Getting down to business

Lately much of our work had been for commercial clients - business cards, promotional pieces, hang tags. It's rewarding to form relationships with other small companies and be a part of their growth and success.

Earlier this year we printed some folders for Grazier Photography to house their cd and brochure for prospective couples. Last month, Matt (of the husband-wife team Matt & Enna) approached me about doing some matching envelopes to complete the set.

I adore the way the scrolls wrap around from the front to the back flap of the envelope, it's such a wonderful touch.

In fact, let me say another few words about Matt & Enna; their work is absolutely stunning. I was fortunate enough recently to be at the receiving end of a portrait session with Matt where my husband and I roamed from the Science Museum to the back streets of historic Boston, hunting down perfect backdrops for us. It was casual, fun and really let us be us. They pay just as much attention to each of their wedding couples, and Enna's baby portraits are too precious. For more of their images visit the Grazier Photo blog.

Speaking of babies, another young company, Toby + Rei, came to me in the spring for some hang tags for thier new line of organic children's wear. The original order was for 300 tags (at the time, printed on plantable seed paper), but it wasn't long before they were asking for 300 more. Only last week I shipped them this newest order for 1500 tags. You've come a long way baby! (by the way, their bamboo & cotton baby blankets are the softest, most delicious fabrics I've ever held - we'll definitely have one for our baby when the time comes).

Lastly, one of our favorite local(ish) stationery stores, Scribe Paper in Marblehead, just reordered some business cards. They opened shortly after we started fulltime here at Albertine Press, and it's been our great pleasure to grow alongside Grace, Colleen, Eric and their crew (now in two locations).

So thanks to Matt, Enna, Alanna, Kate, Grace and all of the other businesses out there who choose letterpress to really stand out, and for choosing us to make it happen.

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