Personalized stationery letterpress-printed while you wait, for just $34.00. Can you believe it? It’s true! Select Saturdays, Lunalux shoppers can go home with hot-off-the-press customized paper goods. Each Stationery Saturday, we print a unique design, utilizing a selection from our collection of antique lead and wood type. Some weeks we print from delicate monogram sorts, other times with weathered wood type. It might be stationery sheets, or folded cards or flat notes, and the styles vary from traditional to modern. The paper is cut, the press is ready to go, you just pick the letters and watch us work it Gutenberg-style. You’re welcome to look over our shoulder as we work, and we’ll de-mystify letterpress printing step-by-step. Or leave us to do the heavy lifting while you browse in our studio shoppe. We also offer complimentary coffee and a homemade cookies for guests to enjoy whilst shopping. Your personalized stationery is ready before you know it! If the wait is too long, or you have Places To Go, you can place your order and make plans to pick it up on a later date. Can’t make it to the studio on our letterpress-to-go days? No worries! Call us at 612-373-0526 to place your order over the phone.
August 16 & 17, 2014 - This weekend (because yes, we’ll be printing our Stationery Saturday project on Sunday too), we’re offering cards featuring funny little mythical creatures. Paper Man, Chicken Baby and Magical Unicorn have been pre-printed on small folded cards that measure just 3.5×5 inches. The smooth bright white paper is lovely for hand-written notes. We’ll have navy ink on the press, and two vintage fonts of lead type for folks to choose from: Brush Script and Bernhard Modern (both 18-point, fyi…). Pick your beast, pick your font, tell us what to spell with it (we’re thinking D&D character names could work well here, or just your regular name) and we’ll work our magic. Your finished cards will be ready in a matter or minutes, then packaged with white, light gray, or dark red envelopes, and a letterpress-printed tag. We’ll also have supplies available for lining your envelopes, if you’d like to hang out in the back room for a little extra craft time. Check out our facebook event for plenty of pictures of the designs.
The nitty gritty details: Stationery Saturdays run from 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. on select dates. During the summer, we’re also open Sundays noon to three, so you can come in that day too. Guests are served on a first-come first-served basis, and supplies are limited. The cost is $34.00 for a set of 10 customized cards, with blank envelopes. Additional pieces with the same imprint are $3.00 each.
Keep an eye on the Lunalux facebook page; we post the first glimpse of upcoming design offerings on that page, and we also create event listings for all Stationery Saturdays so you can RSVP and spread the word to all your paper-loving pals.
Upcoming Stationery Saturday dates
September 6 & 7, 2014
October 4 & 5, 2014
November 1 & 2, 2014
Click on the thumbnail images below to view pictures from Stationery Saturdays Past.