Thank you for visiting Harken Press! I’m so excited to share my designs with you, along with my passion for invitations and fine stationery.
Wedding Stationery Process
2019 UPDATE: Harken Press is no longer offering Custom Designs.
1. PRE-DESIGNED TEMPLATES
You decide whether you’d like a completely original design or pick one of the pre-designed templates from the Harken Press Wedding Gallery.
2. CHOOSE YOUR ITEMS
Let me know which stationery items you need and how many of each.
3. QUOTE, CONTRACT & DEPOSIT
I write up a personalized price quote based on the your needs. Pricing depends on quantity and printing technique. To officially place your order you’ll need to accept the quote, sign the contract, and pay the deposit payment. The deposit will be half the estimated total. All forms are done electronically through email to keep it nice and easy.
You fill out an online questionnaire that gives me more details about your wedding and your customized wording for each item.
5. DESIGN PHASE
I get to work designing and email you pdf proofs to review. You send back your feedback and edits. We go back and forth until everything is perfect. Please proofread carefully. Then you email me your approval and your order goes to print.
6. PRINTING & ASSEMBLY
Your wedding stationery becomes a reality! Letterpress printing can take 3-5 weeks. Digital printing can take 2-4 weeks.
7. FINAL PAYMENT & SHIPPING
You’ll receive an email to pay your final balance. After the payment is made, your order will ship out and you’ll receive a tracking number.
For price lists and additional information on bridal stationery, download the pdf here.
Letterpress printing is a popular choice for wedding stationery, because it adds a level of luxury and detail. Each piece of paper is fed into the press by hand and printed one at a time, then the inked design is imprinted into the paper, creating an impression that you can feel.
Digital or Flat printing is when your design is flat and smooth on the paper without any texture.
Mix n’ Match printing techniques. It’s very common for couples to choose letterpress printing for some of their wedding suite pieces and digital printing for others according to their budget. I’m here to help you make it work!
Prices vary depending on the printing technique.
I always ask what your idea "mail out" date is and try to accommodate your wedding planning schedule.
Letterpress printing & shipping – 5 to 6 weeks
Digital printing & shipping – 4 to 5 weeks
Availability does fluctuate depending on the season, don't hesitate to ask about timing.
Samples are available for purchase at the Harken Press Shop.
If you need something for your wedding that’s not featured on the website, please include it in your inquiry email and I will work it into your personal price estimate.
Let's make some beautiful wedding stationery together. I look forward to working with you!