Couture Letterpress Papers & Stationery

Columbus, Ohio

Announcement    Taking paper obsession to new heights while printing the old fashioned way on our circa 1930 Chandler and Price printing press. See what all the fuss is about at and shop our line of clever greeting cards, wooden calendars and watercolor prints.


Last updated on Nov 16, 2016

Taking paper obsession to new heights while printing the old fashioned way on our circa 1930 Chandler and Price printing press. See what all the fuss is about at and shop our line of clever greeting cards, wooden calendars and watercolor prints.


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Alaina Cherup

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About CheerUpLetterpressCo

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Artisan Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Hello! I'm Alaina, the designer, printer, and "boss lady" at Cheer Up Press. I have been running this small invitation studio out of my home since 2009. I have a background in graphic design and studio art, but always knew where I belonged: fully devoted to the world of stationery and invitations... Long live snail mail!

In 2012, I sought to offer my clients a more boutique experience by offering letterpress wedding invitations. I now offer custom letterpress invitations and stationery produced entirely in-house, by hand on my circa 1930 Chandler and Price foot-powered press.

If you're still wondering what exactly letterpress is, then wonder no more! Letterpress is an antique printing process that involves a raised form that presses ink into soft papers, leaving behind the ink but also a beautiful, tactile impression. We hand mix our own ink, and papers are hand fed into the press, one color at a time. Unlike conventional printers that can print dozens of colors at once, letterpress printing requires that the printer put one color of ink on the press at a time, with each color requiring a full wash-up of the press before the next color is added.

A few years ago, I began offering real wooden wedding invitations, designed in-house and digitally printed. Wooden invitations are another beautiful and unique offering that I am so excited about sharing with the world. Since no two trees are exactly alike, no two wooden invitations are going to be exactly alike -- and I think that's pretty amazing. The wood veneer I use is designed especially for digital printing and is not only sourced sustainably, but it requires fewer trees to produce than regular paper. Does it get any better than that?

If you're after something that will leave a lasting impression on your guests and become a conversation piece for years to come, letterpress or real wood is the way to go. I would love nothing more than to create the wedding invitations you've been dreaming of since you were a kid -- let's work together!

Shop members

  • Alaina Cherup

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Printer

    From nerdy save-the-dates to sophisticated illustrations, owner and designer Alaina Cherup has a style all-her-own, which shows up in almost everything she creates!

Production partners

  • Wood Veneer Manufacturer

    MI, United States

    Our Wood supplier is a third generation, family owned business that has been in business for over 40 years. Their green and revolutionary product is made entirely in the United States.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 9, 2015
It is my pleasure to create your one-of-a-kind paper goods for your special moments, whether it be a wedding, the birth of a child, or a simple celebration. My top priorities are providing a high-quality handmade product, and the best customer service possible. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or special requests.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will offer refunds/exchanges on a case by case basis only. If for some reason you are unsatisfied with your order, please contact me so I can make your experience with Cheer Up Cherup as pleasant as possible!

I do not provide refunds for lost or stolen packages. Please verify that your shipping address is correct before making a purchase. I use the address you provide in Paypal, so please be sure it is updated!
100% of payment is due before production begins.

Upon receiving final payment and printing begins, I cannot make any changes to your invitations unless you are willing to cover the cost to have them reprinted.

I require a minimum order of 25 invitations. After that, feel free to order any quantity you like.

Ohio Residents: Because you are so privileged to live in the Buckeye State, a 7.5% sales tax will be added to the cost of your order at checkout.
$13 Flat Rate Shipping on all domestic orders.
$50 Flat Rate Shipping on all international orders. Please see below for information on duty tax.

Turnaround time for digitally printed invitations and real wooden invitations is 2 weeks from final payment date until shipment date. Letterpress orders require longer, typically 3-4 weeks for printing alone. Once shipped, domestic orders require 2-3 business days to arrive via USPS Priority Mail. International orders require 6-10 business days to arrive via USPS Priority Mail.

Samples will be shipped within 5 business days of payment and are generally sent via USPS First Class Mail, without any tracking/delivery confirmation.

When your order ships, you will receive an automated shipment notification, which includes your tracking number and other information about your shipment.

Attention all NON-US customers: Please bear in mind that while I charge a flat rate of $50 for shipping, you the buyer are responsible for any duty taxes placed on the package upon entry to your country. Duty taxes are usually a percentage of the value of the contents. Marking a package as a 'gift' in order to avoid these fees/taxes is punishable by law. Please contact me BEFORE placing your order with any questions.
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Wholesale and consignment inquiries welcome.