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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.

Contemporary Memos

Contemporary Memos

Price per Set: $?.??/Set , 1 Set = 200 Sheets

Item # 3325
Product Type Memos
Printing Type Flat/Matte Ink
Size 5" x 8"

Production Time Estimate

5-7 Business Days - Delivery time additional
$?.?? Your Price


The never boring, yet professional look for notes and memos. Simple ruled border and modern typestyle leave plenty of space for writing on these padded sheets.

  • Size: 5" x 8"
  • Paper Color: White or Ivory
  • Ink Color: Black, Blue, Brown, Pink, Red or Teal
  • Ink Type: Matte
  • Set includes 2 pads (100 sheets each)

Customer Reviews

First for a 12 year old Review by The quality continues since 1948
I ordered Contemporary Memos as the first stationery for my 12 year old granddaughter. This was similar to my parents' first order for me from American in 1948 and the quality continues. Perfectly padded, packed in a lifetime box (I don't know the technical name for the surfaced/wrapped) box. (Posted on 6/28/2021)
Great gift for the graduate Review by Jillis in Boulder
These pads are the best! The font is clean and contemporary, and the pads are large enough to write a proper note or a lengthy a do-to list. I always have on hand for myself and find them extremely useful to carry with me when traveling. They are the perfect gift for high school and college grads as they are so very useful and attractive, and the personalization in the navy blue American Stationery box that you can request for gifts is such an elegant touch. (Posted on 5/26/2021)
Excellent Quality Review by Maureen M
I finally decided to treat myself and order these memo pads to replace the odds and ends of scratch paper I've been using. The paper itself is of such high quality, and my printed name is such a nice touch - I should have done this sooner! Also, so happy to support this family owned company! (Posted on 4/21/2021)
Useful Review by Ellen
This note paper is useful for quick notes. I use them a lot for notes to my kids' teachers. The type and design are classic. (Posted on 3/22/2021)
Exactly what I wanted. Crisp look, Understated. Review by RobM
These memo pads are perfect for a quick note. They look great. Choices for color and font were perfect for what I was looking for. Price was excellent. (Posted on 3/6/2021)
Beautiful Stationery Review by Janita
These pads of paper exceeded my expectations. They came in beautiful blue boxes and the paper was a nice quality with the perfect writing, just as I ordered. I wish I got a set for myself! (Posted on 1/31/2021)
Just the right thing! Review by Alex S.
These personalized note pads are just right for so many things. I use them for to do lists, shopping lists, and quick notes to friends and associates. The personalization font is not too formal and not too casual, just right. (Posted on 11/28/2020)
Fun Looking Memo Pad Review by Laurie
Got this as a gift. I love the way the initial and name at the bottom of the cube look. Can’t wait to give this gift! (Posted on 7/3/2020)
Good quality product and good service Review by DKS
I have ordered from American Stationery for years. Their website is easy to navigate, and the products are always first-rate quality. (Posted on 3/30/2020)
Expressive Stationary Review by NJeducator
I am so pleased with my recent memo purchase from American Stationary. I appreciate the quality and design features of this expressive stationary. Looks even better than the mock up online. (Posted on 3/8/2020)
Elegant and Quick Review by Lance D.
Everything went smoothly. Ordering online was easy and the pads were shipped a few days later. No complaints. Thanks a lot, American Stationery! (Posted on 3/3/2020)
Satisfied customer Review by julie
Unbelievably fast turn around for personalized note pads. Ordered for my Godchild for Christmas. Delivered to my front door in less than 4 days. Great quality and price. I'm a returning customer who has always been satisfied with my purchases from American Stationery. This is my "go to" place for personalized stationery. (Posted on 12/27/2019)
Satisfied customer Review by julie
Unbelievably fast turn around for personalized note pads. Ordered for my Godchild for Christmas. Delivered to my front door in less than 4 days. Great quality and price. I'm a returning customer who has always been satisfied with my purchases from American Stationery. This is my "go to" place for personalized stationery. (Posted on 12/27/2019)
Excellent Product Review by Joe
I have previously ordered from you and have been totally satisfied . I placed this most recent order for my wife. She was delighted! Thank you for your outstanding work product . (Posted on 7/25/2019)
Great for short notes Review by Biblegirl
These are great for short notes- classy looking, good price (Posted on 7/9/2019)
Clean-looking, perfect size Review by Karen
This is my second order of these pads and I love them. I send things to friends and family - articles, photos, etc. - and these sheets are the perfect size for a quick note. (Posted on 6/22/2019)
Excellent! Review by Andrew
I’m very happy with my purchase! (Posted on 4/7/2019)
Great service, great product. Review by Andrew
I’m very happy with my purchase. (Posted on 4/7/2019)
Excellent Review by William
The memos were better than I had anticipated. A class act. (Posted on 1/29/2019)
Excellent Review by William
The memos were better than I had anticipated. A class act! (Posted on 1/29/2019)
Excellent Review by Chris
Great product, great price! (Posted on 1/17/2019)
Great product, value. Review by KAR
I have ordered this tablet style twice. (Posted on 3/30/2018)
Just as pictured and good quality Review by Personalized Note Paper
My friends loved these personalized notes. Impressed with how quickly you filled order in time for Christmas! (Posted on 12/28/2017)
Just as desscribed! Review by Brooke
My memo pads arrived in just a few days and were just as pictured in the catalog. They were packaged very nicely and will make lovely teacher's gifts! (Posted on 12/12/2017)
great memos! Review by sandy
I love these memo pads. I've ordered them for friends and for myself. Paper quality is great and appropriate for sending quick notes. (Posted on 10/12/2017)

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