With a mission to help preserve meaningful correspondence, we make letterpress stationery for all of life's sweetest moments.
Every day, we all get hundreds of emails, texts, status updates, tweets, etc. But how often do you get something cool in the mail? You know, something other than bills and catalogs? We're willing to bet it's not often enough. And we think that's just wrong.
Hi, we're Elizabeth and Matthew and we make sweet stuff.
We began SWEET letterpress & design with a mission to help preserve thoughtful communication and have been making letterpress invitations, greeting & note cards and gifts ever since. Our paper goods are carefully crafted in Boulder, Colorado using only high quality, eco friendly materials.
Letterpress is a relief printing technique in which a raised plate is inked and pressed into paper for a tactile and beautiful result. Our products are printed on a hand-fed, 120 year old press; we feed every piece of paper through the press one at a time for each color applied. The care and craft of letterpress printing yield an unmatched quality that people never fail to notice.
After 5 years of providing custom design and printing to a largely local customer base, we feel it's time to target a national audience, increase our efficiency and expand our offerings.
So we're here on Kickstarter to launch a new line of wedding invitations. This collection, premiering in Spring 2013, will be our most comprehensive yet – offering a wide array of stylish and beautiful designs. Your contributions will enable us to launch this line in the most thorough, thoughtful way and carry on filling mailboxes with pretty paper things.
Here's what we plan to do:
Creating this collection will require a large investment of time and creative energy. The process includes research, illustration, font and color selection, critiquing prototypes, revisions, etc. Additionally, we'll need to design and print extensive samples and promotional materials to support the launch.
2. Equipment Upgrade
A while back, we acquired a 1950s Heidelberg Windmill letterpress that we have not yet learned to use. This is an auto-feed press capable of operating at very high speeds with superior precision. With the increased volume that we expect this product launch to generate, we feel it's the perfect time to tackle this project which will require an investment in parts, supplies and education.
3. Website Overhaul
In order to make our products easily accessible on a national scale, we will need to upgrade our online store. We will work closely with a talented web developer to improve search engine optimization, streamline ordering and make the site more user-friendly.
Your support will help keep meaningful correspondence alive and in exchange for your contributions, we've come up with some fabulous rewards (in addition to our undying love and gratitude). All of these items have been lovingly crafted and carefully selected by us. Keep them for yourself or give them as holiday gifts. All rewards will ship in time for Christmas (custom products excluded).
NEW!!! Pop-out ornament cards and garlands available at the $45, $75 and $150 pledge levels.
We're excited to be expanding this part of our business with you and really appreciate your support!
Elizabeth & Matthew
How do I pledge? Enter your pledge amount and select a reward. You'll then be sent to Amazon Payments to complete the checkout process.
When is my credit card charged?
If this project is successfully funded, your credit card will be charged on the project end date, along with all the other backers of this project.
If this project is funded, how do I get my reward?
When your reward is ready we will send you a survey via email to request your mailing address. The faster you reply, the sooner we can ship your rewards.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Completing all aspects of this project in time for the 2013 spring wedding season is an ambitious undertaking. We are working closely with a business coach to help us set milestone goals and keep us on schedule.
Another challenge will be how to most effectively promote the collection. With limited advertising dollars, we'll need to get creative in order to generate excitement about the launch. We will carefully select the most effective wedding trade shows, reach out to our contacts in the press for media coverage and lean on our extensive contacts in the wedding industry as well as our large social media network to help spread the word.
We've thoroughly considered the risks and challenges of this endeavor and we feel poised to successfully move SWEET to the next level.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Nov 5, 2012 - Dec 8, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
1 handmade letterpress greeting card, printed with love on tree-free paper and packaged with a recycled envelope in a biodegradable sleeve.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $25 or more
3 handmade letterpress greeting cards, printed with love on tree-free paper and packaged with a recycled envelope in biodegradable sleeves.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $45 or more
7 backers Limited (33 of 40 left)
NEW HOLIDAY PACKAGE! 3 "Happy Holidays" pop-out ornament cards OR 1 ornament card and 1 festive letterpress garland. Printed and sewn with love on tree-free & recycled papers and packaged in biodegradable sleeves.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $50 or more
A set of 6 assorted letterpress thank you notes in a wide range of styles PLUS 2 handmade letterpress greeting cards. Printed with love on tree-free & recycled papers and packaged in biodegradable sleeves.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $75 or more
2 backers Limited (23 of 25 left)
NEW HOLIDAY PACKAGE! 5 "Happy Holidays" pop-out ornament cards OR 2 ornament cards and 2 festive letterpress garlands. Printed and sewn with love on tree-free & recycled papers and packaged in biodegradable sleeves.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
11 backers Limited (29 of 40 left)
Our sweet greeting card bundle PLUS a set of 6 assorted letterpress thank you notes PLUS 1 additional letterpress greeting card for good luck.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $150 or more
4 backers Limited (26 of 30 left)
NEW HOLIDAY PACKAGE! 2 "Happy Holidays" pop-out ornament cards and 2 festive letterpress garlands (or 5 ornament cards) PLUS our sweet greeting card bundle AND 2 additional letterpress greeting cards for good luck! Printed and sewn with love on tree-free & recycled papers and packaged in biodegradable sleeves.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer Limited (19 of 20 left)
Now it's getting really good. Our sweet greeting card bundle PLUS 2 packs of 6 assorted letterpress thank you notes AND a limited edition 5 color letterpress print of a butterfly (signed and numbered, approx. size 8 x 8) AND 1 additional letterpress greeting card for good luck!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Custom design and one color printing of your very own personal stationery. Ooh la la! Printed on luxurious and eco-friendly 100% cotton rag paper. Can also be used towards party or wedding invitations or given as a gift! And what the heck, we'll throw in a letterpress greeting card, too.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
Custom design and two color printing of your very own personal stationery. Ooh la la! Printed on luxurious and eco-friendly 100% cotton rag paper. Can also be used towards party or wedding invitations or given as a gift! And what the heck, we'll throw in 3 letterpress greeting cards, too.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013