Aug 11, 2010


I've been researching letterpress wedding invitations in order to find some beautiful examples.  No, I'm not getting married again, I'm designing my Aunt's wedding invitations!  The look is going to be simple, elegant and classy, everything that to me envelopes letterpress.
For those that don't know, the definition of letterpress, according to Webster, is 'the process of printing from an inked raised surface especially when the paper is impressed directly upon the surface'.  Or better explained it's the printing of text and image using a printing press and movable type which then creates a relief imprint of the text and image on the paper.  OK I don't know if I explained that very well, but its the type of thing where if someone hands you a business card that's letter press, you run your fingers over it, feel the relief and go, wow, nice.  At least I do!
As I've been perusing I've found these amazing letterpress examples and studios!  I love that there are still people out there doing this, I hope it doesn't become a lot art form.  Dauphine Press has a beautiful line of wedding invitations.  Here are some of my favorites from her site.

I love the envelope liner on the last one, just makes everything look and feel more fancy.
I found a site called Minna Designs.  Here are my favorites from there.
A really unique save the date that highlighted the couple's journeys to get to the wedding site.  Very cute, and quite a lot of colors.  Now that I'm looking at this, I'm not certain its letterpress, but still great.
I also found Sesame Letterpress who produce some great wedding invitation designs.  Here's my favorite!
  And a closeup so you can see the full effect of the letterpress beauty!
 That's all for now, but more lovely wedding designs to come, letterpress and regular.


  1. I love letterpress! My company just started making letterpress wedding invites and has this press print them My favorite invite I designed -

    Good luck with your search. Cant wait to see the finished piece!

  2. wow! this is great, i love those lovely invitation letters and even the designs. stuart parvin