I Love You More!

Our 2014 line of Valentines greeting cards are now in stock! Saint Valentine’s Day, more commonly known now as Valentine’s Day, was originally named after Christian martyrs called Valentine in the early ADs. What started as a feast day to pay tribute to the Saint Valentine has now become a day for love ones to give flowers, adornments, chocolates, and our favorite greeting cards.... Read More

Kick off the Holiday 2013 Season!

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... Read More

Letterpress Glossary – Chandler & Price

Chandler & Price: Founded in 1881 in Cleveland, Ohio, by Harrison T. Chandler and William H. Price. They manufactured machinery for printers including a series of hand-fed platen jobbing presses, as well as an automatic feeder for these presses (the Rice Feeder), paper cutters, book presses, and assorted equipment. Our first press was a Chandler & Price circa 1892, lovingly named Franklin... Read More

Mr. and Mrs. Hallowich

By Guest Blogger: Janelle Klitsch On September 7th, I was honored enough to be a part of my long-time friend Rebecca’s Wedding. As I expected, she had covered all the finite details and every element from her dress to the décor to the venue was gleaming with an antique charm. Her reception was held at the unique Radisson Hotel in Scranton, PA, which we were driven to on an old fashioned,... Read More

Ooh La La : Wedding Catalog Shoot

At Paisley Dog Press we have no problem going all out to make things beautiful and inspiring. So we spared no expense for our wedding catalog. Currently we are in the process of creating a wedding catalog for brides, grooms, and wedding planners to get a sense of all we offer in our wedding department. While working on the catalog, JK (our newest addition to the team) came up with a creative... Read More

Preparing for Winter

Winter brings things like snowflakes, reds, greens, and blue hues, and my favorite holiday, Christmas! Besides the nip at your nose winter brings beautiful weddings. Below are our predictions for some hot winter trends. Wedding Colors Reds and greens certainly reflect the season, but overdo this color combo, and your wedding may seem more holiday-oriented than you intended. Consider a less-is-more... Read More

Ample Oranges, Reds, and Yellows

As the seasons begin to change so does the ambiance of the wedding scene. Fall means unpacking our autumn/winter clothes, the green on the trees fading, and the steady rush of the big holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. However, there are still many weddings on the horizon and planning of fall weddings for next year. Below is our compilation of wedding trends you may see this... Read More

Modern Art of Letterpress

Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press. A worker composes and locks movable type into the bed of a press, inks it, and presses paper against it to transfer the ink from the type. The Paisley Printing Process Currently we have 6 massive beauties (with Bertha weighing it at over 3,500 lbs) housed in an old timber barn. These include 2 C&P’s (Chandler... Read More

History of Letterpress

In the decades before the 1440s printing of any kind required craftsmen to carve entire pages of text into wooden blocks. How exhausting, right? So in the 15th century Johannes Gutenberg wanted to create a simplier way to bring books to the common people. He worked feverishly to create movable type printing from individually cast, reusable letters set together in a form (frame or chase) using... Read More

Great Find of the Week: The Rustic Bunch

We love local artistry and with its county charm The Rustic Bunch hits the nail on the head as a go to for Berks County. Just like Paisley Dog it was founded by husband and wife team Jason and Katie Smaglinki. Katie used to be in the graphic design industry with our own Janelle, and she still uses her creative eye to arrange beautiful florals, while Jason is the master of keeping the flowers... Read More