Announcement Welcome to Pera Press! We're pleased to have had our personalized invitations, stationery and bookplates featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper, LA Times online, BuzzFeed Life, Paper Crave, and more.
Welcome to Pera Press! We're pleased to have had our personalized invitations, stationery and bookplates featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper, LA Times online, BuzzFeed Life, Paper Crave, and more.
- All 199
- Baby Shower 45
- Birthday Party 40
- Bridal Shower 7
- Seasonal Party 16
- Bookplates 19
- Stationery/Note Cards 13
- Perpetual Calendars 8
- Wedding Guest Calendars 13
- Wedding Guest Prints 7
- Typography Art Prints 8
- Nursery/Kids Art Prints 13
- Birthday Card Sets 3
- Printables & Add-ons 6
Karen LaCosse on Sep 24, 2016
This invitation is beautiful! They arrived very quickly, and the team of Karen and Kim were very helpful walking me through everything step by step. I highly recommend this product and this Etsy seller.
cabdjbfinn on Sep 19, 2016
Great to work with and I loved the final product!
Welcome to our little corner of the design world!
We are Karen and Kim, identical twin sisters, best friends and business partners. Along with the same genetic material, we also share a love for all things stationery. We think it’s just about the coolest thing ever that we get to spend our days producing pretty paper goods that help people celebrate the beautiful moments and important relationships of life.
Our focus is on creating clean, fresh designs that utilize great typography. Each image you find in our shop is original and has been created by us in vector format, for unparalleled print quality.
All of our work is printed in house using archival pigment inks that are not only stunning, but fade and water resistant as well. With proper care, they are rated to last a lifetime--or two.
It is important to us to create our paper goods using products that are the best combination of beautiful, affordable and eco-conscious. To that end, our stationery is printed on extra heavy 110 lb cover paper that looks and feels truly lovely while also being FSC certified (forest-friendly). Our kraft envelopes are made from 100% recycled paper. For our art prints, we use super-eco-friendly and luxurious 100% cotton velvet fine art paper.
The two of us manage every aspect of production: design, photography, personalization, proofing, printing and packaging. Whew! Because we are in full control of every facet of our work, we can ensure that each card or print we produce meets our exacting standards and your high expectations.
Thank you for stopping by our shop—and for supporting our handmade business!
Around the web
Karen and Kim
Owner, Maker, Designer
We are twin sisters with a passion for paper goods.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Graphic designer, wife and mother of six who could use a few more hours in her day.
Owner, Maker, Designer
A mother of 5 with a supportive husband a desire to make the world a bit more beautiful one day at a time.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Digital downloads
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
» Where should I leave the personalization information for my order?
Personalization details should be included in the ‘notes to Pera Press’ during checkout. If you missed that opportunity—no worries! You can leave us an Etsy conversation with that information. Be sure to reference your order.
» What information should be included on my invitation?
Important details for most invitations include date, time, venue and address (state and postal code are typically not necessary).
Optional—but often important—details include: name of honoree, host name(s), RSVP details, registry info and special requests. The photos in the listing will serve as a guide to help you.
Some optional details, such as registries and special requests, can also be prepared as a separate insert, if preferred.
» Will I receive a proof for my personalized order?
You bet! We always send a digital proof for any personalized items. Watch for that to come within 1-2 business days of purchase to the email that you have on file with Etsy.
Please review all proofs very carefully. Up to 2 proofs are included with your order. Additional proofs will incur a $3.00 charge. Any costs associated with the reprinting of an order once it has been approved and printed are the responsibility of the customer.
We are not able to provide proofs for any item prior to its purchase.
» What if I would like color or wording changes?
No problem! Simple color changes (1-2 colors) are available with the addition of the listing found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/244704361.
Simple wording changes (aside from the expected personalization) are available with the addition of the listing found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/264642884.
Please include the details of the changes in the ‘notes to Pera Press’ at checkout.
Keep in mind that these charges may apply to each design handled (such as each coordinating party accessory). Not all color and wording changes can be accommodated. Contact us regarding more extensive revisions.
» Can you explain the formatting options for my printable file?
Certainly! PRO PDF, HOME PDF and JPEG are in-house terms we use to denote different types of printable files.
Our PRO PDF files are set up as a single 5x7 invitation (1-up) with a .125 bleed. This file type is best for professional printers and some online printing companies.
Our HOME PDF files are arranged with two 5x7 invitations on an 8.5x11 sheet (2-up) and are best for home printing or for local copy centers.
JPEG files (not recommended) are best for online photo printers or for sending electronically. They will not include a bleed.
It’s best to check with your printer for which type of file they prefer before you purchase. A $3.00 charge will apply to rework a printable file in a different format.
» Can I edit my printable file?
We prefer to personalize all of our printable files in house. This allows us to use our design software and expertise to optimize all of the text for your invitation or other printable item. It also ensures that we are in compliance with our font licensing agreements.
» What is your turn around time?
It’s pretty quick! Non-personalized orders are sent within 1-2 business days of purchase. Personalized orders are sent within 1-2 business days of proof approval. Printable orders are sent via email. Printed items ship either via USPS Priority Mail or USPS First Class Mail—check individual listings for specifics..
» What if I have an issue with my order?
Your satisfaction is paramount to us. In the unlikely event that you have problems with your purchase, please convo us ASAP and we will do our utmost to resolve any issue to you satisfaction.