Thursday, May 5, 2016

Hello Letterpress Lovers! We've finally moved our blog over to our updated website, and I hope you'll join us and follow along at:

Please update your Feedly, Inoreader, and other blog reading apps and software so you won't miss a post!

While you're there, check out our updated and (almost completed) website. There is still a lot of work to do and additions to make, but I hope you enjoy the new site which includes our own online shop (with more products coming soon) so you can buy your stationery products directly from us!

To celebrate our new website, we'll have a letterpress giveaway coming very soon! Don't miss out!

See you on the new site!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Invitations for a Summer Winery Wedding in Penticton

It's almost the New Year, and here I am getting caught up on posting summer 2015 wedding invitation photos! I hope everyone is enjoying the last few (busy) days before Christmas. Are you done your shopping? I'm this close to being done, and am dreading a final (please God) trip to the mall to finish up. On a positive note, I've managed to take my kids skating this morning, bake some holiday treats with them, and get a bit of work and present wrapping done. #Winning.

So...back to summer weddings!

This custom letterpress wedding stationery suite was designed and letterpress printed in-house for White Rock couple Samantha and Daniel. The couple was married at the Painted Rock Estate Winery in Penticton - a very special venue for the foodie and wine aficionado bride and groom. Their wedding would include reserve and vintage wines expertly paired with each appetizer and meal course, as well as locally sourced and prepared dishes to be served on the vineyard.

I've never been to the Painted Rock, but doesn't it look beautiful? Vineyard photos © and courtesy of the Painted Rock Estate Winery.

Our clients were seeking wedding stationery that married clean, crisp and modern styling (much like their venue), and referenced the vineyard in an abstract way (without being too cute). The bride and groom also wanted the stationery to use only grey ink and a blind letterpress impression (letterpress printing with no ink) to keep the finish simple and to focus on the tactile impression provided uniquely by letterpress printing. The pieces were printed on our thickest 220 lb. Strathmore Pure Cotton cover to provide the extra weight and sturdiness that only a thicker stock can offer.

We created the circle pattern that appears on all stationery pieces by brush painting the circles with Japanese sumi ink. The pattern, suggestive of grapes, is simple and organic, and reminiscent of the Painted Rock Estate Winery's logo. Once the pattern was complete, we scanned and digitized the artwork so that it could be transferred to magnesium printing plate and printed on the press.

Vineyard photo © Adrian Photographers and via The Painted Rock Estate Winery.

In all, we designed and printed the invitation, outer envelope, RSVP, RSVP envelope, BBQ event invitation, accommodations card, oversize schedule of events signage, oversize seating chart signage, and coordinating place cards where the guests' names were written and a meal selection circled (to assist catering staff with delivery of plated entrées).

With the exception of the oversize signage (schedule of events and seating chart), the entire wedding invitation suite was printed by hand on our studio's 104-year old antique cast-iron Chandler & Price printing press. We do not farm out our printing or finishing work and pride ourselves on using the highest quality materials and experienced craftsmanship to create one-of-a-kind stationery pieces for our bridal clients.

Are you getting married in 2016? We are already booking stationery clients for next year, so please contact us early to reserve your space in line for press time!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Holiday Gift Ideas for Stationery Lovers + Coupon From Our Shop!

Happy Holidays!

I hope all our blog readers are lovers of letterpress stationery products, and I wanted to post a coupon for your holiday shopping in our Etsy shop and give you a few holiday gift ideas for the paper lovers in your life!

2015 Holiday Cards

Our 2015 holiday card "Let It Snow" is now available for purchase in sets of 4 or 10 cards with kraft envelopes. This year's card features our signature brush script lettering with a modern snowflake pattern in gold foil. Check them out here:

The Stationery Gift That Keeps on Giving

For the serious letterpress lover(s) in your life we have subscriptions in our Letterpress Lovers Club (a stationery-of-the-month club) available in one, three, six, and 12-month terms. Your gift recipient receives unique letterpress stationery items once a month for the duration of their membership and includes a card noting your name as the sender of the monthly gift.

There is no auto-renewal - so no unexpected charges after expiry - and we ship worldwide! Purchase a membership here:

1-Month ($12)

3-Month ($37)

6-Month ($73)

12-Month ($145)

Everyday Stationery, Motivational Prints + More

A variety of stationery goodies perfect for gift-giving are also available in our shop - from letterpress note cards to art prints for the home.

Our happy customers tell us:

"Great quality & craftsmanship...will definitely be back to your shop:)"
"The quality was amazing!! Very happy."
"Beautiful! Great communication and delivered on time."

2015 Promo Code

For your holiday purchases from our shop, please use the following code:

PAPERGIFTS15 - for 15% off your stationery purchase from our Etsy shop. Expires Dec. 25th, 2015


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Gold Foil Holiday 2015 Cards Available Now!

Hello Letterpress Lovers! Just a quick post to let you know that the 2015 Sunlit Letterpress Holiday Card is now available for purchase on Etsy. This year I hand lettered "Let it Snow" in brush script with sumi ink along with some snowflake designs and ink blots, and transferred the design in gold foil to a thick white 120 lb. cover. The cards are available in sets of 4 or 10 and ship within 24 hrs. Limited quantities are available, so order early to avoid disappointment! Limited rush wholesale orders on this design are available – please contact the studio for details.


Monday, November 16, 2015

"Love Is" Typographic Print Corinthians 1:13

Due to popular demand (and feedback at the September Etsy Made in Canada event), our popular "Love Is" letterpress art print is now available in a larger size at 8" x 10". The print is still available at the original 5" x 7" size, and we are also now offering a framed version:

You can purchase the typographic "Love Is" letterpress art prints in our Etsy shop:

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