try hard to produce wedding designs for every bride. Check out this invitation set we produced for Pulp & Ink, Chicago, back in the day. This contemporary set is understated and youthful in celadon and charcoal inks. Printed on Crane Lettra 110# cover in fluorescent white. Included in this set is the save the date, invite panel, reply set, directions card, belly band and outer envelope. The insert cards tuck in behind to make a tidy little package!

Wedding Stationery: Deckle Edges and Sewing

We designed this invitation set for Epitome Papers, located in The Galleria, Edina, Minnesota.

This invitation design is clean and understated, the monogram for the couple takes center stage. Printed on Crane Lettra 220# pearl white cover (Invite Panel) and 110# cover (all other pieces) in rust orange and brown inks.

Notice the invitation panel has one deckle edge at the top. We consider this a torn edge, not a true deckle edge. Since the 220# cover is a duplexed cover (glue is involved), the torn edge takes on a different appearance.

The insert card set is hand-sewn together in an orange thread that is a perfect match to the ink color used on the invitation set. This is a nice, yet subtle, way to add color to the reply cards that are printed in only brown ink. The reply card is able to perforate off from the set and mailed as a postcard.