Bed: Base of press, within which the forme is held: may be horizontal or vertical.
1. Prior to the invention of the moveable-type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1447, weddings in England were typically announced by means of a Town crier: a man who would walk through the streets announcing in a loud voice the news of the day. Traditionally, anyone within earshot became part of the celebration.
2. In the United States, the phrase “request your presence” is used when the ceremony is held in a house of worship; “pleasure of your company” is used when it is held in a secular location. However, modern invitation wording has evolved to say getting hitched, please join us, together with their families,and just plain we invite you.
3. The usage of the additional ‘u’ in ‘honour’ is derived from a ruling laid down by Emily Post in the 1920s. This is recommended to use on formal invitations.
4. Back in the day, reception cards used to be enclosed when some guests were invited to the ceremony only; those invited to the reception as well got the card tucked into their invite. But this option is generally considered not to be polite anymore.
5. Invitations should be mailed out 6 to 8 weeks prior to the engagement to allow guests enough time to respond, make travel arrangements, and allow you to get an efficient guest count.
6. Originally, the purpose of tissue was to reduce smudging or blotting, especially on invitations poorly printed or hastily mailed before the ink was fully dried (you’ll find none of that with Paisley Dog Press). Improved printing techniques mean they are now simply decorative.
7. When it comes to addressing the outer envelope, house numbers smaller than 20 should be spelled out.
8. A boy under the age of 13 is “Master” not “mister.” Girls and young women under 18 are called “Miss.”
9. Handwritten invitations were only used by aristocracy in England and France in the 18th century. Hand-written invitations, in the hosts’ own handwriting, are still considered most correct whenever feasible.
10. RSVP comes from the french phrase “repondez s’il vous plait” meaning “please reply.”
Not sure how to address invitations or when to use formal vs. informal verbiage? Check out our Etiquette Guide for help!
Hickey: Spot of dirt or dried ink on plate or blanket which shows in printing.
Relief Printing: Printing from a raised surface: includes letterpress, flexography, linocuts, woodcuts.
Our 2013 winter line of holiday greeting cards are now in stock!
With the release of The Great Gatsby film came the revival of art deco, which inspired our 2013 color palette of metallic gold and metallic silver. This years designs range from humorous to warm and fuzzy to the comeback of an old favorite in the new color scheme.
After the success of our Merry & Bright Letterpress Photo Card (now 40% off), we decided to do another card that allows you to add a 4″x 6″ picture of your family (finished card size is a lovely 5″x7″ standard frame size). The Jolly Mitten Photo Card is adorned with mittens capturing that feeling of snow and sledding that the season brings. After the holidays, frame the photo card and display all your lovely memories.
Our Chrismahanukwanzakah card is a modern twist on classic and diverse cultures. Give the gift of inclusivity and laughter this holiday! With the metallic color scheme, it will be sure to become a keepsake to all on your list.
Once again we brought back our infamous Birch Cardinals card, this year in the gold and silver metallics. A favorite for the winter season is the cardinal resting amongst glacial silver branches of the birch trees.
All designs available as sets of 6 and individually. Also on our Etsy account find some of your favorites from our past collections!
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