Calligraphers and Stationers Directory
A letterpress print shop and design studio, Fourteen-Forty also offers digital printing. The staff is happy to accommodate varying budgets. Custom as well as ready-to-order designs available.
Alpine Creative Group30 E. 33rd St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-989-4198; alpinecreativegroup.com
Alpine has worked with a long list of celebrities, including Eddie Murphy. From the necessities (invitations, envelopes) to the extravagances (bevel-edged menus with hand-calligraphed guest names), everything is produced in-house. Prices upon request.
Atelier Isabey212-696-6624; atelierisabey.com
Specializing in custom invitations, this studio uses intricate laser cutting, bold watercolors, and imported papers. Its clientele includes celebrities, public figures, and the odd international aristocrat. Four-piece letterpress suites from the collection start at $1,750 for 100; custom invites from $2,500. By appointment only.
Bernard Maiser Calligraphy & Fine Stationery212-477-6776; bernardmaisner.com
This meticulous calligrapher is lauded for his ornate writing, decorative detailing, and top-quality paper creations. Services include calligraphy, design, and engraving. Engraved suites start at $3,500 for 100. Hand-addressed envelopes are $3 to $5 per line. By appointment only.
Calligraphy by Cathy Volpe718-369-4006; calligraphybycathy.com
Volpe’s fonts include a variety of elegant hand-lettering styles. She works with countless shades of paint, rather than ink, to get the exact hue requested, which is ideal for couples trying to keep to a specific color palette. Envelopes start at $4 each. By appointment only.
Calligraphy by Mary Anne212-772-2344; calligraphybymaryanne.com
This calligrapher can perfectly match a wide range of typefaces and work with unusual paper and materials. No templates here—she designs fully original invitations for each new client. Envelopes start at $4. By appointment only.
Ceci New York130 W. 23rd St., nr. Sixth Ave., second fl.; 212-989-0695; cecinewyork.com
A leader in couture-invitation design, this company makes pieces that are detailed and luxurious; it’s also known for its New York–inspired stationery. Clients can work directly with Ceci Johnson and her design team to create a custom suite ($2,300 for a suite of 100).
Get whimsical and clean letterpress invitations with unexpected details, bold graphics, and vibrant colors from former Kate Spade designer Cheree Berry. Choose from her Wedding Collection or work with her to design a custom invitation suite.
Creative Correspondence40 E. 78th St., nr. Madison Ave., Ste. 14E; 212-988-5075
Owner Faith Drucker has been in the business for 25 years, offering popular brands like Dauphine Press, Allie Munroe, Dempsey & Carroll, and Arzberger. Longtime relationships with calligraphers, graphic designers, and artists—plus her in-house printing facilities—allow her to assemble the ideal paper trousseau. From $1,000 for a suite of 100.
Call this calligrapher for hand-lettering, letterpress, and engraving. From $2,000 for 100 invites. By appointment only.
Deborah Nadel Design516-632-5923; deborahnadel.com
This calligrapher, who often works for Tiffany & Co., offers a full range of typefaces, from ornate to delicate scripts. Envelopes start at $5 and invitations at $20 per line. By appointment only.
The Delicate Pen by Jane Lebanz212-877-3959; delicatepen.com
Labanz does artful custom lettering and hand-painted calligraphy—often adorned with ornate and beautifully rendered flowers—on everything from invitations to place cards. Envelopes from $5 each; invites from $20 per line.
Dempsey & Carroll1049 Lexington Ave., nr. 75th St.; 212-570-4800; dempseyandcarroll.com
This Upper East Side stationer, which has been around since 1878, is one of the world’s last remaining companies to use painstaking old-school engraving techniques. Prices upon request.
Double Happiness Creations646-580-9038; doublehappinesscreations.com
This tiny design studio frequently incorporates nonpaper elements such as silver grommets, pressed flower petals, and bamboo in its invitation suites (from $19). The staff specializes in bilingual weddings, for which it uses traditional elements, foil stamps, and imported materials. By appointment only.
East Six580 Broadway, nr. Prince St., Ste. 902; 212-665-4846; eastsix.com
Founded by two childhood friends with degrees between them in photography, fine arts, advertising, and graphic design, East Six infuses each invitation with the couple’s story. Existing designs start at $1,500 and custom suites of 100 at $2,000.
Ellen Weldon Design222 Fifth Ave., nr. 26th St., fourth fl.; 212-925-4483; weldondesign.com
With more than 25 years of experience as a couture-invitation designer and calligrapher, Weldon can create everything from classic designs on Italian stock to silk-screened prints on dried Egyptian papyrus leaves. Upon request, she will even invent a font. Suites start at $30 each and include an outer envelope, invitation, and reply card and envelope.
Foxy & Winston392 Van Brunt St., nr. Dikeman St., Red Hook; 718-928-4855; foxyandwinston.com
Originally from England, designer Jane Buck translates her experience as a fashion textile-maker and printmaker into custom letterpress creations. From $1,475 for 100 two-color invitations.
Greenwich Letterpress39 Christopher St., nr. Waverly Pl.; 212-989-7464; greenwichletterpress.com
Sisters Amy Swanson and Beth Salvini’s print shop emanates Old World charm and focuses on high-end stationery. Their letterpresses are powered with 100 percent wind energy, and all the design and production is done in-house. A set of 100 custom-printed invitations starts at $440. (eco-friendly / good value)
From the Winter 2014 New York Wedding Guide
- The Village Invites
20 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003 10 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-220-6195 // 212-220-6199 ; www.villageinvites.com
This boutique is a real gem. You will discover how easy and fun it is to choose the perfect invitation. Talented designers will give you undivided attention in bringing your ideas to life on paper.