An invitation sets the tone for the celebration. It whets your appetite and elevates anticipation. And when it’s hand-crafted by experts, it’s a gesture of love you can hold in your hand. The artists at Ann Elizabeth Print Studio create meaningful invitations that give guests a tiny glimpse of what’s to come and something that can be saved and cherished for years to come.
The studio’s owner, Ann Jager, wants wedding clients to truly enjoy the tactile experience of creating a paper suite. “Paper is made from all types of fibers including cotton, wood, bamboo and plants,” says Gabby Perkins, customer service specialist. “Some particles will leave uneven bumps or leftover specks.” Jager encourages her clients to embrace the imperfections that make the invitations as unique as the couple.
“The overall impression makes an invitation special—how the guests receive it, open it and thumb through each piece,” says Jager. “That’s why we’re so particular about pairing the right paper with the right printing method.”
Once the product is approved and ready for production, a printing specialist works closely with the design team to make sure everything is perfect. Then, every single piece goes through a rigorous quality check.
“We’re very hands-on throughout the entire process,” explains Jenner Lehr, customer service specialist and director of marketing. “This may sound crazy, but humans are actually operating the machines. The design team touches, feels and visually approves every piece. Printing is truly a craft.”
Planning an event can be stressful, so the team does everything it can to make the design experience seamless, easy and fun. “Our customer service specialists are warm and responsive,” says Jager. “Our clients feel like friends by the end of the process.” If you want to make a statement for your next gathering, begin with a customized invitation.
“We work to learn everything we can about our clients, from their likes and dislikes, to their pets’ names and how they organize their spice drawers. Every detail matters when it comes to designing their custom suites.” — ANN Jager, OWNER.
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Personalized envelopes take your guests’ experience from mere anticipation to love at first sight. The studio offers hand calligraphy services and custom printed envelopes, and works with clients to find the perfect font to insert their personal style into the suite from the moment guests lay eyes on it.
Since custom postage is no longer a thing, we’re really excited to see more clients using vintage postage stamps as an alternative. Vintage postage stamps are the perfect way to add a personal touch to a paper suite, giving an envelope character and surprise.
Design trends continue to ebb and flow, so save or pin what you love online. For example, a traditional-style invitation could be refreshed with modern typography or, instead of the traditional natural white paper with colored ink, try using colored paper.
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