Custom Color Letterpress Printing

We get very busy with wedding invitation orders at this time of the year. I like to take a moment and look back at things we have made in the past (it’s been almost 7 years of business!). Here is a little collage of letterpress printing I have done for many different customers, each one in a different color for a completely different design. I will always love letterpress!

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Custom Color Letterpress Printing

Purchasing Made in America Products

I recently discovered a Chinese company, Janice Paper, has been copying and re-selling my invitation designs without my permission. They are not using my designs for inspiration, instead they are completely copying and claiming the designs as their own. This is of course upsetting. Here is a picture of a design of mine from 2016 that Janice Paper copied and released for sale in February of 2017.

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It’s pretty much exactly the same, right?

I could go on and on and on about how this upsets me and tell you more what I am doing about it. Instead I would like to take a moment to inform you why you should support a business like mine, instead of buying cheap Chinese products.

At first glance of Janice Paper’s website and facebook page, it may seem they are an American company. If you take the time to look closer, you will see they have an about page that explains about their factories in China. As a consumer, I urge you to do your homework. Why is this important? Because companies like this are not honest….they stole my work without my permission….this is not ok. If you purchase a product from them, you are are saying you are ok with stealing. This is ethically wrong, and I am sure you would be pretty upset if this happened to you.

Also, it is my belief that their products are not made as well as mine. And even more important, you will not get a high level of customer service from a company like Janice Paper, like you would from a small American company like mine, Sofia Invitations and Prints.

You are purchasing a product for your big day, your wedding day. Do you want a fantastically made product? Do you want a caring person making your product, a person that really cares about you and your big day? Well that’s me, not Janice Paper.

If you feel strongly about this matter, please use the power of social media and leave Janice Paper a poor review on Facebook. You can do this here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/JanicePaperArt/reviews/

I will continue to make unique, beautiful, expertly crafted designs for you.

Purchasing Made in America Products

Finding Wedding Inspiration on Instagram

Pinterest in an obvious place to find wedding inspiration.  But have you tried Instagram?

instagram If you are interested in finding the latest wedding trends, or just the coolest wedding ideas….Instagram is the perfect place to look because of it’s instant imagery. You can also get behind the scenes peaks into businesses that cater to the wedding industry, which can help you make a decision for who you decide to work with for your big day.  Try using search terms like:

#weddingtrend

#weddinginspiration

#letterpressweddinginvitations

#goldwedding

#southcarolinaweddingplanner

#newyorkwedding

Here are a few pics from our instagram accounts (@sofiainvitations @thegildedline @ppointcreates) and @weddingchicks

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Finding Wedding Inspiration on Instagram

New Custom Letterpress Invitations

2017 has been pretty busy for our shop! Between working on fulfilling invitation orders for my customers, I have been creating, photographing, and putting new invitation designs up for sale on my Etsy shop, as well as updating my portfolio of work on my regular website. Here are a few invitation designs I recently photographed. Some are available today at http://www.sofiainvitations.etsy.com

Please contact me for questions about creating a custom invitation suite for your wedding or event. We specialize in letterpress printing and laser cutting.

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New Custom Letterpress Invitations

Sofia Invitations at the Taylors Mill

Sofia Invitations and our parent company, Pinpoint Creative Studio, have been located at the Taylors Mill in Taylors, South Carolina for about 2 years now.  We absolutely love it here.untitled-1

As our businesses have grown we have moved in and out of 3 studios.  Our current studio is much larger and needs a lot of work, but allows us even more room to grow.  We will show you pictures when it is more complete.

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We think the Taylors Mill is absolutely beautiful.  It is a diamond in the rough.  It has a wonderful community of like-minded artists, and the setting is inspirational for us. You can feel the history here, people working hard to create beautiful products since 1924 (when it was a cotton mill).  Even closer to heart for us, we have fine art backgrounds in textile design and illustration. Having our studio at the Taylors Mill just feels right to us. We welcome you to come check it out.

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Sofia Invitations and Pinpoint Creative Studio are open by appointment only Monday – Friday during working hours, but you can drive over to the mill and enjoy the scenery any time. We also recommend checking out Due South Coffee.due_south_1

Sofia Invitations at the Taylors Mill

Wood Engraved Tags for Wedding Invitations

Another cool product we make….. custom laser cut and engraved wood tags!  We can design these for you, or you can give us your logo or artwork and we will engrave it on the tag for you. Email us directly with inquiries: sofia@sofiainvitations.com or visit this link to purchase: 

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Wood Engraved Tags for Wedding Invitations

Custom Laser Cut Wedding Signs

Laser cut wedding signs are hot this year! And they are especially cool because you can hang them in your home after your wedding.

We sell custom laser cut signs that measure as large as 35 inches wide, and we have 14 different fonts available! Here are a few photos.  You can buy these at www.thegildedline.etsy.com

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Custom Laser Cut Wedding Signs