Julie Holcomb's Wedding Invitation Handbook will guide you through every aspect of the planning and printing of your wedding invitations. Drawing on her own experience as a purveyor of wedding invitations working with stationers across the country, Julie is able to offer straightforward information on wedding stationery etiquette. With a printer's appreciation of paper, typography, and craftsmanship, she gives practical advice to help you select from the many design and printing options. Whether you'll be choosing your invitations from samples, or working with a stationer, graphic designer, local printer or engraver to create one-of-a-kind custom invitations, you'll find the answers to all your questions in The Wedding Invitation Handbook.

About the Author

Julie Holcomb has been practicing the craft of letterpress printing for the past twenty-two years. Her work has won many awards and has been exhibited in galleries around the world, including The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and it is also a part of the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Julie is the proprietor of Julie Holcomb Printers, which she founded in 1982 in San Francisco. Her letterpress wedding invitations are available at fine stationery stores nationwide. 

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