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Newsletter : Lunalux letterpress stationery

Stationery Saturday: Regal Crest Cards

June 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s Stationery Saturday notecards are inspired by a recent trip to England. We’ve prepared three regal crest designs: Red Rose, Gold Lion and Celadon Trefoil. Stop by our Loring Park studio on Saturday, June 11, to get your very own set, letterpress-printed before your very own eyes! You pick the crest you like best, and we’ll personalize your cards while you wait. The name, phrase or royal title of your choice will be printed in a stony taupe ink, using vintage 18-point Eve Roman type. The hefty natural white flats measure 6.25×4.5 inches, and will be packaged with matching natural white envelopes. The cost: just $29.00 for 10 cards and envelopes (additional cards with the same imprint are available for $2.00 each). You can watch as we work, snap photos and ask questions about the letterpress process, or snack on homemade cookies and browse in our shop while we make the magic happen on the press. We think these cards might be just right for the dad in your life (Father’s Day is June 19, hint hint) or a soon-to-be gradute who’s job-hunting this summer. We’ll be printing from 11a.m. to 6p.m., so we hope you’ll pop in for a visit.

Are you feeling a little deja-vu-y? It’s not you, it’s us! We debuted these designs in May, but due to a variety of snafus on our end, the event didn’t get an appropriate amount of fanfare! We so fond of these crests, we wanted to give them another moment in the Stationery Saturday spotlight before we move in to other designs. Take a look at our Stationery Saturday page for more details, including a list of upcoming Stationery Saturday dates. Help us spread the word properly this time around by telling the letter lovers in your life to check it out too – you can use the Stationery Saturday event on facebook to invite them. Cheers!

Stationery Saturday: cheerful spring icons

March 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For the April 2 installment of Stationery Saturday, we’re offering three colorful spring designs. The yellow daisy, blue cubes and pink asters have been letterpress-printed on bright white 5×7-inch flats. We’ll personalize your favorite with the name or phrase of your choice, using modern sans serif lead letters and jet black ink. For the first time, we’re also offering an optional upgrade: lined envelopes! The regular price of $29.00 for 10 cards includes pure white square-flap A7 envelopes, but we also have a limited supply of envelopes lined with coordinating tissue, which are available for an extra $1.00 per envelope. The press will be up and running from 11a.m. to 6p.m., so we hope you’ll stop by for a little letterpress action! We’ll have coffee and homemade cookies for all visitors, and if the weathermen are right about it being sunny and 50, we hope to have the front door propped open too! We think it’s going to be a fabulous day.

If you’re loving these cards but can’t get here for our Saturday print fest, don’t sweat it! You can order this month’s Stationery Saturday designs online through the Lunalux storefront at feltandwireshop.com.

Check the Stationery Saturday page for more information about this and future print-while-you-wait events. We’re created a listing for this event on facebook too – RSVP there if you like, and invite your paper-loving besties to join us too!

Stationery Saturday: Victorian border letter sheets

March 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The studio’s abuzz this afternoon as we prepare for another Stationery Saturday. All day this Saturday, March 5, 11a.m.-6p.m., we’ll have black ink on the rollers of our Heidelberg windmill press, and your personalization wish shall be our command. This week we’re offering letter sheets with ornate Victorian borders. Three designs have been pre-printed: a delicate aqua filigree; a floral cherry-red rounded frame; and a commanding golden border reminiscent of bank notes and stock certificates. Tell us what name or initials you want letterpress-printed on your favorite design, and we’ll dip into our case of Bernhard Modern 12-point lead type. For just $29, you get a set of ten hefty natural white 7×10-inch stationery sheets with matching natural white envelopes. You can watch as we set the type and ready the machine, and get an up-close view of the printing process. Or just enjoy a homemade cookie and browse in our shop while we make the magic happen. Either way, you go home with a modestly priced but extremely personal treasure.

You can read more about our monthly personalized-stationery-while-you-wait events on the Stationery Saturday page. If you want to invite a few friends, check out the Stationery Saturday event listing on the Lunalux facebook page.

Stationery Saturday: blind-embossed notecards

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Stationery Saturday is back in 2011. This weekend, Saturday February 5, we’re printing without ink on luscious cotton card stock to create a stunning, subtle effect. We’ll be working with bold sans serif lead letters on our hand-cranked Vandercook proof press, so adventurous customers can try their hand at printing. We’ll have 5-by-7-inch Lettra cards in three shades of white, and a rainbow of colorful envelopes to choose from. The name or phrase of your choice, up to 15 characters, will be letterpress-printed on ten cards for just $29.00. You can watch as we set the type and crank out the cards (and ask all the silly questions you want along the way), shop and nosh on home-made cookies while we do the printing, or place your order and make arrangements to pick up your finished cards at a later date.

Seeing as it’s just a week before Valentine’s day, we think this makes a fantastic gift for your sweetheart. And it’s such a good deal, you will probably want to pick up a set for yourself as well.

You can read more about our monthly personalized-stationery-letterpress-printed-while-you-wait events, including other upcoming dates, on the Stationery Saturday page. If you want to spread the word about this unique event, you can invite your friends via the event listing we’ve created on the Lunalux Facebook page. And if you’re itching to get your paws on some of these cards but can’t make it to our Minneapolis studio this Saturday, don’t fret – you can order online through the Lunalux shop at feltandwireshop.com.

Stationery Saturday: personalized notebooks

December 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

It’s time for the final Stationery Saturday of 2010. Saturday, December 18, 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m., we’re creating personalized matchbook-style notebooks. These three-by-five-inch booklets are perfect for stashing in your pocket, bag or glove-box (or someone’s stocking!). Blank covers in ruby, cornflower and ginger are ready to go; the name, initials or brief phrase of your choice will be printed on the front panel using black ink and sans serif lettering. The notebooks are filled with off-white recycled pages, perforated for easy removal. You get a set of 5 matching notebooks for just $29.00 (additional notebooks with the same imprint are $5.00 each). You can watch while we set the type and print your notebooks on our vintage Heidelberg Windmill letterpress, or shop and enjoy MorningStar coffee and home-made cookies while we complete your notebooks, or place your order and make arrangements to pick them up next week.

We’re thrilled to share the event with a couple of visitors as well; Erin Kate of ekate designs will be selling her Modern Locket collection, a modular selection of charms (some of which can be personalized on the spot!) from which you can choose to assemble a very personal necklace. And Barry Rubin, the pen-fanatic behind Ink: the Pen Store, will be selling a selection of modestly priced writing instruments. AND as if that weren’t enough excitement already, we’re throwing in a sale too: all boxed stationery and notecards (excluding holiday cards) will be 15% off the regular price.

Our Stationery Saturdays page has more details about this and other Stationery Saturday events.

If you’re a fan of Lunalux and/or Stationery Saturday, we’d love your help in spreading the word about our events. We’re created an event listing on the Lunalux facebook page, so you can share the information with all your paper-loving pals.


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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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