At American Stationery, we use many types of printing processes, depending on the product you select.

Printing Process:

Thermography - The process involves heat that joins ink and a resin-like powder together. The fusion of the materials results in the appearance of "raised" letters. This printing process is one of the most popular choice for invitations, because of its value and quality of appearance. This is the most affordable print process if you are looking for classic, elegant "raised" printing.

Digital - In digital printing, an image is sent directly to the printer using digital files such as PDFs and those from graphics software such as Illustrator and InDesign. Digital printing is most efficient and cost effective when running small quantities, and the result are beautiful, high quality prints.

Letterpress - Letterpress continues to be one of the hottest trends in stationery.  It's been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Letterpress is an ancient printing technique that involves printing words or designs with ink while simultaneously debossing the image into thick, soft paper. The letterpress look is elegant, stylish, high-end and nothing short of stunning.

Engraving - The paper is placed on the press face down above the inked plate. It is then printed by pressure coming down on the back of the sheet while the front of the sheet meets with the plate. This "sandwich" effect creates the raised lettering and bruise on the back of the printed paper that are both classic features of engraver.

Foil Stamping -  Printing process that fuses foil to paper. A thin layer of foil is pressed between a piece of paper and a heated die. The image on the die cuts and heats the foil, binding it to the paper. You might be thinking of mylar ballons when you think of the word "foil".  But don't be fooled.  You can find many matte-ink colors such as white or cream, which produces a gorgeous invitation.

Quantities will vary according to each product, but in most cases quantities will refer to how many pieces are in 1 set or box.  So for example, when you see a quantity of "1 = $34.95", it means you will receive 1 box of cards for $34.95.

Mygatsby was one of the pioneers of the "stacked" enclosure cards!  We created these cards specifically so these accessory cards would complement your invitation stylishly yet with function.

Small Enclosure Card: 4.25"x4.50"

  • This card is typically used as a Reception Card, Ceremony Card, Gift Registry or At-Home Card, or for any "simple" information you might be trying to deliver to your guests. 

RSVP card w/ envelope: 4.25"x5.50"

  • RSVP is derived from the French phrase, repondez s'il vous plait, meaning "respond if you please." It is a polite way of requesting a response to the invitation. It allows you to have an accurate guest count and can even help with allowing your guests to choose meal options, or any other information you will require in planning your reception.Mygatsby also nclude your name and return address printed on the envelope (or postcard  for our smaller invitations) to make it easier for invited guests to respond. Traditionally, the sender provides postage, to make it easier for your guests to respond.

Large Enclosure Card: 4.25"x6.50"

  • This card is typically used as a Directions Card, Accommodations Card, or any additional detailed information you might be trying to deliver to your guests. 

Additional Matching Accessories

For flat printing, all ink color choices are included in the cost of your item.  There are no additional charges.

For thermgraphy and letterpress ink colors, the ink color you choose is included in the price of your order.  If you would like to choose a second color for an accessory item (such as wine ink for your card, and black ink for your envelopes), there is an additional charge (see additional charges below).

Pricing for each additional ink color is as follows:

  • 1st ink:  No charge.  Included in price.
  • 2nd ink:  $30.00 one time charge.  This same ink color may be used across all of your invitation ensemble pieces.

For an additional fee of $6 you can get your stationery gift wrapped. Your gift message is included on an attractive gift card.

Classic Black Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards

Classic Black Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards

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Classic Black Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards

Price per Box: $?.??/Box , 1 Box = 25 Cards

Item # 5100
Product Type Single Card
Printing Type Raised Ink
Size 6.25" x 4.5"
  • American Stationery

Production Time Estimate

3-5 Business Days - Delivery time additional
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When every detail counts, pair our classic Black hand bordered cards with this exclusive Acanthus lined envelope design.

  • Size: 6 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Paper Color: White or Ivory
  • Ink Colors: Black, Hot Pink or French Blue
  • Ink Type: Raised
  • Optional printed envelopes available
  • Optional lined envelopes available



Customer Reviews

Classy Review by Gracie Ann
Beautiful presentation yet conservative enough for any use. The order was filled very promptly and the paper quality is excellent. In these times of electronic communication, just the feel of lovely stationery feeds the soul. (Posted on 9/12/2015)
Quality Product Review by Tori
I am very happy with the quality of the paper and the raised printing. The card and envelope are first rate, I will buy them again when I run out! (Posted on 8/31/2015)
Good Customer Service to fix problem Review by Shari S.
We received order. Cards were great, but envelopes all had a scuff mark on front center. I wrote a quick message using the link on their website, and they will be sending new envelopes soon. I was happy to see their quick reply. (Posted on 8/18/2015)
Fast, Easy, Professional Review by Betsy
American Stationery made everything extremely easy for me to choose an elegant card and envelope for our philanthropic, social club. The only problem I had was going through all the choices and deciding the best for our group!
(Posted on 7/16/2015)
Excellent! Review by ???
Product arrived in a timely manner, in good condition, and was exactly what I ordered. (Posted on 6/20/2015)
A must have item! Review by Pam
Beautiful, classic note cards! I've used these for thank you notes, birthday cards, sympathy cards and regular "snail mail" correspondence. Ran out of my first box and reordered a second box. A handy thing to have in the house and no need to make a special trip to the card store and spend $3.50 on a card when you own these perfect size note cards. (Posted on 6/18/2015)
Great quality Review by LC
I ordered these cards for my son and they are great. Very nice quality of paper and the engraving looks top notch I will definalty be ordering this again. (Posted on 6/14/2015)
Perfect Review by DDMAC
ordered note cards for business use and was more than pleased with the results. Will definitely order again. (Posted on 6/8/2015)
Great Quality, consistency from AS Review by Lou
I've had this box of cards before and they are exactly the same as before, which I liked a lot. I appreciate the ability to email online during the order to assist me in finding what I was looking for. I haven't seen that on other sites. (Posted on 5/19/2015)
I give this product 10 Stars Review by Barb
I have NEVER been disappointed when ordering from American Stationery. Their products are superb! (Posted on 4/3/2015)
Excellent Review by Cards and envelopes.
Look clean and handsome. (Posted on 3/9/2015)
Beautiful and Classic Review by Dee Dee
Love these correspondence cards and envelopes! They are just what I wanted. (Posted on 2/9/2015)
Beautiful Cards Review by Mike
The ease of ordering and the qualit of the work keeps me coming back. Fantastic work. (Posted on 1/26/2015)
Excellent product Review by Sandy Blum
Very pleased -- shipment was received as promised and items were exceptional. (Posted on 1/5/2015)
Perfect for business Review by Dee Dee
My husband was very happy with his correspondence cards. I'm sure we will order again. (Posted on 12/28/2014)
Classy Review by Marty
I love these and have used many already! (Posted on 12/24/2014)
A+++ Review by tmwlym
Have ordered from here before. The products are wonderful and the service quick and easy! (Posted on 12/9/2014)
Excellent Review by Kamsgma
I ordered these as a gift for my son, who is pleased and proud to use them. I have yet to be disappointed with any order from American Stationery. Thank you, again! (Posted on 9/22/2014)
Classy black hand bordered cards! Review by Judy Cutie
I love these personalized, black hand-bordered cards on heavy stock with black liners on envelopes. Very Classy! (Posted on 9/8/2014)
Once again, not disappointed Review by Georgia on my mind
For years I've been ordering these cards, always before with the lined envelopes and my name on the cards. This time I went for a more casual tone. Return address yes, but no liner. Also, I wanted my only my initials this time, but did not much care for the stock offerings for monograms. So.... I used the "name" option with the font that suits me and entered only initials. Perfect results. I also ordered the gift box, which gets 4 stars, because it is not quite as sturdy as expected. Still, I like it. (Posted on 9/7/2014)
Very nice Review by Maggie
Very nice quality which I do expect from American Stationary. I use these for every day notes, thank you cards, everyday cards and condolence cards. They are a top quality multi purpose must have! (Posted on 9/7/2014)
Very nice Review by Maggie
Very nice quality which I do expect from American Stationary. I use these for every day notes, thank you cards, everyday cards and condolence cards. They are a top quality multi purpose must have! (Posted on 9/7/2014)
Great! Review by JAL
Great job! What I expected. (Posted on 8/31/2014)
Simply elegant! Review by Lavonne
Perfect for formal correspondence and especially condolence notes. Order shipped quickly. Worth the cost! (Posted on 8/28/2014)
Outstanding cards! Review by Bryant
I love these correspondence cards... I used them thank you notes after my mother in law's death. (Posted on 7/26/2014)
lovely Review by Cecelia
I use these for sympathy cards instead of commercial cards.
Much more personal. (Posted on 7/21/2014)
happy Review by jennifer
Even better then expected which says a lot. Received in timely fashion. Matched my specifications exactly. (Posted on 6/1/2014)
Excellent Review by Janet
Love the cards! I've purchased before years ago, and have been really wanting more but the pricetag is steep. I like to write, and my customers appreciate something in the mail other than a bill or junk mail. Thank you! (Posted on 5/21/2014)
The perfect card Review by Donna
I keep this card on hand always. Colorful inks make lovely bread and butter notes. Black ink is so appropriate for sympathy and morning thank yous (Posted on 4/11/2014)
well done Review by cfl
they were exactly what I expected (Posted on 4/7/2014)
lovely product Review by
Nice product, but seems pricey, especially when you add such a large amount of money for shipping (Posted on 4/5/2014)
Just what I wanted Review by gardener4
As always, my order was received VERY promptly and exactly as I ordered it. The paper is high quality and the printing nice and crisp. Very pleased! (Posted on 3/27/2014)
Great Gift Review by cmoney
Paper is listed as the item to give for a 1st year anniversary. The stationary I purchases was a great gift and it shipped quickly. (Posted on 3/26/2014)
Excellent Review by mp
This is the second time I have ordered this stationery. I received some as a gift and liked it so much I have reordered twice. The quality and the service is excellent. (Posted on 3/4/2014)
Excellent Review by Arni
I have been ordering these for years and the quality and ease of ordering has been outstanding.
I love the increased options to mix and match colours for text and borders as well.

Keep up the great work.
(Posted on 2/21/2014)
5 stars Review by Classic Black Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards
Good quality paper and printing - perfect for any occasion. (Posted on 2/13/2014)
Classic Correspondence Review by HeatherL
I've been a customer for a long while, and I am impressed with the adherence to quality and classic style. I will continue to purchase stationery products from American Stationery. I've purchased products for my entire family, in fact. (Posted on 2/12/2014)
Classy Review by Rene
I really like these cards. When they arrived, I thought they were too big, but I just finished a note which fit perfectly. I think they are perfect for professional correspondence when you want to add a personal touch. I especially like that the recipient doesn't have to open anything (other than the envelope) to start reading my message. The card stock is high quality and the whole look is very polished--well done American Stationary! (Posted on 1/24/2014)
She loved them Review by Ann
My daughter-in-law wanted correspondence cards and absolutely loved the ones I got her for Christmas. (Posted on 1/8/2014)
Outstanding Review by Mthemard
Very pleased with the products and the promptness of it's delivery. (Posted on 12/17/2013)
top-notch Review by CFS
Great purchase (Posted on 12/17/2013)
Great Product Review by Anonymous
I ordered these for my future husband and me to write our thank you notes on after our wedding. They are so cute, simple, and will be great to write our notes on. (Posted on 4/9/2009)
Tasteful, Elegant Card Review by Cara S.
I ordered these cards with the floral liner for use as thank you cards following a family funeral. The order was placed on a Monday and cards received by Friday. Much nicer than off-the-shelf cards and helped convey the appropriate messages to family and friends. (Posted on 1/24/2009)

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