FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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.

How do I place an order?
See an overview of how it works here.

Do you offer digital printing?
I work with a local digital printer to print a portion of your design if there is also a letterpress element to the design.

Do you offer corner rounding, embossing, perforation, and die-cutting? I’m so glad you asked. Yes, I do!

Do you offer guest addressing of envelopes? I work with a local shop to do that for me, but I will create the files for them to work with from the spreadsheet you provide.

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? 
I can refer you to someone who does foil stamping if that’s all you want. But if your job also involves a letterpress portion, I can take care of the order for you, working with my local foil printer.

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