Blind Printing

Jake and Kristin Hotel Bel-Air Letterpress printed Wedding set

I have been wanting to shoot this elegant and beautiful wedding set for awhile, but was finally motivated when we found out that we were mentioned in a photo shoot of the (stunning) actual wedding featured in the summer edition of Inside Weddings Magazine (!). You can see the actual article here...IW_2013_Summer_Cline-Wurzak . The programs we created on page 96 and the menu on page 100 (the calligraphy for each guest's name was done by the very talented Tracy Joe.) Not featured was the mailed wedding invitation set, so I thought I would share that with you as well! We worked closely with the bride and groom and party planners to create and letterpress print this set. The invitation was printed on 220# Crane's Lettra, with edge coloring on the invitation (to match the ink, custom envelope liner and custom wax seal).the other pieces (RSVP, Brunch and Rehearsal dinner) were all printed on 110# Crane's Lettra. Subtle butterflies are sprinkled throughout the set, from the custom wax seal to the outer envelope, blind printed on the invitation and brunch invitation. Everything was wrapped in a beautiful sheer silver mesh Midori ribbon held together with the butterfly wax seal. We also created the Save the Date mailers, you can see them from a previous post here. I think the programs will be a separate post...

jake and kristin wedding set

edge coloring letterpress

wax seal butterfly

wax seal letterpress suite

lined envelope and letterpress invitation

letterpress RSVP card and envelope

letterpress brunch

letterpress rehearsal dinner

letterpress menu

letterpress menu 2

wax seal ribbon wrapped set

 

Vintage Map Save the Date

This save the date was designed to reflect the couples international travels all over the world. Each envelope was lined with a design from a vintage map, and the actual save the date shows a map of the Bay Area where the couple will have their ceremony.(sorry for the erased web address, I wanted to keep their wedding website just for guests!) All of our designs are custom and designed just for our clients, please let us know if we can design and print something for you! IMG_2241

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Vasiana and Igor's black and blind wedding invitation set

A simple and lovely invitation set for you this hot summer afternoon that includes a few fireflies and blind printing. (I love fireflies, I had forgotten how magical they seem during the warm summer nights here on the East Coast.) This blind and black wedding set was printed on 300 gram Crane's Lettra and design and printed by us at Paper Monkey Press.

 

A wedding in Italy

This post has been a long time coming, but I wanted to wait until after the event and then I had to actually take the photos- ah to have an intern that knows more than me about photography... one day. This very special wedding set was for a couple in Los Angeles who had both fallen in love with a small town in Italy about 2 hours north of Rome in the Umbrian region, Orvieto. There is an absolutely stunning old town with amazing architecture, including the former Abbey, and now hotel where they had their ceremony - La Badia di Orvieto. We wanted to make sure we included the imagery from the region into their wedding set, so I drew an outline of the tower (built in 1103) and incorporated this throughout the set, from the save the dates, through to their thank you cards. The image was printed without ink (blind printing) to keep it subtle but still hint at the amazing view that would greet their guest upon their arrival. The full wedding set consisted of the invitation, outer lined envelope, map, rsvp, rsvp envelope, accommodations card and brunch invitation. It was wrapped in a vellum enclosure and sealed with a custom wax seal of the Abbey tower. The pattern used on the liner, envelopes, rsvp and accommodations cards came from the local tile work in the region. The set was printed on Crane's Lettra Pearl White in both 300 and 600 gram weight.

 

 

 

We're still here!

I know, It's been too long- but it's our busy season and we've been working our little monkey knuckles down to the bone designing and printing some lovely Bat Mitzvah's, Weddings, Weddings, Baby Announcements, Weddings- well you get the picture. To help, here are some quick snapshots of some recent work- I promise to get back to some full detailed posts soon, so much to share! Hope spring is treating you well, we'll be back with more soon! xo, busy busy paper monkeys.

Spanish Language Wedding Invitation

I unfortunately do not speak Spanish. I should, I lived in California for over 25 years of my life, and I took Spanish in High School- but I managed not to really retain anything of significance. Luckily that didn't stop me from working with this lovely bride in designing her wedding set, simple and elegant. Blind letterpress printing almost gives the feeling of lace on the invitation.

Surprise party invitation and baseball inspired placecards

I've had these photos sitting on my desktop for weeks, waiting for today so I could post them. Last night was the big surprise party, so now I feel ok about showing them off. We designed and blind printed these on 600 gram Crane's Lettra for a nice deep impression, and combined it with a contrasting gravel envelope for a more masculine feel. We also designed some NY Yankee inspired place cards for the guests, which we had digitally printed. I've never had a surprise party thrown for me (but that's just because I don't like being surprised...) however working on this fun project has made me (almost) want to reconsider.