Calling All Atlanta Brides!

One of our Atlanta retailers, Luxe Expressions, is offering a complimentary letterpress wedding suite as part of the CBS Atlanta wedding giveaway. Spark will, of course, be letterpress-printing the wedding set for the lucky couple later this Fall. Check out the CBS Atlanta website for details and registration!

Good luck!

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.

Eco Scottish Wedding

This invitation set was designed by Flush Designs in Pasadena, California.

Paper: This is a completely eco-friendly invitation set as it is printed on 100% reclaimed cotton paper (tree-free), our premium, 220# house stock. The envelopes are brown bag envelopes made from 100% recycled content.

Details: We printed the invite panel in lavender and brown inks on the front and brown ink on the back. Since we were using the 220# cover, we could give a nice impression on both sides. The custom artwork created by Courtney at Flush Designs looked beautiful letterpress-printed.

We also sewed borders around all four sides of this invitation in a pretty lavender thread. Unfortunately, none of our samples remain to share with you! There is proof, checkout Courtney's website at Flush Designs and view #19 under her invitation photos.

Ribbons, die cuts, sewing and more!

While we love running our presses, spark also provides specialty finishing services. Contact us for pricing for the below services.

Die cutting. Custom shapes for business cards, tags, coasters, pocket folders and more.

Envelope lining. Ask us to line your envelopes by hand. If you would like us to line a baronial flap envelope, ask us to die cut the liner first to match the shape of the envelope. We use only acid-free 3M glue to line our envelopes.

Sewing. We sew edges for program and invitation booklets. We can usually find thread to match most PMS colors. We've also sewn pretty edges on flat panels that compliment the design.

Ribbon Ties. More often than not, we are not asked to do ribbon ties, simply because our clients prefer to take on this task themselves. We have done ribbon ties on programs, invitations and more, using Midori ribbon. If, however, you would like to tie the ribbon yourself, ask us to drill the holes for you first to make the process easier!

Eyelet Setting. We offer eyelet setting at an affordable price. Our most common eyelet colors are silver, gold, black, antique brass and copper.

Mounted Backers. We will mount paper backers to any panel upon request. We can accommodate flush mounts. If you would like to do the actual adhering on your own, just ask us to cut down the paper.

Also available are custom wraps, bands, pocket folds, rounded corners, color edging and more. We handle all of our finishing services at Spark, so you can feel confident that we will deliver a quality product.

Luxe Expressions Custom Design

This stunning wedding invitation and reception suite was designed by Debra Saba, owner of Luxe Expressions in Atlanta, Georgia. Debra offers her clients a wide variety of custom invitation designs of her own inspiration. She also represents the Spark Custom letterpress invitation designs as well as other popular stationery lines.

The invitation panel and reply panel were printed on Crane lettra 220# cover in pearl white while the rest of the suite was printed on Crane lettra 110# cover in pearl white. The outer envelope is lined with antique gold stardream. Debra also mounted the table card in jupiter stardream and the menu in jupiter and antique gold stardream (not shown).

If you are interested in this wedding suite, please contact Debra directly by visiting her website.

Black Tie Bridal Showcase

Visit Spark Stationery at the Black Tie Bridal Showcase this Sunday, January 11th, 2009. The show runs from 12noon to 4:00pm at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Cost of admission is $3.00. Visit for more information.

We are giving away a door prize of custom letterpress wedding invitations, so don't miss out!

We hope to see you there!

Oh so navy!

Although we completely tired out Jim with running this job, I think the deep navy we achieved through double-rolling each piece was well worth it. This client came to us through Michael C. Fina's stationery department. She had her heart set on using a Japanese paper backer and utilizing some of the elements from that paper in her design. Although it is hard to see in this photo, the invite has a blind deboss (plus a little help from transparent white ink). All other pieces are one color.