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Calligraphers and Stationers Directory

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Nancy Howell Calligraphy


Howell’s specialties include flourished formal copperplate and more contemporary styles, and span everything from save-the-dates to place cards. Envelopes start at $4.50. By appointment only.

Papél New York

225 Court St., at Warren St., Cobble Hill; 718-422-0255;

This friendly Brooklyn-based boutique carries a mix of modern and classic stationery designs by popular brands, including Oblation Papers & Press and Smock Paper. Designs range from playful (watercolors) to elegant (letterpress printing, foil stamping). Prices upon request.

Paper+Cup Design


With both letterpress and flat printing available, this studio pumps out fresh, modern designs with a nod to the classics. It specializes in custom letterpress, engraving, and foil stamping. Prices upon request. By appointment only.

Calligrapher Bryn Chernoff offers custom letterpress invitation suites starting at $2,500 for 100. Couples can also choose from her Ligature collection, which starts at $1,250 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 Source

83 Spring St., nr. Crosby St. (various locations); 646-484-5764;

ou’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 $600 for 100 four-piece suites; letterpress from $1,000 for 100 four-piece suites. (good value)


2157 Broadway, at 76th St. (various locations); 212-501-0102;

Specializing in high-quality custom printing, this ubiquitous chain’s outposts sell invitations from a variety of stationers, including Crane & Co., William Arthur, and Checkerboard. Prices upon request. (good value)

Add your monogram, a themed illustration, or a photograph to personalize your invitation postage. Customize your image online and order in sheets of 20.

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125 W. 21st St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-255-4489;

Whatever kind of printing technique (laser engraving, thermography, gilding, indigo) you can think of, on any kind of surface (leather, wood, china, Lucite, or regular cardstock), this shop can do it all. In addition to invites and envelopes, it can print banners, posters, and rubber stamps. Prices start at $35. (good value)


147 W. 25th St., nr. Sixth Ave., eighth fl.; 646-652-6922;

Meredith Kurosko and her team design both ready-to-order and custom goods, combining fine-printing techniques with hand-lettering and bespoke embellishments. Prices upon request.

RSVP Today

20 E. 88th St., nr. Madison Ave., Ste. 1A; 917-836-8581;

Debbie Hassan’s store carries a collection of letterpress, engraved, silk-screen, and foil-printed stationery and invitations, and she meets with clients to personalize their designs. From $750 for a suite of 100 letterpress invites. By appointment only.

Sesame Letterpress & Design

55 Washington St., nr. Front St., Ste. 312E, Dumbo; 347-768-8177;

The married duo behind this Brooklyn-based press started printing wedding invitations shortly after their own nuptials. Sesame uses Victorian-era machines and tree-free paper. Packages start at $1,100 for 100 invites, with optional directions cards ($300) and reception cards ($300). By appointment only. (ecofriendly)

Shindig Bespoke


Jill Ryder creates luxurious custom invitations (plus related products such as menus, signage, and place cards), using ecofriendly papers whenever possible. From $1,500 for a suite of 100. By appointment only. (ecofriendly)


232 3rd St., nr. Third Ave., Ste. E104, Gowanus; 718-596-3520;

This full-service design shop applies a letterpress process with an out-of-the-box sensibility. To wit: It once printed invites using chocolate instead of ink. A basic suite of two-color letterpress invitations starts at $1,550 for 125 (includes printed envelopes).

Liz Bartucci offers modern and whimsical handwriting for envelopes, place cards, and other wedding stationery. Prices upon request.

The Village Invites

10 E. 39th St., nr. Fifth Ave., second fl..; 20 E. 13th St., nr. University Pl., second fl.; 212-220-6199;

More than 30 brand portfolios are available at these print shops, including invites by Spark, Bella Figura, Smock, and Dauphine Press. They also offer engraved and silk-screened options. From $1,500 for a four-piece suite of 100. By appointment only.

This stationer stocks thousands of customizable designs and styles and offers a wide range of printing techniques—think digital, letterpress, laser-cut, foil stamping, and thermography. From $179 for a suite of 100. (good value)