(Closed) Valuable advice learning letterpress yourself, and doing invites/calligraphy too

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

sounds amazing!! do you have any pictures?

Post # 4
525 posts
Busy bee

WOW. that sound epic! I would love to see pictures too!

Post # 6
57 posts
Worker bee

My daughter Snowflake119 sent me this post saying, “This person is even tougher than you!” I am so so impressed by your tale – and the wonderful way you told it. I got a friend to weld me a press and I carved my daughter’s save-the-dates out of a block of wood and made them on paper I got a local letterpress guy to cut down to postcard size. But she firmly forbade me to try doing her real invites.

When a person goes to superhuman efforts as you did, remember that you’re the one that carries away the lasting benefit – YOU know how hard you worked and YOU know how great what you did was and YOU got to meet those cool people and have those wonderful hours with your mentor. The people who may get your invites and have no idea how special they are – their loss. We live in an era where people are so accustomed to computer-generated perfection they don’t appreciate a real artisan, and that’s what you are now. Hats off!!!!

PLEASE go to the extra trouble, now, of getting good pictures/scans of your work. You’ll want that in the future. Not to mention I am crazy curious to see pics which are not inside out! Heh.

Post # 8
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You are completely amazing. They’re incredible!! Congrats on all your hard work paying off and thank you so much for sharing the whole process with us. I would give anything to go back and learn letterpress in time to do our wedding invites. 

Post # 9
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Wow! That’s incredible!

Post # 10
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

gorgeous!  I wish my community had letterpress classes.  I’d be all over them in a heartbeat.

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