Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What is Letterpress Printing?

Letterpress invitations have been making a come back for the last few wedding seasons. But you may be asking yourself, what are letterpress invitations? Letterpress is one of the earliest forms of printing text on paper. Johann Gutenberg is credited with the inventing of the movable press in the early to mid 1400's to create printed images on paper. He is known as the father of letterpress printing in Europe, but it is the Chinese who are credited with creating letterpress characters and images as early as 750 AD.

Letterpress is a technique that stamps ink into paper using raised lettering. Traditionally, letterpress printing involved the inked type just lightly kissing the high quality, cotton-based paper and did not create an impression on the paper at all. Even though letterpress wedding invitations are considered an old-fashioned technique, they are quite modern and add an air of sophistication and class to your special event.

Letterpress printing is generally more expensive than some other forms of printing, due to it being more labor-intensive, but the final elegance and sophisticated look and feel of letterpress wedding invitations is worth it to many brides and grooms.

The work featured in this posting is from LOL Letterpress,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Grand Opening Jade Events

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening and inauguration ceremonies at JADE EVENTS.

Beautifully designed in soft neutral tones, this facility is a welcome addition to Dekalb county.

Please view their site for more information

Jade Events
2201 Lawrenceville Hwy
Decatur, Georgia 30033

Friday, June 18, 2010

25ft Personalized Aisle Runner Giveaway

In honor of my 18th wedding anniversary on August 29th, I am offering 2 FREE 25ft personalized aisle runners.

Runner #1: If you are getting married on Aug. 29, 2010, be the first to sign up to follow my blog, then send an email with your information.

Runner #2: If you are getting married on the 18th day of any month for the rest of 2010, be the first to sign up to follow my blog, then send an email with your information.

Winners are responsible for shipping $17.50 in the US

I will post the pictures of the winning runners at a later date. Good luck:)