Calligraphers and Stationers Directory
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Nancy Howell Calligraphy845-688-5297; nancyhowell.com
Howell’s specialties include flourished formal copperplate and more contemporary styles, and span everything from save-the-dates to placecards. Envelopes start at $4.50. By appointment only.
Papél New York225 Court St., nr. Warren St., Cobble Hill; 718-422-0255; papelnewyork.com
This friendly, Brooklyn-based boutique carries a mix of modern and classic stationery designs by popular brands, including Oblation Papers & Press, Dabney Lee, Dauphine Press, and Smock. Designs range from playful (think simple sailboats) to elegant (letterpress printing, foil stamping). Prices upon request.
Paper+Cup Design27 W. 20th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 601; 917-387-4191; papercupdesign.com
With both letterpress and flat printing available, this studio pumps out fresh, modern designs with a nod to the classics. They specialize in custom letterpress, engraving, and foil stamping (prices upon request). By appointment only.
Calligrapher Bryn Chernoff offers custom letterpress invitation suites starting at $2,800 for 100. Couples can also choose from her Ligature collection, which starts at $1,650 for sets of 100.
The company that glamorized the e-invite (and made possible the immediate RSVP) also offers paper options. A recent collaboration with Oscar de la Renta features runway-inspired creations based on the designer’s signature plaid, lace, and embroidery. (ecofriendly)
Paper Source83 Spring St., nr. Crosby St. (various locations); 646-484-5764; paper-source.com
You’ll want to spend hours browsing in this paper haven, which offers an array of simple, classic designs as well as edgier stationery. Couples can also work with store associates to customize their wedding invitations. Digital printing from $339 for 100 four-piece suites; letterpress from $685 or 100 four-piece suites. (good value)
Papyrus2157 Broadway, nr. 76th St. (various locations); 212-501-0102; papyrusonline.com
Specializing in high-quality custom printing, this ubiquitous chain’s outposts sell traditional invitations from a variety of stationers, including Crane & Co., William Arthur, and Checkerboard. Prices upon request. (good value)
Petite-Fête71-21 Austin St., Ste. 201, Forest Hills.; 718-263-2767; petite-fete.com
This Queens stationer creates classic, traditional, and quirky designs, offering custom invitations, letterpress, pocket folds, silk boxes, and folios. A four-piece letterpress set of 100 invitations starts at $1,100.
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Regas147 W. 25th St., nr. Sixth Ave., eighth fl. ; 646-652-6922; regasstudio.com
Meredith Kurosko and her team design both ready-to-order and custom goods, combines fine-printing techniques with hand lettering and bespoke embellishments. Prices start at $18 per set for the in-house wedding collection and $25 per set for custom invites.
RSVP Today20 E. 88th St., nr. Madison Ave., Ste. 1A; 917-836-8581; rsvptodaynyc.com
Debbie Hassan’s store carries a collection of letterpress, engraved, silk-screen, and offset-printed stationery; and she meets with clients to personalize their designs. From $700 for a suite of 100 letterpress invites. By appointment only.
Sesame Letterpress55 Washington St., nr. Front St., Ste. 706, Dumbo; 646-263-7916; sesameletterpress.com
The married duo behind this Brooklyn-based press started printing wedding invitations shortly after their own nuptials. Sesame uses Victorian-era machines and paper made from recovered cotton fibers. Packages start at $1,100 for 100 invites, with optional direction cards ($300) and reception cards ($300). (ecofriendly)
Shindig Invitations16 W. 23rd St., nr. Fifth Ave., fourth fl.; 917-405-9366; shindiginvites.com
These designers create luxurious custom invitations (plus related products like menus, signage, and place cards) using ecofriendly papers and soy- or vegetable-based inks. From $2,000 for a suite of 100. By appointment only. (ecofriendly)
This industry vet works in chancery cursive, an italic hand that dates back to the Italian Renaissance. Envelopes start at $2.50; place cards at $1.50. By appointment only; work samples upon request.
Swayspace232 3rd St., nr. Third Ave., Ste. E104, Gowanus; 718-596-3520; swayspace.com
This full-service design shop remains true to the letterpress process, but approaches its work with an out-of-the-box sensibility. To wit: They once printed invites using chocolate instead of ink. A basic suite of two-color letterpress invitations start at $1,550 for 125 (includes printed envelopes).
Thoughtful Day917-355-6366; thoughtfulday.com
A Jonathan Adler alum, Erica Miller comes up with stationery whose cute details and colorful patterns reflect a couple’s story and sensibilities. Custom invites start at $1,900 for a suite of 100. By appointment only.
Liz Bartucci, who works with a range of budgets, offers modern and whimsical handwriting for envelopes, place cards, and other wedding stationery. Prices upon request.
Venture1156 Madison Ave., nr. 86th St.; 212-288-7235; ventureonmadison.com
Choose from brands like Crane & Co., Vera Wang, and more at this full-service stationer. Make your selection, then customize the printing method. There are also monogrammed napkins, coasters, and matches available. Hand-engraving is $25 per line.
The Village Invites10 E. 39th St., nr. Fifth Ave., second fl..; 212-220-6199; villageinvites.com
More than 30 brand portfolios are available here, including invites by Spark, Bella Figura, Smock, and Dauphine. It also offers engraved and silk-screened options. From $1,000 for a four-piece suite of 100. By appointment only.
This stationer stocks hundreds of designs and styles and offers a wide range of printing techniques—think letterpress, foil stamping, engraving, and thermography. From $179 for a suite of 100. (good value)
- The Village Invites
20 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003 & 10 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-220-6199 ; www.villageinvites.com
The Village Invites is an invitation and stationery boutique located in Manhattan, specializing in exquisitely printed and custom designed invitations for any event.