LetterBoxInk

LetterboxInk - Custom Wedding Invitations & Stationery

Illinois, United States · 2415 Sales

LetterBoxInk

LetterboxInk - Custom Wedding Invitations & Stationery

Illinois, United States 2415 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Laura

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Announcement   Delightfully different wedding paper design. Unique personalized invitations by Laura Nehls.

QUESTIONS? Please contact me! I'm happy to discuss any color, font, size and design related questions before you commit to an order.

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Last updated on Oct 27, 2015

Delightfully different wedding paper design. Unique personalized invitations by Laura Nehls.

QUESTIONS? Please contact me! I'm happy to discuss any color, font, size and design related questions before you commit to an order.

Laura

Contact shop owner

Laura

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Melinda Spencer

Melinda Spencer on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I can't say enough good things about working with Laura. We knew the minute we saw these invitations that they were THE ONE, and she made them absolutely perfect for us. I highly recommend using her for your invitations!

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About

Delightfully Different Wedding Paper Design

LetterBoxInk offers unique, modern, and fully customizable wedding stationery with a wide range of printing techniques to fit any budget. All on high quality, heavy weight, and eco-friendly papers.

Located on the north side of Chicago, in lively Wrigleyville, LetterBoxInk is proud to use a number of local paper suppliers. Each order is personally delivered to the local post office or ups store just blocks away after being carefully designed, printed and assembled by hand. Not from Chicago? Don't worry! This small business ships just about anywhere. Previous shipments have been sent everywhere from Florida to France, California to Canada, Utah to the United Kingdom, Alaska, and Australia.

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  • Laura

    Owner, Designer

    This tiny business is operated by me, Laura Nehls, a full time freelance graphic designer with experience in Scrapbook Design, Music Promotion and Marketing.

  • Barnaby

    Assistant

    Loves keeping me company during the day and protecting my studio from the dreaded mailman.

  • Ozzie

    Assistant

    My walking buddy to the nearby UPS Store and post office. He loves running errands.

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Last updated on June 24, 2015
Found something you LOVE?

Please READ BELOW, through my step-by-step ordering guide to familiarize yourself with my customization options and design process.

Answers regarding PAPER, PRINTING TECHNIQUES and COLOR MATCHING are found towards the bottom of this page.


• • • [ HOW DO I BEGIN THE PROCESS? ] • • •
Please send an Etsy Convo or Email to LetterBoxInk [!at] gmail.com with:
- Desired Invitation Style
- Desired Printing Technique
- Quantity
- Desired Delivery Date


• • • [ YOUR CUSTOM QUOTE ] • • •
I will get back to you shortly with some pricing information on your desired invitation style and quantity. I will also happily answer any initial questions you might have at this time.


• • • [ ORDERING SAMPLES ] • • •
Ordering samples is a quick and easy way to view paper, color and printing options before committing to a custom order of your own.


• • • [ DEPOSIT AND INITIAL PROOF ] • • •
Love the samples? Than it's time to get started on bringing your design to life. At this point we will discuss:
- Quote for your desired quantity
- Submission of your invitation text
- Your specific customization requests (colors, fonts and phrasing)


• • • [ THE PROOFING PROCESS ] • • •
At this point, we will have had a discussion on your desired colors, printing method and desired text. I will now place these items into an initial 'digital proof', bringing your custom invitation to life.


• • • [ WHAT IS A DIGITAL PROOF? ] • • •
This will be a digitally generated image of your custom design. Emailed to you in .pdf format.


• • • [ HOW DO I MAKE CHANGES TO A PROOF? ] • • •
You may request changes to the digital proof as needed via email.

NOTE: All revision requests must be made via Email (no revision requests will be accepted over the phone). It is very important that I maintain digital documentation/record of all requests, no matter how big or small the change might be.


• • • [ HOW MANY CHANGES/PROOFS DO I GET? ] • • •
There is no cap on how many proofs/changes you may request, however keep in mind that with each proof the design should become closer to finalized.


• • • [ APPROVING YOUR PROOF FOR PRINT ] • • •
When the digital proof looks perfect and no further changes/revisions are desired you will give your "Official Approval" to print the entire order. We will print when, and only when, this official O.K. to print has been granted. At this time, final payment will be discussed.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I'm happy to discuss the creation of a custom design without a deposit, however full payment is required before any personalized items are printed and shipped. Upon approval of a proof and submission of payment, your order will be printed, assembled, packaged and shipped to your confirmed address.
Shipping
All orders are printed and shipped from my studio in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

• • • [ DOMESTIC SHIPPING ] • • •
U.S. and Canadian orders will be shipped via UPS standard ground (2-5 business days) with tracking number. Exact shipping costs will depend on the weight of your order. Average cost: $25 (to Canada $35 USD). Rush shipping is available and will be priced as needed.

• • • [ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ] • • •
International orders (outside the U.S. / Canada) will be shipped via the Postal Service with Priority status, and should be expected to take anywhere between 7-15 business days. Average Cost: $60 USD (to the U.K., most European countries and Australia).
Refunds and Exchanges
• • • [ IMPORTANT NOTE TO POTENTIAL CLIENTS ] • • •
To make sure you are ordering exactly what you desire, please work with me closely by requesting invitation style, paper texture and color swatch samples before placing an order. Read below on printing techniques, paper choices and how to request custom colors.
Additional policies and FAQs
• • • [ WHAT PAPERS DO YOU USE? ] • • •

Paper weight / texture depends on the printing method selected (see 'printing method' section below). Your paper color / texture options are highlighted in the individual product listings. I make sure to use only the heaviest possible paper weights for each printing method! The most popular texture / weights / colors are:

- Smooth 130# ... Bright-White -or- Off-White
- Linen 100# ... Bright-White -or- Off-White
- Felt Cotton 110# -or- 220# ... Bright-White -or- Off-White
- Metallic 110# ... Pearl White

NOTE: All of the above papers and textures are lovely in their own way. Preferred paper color / texture generally comes down to personal preference. In the case of any doubt, please request swatches/samples before placing an order.



• • • [ WHAT PRINTING METHODS DO YOU OFFER? ] • • •

Three different printing methods are offered, a little something for every budget! Exact offerings and pricing for each is highlighted in the individual product listings and can fluctuate depending on paper texture desired and/or the number of ink colors used.

FLAT (DIGITAL) PRINTING
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The most economical option, especially for small orders due to the easy set-up. Flat/Digital printing allows you to print as many or few colors as you desire for one flat rate. The ink coverage is flush to the paper (neither indented into the paper, nor raised from the surface). Any ink color / ink color combination can be achieved, with the exception of metallic inks. Papers that can be used: 'Smooth', 'Linen' or 'Metallic'.

LETTERPRESS
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The most expensive option, but the most luxe. This method of printing is a hand crafted process where each ink color is "stamped" in to the paper's surface. Orders printed in this manner will be priced "by color". The more colors desired, the more expensive the order will become. Any ink color, including metallics, can be utilized. Papers that can be used: 'Felt Cotton', for best results.

THERMOGRAPHY
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Slightly more economical than Letterpress, Thermography gives the opposite effect. Where Letterpress stamps the ink in to the paper, Thermography is a heat-based process where the printed ink rises from the paper's surface when processed. The feeling is much like braille to the touch. Orders printed in this manner will be priced "by color". The more colors desired, the more expensive the order will become. Any ink color, including metallic inks, can be utilized. Papers that can be used: 'Smooth', 'Linen', 'Felt Cotton.'



• • • [ WHAT ENVELOPE COLORS DO YOU OFFER? ] • • •

Envelope color choices are highlighted in the individual product listings.



• • • [ WHAT INK COLORS DO YOU OFFER? ] • • •

My most popular ink color choices are highlighted in the individual product listings. These ink colors have been pre-selected to match my envelope inventory.

REQUESTING CUSTOM INK COLORS
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If my pre-selected ink colors do not match your wedding day color scheme, I can mix any color you can dream up.

HOWEVER, in order to achieve the proper custom color, a mailed fabric or paper swatch of the desired hue will be requested. I will only mix custom colors if such a swatch is mailed to me for proper in-studio color matching. I cannot accurately match a color based on a photo or other e-mailed file. Color is not consistent from computer screen to computer screen.

If you are familiar with PANTONE (PMS) COLOR GUIDES. You are welcome to note a desired color by referencing it's "PMS #".



• • • [ DO YOU OFFER MORE ECONOMICAL OPTIONS? ] • • •

Love my style, but looking for something a little more budget friendly? I now offer an assortment of different and unique designs at: http://www.zazzle.com/LetterBoxInk?rf=238343598297304903