Ensō Letterpress Wedding Invitation Samples


Ensō is a Japanese technique where you paint a circle in one movement, capturing the essence of the moment in time in which you made it. It's about seeing what is unique and whole and imperfect and wonderful all around us. It's a simple yet powerful symbol.

The ensō circle on this invitation is one I hand painted and then had made into a letterpress plate. The circle is printed in a pale blue ink at the top. The text as shown is printed in a charcoal gray. You are welcome to modify these colors however you like, as well as the envelope color (shown here in a brilliant lake blue).

These 5" x 7" invitations are letterpress printed by hand on bright white 100% cotton stock (tree free!). Pieces are paired with lake blue envelopes, with letterpress printed return address in dark gray ink.

The sample set for this suite includes:
• 5" wide x 7" high invitation and lake blue envelope
• A series of other pieces from a variety of our invitation suites, including RSVP cards, save the dates, ceremony programs, menus, thank you cards, and information/accommodation cards.

Please get in touch if you have any questions at all - we would be delighted to put together an invitation suite for you!


 Pieces (all letterpress printed on 100% cotton 110# Crane's Lettra) Dimensions 50 75 100 125 150 175 200
*Invitations (2-color) & envelopes 5" x 7" $675 $775 $875 $975 $1,075 $1,175 $1,275
*RSVP cards (2-color) & envelopes 3 1/2" x 4 7/8" $325 $375 $425 $475 $525 $575 $625
*Save the Date cards (2-color) & envelopes Customizable - up to 4 1/2 " x 6 1/4" $550 $625 $700 $775 $850 $925 $1,000
*Thank You cards (2-color) & envelopes 3 1/2" x 4 7/8" (folded) $450 $525 $600 $675 $750 $825 $900
Reception / Accommodations cards (1-color) up to 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $500
Menus (2-color) 5" x 7" $400 $450 $500 $550 $600 $650 $700
*envelope return address printing is included in the price of starred pieces

We will happily credit the cost of your samples to your total invitation order.

Notes on quantities & materials
• 10% additional envelopes are included
• House stock is 100% cotton 110# Crane's Lettra in bright white. Please just ask if you'd like something else - we have lots of options!

Additional options, all available upon request. Prices vary.:
• Alternate paper, envelope colors and weights, and envelope liners
• Custom ink colors
• Other custom pieces, including place cards, programs, additional cards, etc.
• Rounded corners
• If you need things in a hurry (less than 6 weeks from when you place your order), rush pricing is available.
• Calligraphed guest addresses on invitation envelopes. Please inquire for samples & pricing.

A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required to begin the process of creating your invitations, payable by cash, check, Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express for domestic clients. For international orders, we use Paypal for all payments (no Paypal account is required). Once you pay your deposit, space will be reserved for your project on our printing schedule. The balance of payment is due when all final pieces are printed, trimmed, and ready for delivery.

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