There’s nothing lovelier than running your hands over soft, warm and luscious letterpress invitations. I adore letterpress print – as a calligrapher I get stupidly excited when brides send me gorgeous invites! – and I’ve just discovered the fabulous Wolf & Ink letterpress studio. Their designs are stunning; they’re eco-friendly and the way they work is wonderfully enticing. Founder Julia Wolfe has very generously shared her designs with us today and I’d love to show you my favourites.
Designs created on antique letterpress over 100 years old
Luxury letterpress studio Wolf & Ink launches its first ‘Ready To Go’ collection of wedding invitations, just in time for the 2015 wedding season. Wolf & Ink’s signature design style blends heritage-inspired imagery with contemporary prints, creating timeless, hand-crafted invitations.
As a design and print studio Wolf & Ink have used their knowledge of the intricacies of letterpress printing on an antique press to create six unique designs for the new collection. Each item is designed in-house and then lovingly hand-printed by letterpress onto thick, quality paper stock.
The collection takes its inspiration from nature, with the colour scheme focusing on rich hues of green, sage and teal. Taking inspiration from emerging wedding themes, the collection references art deco designs, retro motifs and Grecian style. With opulent fonts, hints of gold and stunning textures the collection subtly showcases key trends of 2015.
Founder and head designer Julia Wolfe comments: “We are always speaking to brides and grooms who want quality unique designs for their wedding. Following the success of our ‘Designed For You’ range we wanted to create a ‘Ready To Go’ collection with a bespoke element that individual couples can personalise.”
The collection offers a unique twist on traditional invitations, blending the exceptional quality of letterpress printing with alternative, quirky and unique added extras. With brides and grooms looking to create a day they’ll never forget, the dream should start as soon as the invitations are sent out.
This new collection has been created with Wolf & Ink’s ethos in mind – a sustainable business that is part of the revival of traditional crafts and trades. All the materials and suppliers are sourced from traditional UK companies. Each item is handmade on antique equipment, a vintage guillotine for cutting, and the printing press itself is over 100 years old.