Custom letterpress wedding invitations from Steel Petal Press

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Invitation photos by Ben and Molly.
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Our sponsor Steel Petal Press is a Chicago-based printing and letterpress operation run by visual artist Shayna Norwood. Shayna custom makes each letterpress wedding invitation or Save the Date card by taking the time to work one-on-one with you, to get you EXACTLY what you want the way you want it, AND all the while keeping her practice eco-friendly.

Whatever your wedding invitation style — vintage, elegant, rustic, casual, or bold — Steel Petal Press will help create a custom invitation that no one will be able to resist RSVPing "ZOMG HELLYES!" And even if you're a low-budget bride, don't despair — Shayna has ways of working with all budgets to make everyone happy.

See how Steel Petal Press wants to make your letterpressed dreams come true…

Steel Petal Press has two printing options for y'all: letterpress and digital. With custom letterpress work, Shayna will work hand-in-hand with you to craft a look that's distinctly yours, OR you can also simply choose from designs she's already created. Either way, each invitation is hand-fed through the press, making each invitation or announcement ever so slightly different and unique in its own way.


The digital option gives you great-looking invitations on gorgeous paper at a budget price. Though if you've got a digital budget with your heart set on letterpress, Shayna is happy to make suggestions as to how a letterpress order just might fit within your budget… because she's awesome like that.

As mentioned before, Steel Petal Press is all about being an eco-conscious company. Shayna uses 100% recycled rag (tree-free) paper using rubber-based inks and environmentally friendly cleanup practices whenever possible.

For those of you dreaming about custom letterpress invitations from a business that will hold your hand throughout the (often overwhelming) designing and ordering process, let Shayna from Steel Petal Press make those invitation dreams come true!

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