Bella of the Ball

Letter press refers to the process where the lettering and design of your invitation or stationary product is literally pressed into the paper. Letterpress typically comes on a thicker stock paper, some with texture, some without, but it has a heavier feel in the hands of the reader.  The ink is set deep and rich within the pages, as the CharlotteLucey Personal Favorite describes.


And that is just a small bite...Bella Figura, based out of Syracuse, New York, conducts their business the old fashioned way using  vintage cast-iron presses. Their philosophy is simple- only use the best, create the best, and do it with love for the product and result. We also love their about them section of the website... why wouldn't CharlotteLucey like them with an "Our Story"page that is just a unique as their products.

Because of the multi-step process, along with the quality of design and paper stock, letterpress can run a bit more expensive than your standard wedding invitation. Bella figura also prints on tree-free 100% percent cotton stock. The result is dynamic, beautiful, and is deeply appreciated by the creator, client, and viewer.  Letterpress takes on many forms, can come in many colors and fits all types of occasions (modern, vintage, and  classic). What else does CharlotteLucey love about Bella Figura? 1% of all sales goes towards environmentally-friendly causes.

All of the photos above are from Bella Figura, and we strongly suggest checking out their Real Weddings  page.  Also for your viewing pleasure is a short video of the Bella Figura pressing studio where you can see the process first-hand.

You may be weary of ordering an invitation without being able to hold the product in your hand- fear not, that’s why samples can readily be made available to you.  Never buy a car without test-driving it first. Request as many as you can and like.  Ink color samples are also available, and as always, proofs of your final will always be sent to you prior to the order being submitted for pressing and printing.

Bella Figura is a one-stop-shop for all of your wedding stationary needs from save-the-date announcements, to invitations, reply cards, menus, coasters, thank you’s, etc. It’s all in one place, match or mix-and-match ready for you.