Sunday, March 13, 2016


One of our very favorite writing paper companies is coming to town again ! Susanne from The Printery in Oyster Bay, New York will be in our shop on Friday and Saturday, the 18th and 19th of March, to show you The Printery's  extensive custom stationery collection that is at your disposal and she will help you create a unique letter paper of your own.

 For those of you that have not been there, The Printery is housed in a quaint 18th century clapboarded building which was the original location of the local newspaper "Oyster Bay Guardian" that ran its first printing over 100 years ago.

Most of The Printery's prized work is engraved. Engraving is the process of cutting a design into a flat surface, usually metal, and then applying ink to the inscribed lines. When the surface of the metal plate is cleaned, covered with paper and put through a press, the ink remaining in the lines transfers itself onto the paper thus creating a raised image on the paper.

Gold Pineapple Engraved placecard

Some of their work is letterpress printing which was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century. It is a technique of relief printing using a press to transfer ink from a plate with a raised image or type onto paper . The pressure of the press leaves an impression in the paper as well. Basically it is the reverse of engraving.

Apple green Letterpress image

The owners, William Miller and Mary Abbene, have continued the printing tradition by creating the most beautiful and sought-after engraved and letterpress notecards, calendars, placecards, name it.  In the world of the printed image, they are the top of the line.

We carry a large selection of the boxed notecards in our shop, as well as the placecards, enclosure cards and notepads. It seems, no matter how much we order, it is never enough. Take a look at some of the best selling images and it is easy to tell why.

Although most of what we order for the shop is geared to Florida life, there are many images that are perfect for all climates. Bison for Wyoming, Oak Trees for New York, Lobster for New England...

Please come and meet Susanne and view these amazing images. It is like taking a step back in time to an era when the niceties in life were celebrated and cherished. We who are paper fanatics still hold our printed papers near and dear and love to share them with our correspondents.

Call for an appointment because, although it is not necessary, it is highly recommended. You will be sure to get one-on-one attention from Susanne and learn a lot about the beautiful papers she works with.


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