We offer a range of printing services from in-house digital ink printing, foil printing, and hot stamping to special orders for engraving, letterpress, and thermography. In addition to stationery and wedding invitations, we also do invitation addressing, and print napkins, gift bags, and other accessories.
Printing, particularly for special occasions, requires a dedication to quality and attention to detail.
We begin by taking your information carefully, either in person or through email, and work with you to select the typestyle and color. We send you a digital proof to allow you to see the final layout before printing approval. On orders that are done out of house, we carefully check the received order before turning it over to you. We take pride in everything we do, and our only goal is for our customer to be happy with what we produce.
We use Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create custom layouts for any project, and use both laser and inkjet printers to print on virtually any paperstock, cardstock or envelope.
Invitation Printing: The typical cost of printing includes a $25 typeset charge plus $0.40/print for black and white or $0.75/print for color. The cost of the paper is additional.
Stationery Printing (does not include the cost of paper) First 25 pieces:
One line or monogram: $13.00; Two lines: $15.00; Three lines: $17.25
Each additional 25 pieces (same layout as first, 1, 2, or 3 lines): $12.50
Return address on flap of envelope: $0.40/each
Respond Sets (does not include the cost of paper) Typeset charge: $12.50 plus $0.75/set (includes printing card and envelope front).
Second surface printing (1-2 lines): $0.25/piece
Using our Howard hot-stamping machine and our in-house sets of individual metal letters, we can stamp metallic or solid color foils on napkins, matchboxes, cards or paper.
Hot-Stamp Stationery (does not include the cost of paperstock):
50 sheets - One line of print or monogram - $32.50
Add'l sets of 50 (same layout as first) - $25.00
Hot-Stamp Invitations (does not include the cost of paperstock) One line of text or monogram on digitally printed invitation:
$49.50 for first 50, $39.50 each add'l set of 50
Hot-Stamp Napkins (includes cost of solid-color napkins).
One line of text or monogram on 50 Beverage or guest napkins: $32.50
Add'l sets of 50 (same layout as first): $15.50
Two lines of text on 50 beverage or guest napkins: $41.50
Add'l sets of 50 (same layout as first): $20.00
Three lines of text on 50 beverage or guest napkins: $50.50
Add'l sets of 50 (same layout as first): $24.50
Foil printing is a digital process that takes a PDF and prints in metallic or white foil on cardstock. Rose Gold, Bright Gold, Matte Gold, Copper, Silver, or White.
Up to 3.5" x 5"- $50 setup + $0.75/piece
Up to 5" x 7" - $50 setup + $1.50/piece
Up to 6" x 9" - $50 setup + $2.25/piece
Engraving is the technique of making prints from metal plates, usually copper, into which a design has been precisely cut. The practice originated independently in the Rhine valley in Germany and in northern Italy about the middle of the 15th century. It is a time-honored traditional method that is still used today for special occasions or for items that will be used repeatedly such as personalized stationery. Merrymaker houses hundreds of our customers' metal plates or dies for re-use. We order engraving services from Crane & Co. stationers in North Adams, Massachusetts. Please call or email for pricing.
Moveable type was developed in the west in the mid-15th century. Unlike engraving which pushes the paper up from underneath and creates a raised lettering, the letterpress uses individual metal letters held in a frame or chase that are pressed onto the top surface of the page. Inking is carried out by rollers that pass over the face of the type before they reach the paper. More lately, polymer plates are used instead of individual letters to allow for greater flexibility in the design of the piece. We use multiple outside printers for letterpress. Please call or email for pricing.
A lower cost method of achieving a tactile quality to the printing process, thermography uses built up layers of ink to mimic the raised lettering of engraving. Thermography does not require the creation of a metal or polymer plate. Most of our suppliers of engraving or letterpress offer thermography as well.