Ink & Press Co.

Stationery

In our digital age, with immediate access to everything, there is an ever-present need for us to slow down, connect, and create.

Slow strokes of calligraphy against the rough grain of handmade paper, soft drips of wax pressed into an elegant crest seal, the permanence of a letterpress-embossed indent... all of these old-world processes push us to slow down, reflect, and appreciate the beauty of fine art creation.

Using only the finest and most luxurious materials, we pride ourselves in our process and the products we use. This is why we use antique letterpress machines, paper sourced from Italian mills that have been owned by the same family for generations, and silk ribbons hand dyed and hand torn. These small details allow us to curate invitations that evoke an old-world sense of beauty that is unparalleled.

Throughout this intentional, deeply curated process, we are able to design a paper suite your guests are excited to receive. Tucked between the Anthropologie catalogs and bills, there is a carefully addressed calligraphy envelope containing a handmade invitation suite. This gift of paper will set the tone for your event and allow your guests to slow down and embrace the beauty of the tangible.

A piece as beautiful and intentionally curated as this becomes an heirloom. We aren't creating just another piece of mail destined for the wastebasket - we have designed a piece of art that documents your most important day. 

Ink & Press Co.

Stationery

In our digital age, with immediate access to everything, there is an ever-present need for us to slow down, connect, and create.

Slow strokes of calligraphy against the rough grain of handmade paper, soft drips of wax pressed into an elegant crest seal, the permanence of a letterpress-embossed indent... all of these old-world processes push us to slow down, reflect, and appreciate the beauty of fine art creation.

Using only the finest and most luxurious materials, we pride ourselves in our process and the products we use. This is why we use antique letterpress machines, paper sourced from Italian mills that have been owned by the same family for generations, and silk ribbons hand dyed and hand torn. These small details allow us to curate invitations that evoke an old-world sense of beauty that is unparalleled.

Throughout this intentional, deeply curated process, we are able to design a paper suite your guests are excited to receive. Tucked between the Anthropologie catalogs and bills, there is a carefully addressed calligraphy envelope containing a handmade invitation suite. This gift of paper will set the tone for your event and allow your guests to slow down and embrace the beauty of the tangible.

A piece as beautiful and intentionally curated as this becomes an heirloom. We aren't creating just another piece of mail destined for the wastebasket - we have designed a piece of art that documents your most important day. 


Interview

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… the first time I visited Florence, Italy was during my university study abroad. Being the art lover I am, I had a mile-long list of things I had to see while in Florence including Michelangelo’s David. Each day the line into the Galleria dell’Accademia wrapped around the block. On my last day in Florence I was committed to standing in that line for as long as it took. Over four hours later they announced they were closing the museum and cutting off ticket sales. I slid in as one of the last group of 10 admitted that day. So when I rounded the corner and saw David at the end of that long gallery hallway, I cried. Overcome with how breathtakingly beautiful and perfect David is.

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… I would love to visit Norway! My dad lived in Norway for two years growing up and speaks Norwegian fluently. Growing up I loved evenings spent sitting on my dad’s lap as he told me stories about his time in Norway. I specifically loved hearing how the northern lights were so close and bright they were directly above him at night instead of off in the distance. It would be such a special trip to visit Norway, especially if I was able to visit Norway with my father.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… there are so many aspects about my job that I love. I feel so lucky to even call this work! A unique aspect I love about my job is being an entrepreneur. My dad was a successful entrepreneur and now being an entrepreneur myself, this is something new we share in common. I love messaging my father and sharing my small victories with him. He is so supportive and always shares memories from his early days as a young entrepreneur himself.

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE/DO… if I wasn’t a stationer and calligrapher I would be furthering my career in arts administration! Prior to starting Ink & Press Co, I worked at the nationally acclaimed ballet company, Ballet West. I loved working within the arts administration field supporting local museums and galleries and performance companies.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… my husband was born and raised in New Zealand and is of Maori descent. We talk often how amazing it would be to return to New Zealand and live there. I love how lush and gorgeous New Zealand’s geography is, how innately kind kiwis are, and the quality of life.