Letterpress is one of the oldest forms of printing, dating back to the fifteenth century. It is a type of relief printing in which a raised image—a letter or a symbol—is pressed into the paper, creating an indentation. The result is a print with depth and life, its craftsmanship plainly evident.
Since 1999, Richmond-based Page Stationery has specialized in letterpress printing, producing invitations, announcements, and greeting cards that are as satisfying to hold as they are to admire. In 2014, Page Stationery launched a collaboration with Dickie Morris Wright, producing custom wedding invitations and day-of wedding papers, drawing on Dickie’s distinctive penmanship and beguiling designs.
“Dickie’s passion and enthusiasm for paper and snail mail was clearly evident, so our collaboration list quickly grew,” explains Erica Caskey, director of sales and operations at Page Stationery. “By the end of the year, we introduced letterpress-printed greeting cards and letterpress-printed holiday cards in Dickie’s signature handwritten style. We were thrilled to bring Dickie’s passion for the handmade and handwritten and combine it with antique letterpress printing to create heartfelt greetings.”
The partnership has continued to expand through the Just a Little Ditty collection of greeting cards, journals, notepads, and calendars, named after Dickie’s event planning and handcrafted ditty bag business. Each design is infused with the approachable aesthetic and upbeat flavor that Dickie brings to all of her creative pursuits. “Dickie’s kindness and passion for her work are evident the minute that you meet her,” Erica says. “We are so thrilled to have developed this collection with her and look forward to where her creativity and vision will take us next.”