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#1 Sarah Wu

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    Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

    I just finished my wedding invites using the L Letterpress machine at home. I just wanted to share these photos : ) Enjoy!

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    #2 Dazeydawl

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      Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

       

      Originally Posted by Sarah Wu 

      I just finished my wedding invites using the L Letterpress machine at home. I just wanted to share these photos : ) Enjoy!

      562935_10150777201455827_511940826_9675187_1308347408_n.jpg

       

      548096_10150777201630827_511940826_9675188_1395225699_n.jpg

       

      -Sarah

       

      These are beautiful.. how did you do these? Sorry im not a crafty person and have no idea what a letterpress is

      also where did you get the rhinestone rings and are they expensive?



      #3 Sarah Wu

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        Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

         

        Originally Posted by Dazeydawl 

         

         

        These are beautiful.. how did you do these? Sorry im not a crafty person and have no idea what a letterpress is

        also where did you get the rhinestone rings and are they expensive?

         

         

        Hi Ali,
        Thank you so much! Letterpress is a relief printing technique using a press which raised the surface of the type. I checked the prices at couple printing shops and 25 sets of invites (4 cards each set) it's going to cost me more then $1200.00. I didn't want to spent that much on the invites so I went DIY way.
        I follow a tutorial from here http://www.boxcarpre...s/blog/2009/11/ and ordered a plate from them by sending in my design.

        I brought the press and inks from amazon  http://www.amazon.co...35498620&sr=8-1


        There's two place I got the rhinestone from:
        http://www.haitrim.com/ ($3.00 each)
        http://www.amazon.co...ils_o00_s00_i00 ($11.99 for 12)

        Papers: http://www.paperpresentation.com
        I hope this help. :)
        Best,
        Sarah
         


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        #4 Dazeydawl

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          Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

           

          Originally Posted by Sarah Wu 

           

           

           

          Hi Ali,
          Thank you so much! Letterpress is a relief printing technique using a press which raised the surface of the type. I checked the prices at couple printing shops and 25 sets of invites (4 cards each set) it's going to cost me more then $1200.00. I didn't want to spent that much on the invites so I went DIY way.
          I follow a tutorial from here http://www.boxcarpre...s/blog/2009/11/ and ordered a plate from them by sending in my design.

          I brought the press and inks from amazon  http://www.amazon.co...35498620&sr=8-1


          There's two place I got the rhinestone from:
          http://www.haitrim.com/ ($3.00 each)
          http://www.amazon.co...ils_o00_s00_i00 ($11.99 for 12)

          Papers: http://www.paperpresentation.com
          I hope this help. :)
          Best,
          Sarah
           

           

          LOL i tried reading that turtorial but i think its still too advanced for me.. but i like the buckle and ribbon.. that i could do



          #5 starchild

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            Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

            Wow I didn't know you could DIY letterpress that way, really well done!



            #6 kks2012

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              Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:51 AM

              These are beautiful. You did a wonderful job!

              #7 cindy2013

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              Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:53 AM

              Those are beautiful, job well done!


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              #8 Sarah Wu

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                Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

                 

                Originally Posted by Dazeydawl 

                 

                 

                LOL i tried reading that turtorial but i think its still too advanced for me.. but i like the buckle and ribbon.. that i could do

                 

                hee hee good luck with your invite. Oh btw I use glue dot sticker to glue the ribbon :)


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                #9 Sarah Wu

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                  Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

                   

                  Originally Posted by starchild 

                  Wow I didn't know you could DIY letterpress that way, really well done!

                   

                  Thank you Starchild.. It was fun process tooo..


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                  #10 Sarah Wu

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                    Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

                     

                    Originally Posted by cindy2013 

                    Those are beautiful, job well done!

                     

                    Thanks Cindy : ) All my guests love it.


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