In this modern and technological world, many individuals seem to have forgotten the art and beauty of letterpress birth announcements. Many are turning to more modern forms of printing, like digital printing, or even foregoing sending out paper announcements altogether; they are using email and social networking websites instead. While digital printing can create a unique announcement, if you want a priceless keepsake you can actually hold onto, you may want to consider the traditional appeal of letterpress.
History of Letterpress
The invention of letterpress printing began in the 15th century, when a man named Johannes Gutenberg developed the first printing press. This printing press used the same kind of technology as a grape press, which was used to create wine. Before this, wood block printing was used, so the invention of this new printing method was important because it was quicker . . . → Read More: The Appeal Of Letterpress Birth Announcements
This year I believe, will mark a vibrant Christmas season as folks get back to work and dig themselves out of debt and back to work, hopefully. With this new found savings Americans will begin to spend again on items that used to be slightly out of budget, like stationery and fine art.
Aesthetically, this year will be the year of vintage Christmas cards. A return to letterpress printing and thick papers, which has been out of budget now for a few years. These cards bring back fond memories for people. Often memories of bygone era that most just don’t think exists anymore. The advent of social media and friend requesting just gets old after awhile so why not get back to basics. The same holds true for printing. Here is a nice selection of traditional Christmas . . . → Read More: Traditional Christmas Cards For 2011
Planning for a wedding and purchasing your wedding invitations in the local Richmond Va area has never been easier. A local letterpress printer Page Stationery offers affordable letterpress wedding stationery either direct or through their local dealers. They have been in business and mastering the art of letterpress printing for over twelve years and have an unsurpassed knowledge of design, typography and printing.
Letterpress wedding invitations and save the date cards have been popular in recent years thanks to celebrity Martha Stewart and the use of letterpress material in her photo shoots.Now enthusiasts are literally saving old letterpress machines that are being thrown away and starting businesses. Page Stationery is a premier letterpress printer and will work directly with customers or you may also place orders through their dealers. Give them a call today.
Many people have a hard time saying thank you these days. It appears that this simple courtesy is very often overlooked just like holding a door for the ladies. I have found that you can simple say thank you in many ways. A thank you is even appropriate for infants using thank you infant cards. One way is simply just to say it while another may be to get a pen and paper and actually write it on a thank you card. As long as someone can read your writing your salutation will be read and heard and most of all appreciated.
Not only are there many ways of saying thanks but there are also numerous occasions where it is appropriate. Such occasions may be a good learning opportunity for children as well. If a toddler receives some nice birthday presents . . . → Read More: Proper Thank You Infant Cards
For Wedding Invitations in Richmond Va and perhaps the best place in all of Virginia is a small company in Richmond called Page Stationery. They can really work magic and allow your dream wedding stationery to come to fruition. They specialize in letterpress printing and fine papers from around the world. I highly recommend them for your custom wedding stationery and any type of stationery really.
Wedding Invitations Richmond
Believe it or not letterpress invitations are extremely popular these days. Over the course of the last ten years the interest in engraved invitations has waned and the popularity of letterpress printed invitations began to take hold. Why? Partially because of the influence of Martha Stewart and her wedding magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings. The magazine routinely featured letterpress wedding invitations by hot new designers who were eager to hop on this trend. The trend has been holding steady now for the ten to twelve years but it seems like this fad is about to get blasted. Just like any economic market that heats up it is bound to have a cooling period right behind it. Just look at the influx of new designers and people all over the country having an interest in letterpress printing. There will be a point in the near future . . . → Read More: New Wedding Invitation Trends For 2011
Custom stationery has become increasingly popular throughout the last few years. Initially stationary was popular and was often used for communication between friends and family. Today, custom stationery is used for personal as well as business use. In many cases executives of large Fortune 500 companies have incredibly nice stationery and use it for business purposes as well as personal use. This variation of use has changed the stationary industry dramatically. It adds a variety of new businesses that will be needing custom stationery for their communication purposes. Amazingly enough this trend has just recently started. His taken people a little time to recognize the value of the hand written note. Nothing really is more important or more sincere than the handwritten note. For condolence letter or personal thank you letter it cuts to the heart and conveys empathy.
Learning of custom stationery has also gained . . . → Read More: Custom Stationery For 2011
Custom Stationery For Today
Custom stationery is an important part of today’s lifestyle. It might seem like it is becoming some what outdated, but I believe the need for classy and creative stationery has never been greater and more in demand. In today’s stationery market I believe the best personalized stationery is letterpress printed. Though there are many forms of printing like engraving or even digital, letterpress has emerged as the leader from a look and feel and quality.
So what types of characteristics should your custom stationery have? Good question as it can depend on many factors but probably the most important is the design element of the card and to make sure it is a design that you like and help create. For this part it is usually helpful to have a designer assist with the font selection and typography as well as the . . . → Read More: Custom Stationery For Today
There are many new ideas for custom stationery in 2011. Of course the first issue is what type of stationery do you really need and what use is it for. This gets back to the type of printing either digital, engraving or letterpress. I for one believe that digitally printed custom stationery is just cheap and no matter what type of motif you have on there they just don’t work for me. Blah! If you are going to do it it should really be either engraved or letterpress printed because they look the nicest and are recognized as the nicest.
Letterpress I feel is even a stronger candidate because it provides a more diverse canvas to work with and is easier to find a quality printer. In recent years hundreds of letterpress printers and designers have emerged on the art/design scene. As a result there . . . → Read More: Custom Stationery Options for 2011
After your wedding you will need custom stationery to compliment your wedding invitations. Your wedding is going to be a beautiful occasion with elegant letterpress wedding invitations. It will mark the joining of two intimate souls with her love and family. The wedding invitation should be perfect for such an occasion. You don’t want to have a wedding invitation that is substandard and doesn’t represent the theme and distinct feeling and creativity around you envision for your wedding. Before you decide on the invitation you would like it’s advisable to have a complete plan and think through carefully through all aspects of your wedding. It also will depend if you have a more traditional wedding or a more modern wedding on what type of invitation you will purchase.
Another aspect of the wedding you will have to consider is the wording for the wedding invitation and . . . → Read More: Custom Stationery After the Wedding