Letterpress to Go

Pss.june2014.closeupsersonalized stationery letterpress-printed while you wait, for just $34.00. Can you believe it? It’s true! Select Saturdays (and sometimes other days), Lunalux shoppers can go home with hot-off-the-press customized paper goods. For each Letterpress to Go event. 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.

February 7, 2015 – This month’s project stars Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year! We’ll have red ink on the press. Here’s how it’s gonna go down. First you’ll pick your text. What will it say? Then, the font. We’ll have two options: the clean Euro sans serif Kabel, or the quirky Keynote scirpt? (we have them both in 30 pt. lead, FYI). Next up: your format. Shall we print that on a flat 4.5×6.25-inch notecard, or a 6.25×9-inch letter sheet? Both or made from premium cotton paper, so you’re sitting pretty either way. And while we’re at it, let’s decide on an envelope – metallic red or plush off-white cotton? And lastly, pick a fancy detail: you get to add mailing labels or envelope liners to your package at no additional cost (can’t decide? Want ‘em both? It’s $5 more.). OK that’s it. It took you longer to read this paragraph than it’s going to take us to make your stationery. So come on down! Check out our facebook event for more pictures of the designs.

The nitty gritty details: Generally, Letterpress to Go happens on select Saturdays from 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. During the summer, we’re also open Sundays noon to three, so you can come in that day too. 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
March 7, 2015
April 4, 2015
May 2, 2015
Click on the thumbnail images below to view pictures from Stationery Saturdays Past.




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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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