Post # 1
My incredibly talented Maid/Matron of Honor designed a monogram for our wedding that I’m in love with. I want to use it on everything, including matchbooks.
Does anyone know a reasonable matchbook vendor that will print a custom design without a 1,000 minimum – and relatively inexpensively? It’s super important to have these matchbooks, since my family has them for every major event.
Post # 3
Such a great idea–
You know what… I know DIY can be tedious, but I remember a post somewhere about making them from scratch. -Just a thought in case you find all the other options to be too pricey…
DIY Custom Matchbooks
Otherwise, I am sure you can google some vendors without difficulty!
Post # 4
I saw a vendor on etsy that does these, search for her there and i think a bee blogged about it too, I want to say Miss Fondue but I am not sure.
Post # 5
you could make a custom rubber stamp and buy some white matchbooks which you could then stamp the monogram on.
Post # 6
Try http://www.foryourparty.com. They did custom matchboxes for me, and they turned out great. I think they also do matchbooks
Post # 7
@RyanT – wouldn’t the ink run if the matchbooks got wet? i thought about DIYing it, but i was worried about how they’d hold up.
As background – we have matchbooks for every major family event. I have matchbooks from my dad’s bar mitzvah in the 1959! It’s held up so well and we still have it on display. I would love to have my wedding matchbook next to my parents’ wedding matchbook, and so on… so this is pretty important to me.
Post # 8
I love your family tradition! Such a neat keepsake. How about Gocco? I just did my STD postcards and tested them for waterproof-ability and they were prefect. Possibly you could Gocco them?
Post # 9
For Your Party has a 50 piece minimum order, and their prices are basically 50-cents each for match books and $1.00 each for match boxes. They will send you samples if you want to check the print quality, but basically it’s waterproof – anything that would damage the printing is also going to make the matches useless (say, if you drop them into a water glass).
Most of their site is designed around using pre-loaded elements to create your design, but they will also custom print with your design at their "sister site":
Post # 10
If you are worried about ink running, then use an oil-based stamp ink. It takes longer to dry and you will probably have a tabletop full of drying matchbooks for awhile, but no running afterwards. Speedball also makes a blockprinting ink that would work.
Post # 11
i also used foryourparty.com and I was pleased with the results!