Frequently asked questions

What is your typical turnaround time?
1-2 weeks from the time your design is finalized, depending on what our current workload is when the order is placed. Rush orders are sometimes possible.

Why chose letterpress over digital printing? By going with letterpress printing for your wedding stationery, every invitation is like a little work of art, a tactile piece that gives weight, meaning, and importance to your big day. For business cards, it’s your first impression and a great way to stand out as a business that values quality. The effect of letterpress, which is printed on thick, luxurious paper is elegant and classic.

How does the ordering process work?

Do you offer digital printing?
I work with a high-quality local digital print shop to print the digitally printed portion of your design. They can print on 110lb Lettra paper, which is something a regular desktop or office printer cannot handle.

Do you offer corner rounding, embossing, perforation, and die-cutting? I’m so glad you asked. Yes, I do! Please write me for a quote.

Do you offer guest addressing of envelopes? Yes! They are digitally printed. I can send you info on how to set up the spreadsheet that you’ll need to send.

Can you print on black paper?
Yes, gold or silver inks look great on black paper. Because letterpress inks are not very opaque, other colors of ink do not print very well. Only metallic inks have good opacity on dark stocks.

Do you offer foil stamping? 
Yes. It does cost a bit more than letterpress and will add to the turnaround time. You can see pricing on the Pricing page or write us for a quote.

Do you make embossed wedding invitations and business cards? So all letterpress printing is debossed, meaning the art is pressed into the paper (usually as it applies ink). There is also the option to do blind debossing which is where the image is pressed into the paper without ink. We also offer embossing, which is a different process resulting in the art coming up out of the paper.

Do you print on CD or DVD covers?
Yes, I can.  It just has to be the foldable kind or be the type that is a thick paper sleeve (chipboard prints very well) and you’ll have to provide me with the stock before it’s folded.

What are the standard paper sizes for invitation sets?

Here are the relative sizes of the different paper options. Other sizes are possible - these are just the most popular.  A7 = 5x7” | A6 = 4.5x6” | A2 = 5.5x4.25” | 4-bar = 3.5x4.9”

Here are the relative sizes of the different paper options. Other sizes are possible - these are just the most popular.

A7 = 5x7” | A6 = 4.5x6” | A2 = 5.5x4.25” | 4-bar = 3.5x4.9”

Here is some mixed ink and bad posture.

Here is some mixed ink and bad posture.

Do you actually do this as a full-time job? Yes, this is my real, full time job. Lucky me, right??

This is an example of wedding favors.

This is an example of wedding favors.

For questions about wedding invite wording and when to send them out, visit this page.


Letterpress printing services in Portland