(Closed) Letterpress – Please I need ADVICE!!!

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

have you tried etsy? also, minted is offering letterpress now, so i’d check them out as well.

 

letterpress is time consuming and that’s why it’s expensive /:

 

another option is to pay for someone to design it, then have someone print them. i know there are people on etsy who offer just printing. 

 

edit- i found this listing on etsy, offering 75 invites and design for $295 plus shipping: https://www.etsy.com/listing/66707580/custom-designed-letterpress-printed?ref=shop_home_active

 

Post # 5
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3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@maryvlee:  I’m sorry to say you’re going to have a hard time finding that many invitations for that price. The time and energy that goes into letterpressing anything (I hand-set my own type and print each card individually– and you do one run and create one plate PER COLOR) is what makes it expensive, it’s truly an art. You might inquire locally to see if there’s a local letterpress studio that might allow you to learn and to then print your own, and you could buy a plate from Boxcar Press. The labor is truly the highest cost. Good luck!

Post # 8
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

hi hi. I don’t know how helpful this is, but I just did my entire invitation set for $246 (100 invites with envelopes, events card, rsvp card, and envelope on linen paper). I got mine from Vistaprint. We had a friend of mine who is good at drawing “copy” a map of the islands and then adding text. For vistaprint you can upload your own design, so you could TOTALLY make a boarding pass design and go with that. They may even have one already…. There are also people on etsy who will sell you just the design file by itself (in a pdf file) for like 20-40 dollars… so then you take that file, upload it, and then you’re done.   http://www.vistaprint.com

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