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When it comes to weddings, there are usually two paths to good design: the easy way (aka dollar dollar bills) and the affordable way (aka usually a time suck). Unless, that is, you’re shopping with Printable Press. For the past six years, Kimi (one of the original APW readers-turned-small-business-owners) has built Printable Press to be one of the few places where you can get beautifully designed invitations, save-the-dates, address stamps, and whatever other accouterments you can imagine, all for prices you can actually afford. But unlike other businesses, where affordable design usually means quick and impersonal customer service, Kimi’s small-business mantra is all about making sure you never end up in a pile of tears over paper goods. And today I’m really excited to debut the brand new Printable Press website, which makes the whole process even easier. Here are just a few things Printable Press does to make the wedding stationery process easy and stress-free:
Easy (Affordable) customization: It’s hard to find printed invitations for $200 on even the big box wedding sites, let alone ones that are as pretty as Kimi’s. (100 invitations from Printable Press are just 9, plus you get free envelopes. And Kimi’s even offering 15% off all orders when use the code APWspring at checkout!) But what really sets Printable Press apart is just how easy it is to customize Kimi’s designs. All changes, from fonts to custom colors, are just $25 per change, and are applied to your whole invitation suite—meaning if you change your font for your invitations, you don’t have to pay to have it changed everywhere else. And since Printable Press is ultimately a small business, every one of those design changes is personally handled by Kimi herself, so you know the end result is going to be awesome. Which is basically like getting custom invitations from a professional designer for the price of… not custom.
Printable invitations that don’t suck: The quality difference between printed invitation design and printable invitation design is usually noticeable. But since Kimi is truly dedicated to making beautiful design affordable for everyone, Printable Press offers downloadable invitation files for just . So you get all of Kimi’s gorgeous work, but at a price that’s more in line with what it costs to print at home on your own printer. And all those customization options? Yeah those don’t go away just because you’re getting a digital file instead of a printed object.
One-stop shopping: If one-and-done is your speed, then you can get it all done with Printable Press: from save-the-dates to table numbers to thank you cards and everything else wedding paper related. And new to Printable Press this year: return address stamps! Which, as far as I’m concerned, are the best thing to happen to stationery since the invention of paper. Goodbye hand cramp, hello rubber-stamping your wedding invitations without even needing to look up from the season finale of Mad Men (no spoilers please!).
Plus, the sentimental part of me likes the idea of getting to use the address stamp from your wedding on your married correspondence. Of course, if you don’t see the design you want, Kimi is happy to make something that matches your invitations. She told me:
The focus of creating the address stamps was to find a way for people to customize their envelopes, but with an organic feel. They can be custom designed to match any invitation, or you can choose from our existing lineup. We also of course offer printed return addressing on envelopes if you want that clean professional look.
Printable Wedding Logos: Know why monograms exist? Because they are an easy way to personalize things without having to use a ton of brain space to think about how you’re going to personalize said things. And know what’s way more stylish than a traditional monogram? Printable Press’ downloadable wedding logos (also available as rubber stamps and stickers!). Here’s the deal: you get a printable PDF that you can use on everything wedding-related from your wedding website, to your stationery, to anything else you want to make look like you tried, without actually having to try that hard.
But what really makes Printable Press one of the easiest wedding resources around is Kimi’s dedication to her customers. While Printable Press might look big from the outside (thanks in part to that splashy new website), it’s really more of a warm and cozy small business whose sole purpose is making the customer experience stress-free and making sure you get the exact invitations you want. Kimi explained to me:
I started out as a children’s book designer, which means you don’t have ego—you highlight the art and story. I have the same attitude toward the customer service, paper quality, and printing quality of Printable Press. I want everything to be as smooth and easy as possible and to make it a truly enjoyable experience for our couples. I also want to highlight our customers’ style, to make their guests say, “That is so perfect, that is so them.” There’s nothing better than getting an email saying how much they love their stationery and how easy the process was.
Wedding invitations have changed a lot since I got married. These days you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting half a dozen gorgeous wedding invitation designs. But there still aren’t many companies like Printable Press, who marry the ease of one-stop shopping with the customer service of a small business. So if you’re in the market for beautiful design, affordable prices, lots of accessories and options to choose from, plus customization from a human who actually cares about your wedding, then head over and enjoy the brand spanking new Printable Press. Because if you asked me where else you could get all those things, and the experience of working with someone who’s been with APW since almost the beginning? I don’t think I’d have another option for you. Not that I’d want to.
For a limited time, PRINTABLE PRESS is offering APW readers 15% off all orders (must be placed by June 30th). Just use the code APWspring at checkout.