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Calligraphy and typewriter type. Obviously.

We've mentioned that we like doing wide, folding invitations. This is one that was designed by Ray's daughter, Terre.

We were given the text and the rule that it needed to fit into a 4-bar envelope. 3.5" x 5.5". End of rules. The 4-bar is the smallest envelope you can mail through the U.S. Post Office.

A friend of the bride offered to do the wonderful Tim Burtonish calligraphy. The main typeface is Typewriter.

Given that the text essentially divided into 6 blocks and the size of each panel was 5" x 3" it was 30" wide. Our press is only 24" long so we had to print half of the invite, turn the paper around 180° and print the other half.

One color and seriously impressive piece. One of our all-time favorites.

One additional element that made this pretty unique was that we printed via letterpress all of the addresses on the envelopes. That sounds hard, but it was easier than we thought it would be. Buy lunch and we'll explain it to you.