My goal through MaeMae is to widen the traditional spectrum of who can afford beautifully designed stationery sets. I offer flat printing (unlimited colors) on cotton letterpress paper, letterpress, and a surprisingly popular option: print yourself. All of the full service printing options are printed on the most beautiful fluffy cotton paper and are enclosed in super thick matching envelopes or saturated color envelopes. The print yourself option is so perfect for the bride who has a smaller budget, access to a great local print shop or personal at home printer, and has a great do it yourself spirit. It has also become a great additive to brides who are doing really elaborate mailed wedding suites and want to save a little on the reception pieces.
If you choose to go the print yourself option the design process will be the exact same as if we were printing it for you. You can choose either a collection suite or we can do custom. When you are ready to print I will set up a few pieces per page with crop marks and printing instructions for yourself or a third party printer.
I have had brides who own gocco machines, letterpresses, or are planning on silk screening all the pieces. Others love creating things by hand for their wedding and need some assistance with the designing.
This particular suite was a print at home suite that I printed on my $100 printer in my studio. Pretty amazing right!?? All I used was some basic tools that anyone who has ever made a craft probably has:
1 | printer, Walmart
2 | paper, Paper Source
3 | envelopes, Paper Source
4 | paper cutter, Michael's
5 | scissors, Michael's
6 | boning tool (to make creases for thank you card + belly band), Michael's
7 | fabric cutting mat (to use for creasing), Michael's
8 | metal ruler (to use with boning tool), Walmart
9 | double sticky tape (for envelope liner + belly band), Walmart
10 | envelope liner pattern (I used Paper Source but you can make your own pattern by taking envelope apart)
P.S. This suite is going to be added to the collection catalog soon! If you purchased the design files for these pieces shown (formal, reply, belly band, envelope liner, thank you) the total would be only $400.