If you can imagine it, we can almost certainly create it. Find your inspiration in our designs, and let us tailor invitations,
stationery or holiday cards to fit you perfectly. Customizing can be as simple as choosing your colors, or as multifaceted as
starting fresh on something completely new and all you.
PAPER & MATERIALS
Paper, ribbons, rhinestones, and other accoutrements to enhance your color palette.
Real Card Studio offers eco-friendly paper, in an array of colors, in textures ranging from smooth and shiny to cotton and rustic. Papers are produced with tree-free, recycled and post-consumer materials, or in mills that use alternate energy sources, like water or wind.
Liners & Layers
With handmade papers made in the U.S.A., Germany, Italy, India, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, Mexico and other exotic paper-making places, you can add color and interest to you envelope as a liner, or as an accent layer on your invitation.
We use only the highest quality ribbons, including double-face satin, hand-dyed ombre silk, dupioni silk, cotton herringbone, taffeta, grosgrain, sheer organdy, waxed cord, suede cord and other distinctive materials. (Our bow-tying skills are rather impressive, too.)
Swarovski crystals in a multitude of colors and sizes, expertly hand applied, will give your piece exactly enough sparkle.
The softer, fuzzier, more fun cousin of the rhinestone! Flat, circular dots in a range of bright colors in a variety of sizes to playfully embellish any card.
Artisan print techniques include letterpress, foil, offset, embossing and custom die-cut shapes.
Earth-friendly letterpress and offset printing is done with vegetable and soy-based low VOC inks, with minimal waste and proper disposal. We re-use all packing and shipping materials, minimize waste, and recycle everything else. We’ll recommend the most eco-conscious materials and practices for your project.
Using a polymer plate, printing is pressed into the paper with ink, leaving an inked impression and giving dimension and texture to the design. (Works without ink for, what is called, a blind hit or blind impression.)
Also a letterpress method, using a copper plate, printing is pressed onto the paper against a sheet of colored foil, leaving a slight impression with completely opaque results. Ideal for printing light colors on dark papers, or adding a dazzling metallic shine to your design.
Gloss or Pigment Foil
Just like metallic foil, without the mirrored effect. It’s a bit like printing in nail polish: completely opaque, with a glossy shine. If you want black paper with white printing, gloss pigment foil is how we’ll print.
Circles, rounded corners, stars, quatrefoils, ogees, peace signs . . . if your dream card or folder has a shape other than rectangle or square, it will be die-cut. We have a great selection of in-house options for pocket folders, custom envelopes, all the shapes listed above (and then some), as well as the unique ability to create something new just for you.
Get thicker, more interesting cards with a custom 2, 3 or 4 ply combination. We can custom duplex any paper to make it heavier, or make a two-sided paper with a different color or pattern on the back.
TYPE & LETTERING
Modern, distinctive, classic and beautiful typestyles and custom hand lettering to perfectly relay your message.
Follow our lead, mix and match designs throughout our collection, or relay your own ideas and let our designers layout a couple of options to bring your vision to life.
We have a vast selection of Studio Typestyles to choose, from thin sans-serif, to bold roman styles, and plenty of fancy script or hand-writing style as well. Pick your favorite, or let us recommend something suited to your event and
Lettering and Monograms
Many of our designs feature calligraphy, which is hand lettered by an artist. Having a custom monogram or your name lettered by hand gives it a very unique look, not achievable using cursive fonts. Hand lettering is also available, for envelope addressing, seating cards and place cards, if you really want to spoil your guests!
Library of motifs, borders, flourishes, as well as custom illustrated portraits, custom icons and hand-drawn maps.
Choose from one of our Studio Illustrations, request something you don’t see that we may have in our archives, or have our illustrator create something just for you. Custom illustration is a great way to get that just right icon to represent special events, a keepsake portrait in lieu of a photo, a custom wedding party illustration for your program, or a hand drawn map specific to your event location.