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 cheeruppress.com and shop our line of clever greeting cards, wooden calendars and watercolor prints.
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 cheeruppress.com and shop our line of clever greeting cards, wooden calendars and watercolor prints.
cokekim on Nov 5, 20164 out of 5 stars
Love, love, love my Save the dates. They are absolutely beautiful. Perfect. Simple yet classy with the eggplant purple envelopes. My only suggestion is for a shorter, streamline process. I have letter pressed wedding invitations that didn't take two weeks to process, and came from the U.K. Other than that! Easy transaction! Great product. Thanks again.
Krista on Sep 25, 20165 out of 5 stars
So perfect ordered a sample of the invite for my future wedding invitations and I'm so in love. I can't wait to place the official order
Michelle on Jun 9, 20165 out of 5 stars
I love the design of the invitations I ordered from this shop. I wasn't able to afford the print version so I'm really happy that the seller was willing to sell me the PDF so I could print it myself.
Zaklina on Apr 20, 20165 out of 5 stars
Sample was absolutely beautiful :) Quick postage to Australia! Looking forward to receiving my order xx Alaina is very attentive and has been very understanding and flexible with my urgent order
Gabby on Apr 19, 20165 out of 5 stars
Love love love this item!! I purchased a sample and it is beautiful. I can't wait to place the order!!!!
Anna on Apr 10, 20163 out of 5 stars
I did like my save the dates. Was looking forward to ordering the matching invitations but the order process takes a little long. The communication with the owner is slow and delays things. Was willing to give her another chance but after ordering my sample invitation decided to go with someone else.
Anna on Apr 10, 20163 out of 5 stars
Product is nice. Communication with owner is really bad. Asked a question when I placed the order. Never got an answer. I don't understand why it takes so long to send out a sample. Nothing was personalized. You would think the samples were pre-printed for immediate shipping not 5 days.
amanda on Apr 6, 20165 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous samples!!! Save the Date was Printed on real wood veneer. She even sent a matching design for invitation on paper along with matching envelopes. Beautiful craftsmanship!
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!
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!
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.
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Returns and exchanges
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!
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.
$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.