Fine Stationary and Invitations
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Calligraphy

Real Pen and Ink Calligraphy!

About our Calligraphy

Reaves is pleased to offer a classic way to address your invitations and an economical option to hiring a calligrapher.

You may choose from our available calligraphy styles, many of which "match" our invitation fonts. Reaves’ calligraphy uses real pen and ink, but unlike tedious and expensive hand calligraphy, it is performed on computer-driven plotters, not a laser or inkjet printer. Thus, we offer you the best of both worlds—perfectly formed, computer-generated lettering done with actual calligraphy pens and ink—at a very affordable price.

Available Calligraphy Styles

You may choose from our available calligraphy styles, many of which "match" our invitation fonts. Reaves’ calligraphy uses real pen and ink, but unlike tedious and expensive hand calligraphy, it is performed on computer-driven plotters, not a laser or inkjet printer.

Calligraphy fonts C1 through C88 have matching typesetting fonts while C201 and higher are just for calligraphy.

Calligraphy Ink Colors

Black ink is the most popular ink color for calligraphy (regardless of what color(s) are used on the invitations. However, should you want to use Mocha or Midnight for an additional $10.00 or Silver or Gold ink for an additional $50.00--please indicate it on the order form.

Ordering Seating Cards

We generally expect to start work on you place cards about 2-3 weeks prior to the wedding (with more time in advance if we're printing or embossing a motif on them).

When you're ready to order fill out an order form, save it and email it with your wording to calligraphy@reavesengraving.com.

How to set up your calligraphy list

Please download a template/example for either Word or Excel to see the formatting for how we'd like to receive your calligraphy list.

If you have any questions, please ask.

 

This video shows how we do our calligraphy here at Reaves Engraving. The machine is hooked up to a computer that does the calligraphy for us. This cuts down on costs, and allows us to produce more quantity while keeping the quality we strive to uttain.

Envelope Addressing

Calligraphy Costs

The costs for calligraphy depend on the quantity of envelopes, size of the envelopes and color of the ink used. Prices for the standard, small or tea length envelopes are $1.25 for each envelope set for the first 100 sets and $1.00 per set for each additional set. Oversize, square and envelopes purchased from another company incur additional costs. Using Mocha or Midnight ink instead of Black ink adds $10 to the overall calligraphy order while using Gold or Silver adds $50 overall.

C1

C3

C6

C46

C79

C88

C201

C203

C205

C207

C209

C211

C2

C5

C39

C47

C87

C91

C202

C204

C206

C208

C210

C212

 

Seating Cards

Calligraphy Costs

The costs for calligraphy depend on the style of seating cards (tent cards or cards and envelopes as well as the ink color. Using Mocha or Midnight ink instead of Black ink adds $10 to the overall calligraphy order while using Gold or Silver adds $50 overall (we generally don't suggest using Gold or Silver as they write very thick).

Sample 1

Option A - Tent Card with Name on Front

Option C - Tent Card with Name on Front and "Table Number __" on Inside

Option E - Name on Envelope and "Table Number __" on card

Sample 3

Sample 2

Option B - Tent Card with Name and "Table Number ___" on Front

Option D - Tent Card with Name on Front and "Table number 1" (2, 3, ...) on Inside

Option F - Name on Envelope and "Table Number 1" (2, 3, ...) on card

Sample 4

Sample 5