Celebration Makers 2021: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio

Photos Courtesy of Ann Elizabeth Print Studio

An invitation sets the tone for the celebration. It whets your appetite and elevates anticipation. And when it’s handcrafted by experts, it’s a gesture of love you can hold in your hand. The artists at Ann Elizabeth Print Studio create meaningful invitations. 

“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,” says Ann Jager, owner. “Every detail matters when it comes to designing their custom suites.” 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,” says Jager. “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.”

Jager wants her clients to truly enjoy the tactile experience. “Paper is made from all types of fibers including cotton, wood, bamboo and plants,” says Jenner Lehr, customer service specialist and director of digital marketing. “Some particles will leave uneven bumps or leftover specks.” Jager encourages her clients to embrace the imperfections. 

Planning an event can be stressful, so the team does everything they can to make the design experience seamless, easy and fun. “Our customer service specialists are warm and responsive,” says Lehr. “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.

Photos courtesy of Ann Elizabeth Print Studio.

“The overall impression makes an invitation special—how the guests receive it, open it and thumb through each piece. That’s why we’re so particular about pairing the right paper with the right printing method.”  Ann Jager, Owner

Ask the Expert

What’s Ahead:

Textured invitation suites. Whether the texture is a result of paper itself, dimensional printing methods—thermography (raised ink), letterpress (pressed ink), embossing (raised impressions without ink, or debossing (pressed impressions without ink)—or adding a dripped wax seal, twine or vellum to the final invite, texture and tactile sensation are important.

Excited About:

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. 

Fresh Ideas:

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.

Photos courtesy of Ann Elizabeth Print Studio.

4970 S. 900 East, Suite F-105, SLC  |  801-262-3605  |  annelizabeth.com

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