Stationery Saturday is now Letterpress to Go

We’ve been hosting monthly Stationery Saturday events at our studio since June 2007. That’s nearly 7 years! Recently we’ve been personalizing stationery on the spot on some days that are NOT Saturday – mostly Sundays, and sometimes a Wednesday or a Friday too. Which makes the name “Stationery Saturday” feel a little weird. SO… that being said… the monthly personalized stationery events formerly known as Stationery Saturday will henceforth be called Letterpress To Go. Got that kids? Feel free to abbreviate to LP to Go or even #lptg. Despite the name change, the plan remains the same: personalized stationery letterpress-printed while you wait for just $34.

The 2015 schedule of LP to Go events begins this Saturday with a an homage to Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala. We’re starting with pearl white 100% cotton cards and stationery sheets. Our Heidelberg Windmill will be on the ready with rich red ink on the rollers, and guests can choose between two 30-point lead fonts: the clean sans serif Kabel, or the playful Keynote script. Watch while we set your type (a name? initials? a Valentine greeting?) and print your stationery before your very eyes. Finished stationery can be paired with matching white cotton or contrasting metallic marsala envelopes. LPTG sets start at $34 for 10 cards/sheets and envelopes, and also includes a fancy finishing touch: your choice of  envelope liners or mailing labels (each printed in the same red ink, using vintage decorative borders). Can’t decide? For an extra $5 you can have both! Need more than 10 cards or stationery sheets? Additional pieces with the same imprint cost $3 per.

With Valentine’s Day just a week away, this lovely project is perfectly timed – consider this as a gift for your sweetheart. or create a set for yourself write V’day greetings to loved ones near and far. Visitors are encouraged to hang out in a craft studio in the back to line envelopes and write letters are your new stationery!

February’s Letterpress To Go project will be available Sat. Feb. 7 from 11a.m. to 6p.m. As always, be ready for homemade cookies, fresh coffee, and some socializing around our big table. If you cannot visit our shop this weekend, you can still take advantage of this offer; call 612-373-0526 to place your order over the phone.

Check our Letterpress To Go page for more details and a list of future LPTG dates. And check out the Facebook listing that we created for this event too – you’ll find more pics there, and you can invite your pals to meet you there.

Buy our posters online

Lunalux online store at squareup.com

Over the last few years, the Lunalux staff has been making a lot of great wood type posters. So far the letterpress prints have been available exclusively in our retail shoppe on Loring Park. But now, due to the wonders of modern technology, our friends and fans across the country can purchase these fine prints with great ease! Check out our new storefront over at squareup.com – we’ve already listed nearly 20 posters and will  be adding more over the coming weeks.

Most of our prints are priced at around $20. If you think about what you’re paying for mass-produced “art” at your local big box, these unique limited-edition pieces of letterpress art are a pretty fine deal! We pack and ship the posters flat, so they’ll arrive in great shape and ready for framing. Think about them for decorating at home, hanging in your cube, or giving as a holiday or hostess gift.

If you’re looking for a particular poster that we’ve made, but you don’t see on this site: please call or email, we can create a listing for the item in mere minutes!

Lunalux is on the A-List

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Artful Living just published its Autumn 2014 issue, featuring the first ever A-List Awards. Lunalux is honored to be included among other very classy businesses and artisans from the upper midwest. We’re one of three runners-up in the category of life & style; other categories include home, food & drink, and places & experiences. If you aren’t lucky enough to get this oversized glossy in your mailbox, you might find one at Kowalski’s or another fancy grocer near you. Or just visit the magazine’s website to virtually flip the pages (look for Lunalux on p.113). Many A-List Honorees will also be part of the November 12 Artisan Revival Night at the Minneapolis Club, 5:30–7:30p.m. This free event features shopping, mingling, and a cash bar, all in the confines of a swanky, exclusive downtown club. Please come support Lunalux and other great regional makers!

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Custom Designs

Lunalux has been creating custom-designed, letterpress-printed paper goods for over fifteen years. Invitations, stationery, calling cards, announcements and more are printed with great care on vintage printing presses in our Minneapolis studio.

Wedding invitations set the tone for your celebration, and help guests plan for your special day. We can also work with you on save-the-date announcements, thank-you notes, placecards, favors and programs.

The irresistible feel of letterpress-printed business stationery demonstrates to new and prospective contacts your commitment to quality, craftsmanship and style.

Personal stationery & calling cards should reflect your unique style. With a wide range of papers, fonts, graphics and ink colors for you to choose from, we will customized paper goods that suit you to a T.

Letterpress-printed announcements and invitations are an impressive way to mark other milestones as well, such as new babies, new homes, anniversaries, or graduation.

Lunalux letterpress-printed calling cards, stationery, greeting cards, fill-in invitations & other unique paper products are sold in stationery and gift boutiques around the United States.

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