Letterpress Pricing

Every Piece is Custom Made

Simply Letterpressed is a boutique letterpress studio that specializes in custom letterpress wedding invitation designs made just for you. Before Simply Letterpressed, we were never satisfied with the cookie-cutter letterpress wedding invitations because we’re all unique, each event is unique and we were never excited for them. This is why we custom design every order to fit your unique style and hand-print every piece one at a time on our century old letterpress printer. We strive to give you something that leaves a lasting impression that will leave you and your recipient falling in love with the tactile nature that you can physically see and feel with the prints produced by letterpress. Please see below for Letterpress pricing and Letterpress Costs.  

Turnaround

Generally, the total turnaround time from initial design to delivery is between 4-6 weeks, but varies greatly depending on the design process and proof approval. Because every order is custom designed and hand printed, turnaround time varies depending on the complexity of the project and we want to insure quality over speed. Rush orders are available, please inquire for more information.

Ordering Process

We begin the process with a conversation (via email, telephone or in person) to learn more about you and the event that you are planning. We will note the design you would like to work with and which colors and typefaces you are considering. We’ll note which pieces you will need (letterpress wedding invitation card, response card, reception card, etc) and any pieces you are interested in for the reception (menu, program, escort cards, etc).

We will then email you a detailed quote for the project. Should you decide to move forward with us, we will request a 30% non-refundable payment to begin design and production. We will then need you to email us the wording as it should appear on your letterpress wedding invitation, response card, any additional pieces and the return address for the invitation envelopes and the recipient address for the response envelopes. Before you send the text, we recommend you run it by any family or friends for their approval to avoid having to revise it once the design is complete. We do not print the name and address of each guest on the envelopes (this is an option, but may be cost prohibitive).

Once we have this information and the 30% non-refundable payment, we will create two versions of a design, based on the notes from our conversation and will email you pdf’s to consider. You will select the design and/or elements of each design that you prefer. We will then revise the design to move forward with and email it for you to review. At this point, we will do another two rounds of revisions to finalize the design for printing. Additional revisions may be made at $80 an hour (at 15 minute increments). Please take the time to carefully proof all the text on the designs to make sure the spelling and punctuation is correct. If you have a specific color you would like us to match, please mail us a sample to work from as colors may vary from computer to computer (a Pantone color, paper scrap, fabric swatch, paint chips, etc will do).

Once the design is approved, we will prepare the files for letterpress printing. While we review the text while we design, we rely on your eyes for the final proofing of all text. Any errors found after the plates have been ordered will result in a fee, should we have to order new ones. We suggest that you confirm the number of wedding invitation sets you would like to order and keep in mind that you may want to order a few extra sets in case anything gets lost in the mail, additional guests are added, or you would like to have a few extra sets for yourselves. The cost to reprint additional sets is fairly costly, so you will want to make sure we print plenty in the first round.
The entire design, revision and printing process takes about 4-6 weeks. We will notify you as soon as everything is completed, and final balance will be due at that time before the letterpress wedding invitations are shipped out to you. If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to let us know. We look forward to working with you!

Pricing

Like turnaround time, Cost of Letterpress Invitations varies determined by many factors such as number of ink colors, choice of paper, envelopes, and complexity of the overall project. Since we custom design every order, a design consultant will be happy to work with you to put together a custom quote. Below is a general pricing guide. Contact us today for a free quote and to discuss the details of your project.

Quantity 50 75 100 125 150 200 250 300
Letterpress Save the Date Cards (1-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $5.20 $3.80 $3.15 $2.75 $2.45 $2.10 $1.90 $1.75
Letterpress Save the Date Cards (2-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $7.00 $5.20 $4.25 $3.75 $3.35 $2.90 $2.60 $2.45
Letterpress Wedding Invitation (1-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $5.50 $4.05 $3.31 $2.85 $2.60 $2.20 $2.00 $1.85
Letterpress Wedding Invitation (2-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $7.35 $5.45 $4.50 $3.90 $3.55 $3.05 $2.75 $2.60
Additional Cards (1-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″)* $2.75 $2.00 $1.65 $1.45 $1.30 $1.10 $1.00 $0.95
Additional Cards (2-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″)* $3.70 $2.75 $2.25 $1.95 $1.75 $1.50 $1.40 $1.30
Folded Cards (1-Color) Up to A7 with printing on one 5″x7″ surface area $3.50 $2.60 $2.15 $1.90 $1.70 $1.50 $1.40 $1.30
Folded Cards (2-Color) Up to A7 with printing on one 5″x7″ surface area $4.60 $3.45 $2.85 $2.55 $2.30 $2.00 $1.85 $1.75
Envelopes Blank Up to A7 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50
Envelopes + 1-Color Printing Up to A7 on Flap Only $2.35 $1.70 $1.40 $1.20 $1.10 $1.00 $0.95 $0.90

*Pricing is per card, printed on 100% Cotton, 110# cardstock (except for envelopes). Custom color matching is always included for free.

Additional Letterpress Pricing:
220# Cardstock: Add 20% to above pricing

Photo + Letterpress Cards: Add 30% to above pricing. Please contact us for details

Edge Painting: $0.50 per Card. Only available on 220# cardstock.

Corner Rounding: $0.75 per Card.

3rd Color or more: Add 20% to above pricing.

Non-House Paper: Please Contact.

Product Colors 250 500 1000
Business Card 110# Cardstock 1 Color Front/0 Color Back $200.00 $260.00 $338.00
Business Card 110# Cardstock 2 Color Front/0 Color Back $260.00 $338.00 $439.00
Business Card 220# Cardstock 1 Color Front/0 Color Back $240.00 $312.00 $406.00
Business Card 220#* Cardstock 1 Color Front/1 Color Back $330.00 $429.00 $558.00
Business Card 220# Cardstock 2 Color Front/0 Color Back $312.00 $406.00 $527.00
Business Card 220#* Cardstock 2 Color Front/1 Color Back $435.00 $566.00 $735.00
Business Card 220#* Cardstock 2 Color Front/2 Color Back $500.00 $650.00 $845.00

Custom color matching is always included for free.

*Why are double-sided cards so much more expensive than single sided cards? Each side of the double-sided cards are printed onto 110# cardstock, then duplexed (glued) together ending up with a 220# cardstock. Then the cards are cut down to size. So there is literally more than double the effort with double-sided cards. This is so that the impression on each side is consistent. If we print directly onto 220# cardstock, the impression on the other side would be pushed out, leaving inconsistent impressions.

Additional Letterpress Pricing:

Corner Rounding: $0.75 per Card.

Edge Painting: $0.50 per Card. Only available on 220# cardstock.

3rd Color or more: Add 20% to above pricing.

Non-House Paper: Please Contact

Quantity 50 75 100 125 150 200 250 300
Baby Announcements (1-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $5.20 $3.80 $3.15 $2.75 $2.45 $2.10 $1.90 $1.75
Baby Announcements (2-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $7.00 $5.20 $4.25 $3.75 $3.35 $2.90 $2.60 $2.45
Birthday Cards (1-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $5.20 $3.80 $3.15 $2.75 $2.45 $2.10 $1.90 $1.75
Birthday Cards (2-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $7.00 $5.20 $4.25 $3.75 $3.35 $2.90 $2.60 $2.45
Thank You Cards (1-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $5.20 $3.80 $3.15 $2.75 $2.45 $2.10 $1.90 $1.75
Thank You Cards (2-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $7.00 $5.20 $4.25 $3.75 $3.35 $2.90 $2.60 $2.45
Holiday Cards (1-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $5.20 $3.80 $3.15 $2.75 $2.45 $2.10 $1.90 $1.75
Holiday Cards (2-Color) Up to A7 (5″ x 7″) $7.00 $5.20 $4.25 $3.75 $3.35 $2.90 $2.60 $2.45
Envelopes Blank Up to A7 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50
Envelopes + 1-Color Printing Up to A7 on Flap Only $2.35 $1.70 $1.40 $1.20 $1.10 $1.00 $0.95 $0.90

*Printed on 100% Cotton, 110# Cardstock as Flat Cards. Custom color matching is always included for free.

Additional Letterpress Pricing:
Folded Cards: Add 10% to above pricing

220# Cardstock: Add 20% to above pricing (Cannot be folded)

Photo + Letterpress Cards: Add 30% to above pricing. Please contact us for details

Corner Rounding: $0.75 per Card. Only available on 220# cardstock.

3rd Color or more: Add 20% to above pricing.

Non-House Paper: Please Contact

 

Frequently Asked Questions

PHOTO + LETTERPRESS CARDS: We can take your high resolution photographs and print them on our professional inkjet printer on specially coated 100% cotton cardstock which we then letterpress.

ENVELOPES: we can print clients’ return address on the back flap of the invitation envelopes and clients’ address on the front of the response card envelopes. We can, but do not recommend printing the name and address of each guest on the envelopes as the cost of the plates and individual set-up for each address would make this cost prohibitive. We recommend having a friend with nice penmanship or a calligrapher to write the names and addresses. NOTE: If 100% cotton envelopes are used, you should notify your calligrapher of this as certain pen nibs may pull the fibers and not write as well.

CUSTOM INK COLORS: All prices include custom ink colors. You would need to supply us with a Pantone Process Uncoated Number or send us a swatch to match (paper, fabric or a hardware store paint chip will work). We can, but do not recommend color-matching to digital images as colors differ from monitor to monitor.

DOUBLE SIDED PRINTING: We usually discourage people from selecting double sided printing for letterpress on anything less than 220#/600gsm cardstock as the debossed impression that is so characteristic of letterpress printing may become compromised. We have to print with less pressure, limiting the impression and we risk the printing from the front side showing through on the back and vice versa.

POSTCARDS: We recommend postcards to be used as response postcards and not for postcards that you send out to your guests. 100% Cotton is very delicate and easily damaged in transit. Thus, they can be damaged when received by your guests, but not as important if you were receiving response cards back damaged.

COLORED/SPECIALTIES PAPER: Our standard paper is 110 lb, 100% cotton card stock from Crane & Co available in Pearl White (a warmer white), Fluorescent White (a bright white) or Ecru (cream). We do not regularly stock colored papers so if you have a specific color in mind, we can usually find letterpress suitable paper in the requested colors.

SUPPLYING YOUR OWN DESIGN: We are always happy to work with designers supplying their own files. We will ask you to email us a pdf “proof” of each piece, a list of pieces to be printed with size and color details as well as the Illustrator files. NOTE: Images must be at least 600 dpi and preferably in Illustrator. If special fonts are used, please supply the font or, text should be outlined (Type > Outline) so we don’t have to worry about font issues. For pricing and more information on supplying your own file, please email us at contact@simplyletterpressed.com.

PROOFS: we send a final digital proof in pdf form for clients to approve and sign off on. We do not offer a letterpress printed proof for approval as the setup and inking process makes this cost prohibitive.

For more information, please feel free to Contact Us, thank you!

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Contact us today to discuss your letterpress invitations needs or Custom Letterpress Stationery, contact@simplyletterpressed.com or at 424-888-4990.

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