Elegant Letterpress Correspondence by Dahlia Press

photo credits: Dahlia Press

photo credits: Dahlia Press

Happy Fathers Day from Dahlia Press

At this point you may want to order the Fathers Day cards [top two images] for next year, but I wanted to include them as I love the design. All of the cards and invites above were created by Dahlia Press based in Seattle, Washington.

Dahlia Press founder, Stephanie S. Clarke is a talented designer with a strong color sense and refined understanding of typography. Stephanie has grown her business into a "must-have" resource for those who appreciate the rare art of letterpress correspondence. Featured in numerous publications, including Daily Candy and Design Sponge, Dahlia Press offers a lovely selection of stationery and custom designed invitations for special occasions. Most notably they use 100 percent cotton, tree-free paper and a 100-year-old press to lovingly craft their elegant invitations. To see the complete line visit the Dahlia Etsy Shop or Dahlia Press to learn more.

For several years now I have had my business papers (cards, letterhead, envelopes) printed as letterpress rather than typical offset or digital printing. I love the feel of the heavier weight cover stock in my hand and of the impressions left by the letterpress process. As quick print cards have bombarded the business hemisphere–and have sadly become the standard in recent years–I find clients respond almost in surprise as they pause to examine the letterpress card I've just handed them. Letterpress costs more as it is a more labor intensive printing process but offers more then a digital print can. Whether you are creating an invitation, stationery or a business card you will be thrilled with the final result as it shows attention to detail, is elegant and reads as a soft spoken piece of art.