Photoshoot Collaboration

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We were so happy to be a part of this shoot coordinated by Chancey Charm Charlotte. 

Classic, romantic, and whimsical this shoot captured a timeless feel while incorporating elements true to the bride and groom. 

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Creative Team

Florist - Vickey Lineberry Designs | Bakeries - Tastebuds, Holy Angels Cotton Candy Factory, Cookie Dough Bliss | Photographer - KVC Photography | Rentals & Decor - Doug Vincent, White Door Events, CE Rentals | Venue - Foundation for the Carolinas | Planner - Chancy Charm Charlotte | Beauty - Be Pretty | Attire - Hayden Olivia Bridal, Hayley Paige | Paper Goods & Calligraphy - The Impressionist

 

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Custom Letterpress Invitations & Stationery in Atlanta

Its been over a year now since we have talked about ourselves around here. We have so many new faces, and wanted to share with you all a bit about us and what all we offer here at The Impressionist Studio. 

We are truly a place of many specialties and services. The studio as a whole has a design first mindset. As graphic designers, and lovers of the process of letterpress printing, each detail is important from design to printing and assembly.

From the moment you inquire about our services, we are here to help guide you in designing one of a kind letterpress printed invitations, business cards, event invitations, and almost anything we can dream up together. 

 
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Meeting us in person

Before the Impressionist was Alee & Press our in-house print shop, but just over a year ago we opened up our doors for one-on-one meetings with clients just like you, from brands to brides, mom's to be, and everyone in between. Designing unique and custom letterpress paper goods is the essence of The Impressionist, and why we love what we do. 

Our consultations are one-on-one meetings with one of our designers and printers. For us, it is important to dream with you. And what better way to make that happen than to sit down with a designer who will be designing and creating it with you from the very start through printing on the letterpress and the final details of tying on the ribbon. 

Our Specialties:
custom wedding invitations, custom save-the-dates, letterpress business cards, mitzvah invitations, letterpress branding materials, letterpress paper goods, letterpress baby announcements

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Our Design Process

After meeting with one of our designers we will begin your first of three of proofs included in your initial quote. This allows us to show you design, typeface, and color options in the first round. Based on your feedback we will tailor the next round to fit your event or brand esthetic. The final round is typically tiny adjustments to get things just right. 

We offer highly custom letterpress printed goods without your standard customization charge. All colors, fonts, and layouts can be completely customized without any additional fees. 

*However to clarify, custom artwork and adding additional colors is does include additional fees. 

In-House Printing + Production

Each step of the process is important to us. Which is why we do as much in house as possible. All of our letterpress printing is done in-house and is printed on our Vandercook proofing press or Original Heidelberg. We line every envelope, bind each booklet and tie every sting right in our studio. Ensuring each element is hand-crafted and made to meet our standards. 


We hope to meet you soon!

xoxo, The Impressionist

Guide to Sending Your Wedding Suite

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Today's blog came directly from you guys! We get SO many questions when it comes to final assembly, stuffing, addressing, and sending your suites out to your guest. 

Here are our answers to our most commonly asked questions.  



Assembly + Stuffing:


How should I stack all of my cards?

  1. Belly Band, Ribbon, or String
    If you have a belly band or any type of string or ribbon tied around your invitation, then we suggest neatly stacking the other cards according to size and tucking them in on the front or backside of the suite. Stacking them in the back works best unless your suite was designed to stack them in the front. *pro-tip: make sure the cards are facing outward so your guests don't accidentally miss them. 
     
  2. No band or ribbon
    If you are not planning on having anything around your invitation, then we suggest stacking them neatly according to size and place them in front or behind your invitation in the envelope. 


Addressing:

 

How do you suggest addressing our envelopes?

There are three ways we suggest addressing all of your guest's addresses. 

  1. Calligrapher
    Calligraphers are great and are typically paid per envelope they address. If you have a larger wedding the cost can add up quickly, but they are well worth it. One of the great bonuses of a calligrapher is the ability to use dark envelopes and light ink colors. #dreamy
     
  2. Flat Printed
    If a calligrapher doesn't align with your budget goals, flat printing your addresses can be a great alternative. We can match the style of your wedding invitations to the style of the address, and can even match the color to those of your wedding suite. However, for flat printing, we are only able to print darker inks on lighter envelopes. 
     
  3. DIY
    If you are planning on addressing your envelopes yourself, or having a family member or friend help you we have several pen suggestions based on your envelope color and stock. 


Sending:

 

How much should postage be?

Only the post office can tell you this one. We even suggest taking a sample to several different locations to ensure you have the correct amount of postage. 

 

What are our Postage Options?

Postage is not something to wait until the last moment to handle. We will gladly make you a sample pack for weighting so you can get postage ahead of time for save-the-dates, invitations, and thank yous. This is even more important if you are wanting a specific stamp, vintage stamps, or custom stamps. 

 

How can we avoid our invitations being damaged in the mail?

Unfortunately, I am not sure there is any guaranteed way to make that happen. However, we have asked a few different places and based on what we have been told by USPS employees mailing them as a parcel seems to be the best solution, and the only way they are not run through the postal machines. 

However, we recently learned from a bride that in other countries wedding invitations are mailed in a clear plastic that is sealed to protect the invitation. We haven't tested this one yet, however it is on our list of mailing tricks to try.


Have any other questions about assembly, stuffing or sending your suites?
We would love to hear from you. Send us a message on Instagram.
@theimpressionistatl

Genevieve Suite Feature

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Genevieve Wedding Suite

romantic • classic • sophisticated

This wedding invitation suite is packed with texture. Letterpress printed on fabric and a warm white stock with muted rose colors, this wedding suite feels romantic and sophisticated while maintaining its formality. It features a save-the-date printed on warm white stock with a fabric overlay stitched on top paired with a plum envelope, and an invitation suite featuring: invitation printed on fabric, reply card and envelope, website card all within a warm white envelopes, and thank you card with warm rose envelope.

This is a fully customizable letterpress wedding invitation suite that can be modified top to bottom. Ink can be a blind deboss (printed with no ink!) or any Pantone color. Typefaces can be changed to preference. Essentially any element can be modified and tailored to accommodate your unique style and wedding. 

Every piece is hand printed and crafted by Alee & Press.

 

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3 Ways to add Watercolor to your Letterpress Wedding Suite

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Guide to Adding Watercolor to Your Wedding Suite

Adding watercolor artwork to your suite is a great way to add texture, color, and personality. But it can come at a few different price points, so here are a few to help guide you on your way. 
 


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1. Fully Custom on all Pieces | $$$

Providing fully custom watercolor pieces on each invitation, save-the-dates, etc is a great way to add personality and a highly custom feel. This means if you need 100 invitations, we would hand watercolor each piece on our letterpress 100% cotton stock, letterpress print over the artwork, and then cut it down to your final card. 

This works best when painting washes and single color artwork. Each piece will vary in color and be one-of-a-kind. 
 
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2. Single Custom Piece Flat Printed | $$

Want a custom watercolor on your wedding suite, but want something more budget-friendly? This is your sweet spot. We will create a one-of-a-kind piece for you. Then flat print the same piece on our letterpress 100% cotton stock for all the invitations, or other pieces. Giving you the custom feel without the cost of painting each one individually.

Best for any watercolor artwork! From washes to highly detailed, this is a great way to go. It also works well with other custom artwork pieces.  


3. Stock Artwork Flat Printed | $

If something custom isn't the most important factor for you, we can help you source stock artwork that we can purchase, and then have printed for use on your wedding paper goods. 

Great for adding personality without the highly custom look or feel. 

There are several ways to add watercolor to your custom wedding suite. Schedule an appointment to create an invitation or wedding suite that tells a story to every guest.