What is Letterpress?
Letterpress began in the mid 15th century, it is a form of relief printing which involves a plate being inked and then pressed into paper, leaving behind a coloured impression.
The nature of Letterpress
Letterpress is a craft and it is important to remember that we are not a commercial printer. Each invitation is pressed separately and minor variations are normal. Every invitation is unique which is what makes letterpress so special!
How long before your wedding should you contact Ebony?
If you fall in love with one of our custom digitally printed or luxury letterpress designs turnaround time is 3 weeks from receipt of payment so drop us an email around 4 weeks before you wish to send out your invitations. Alternatively if you have bespoke collection in mind contact us around 6 weeks before you intend to send your stationery out so we have time to create the perfect design for you and your partner!
Our house stocks are Colorplan Pristine White 540gsm board and Dutch Unlined Greyboard, 738gsm chosen for their quality and ability to receive a sharp, deep impression. If you require a lighter weight or specific colour we can custom order a stock of your choice. Colorplan board is available in an array of colours, weights and textures shown here or view our Paper/ink/foil page for more information.
What colours of ink are available?
We carefully hand mix our inks using the Solid Uncoated Pantone Formula Guide which is made up of 1,677 colours! If you have chosen a colour palette for your wedding, simply post us a swatch and we will match it to our formula guide and mix it up! Browse some of our favourite ink mixes here.
How do I decide on a quantity?
In order to be cost effective we print a minimum of 50 per order. Always add on 10% to the amount you think you need to allow for any mishaps or forgotten aunts!
How long will my order take to print?
Turnaround time for your order will be a maximum of 3 weeks from receipt of payment.
If your design does not fulfil the agreed specifications we will do everything to solve the problem. If there is an error such as a spelling mistake that is also found on the approved proof we cannot offer a refund.
Your order will be wrapped up safely and sent via Royal Mail Recorded Delivery. The package will be ensured to the value and will need to be signed for upon delivery.