A few weeks ago I went to visit my friend Amanda to talk about letterpress printing my save-the-dates and wedding invitations (insert high-pitched squeal of delight here!). Amanda has a new studio called Silverplate Press where she's been printing some beautiful pieces from polymer plates, wood and lead type. I've always wanted to have my wedding invitations letterpress printed, so to be able to have a friend do that for us, makes it all the more special. There's just something about that soft, thick paper and the feeling of the pressed design that's so wonderful. Plus, all the work that goes into it!
As I snapped some pictures, we had tea with our friend Sandi, talked paper and ink colours, and did a few fun prints without ink. The type isn't set up how she'd normally do it, but it was just a quick test so I could see how it all works. I even had a go at the giant paper cutter, that can slice through a phonebook with barely any effort at all. Smooth and straight!
I'm looking forward to sending our family and friends the final results, and i'll be sure to share a sneak peek here as well. Who knew that 9 years after meeting in college, Amanda would be printing my wedding invitations? So great how things turn out...
P.S. How cute is her cat, Sushi?
Photos: My own, from film