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The Romance of Letterpress – Valentine’s Day


Everybody knows that romance and letter-writing go together like a horse and carriage… or something like that.

At Watermarx, we are lucky enough to work with people’s most  tender moments and heartfelt words, because letterpress is kind of adorable like that. We print engagement notices, wedding invitations, anniversary party invites and Valentine’s Day cards and so have become aficionados on the sweeter side of life.

With that corny  holiday just around the corner, we urge you to resist the temptation to buy a generic Hallmark card. Say it special with DIY Valentine’s messages, or better yet, for the design geek you adore, get us to print something genuinely unique. Don’t forget Watermarx Graphics can letterpress A3 sized printouts, so your walls can bear these messages of love all year ’round (because, we know, we know, it’s just one day…)

Here are some romantic ideas to declare your love in letterpress:


Cute letterpressed coaster set:

1 or 2 colour printing on a very thick stock, die-cut round or square (or heartshaped, or triangular or…. whatever you wish!) and you can easily put together a totally personalised memento for your sweetheart and be sure you are on their mind every time they sip something sweet. Try personal jokes or catch-phrases, for something that will melt their hearts.

Funny letterpressed cards:

Laughter is the way to unlock anyone’s hard heart, so celebrate the quirkiness of your romance with humour this Valentine’s Day. Valentine cards that pack a punchline become keepsakes and treasures your beloved will not part with. Little illustrations or line drawings work for this, or just a big, blocky typeface announcing your desires, on a plain white stock. Complimentary colours work well for the envelope.  Nerdy puns, funny messages or wry observations of your particular story  help melt the ice, avoid the cliche and will certainly delight your funny Valentine.

Framed, romantic letterpressed posters:

This trend is showing no signs of fading, people are enthusiastically decorating their homes with words and messages of meanings. So, rather than gifting someone else’s thoughts, why not say it from the heart and print it big. Watermarx can letterpress up to A3-sized posters which make a lovely gift when framed. Just use your imagination, or quote your lover directly and create the kind of romance that is boldly declared.

Ask us how you can make letterpressed memories that last, and have a happy Valentine’s Day!