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I first learned of Twin Raven Press (http://www.twinraven.blogspot.com) when I saw Mrs. Cherry Pie’s beautifully rustic tri-colored invitations but didn’t think I could afford it. Later, I ran across Twin Raven again, this time, when I saw Mrs. Coconut’s sweet and whimisical letterpress extravaganza. (No other word to describe it, she even had letterpress COASTERS).
Anyway, Fiance and I thought weighed the pros and cons of getting custom invitations. We heard too many horror stories of DIY gone wrong or ended up costing more due to mistakes so we bit the bullet and went for it. I researched this for a long time and found 4-5 letterpress studios who were within our budget. I ordered samples from 3 and ultimately chose Kristin. Not all letterpress stationers are created equal but Kristin’s work was obviously many steps above. She’s also very fast, friendly, and professional. I am only ordering my main invite and envelope from her but I loved the script she used for me and she emailed me the font so I could use it for the rest of my inserts! Also, she just throws in little things here and there that make such a big impact. We are not spending very much on our invitations (about $2.25/ea for single color on Crane Lettra AND matching envelope)but she’s treated me like her best client. I wholeheartedly recommend her.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I’ve just started conversing with Kristin about our invitations, and she’s SO sweet. I’m definitely psyched and can’t wait to start sharing this process with the hive!
Post # 4
Yes totally! She’s been my best vendor find so far and I’ve been lucky enough to have met lots of great people during this process! I can’t wait to see your design Miss Bruschetta!
Post # 5
I’ve gone back and forth on using letterpress- if I do, it will probably be through her!
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She’s my vendor too! She’s awesome!
Post # 8
Thank you for recommending her… I remember seeing Mrs. Coconut’s stationery, and after seeing this post I checked her out more and emailed her! I am super excited to hear back.
Post # 9
I just thought that I would resurrect this thread as my Twin Ravens Press samples arrived today and I think they are beautiful. I’ve ordered a few samples from various etsy sellers and have to say these are definitely the best and have me truly excited to start the design process.
I love the communication I have had so far from Kristin. She even asked me about colour schemes and styles that I liked, so that she could get a great range of samples to me. Her pricing is so competitive but the quality does not appear to suffer at all.
The next hurdle I have to get over is to convince my mother that buying bespoke letterpress and having it shipped over to the UK is a sensible idea.
Post # 10
I, too, have been emailing with Kristin from Twin Ravens. we have some time before we make our invites but I’m leaning in her direction. She is so sweet and her samples were the best so far!
Post # 11
Wow—it’s good to know that letterpress is more affordable than I once thought. And for me, customer service is everything.
Post # 12
I would recommend finding another letterpress vendor. MANY bees, I won’t name them because they may or may not want to speak for themselves, bu many bees have had issues with Kristin with mis-aligned, late, and off-color invitations. Yes, she is affordable, but the hassle and stress of using her is not worth the savings. I would rather have paid twice as much and have them done right and on time the first time.