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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.

Favorite Hand Bordered Sheets

Favorite Hand Bordered Sheets

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

Item # HBH
Product Type Sheets
Printing Type Raised Ink
Size 5.75" x 7.75"

Production Time Estimate

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


Life's little luxuries. Fine damask letter sheets with hand-applied ink borders.

  • Sizes:
  • Sheets: 5 3/4" x 7 3/4"
  • Paper, Border & Ink Colors:
  • Pink paper with White border and Gray ink
  • White paper with Blue border and Navy ink
  • Ivory paper with Blue border and Navy ink
  • Ink Type: Raised
  • Type Styles: Block Name, Script Name, Block Initial, Script Monogram
  • Optional printed envelopes available

Customer Reviews

A beautiful birthday present Review by Besotted godmother
So glad to give my goddaughter such handsome stationery for her many letters. (Posted on 1/25/2021)
Excellent product Review by Mrs. P.
I have been ordering from American Stationery for many years. Their products are first rate and make for a lovely impression when personally writing a note. The thermographed products such as this one with raised lettering, really are impressive and priced way below more expensive offerings. Never been disappointed. (Posted on 9/28/2020)
High quality writing paper Review by Bebe
These hand-bordered sheets are elegant and of the highest quality. I have ordered in the past and will continue to do so for the years to come. (Posted on 6/26/2020)
Elegant stationery Review by Barb
As usual, American Stationery has produced beautiful stationery that suits all occasions. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered. (Posted on 12/21/2019)
Fabulous!!!!! Review by Personalized Stationery
This stationery is FABULOUS! I ordered the pink sheets with white border and my name in gray. They were just like the picture, as I had hoped, and even more beautiful in person! (Posted on 9/16/2019)
Lovely Review by Berry
these were exactly as ordered and expected (Posted on 7/8/2019)
I give it 5 stars Review by Belva
I bought this stationery for my granddaughter for her 16th birthday. The paper quality is excellent. She loves it! (Posted on 8/13/2018)
The best Review by Connor
Love this stationery and always get compliments. (Posted on 8/9/2018)
lovely Review by cheryl
Beautiful stationery-- my 10th box! (Posted on 8/9/2018)
Always great Review by NC
This is the third time i've ordered this stationary. Always pleased with the quality and service. (Posted on 8/7/2018)
Easy to order, great product Review by Lisa
It was very easy to navigate the website to find exactly what I wanted. Just ordered and a short time later it showed up exactly as expected. (Posted on 8/3/2018)
very good Review by Phil
I like these sheets for send notes to friends, and they give me a bit more room than the correspondence cards. (Posted on 4/7/2018)
Excellent Review by Web
Excellent (Posted on 12/11/2017)
Great Notes, fine service Review by Ronnie
These are nice quality notes, single fold and into the envelope. Paper is great quality and there are multiple choices for font, font color and paper color. I've ordered much from American over the years and service is always professional, quick and to the point. (Posted on 8/19/2017)
Nice paper! Review by SUE
Just the right size for a short letter. Border is nice, paper is nice. Inking looks very good. Love nice stationery! (Posted on 6/13/2016)
I am very pleased! Review by Steve
I received my Order as stated and I'm very pleased with the product. The quality of the paper stock, ink and printing is even better than I expected. Further, you factor in the special pricing offer which makes it great deal.

I'm sure that when I send out my notes the responses will be to question where I got the note sheets and envelopes. I'll be sure to direct them to American Stationery for their needs.

Thanks for your quality product and service,
Steve Curdo (Posted on 11/21/2015)
Beautifully done! Review by Me
And on heavier paper stock than I expected. Bravo! (Posted on 11/2/2015)
Perfect Review by KayPac
This is my second order in as many years. These hand ordered sheets are a practical size for informal correspondence, and have a nice clean look about them -- as do the envelopes. Great quality for the price! (Posted on 1/31/2015)
I like it! Review by Sally
The Favorite Hand Bordered Sheets arrived and I LIKE THEM! The stationery itself has a nice feel and the printing is lovely. (Posted on 12/9/2014)
Elegant Review by KDS
These days if I am going to write a letter as opposed to email, then it is worth using fine stationery for. I have had personalized American Stationery notecards in the past that I used up, so came back to this company for letter stationery. I will say that this "paper" is a little thicker than I would have preferred. It almost feels like folding a notecard in half. But it's better than having paper that is too thin. So I can live with it. The colors are rich, beautiful monogramming and embossing, and I'm proud to send a personal letter on this stationery. Have already ordered more because I'm going through this quickly. And anticipate that this next supply will be of the same high quality. And I'll be purchasing all my personal stationery from this company in the future.
(Posted on 8/9/2014)
Very Happy Review by NanaC
Very happy with this stationery. I want to ditto the review by Happy Shop. A quality product. (Posted on 6/20/2014)
very good Review by N/A
I have been ordering from you for many years and always am pleased with your elegant products. The price is always good and the raised printing speaks for me with its elegance. I love American Stationery and don't know what I would do if ever you ceased doing business! (Posted on 5/26/2014)
Note Worthy Review by Happy Shop
Ecru and Navy make an good looking, multi-purpose note combo. Paper takes ink well; paper is nice quality and not too thin. Monogram is well done. (Posted on 5/5/2014)
Xxx Review by Xxx
Just what I wanted. But don't want to get any more emails, please!!! (Posted on 4/11/2014)
Great value Review by Betsy
This is a good looking "cheaper version" of Cranes. I have always been happy with my purchases from American Stationery (Posted on 12/28/2013)

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