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.

First Name Calligraphy Notes

First Name Calligraphy Notes

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First Name Calligraphy Notes

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

Item # 5110
Product Type Fold Notes
Printing Type Raised Ink
Size 5.75" x 3.875"
  • American Stationery

Production Time Estimate

3-5 Business Days - Delivery time additional
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As original as you are, these printed fold notes are hand lettered by our calligrapher then beautifully thermograved in your choice of inks. A notable gift.

  • Folded Size:5 3/4" x 3 7/8"
  • Paper Color: White or Ivory
  • Ink Type: Raised
  • Type Style: Hand Calligraphy
  • Optional printed envelopes available

Customer Reviews

Love the note cards Review by Pat
I love the stationary I have bought from you in the last ten years. Sales are terrific also! (Posted on 3/2/2015)
Nice note cards Review by Betsy
I have ordered personalized note cards from American Stationery for years and have been very satisfied with the product. (Posted on 1/26/2015)
awesome Review by Betty
Hot Pink lettering was outstanding -- it even had a hint of glitz.
Youthful and fun ! (Posted on 12/26/2014)
Makes a statement! Review by gigi
I ordered these note cards for my granddaughter, who is now a "tween." The hot pink calligraphy on white paper expresses her outspoken nature and is just right for her first personalized stationery. (Posted on 12/18/2014)
beautiful Review by Debbie
The calligraphy notes were bought for our teenage granddaughter and they looked even better 'in person' than in the catalog and online,which was lovely. They are bright, cheery, bold, beautiful and fun!!! (Posted on 12/11/2014)
So Elegant Review by Grammy521
I have a few notes left in the deep red, but decided to order the blue for variety. They are perfect for notes, thank-yous, etc., and very classy. Orders are filled quickly and perfectly. (Posted on 12/9/2014)
Class! Review by granj
The calligraphy is dynamic and the texture of the paper is outstanding. Each note will be a gift beyond its message. (Posted on 12/9/2014)
Great product Review by madamshome
These notes look great and arrived very quickly. (Posted on 12/8/2014)
Perfect for Young Adult Review by Gypsy
I purchased these as a Christmas gift for my granddaughter who is graduating from High School next spring. They exceeded my expectations. The weight of the paper is nice and the print is charming. (Posted on 10/15/2014)
Love them. Review by Debbie
Love them. (Posted on 9/14/2014)
excellant Review by tricia
The notes are beautiful. This is my 3rd box. (Posted on 8/25/2014)
better than expected Review by Kathi
Knew it would be great quality- but after receiving it - I was thrilled!!!!!! (Posted on 8/4/2014)
Note paper with name: "Betsey" Review by Sue
My friend was very, very pleased by the quality of the paper and the print! I will order from American Stationery again! (Posted on 8/4/2014)
A gift Review by Sue
Very, very satisfied and will order repeatedly from American Stationary! (Posted on 8/4/2014)
Great! Review by Bonnie
Perfect for my teenage granddaughter (Posted on 7/10/2014)
Good Job Review by Louise
I was happy with the product (as promised ),the communication, and the shipping and the notification. No complaints. I will order again from you if needed. (Posted on 5/16/2014)
Great product. Review by Retta
Great products. I've used American Stationery for years. (Posted on 2/12/2014)
5 stars Review by Mary
Very nicely done, good quality. Customer Service is tops, ordered a replacement when first shipment went missing. (Posted on 1/9/2014)
Breathtaking Review by Bill
I can't recall a time I got exactly what I ordered. This was perfect. I have had several compliments on the quality of paper and the printing on the notes and envelopes. I will reorder when I need some more notes. (Posted on 12/25/2013)
excellent Review by eileen
very efficiently processed and the product quality is excellent---thank you (Posted on 10/9/2013)

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