My name is Hope Johnson. From as far back as I can remember, I've enjoyed the art of the hand made. It wasn't until I began picking out my own wedding invitations that I truely understood what letterpress was. From then on, I was determined to learn the art. After graduating college, I was lucky enough to find a small tabletop press made for short runs. Its beauty lies in the pleasant imperfections often found in letterpress and my daily life. My favorite part of what I do is finding those who honestly appreciate the hand made art.

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Eight hour printing session | two sore bodies | a stack of amazing wedding invitations

I’m so excited to put these invites in the mail. After prepping the paper cuts, the laser cuts, the perforation, the plates, the second and third order of plates…we we’re ready to print.

With a 6x10 C&P Pilot press, there are pleasant imperfections that contribute to the one of a kind look we appeal to. After glueing and sewing and aligning and printing and drying (lather, rinse, repeat), we made it out by 2:00am. Procrastination worked at its greatest level, but we finished these bad boys! Now of course there’s the belly band and envelopes to come, but the heart of this wedding invite has come to an end. It’s bitter-sweet. Probably 85% sweet. =)

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