ABOUT INK & PAPER

Welcome to Ink & Paper! I make gorgeous hand-printed letterpress and hot foil stationery for weddings and special events. Ink & Paper was born in 2018, however the the idea was seeded 15 years earlier when learning the arts of graphic design and letterpress as part of my degree at what was then The London College of Printing.

 

Letterpress is a beautiful, traditional printing method where text and images are pushed into tactile cotton paper, leaving a satisfying deboss impression. In my eyes, the quality is far superior to modern digital printing and offers a quality of product that is rarely seen today.

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Hot foil is a similar technique, though instead of hand-mixed inks uses shiny foils for a beautiful, bold effect.

 

To complement these beautiful traditional printing methods, I also offer modern calligraphy to add a further degree of personalisation to your stationery.

 

WEDDINGS

Your stationery is reflective of you as a couple, and of your special day to be shared with family and friends. From ‘save the date’ cards and invitations offering a first glimpse of your style, through to table plans, menus and place settings, I will work with you to help realise your vision through your wedding stationery.

 

I use a range of papers ranging from pillowy cotton and silky smooth through to tactile, deckled edge handmade, all sourced for both their beauty and sustainability credentials (I use recycled papers where I can). Be it pared back modern designs or handmade simplicity, I can offer something for every couple. To discuss your wedding stationery requirements contact me here.

THE WOMAN

Isn't it funny? Letterpress printers traditionally used to be male, but it's increasingly becoming a female-led artform. As a left-hander too, I would never have been allowed in the press room, and as a calligrapher would have been burned at stake.

 

I have always loved both paper and I am a huge typography nerd. After a career in advertising and market research, I decided to return to what I really love: designing and creating beautiful things. I studied Book Arts at London College of Printing, and felt it was time to return to the creative fold.

 

I specialise in letterpress stationery, custom calligraphy, and illustration for weddings, special events and small businesses.

 

I take my inspiration from the world around me and I particularly love plants and nature, Art Nouveau and Deco periods and clean, unfussy design. I am passionate about both type and design and in my work, I strive to create beautiful, elegant designs that enhance your wedding, special event or business image.

Grania O'Brien

FOUNDER & DESIGNER

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Ink & Paper | London | UK

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