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 →

Save-the-Date on Black with Rose Gold Foil

Before we turn on the way-back machine and look at some really great past projects in the next few posts, we wanted to shine the spotlight on this super-shiny save-the-date for Amy and Alan. Amy wanted to mimic the look of a patina on copper, so the solution for this card was to pick a… Read More →

Andrew + Antonio Wedding Invitation

This invitation, designed by both Andrew and Antonio, was one of our favorites of 2014. A new take on the classic silhouette-style announcement, this one represents the grooms’ most recognizable characteristics in simple graphic strokes. Clean and crisp, and somehow really charming. Savoy, the cotton paper we chose for this project, has a nice smooth… Read More →

Elegant gold foil and blind deboss invitation

We like to say that the beautiful deboss letterpress speaks for itself. That’s especially true in this lovely A8-size invitation from our friends at Mia Lane Design. Alena made friends with the white space on this large, 5.5×8.5 inch invitation, keeping the type clean and minimal. The gold foil adds a ribbon of shine, and… Read More →

Hand-drawn invitations

We love the designs over at A Printable Press. Their letterpress-ready invitations are a great way to get a custom-looking invitation at a less-than-custom price. This hand-drawn invitation for Christine is no exception. The mix of hand-drawn typefaces, digital typography, wreathes and arrows would look great on kraft paper, or on Pearl White Lettra, as… Read More →

Bilingual Gatefold Wedding Invitations

A little-known fact about letterpress printing is that we can print in any language. Take this bilingual invitation for an American and German couple. In the same way that we can easily print diacritical marks, such as umlauts, we can print Hebrew, Chinese, Arabic . . . any digital typeface available. As long as the… Read More →

Three-Color Invitations

It’s been a busy spring and summer: we moved our entire shop in late June to a brand-new building which is, thankfully, just about finished. I’ll post pictures of our new space in the coming weeks–hopefully while it is still clean and pristine, and before it starts looking like a busy print shop again. In… Read More →

Lovely Pattern Invitations

There are traditional wedding invitations with flowers and bouquets, and then there are these fresh patterns from our friends at Mia Maria Design. (You can see more images from the event these were made for here.) We printed these on 220#c to allow a bit more thickness for texture; ecru was chosen to compliment the… Read More →

Many ink colors made affordable: overprinting!

Letterpress printing can (usually) only run one ink color at a time. That’s what makes an invitation with multiple ink colors sometimes less than affordable: each ink color not only requires a separate run, but also a separate printing plate, more paper, more waste, more labor, etc. A handy way to get around this is… Read More →

Gatefold letterpress invitation

The wedding invitation season started off on a sweet note with this lovely gatefold creation from our friends at Shindig. Printed on super-soft Reich Savoy, this invitation makes good use of crisp black calligraphy and dusty pink for the peony petals. We do love printing on Savoy, which is creases particularly well and without cracking… Read More →