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Hello, I’m Amanda, designer and letterpress printer working from my home studio in the peaceful rural area of Plummers Point in Tauranga.

Whether you are looking for a simple invitation or a full wedding suite there are so many options to choose from including; save the dates, invitations, RSVP card, wedding details card, thank you cards, order of service, menus, place cards and table numbers. Or if there are any other ideas you may have I would love to create something just for you.

My background as a graphic designer will ensure that elegant typography and illustrations are beautifully crafted to reflect you as a couple and the style of your wedding day, modern or traditional, the options are endless.

My printing press is a beautifully restored Chandler & Price platen press built in Ohio, USA in the 1920’s. Combining hand mixed inks and luxurious thick cotton papers, letterpress printing is a beautiful old fashioned art form that is being reinvented and loved by many today.

From the digital design on the computer a printing plate is made. The plate is set up on the press which is operated by a foot treadle. Ink is rolled over the plate while a single sheet of paper is hand fed into the press, as the press closes it leaves a deep impression and ink on the paper. When the press opens again the paper is removed and the next sheet is fed in.

Each colour has it’s own printing plate and this process is repeated until all of the colours make up the finished design. Truly a labour of love.

Your letterpress printed paper goods will be a keepsake that you will treasure in the years that follow.

Tauranga – available worldwide New Zealand
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