Custom Calligraphy at Thomas Printers

Exciting news everyone: now you can add custom calligraphy to your letterpress project! We’re happy to be working with Kim Nichols Calligraphy for all our lettering needs. Kim has decades of experience hand-lettering everything from invitations to certificates to place cards to poetry, has studied with some of the best calligraphers in the world, and… Read More →

A Proper Party Invitation (with silver foil)

This card, printed with shining, starry, silver foil, is the invitation for the “proper party” mentioned in this announcement for a surprise wedding that we printed earlier in the year. Silver foil looks especially great on darker stock, especially this cobalt-colored paper from Colorplan. The elegant–and really fun–evening cocktail party was not only the wedding… Read More →

See you at the printers’ fair?

We’ll be at the second-annual Letterpress Printers’ Fair in downtown Lancaster, PA, this Sunday from 11-5. It’s the only printers’ fair in the area, and it’s a good one. We’ll be representing Ladies of Letterpress, and will be selling t-shirts, printers’ aprons, baby onesies, iron-on patches, and more. The fair is held behind Building Character,… Read More →

Neon Surprise Wedding Announcement

When family friends Paul and Andrea called us with a top-secret project, we knew something great was afoot. They wanted something whimsical, neon, and tiny to share the news of their surprise wedding–a little piece that belied the big-ness of their excellent announcement. We came up with a business-card-sized card in an equally diminutive envelope,… Read More →

Teknion, Veneer, and Letterpress

Intricate jobs like this don’t come around every day, but we love it when they do. Designed by the folks at Design on Crown outside Philadelphia, this invitation celebrates the wedding of wood and textiles, represented by squares of real cherry veneer and stock blind-printed with the pattern of a debut textile from Teknion. Working… Read More →

Arches Anniversary Invitation

Client Soledad wanted something special for the invitation for her 10th anniversary party being held at a ranch in beautiful Southern Utah (our home state!). We took our cues from Delicate Arch in Arches National Park for the front of the card, which was die-cut and printed to resemble the Arch itself. The pertinent info… Read More →