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250 Mill Street
Taylors, SC, 29687
United States

864-252-4030

Sofia Invitations and Prints brings you custom designed laser cut, letterpress, and flat printed wedding invitations and other stationery items. Sofia Sayer, founder, designs exclusively for each customer or business....creating one of a kind, high end stationery and other products. Laser cutting and letterpress printing is done in house.

Our company was founded by Sofia Sayer in 2011, after Sofia spent years designing textiles in NYC and teaching art. She holds a bachelors degree from the world known art college, Rhode Island School of Design, and a masters from The New School in NYC.

Sofia Invitations and Prints is located in Greenville, South Carolina. We make our products with our own hands on a Chandler and Price press from the early 1900's, a Kluge press from World War 2, and two modern Epilog Laser.

Hand Made Paper for Wedding Invitations

Inspiration and knowledge from Sofia Sayer, Greenville wedding invitation designer.

Wedding Invitation Expert Knowledge Blog for Sofia Invitations and Prints

Hand Made Paper for Wedding Invitations

sofia sayer

Hand Made Paper from White Dragon Paper

I receive many requests for wedding invitations printed on hand made paper. I love this trend, and I am happy to share with you my experience with hand made paper.

There are a handful of wonderful small businesses that make beautiful hand made paper. I will talk about three of my favorites here.

But first, let's talk about printing on hand made paper. Many hand made paper companies will say you can print on their paper using a home printer. While this may be true, this really works best for text weight paper (like typing paper)...and not thick, invitation thickness paper. You should also be aware that it can be tricky. The paper is naturally irregular, which means it can get stuck in your printer, cause strange printing streaks, or even worse...ruin your printer (the component of the printer that "grips" your paper and feeds it into the printer can get worn out and stop working).

Therefore, I highly recommend letterpress printing on handmade paper. This is what I have been doing for my clients, and the results are stunning!  I will share photos later.

Here are the hand made paper companies I recommend, with a few notes about them (in no particular order):

White Recycled Hand Made Paper

1) White Dragon Paper. www.whitedragonpaper.etsy.com

Rocky, the owner, is sooo nice to work with! Rocky is extremely responsive, and answers any questions you have about their paper stocks. The papers are all recycled, made in Ohio. For this reason, turn around time can be a few weeks, so plan accordingly. My favorite paper is the white with small black specks (I believe from recycled copy paper). The thickness is luxurious.

Kraft Natural Brown Hand Made Paper

2) Artfull Messages. www.artfullmessages.com

This paper is also extremely luxurious. I love the assortment of different colors, all very natural, and some a bit different....which will surely impress your wedding guests. These papers are also made by hand in America, and made to order....so also plan accordingly.

 Silk and Willow Hand Made Paper

Silk and Willow Hand Made Paper

3) Silk and Willow. www.silkandwillow.com

If you are in a rush, Silk and Willow is probably the best option for you. Their papers are in stock, imported from Asia. If made in America is important to you (as it is to me) one of the other companies I recommend may be best for you. Silk and Willow's colors are also limited to a neutral white, but the quality is very beautiful.