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Any good, reasonably priced sources for letterpress paper? Our friend is designing our invitations and printing them at a printing co-op, and they recommended Crane’s Lettra, but it’s kind of expensive. Any ideas for other options? Thanks!
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- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
Ah was going to suggest the Crane paper 🙂 I honestly would probably just go with what they suggest. You’re saving A TON on printing and design costs already. To have it letterpressed on a cheaper paper is almost missing the point, I think.
Post # 4
I think we’re using Strathmore for our letterpress…Crane Lettra is really nice though–it has that fuzzy quality to it.
Post # 5
Strathmore is really great paper to use– and comes in several different colors. Crane lettra is probably the most widely used (and recognized) paper and really, one of the more affordable options (even though it’s expensive…).
Try FrenchPaper– they have a ton of options– even some recycled papers that are thick enough to hold a really good impression.
I would caution you on purchasing paper that is colored, though, it throws the ink color when it actually goes to print! 🙂
Post # 6
How much are you looking to spend? I spent right at $800.00 for 110 invitations, maps, RSVP cards & envelopes letterpressed!
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A cost efficient option (though not time efficient) is to buy some sheets of paper and cut them to size. I would recommend Magnani Pescia paper. It is absolutely fabulous for letterpress because it is cotton and you can really see the “bite” from the printing process (if that’s the look you are going for). A sheet goes for a couple dollars and you can find it at art supply stores like http://www.danielsmith.com.