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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.

Imperial Notes

Imperial Notes

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

Item # 9492
Product Type Fold Notes
Printing Type Raised Ink
Size 5.75" x 3.875"

Production Time Estimate

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


Your first name is thermograved in an elegant type on the front of this note. Our designer coordinated the look by printing your full name in matching type on the optional printed envelopes. The address is clearly printed in a Block typestyle for legibility.

  • Folded Size: 5 3/4” x 3 7/8”
  • Paper Color: White or Ivory
  • Ink Type: Raised
  • Type Style: As Shown
  • Optional 2-line printed envelopes also available

Customer Reviews

Loved it! Review by Carol
Loved it all! Very high quality. Have been ordering from American Stationery for many years. (Posted on 2/24/2022)
Love Review by Ashley
Love my notes (Posted on 11/10/2021)
Excellent quality Review by Blair
These exceeded my expectations. I especially like the return address on the back. Thank you for such beautiful cards. (Posted on 4/12/2021)
Very classy! Review by Pat
My daughter-in-law was the recipient of that gift and was very pleased with the box of monogrammed notes with her return address! (Posted on 2/11/2021)
Always excellent Review by Sherron
"Always excellent" just sums it up! I usually buy bordered notes but ordered the folded ones this time. They are so pretty, and the font is just gorgeous. Thank you for being so consistent! (Posted on 1/29/2021)
always the best Review by santa
The quality and service are always the best. I highly recommend American Stationery (Posted on 1/4/2021)
the best service Review by santa
Very high quality in materials and printing. I have bought a considerable amount of stationery as gifts and everyone is very happy. (Posted on 1/4/2021)
prompt & accurate service Review by santa
Never encountered a problem or even an error with any of my orders. Many thanks (Posted on 1/4/2021)
Excellent quality product with fast shipping. Review by Perfect Gift
I buy this stationery for my mom. She loves it and gets so many compliments on it. The ordering process, preview and approval process make it foolproof. I'll keep ordering these for both of us. (Posted on 12/28/2020)
Beautifully Crafted! Review by C.C.
I love them! I have ordered these note cards in the past, and they have been my go-to piece for a quick note card message. The personalized scripted name gives the cards a designation that speaks of elegance. (Posted on 12/24/2020)
bppuy Review by Kaitlyn
Delighted with stationary. Both gifts, - elegant and on time. I’m sure the recipients will be pleased. (Posted on 12/20/2020)
Classy Review by Carol
This is a wonderful gift for someone who still likes writing notes to friends. So glad I found American Stationery (Posted on 12/12/2020)
Perfection for decades! Review by LadyF
Exceptional products - easily navigable website - and for over 30 years - absolute perfection in service and production. Packaging is so well done everything arrives perfectly and every time it’s like a gift to myself. Best in the business - bar none! (Posted on 11/26/2020)
Looks great! Review by Judy
Great (Posted on 11/26/2020)
Great stationary! Review by GiGi
Great quality! Stylish and up to date! Always love American Stationary! (Posted on 10/29/2020)
Approval Review by Marie
I have never been disappointed. Elegant and professional notes. Thank you again (Posted on 8/22/2020)
Perfect~!~ Review by BRH
As always, American Stationery does a beautiful job with the products they provide. Delivery was prompt and the note cards are perfect. (Posted on 8/14/2020)
Sue Review by Sue
The cards are beautiful and classy. I’m so glad I decided on these. (Posted on 7/30/2020)
Note cards Review by Pat
Note cards were exactly as described. I’m very pleased with the order. (Posted on 5/14/2020)
Great gift Review by Peg
I bought these for a birthday present for a friend. She loves them. A wonderful price for a classy gift. (Posted on 3/30/2020)
Very nice notes Review by Nance
The personalized note cards are very well made and pretty. I look forward to using them. This is my 4th order from American Stationery. Satisfied with each order. (Posted on 2/27/2020)
Just what I was looking for Review by sharon
The note cards are perfect.....the quality is exceptional. I'm very glad that I ordered from you. (Posted on 2/17/2020)
great! Review by Steph
beautiful! love it. (Posted on 2/13/2020)
thank you Review by Elaine
Imperial Notes are my favorite for quick messages, and thank you's.
Your staff and service are 5 stars every time, this being my 6th order with you.

Thank you/Elaine (Posted on 11/8/2019)
High Quality Personalized Stationery Review by LC
We absolutely love sending thank yous on these high quality notes! (Posted on 8/17/2019)
Elegant Notes Review by mcc23
I ordered these notes for birthday cards with Happy Birthday printed in gold ink on ivory card stock. Notes are very elegant. The richness of the card stock adds to the elegance. I received my order quickly. (Posted on 7/15/2019)
Happy to give a company 5* Review by Lucy
Quality control emailed me when they suspected I'd made an order error, a once in a lifetime experience for me.
The order was shipped in a timely manner. The several items I ordered were reasonably priced and of a beautiful quality. I couldn't be more pleased.
PS My 95 year old aunt mentioned to me that while living in rural Mississippi in the 30's and 40's she had ordered products from a company in Peru, Indiana and wished she could remember their name! I said, guess what! (Posted on 5/29/2019)
EXCELLENT Review by jean
PURCHASED AS A GFT THEY LOVED IT (Posted on 5/19/2019)
Very classy Review by Mickey
This is the third time I have ordered these note cards which look terrific - actually look like they would be much more expensive than they are. (Posted on 4/25/2019)
So classy and elegant Review by Perfection
I love these. I get the plain envelopes because I move a lot, so I can use these no matter where I end up next! (Posted on 3/8/2019)
Best company on earth Review by Oldprof
Quality, beautiful products - excellent service - products ALWAYS arrive exquisitely packaged! I have been a customer for decades and can’t say enough about the treasure they are. (Posted on 12/31/2018)
excellent Review by Maryann
Font and paper weight were perfect! (Posted on 12/26/2018)
excellent Review by Maryann
Font and paper weight were perfect! (Posted on 12/26/2018)
excellent Review by Maryann
Font and paper weight were perfect! (Posted on 12/26/2018)
Beautiful Classy Notecards Review by Sue
I bought the personalized notecards as a gift and the recipient loved them. Several people at the party asked where I purchased them - they too thought they were very classy and beautiful! (Posted on 9/22/2018)
Liked them so much also bought them for me Review by Southern belle
I purchased these for a friend and really liked the proof so much that I ordered them for myself. I am a calligrapher and loved the look And I didn’t have to do it. It strikes a nice middle ground between my very formal notes and notecards with art on them. Some notecards look juvenile or inexpensive; these give casual class. (Posted on 7/28/2018)
Excellent balance between formal and informal Review by Southern belle
Bought these for a friend who had a death in the family and would be needing to write many notes. Strikes the right balance between formal and casual and perfect for the man notes she will have to write. The type style also conveys a more personal correspondence is within. she was thrilled and I was pleased with the choice. (Posted on 7/28/2018)
I love these! Review by Grecia
I have been ordering from American Stationery for over 10 years and these are my favorite cards. They are beautiful, elegant and timeless. (Posted on 6/17/2018)
Gteat product and great service Review by Susie Q
I have been ordering from this company over 15 years and I will continue to order from them. They have a great product at a very good price.
(Posted on 3/24/2018)
Elegant and timeless Review by soontobemarried
I used these folded note cards as thank you cards for my upcoming wedding. They were delivered in a timely manner in sturdy boxes. The raised font added a beautiful touch to the already elegant and timeless appearance of the cards. (Posted on 3/11/2018)
Outstanding quality and service Review by Gigi
These notes for our daughter are beautiful and exactly as expected. (Posted on 2/8/2018)
Exquisite Review by Mamaw12
These notes are quite stunning. I chose ivory paper with plum ink, the plum Florentine envelope liner, and printed return address on the envelope flap. IMO the addition of an envelope liner and printed return address raises the whole ensemble to another level of elegance. I’m a customer of 20+ years who is an avid note/letter writer, and I have always been very pleased with AS products. I refer to it as an investment in good taste on a budget! (Posted on 2/5/2018)
beautiful Review by Mark &Jean
The cards were very nicely done we really like them (Posted on 12/30/2017)
Personalized Notes Review by Andrea
They look striking online, but more so in person. I will certainly re-order when it's time. Thank you! (Posted on 12/10/2017)
Excellent work and delivery Review by Ruth Ann
Everything I ordered this year is just great. I can't wait to give the items on Christmas. (Posted on 12/1/2017)
Excellent Review by Qusie
I was very pleased with the notes I ordered. This is a gift and I am very proud to give this to my sister-in-law. The stock was sturdy and the raised ink gave a look of elegance to the notes. Definitely a high-quality gift. (Posted on 9/16/2017)
Beautiful and high quality Review by Returnee
Decades ago I ordered American Stationery and was very happy with my purchases. But recently we moved and I wanted some printed address labels and personalized stationery and was pleased to discover that this company was still in business. I am delighted with all of my products. They look beautiful and have the same high quality standard that I found years ago. Thank you for keeping the bar high! (Posted on 8/14/2017)
Wonderful classic notes Review by Sandy
This is my second order of the Imperial notes. They are beautiful and classic--I look forward to using them and feel they make a handwritten note even more special. (Posted on 6/3/2017)
Great Review by Janet
I love the stationery. It has class and is appropriate for most any correspondence. (Posted on 5/21/2017)
Elegant Review by Ellen
These are the most elegant looking cards I've ordered in a while. I chose the black on ivory, and wrote our last name. I don't care for the font on the return address, but it is clear and easy to read which is the point. (Posted on 5/18/2017)
Fine Product Review by Mary
I actually purchased this as a gift for my niece. I was very
pleased with my choice and your product. She was delighted
with it, she confessed she had never had personalized stationery before. Thank you for your fine work. (Posted on 3/21/2017)
Exactly as designed and shown Review by Dennis
Your online design page allowed us to design our calling cards to our taste, and they were exactly what we expected. An additional plus was your rapid turn-around time, especially considering the busy holiday season. (Posted on 12/30/2016)
Beautiful Review by Susan
I love the notes . They turned out just like I imagined.
very Beautiful. (Posted on 11/19/2016)
Outstanding Review by Walt
Ordered for my daughter to use as wedding thank you notes. Love it (Posted on 11/13/2016)
Beautiful! Review by AR catmom
The person for whom I ordered these just LOVES them. (Posted on 11/5/2016)
Lovely! Review by Sandra
These notes are perfect for so many writing occasions. Very pleased! (Posted on 11/3/2016)
Very satisfied Review by Susan
My order arrived quickly and the information was correctly printed. It is very attractive. The paper stock seems extra thick; it could have been lighter. (Posted on 10/15/2016)
Excellent Review by Bunky
I ordered this stationary as a gift with a rush. They kept me informed and got me the product on time. I was very impressed with their service. (Posted on 6/20/2016)
Great Review by tynote
I have a double name and wasn't sure that it would work for this particular stationery, but it did! I am very pleased! (Posted on 6/2/2016)
Super Star!!!!! Review by bye gone sue
This style of note card is flat out fabulous!!!! It is everything that I hoped it would be and more. It is eye catching and elegant yet classy at the same time. Everyone who has received a note from me has raved about the beautiful lettering. I have ordered from American Stationery for myself for years and have also given it as a gift and it has always been a hit .
Thank you for providing a quality product and great service!

Donna C. (Posted on 4/26/2016)
I love them! Review by The NOTE Lady, not the old lady
My second order just arrived. Beautiful! A pleasure to send notes to family and friends and I get "Thank you's" for them. E-mails have their place but everyone wants to get mail!

Thank you for making me look good! (Posted on 4/18/2016)
Classy and cool! Review by Christine
Great service, wonderful style. I am thinking of ordering more colors. (Posted on 3/29/2016)
great gift Review by Jen
I bought these note cards as a Christmas gift for my mom. They're great quality and look beautiful - she loved them. (Posted on 2/29/2016)
Lovely and Sophisticated Review by Addie
I love these cards so much. I ordered them for me, and then I gave my friend a set of them for her birthday. We both agreed that these are the most elegant and beautiful cards we have ever had. Thank you for such a wonderful product. (Posted on 2/25/2016)
Enchanting Review by Holly
I love my Notes. They are exquisite - so much style and charm. (Posted on 2/25/2016)
Loved them Review by KSouix
I love to order from this company. Cards are beautiful. The imperial note card has beautiful script writing. Was very pleased.zvccg
(Posted on 11/3/2015)
Beautiful Review by sby1955
These are beautiful in their simplicity. The quality is outstanding. (Posted on 10/3/2015)
Lovely quality, arrived promptly Review by Joanne
Lovely quality.
Arrived promptly (Posted on 9/12/2015)
Beautiful! Review by Andi
Such a nice weight paper and unusual dimensions for fold over notes. LOVE the font.
You would miss well-over half the classiness of these notes if you do not select the RETURN ADDRESS option. The return address fee applies just to the order-overall. It is not a "per 25 notes" fee. (Posted on 8/4/2015)
Beautiful and elegant Review by Stephanie
I love to write and was tired of buying the standard card. I ordered the Imperial notes and I am so thrilled I did. They are absolutely stunning. I chose white paper with periwinkle ink and periwinkle liner. This will be my note card of choice or my signature card. When one receives this they will instantly know it is from me. Thank you American Stationery for helping me to find that perfect note card. Product was packed very well for shipping and arrived in nice sturdy boxes to keep cards and envelopes from creasing. Definitely a re-order item. (Posted on 5/24/2015)
Classy and elegant Review by Barbara from Chicago
This was a birthday gift for a friend. She loved it. The cards are classy and elegant looking. Very pretty. (Posted on 3/2/2015)
Nice quality card Review by malD
Ordered these in the navy with my full name. Slightly plain, so i wish i'd gone with an envelope liner, but still very classic and elegant! (Posted on 1/29/2015)
Beautiful Cards/Envelopes Review by Barbara from Chicago
This is a truly beautiful product. It is reminiscent of the old days when ladies wrote cards to each other. I hope my friends enjoy receiving the notes as much as I enjoyed sending them. (Posted on 1/19/2015)
Perfect gift! Review by Barbie
As always, this item was exactly as portrayed. Beautiful printing, expertly done. Notes are perfect. Shipping and packaging very good. Highly recommend this company. (Posted on 12/20/2014)
Great Product, as Always! Review by Charles R.
I just ordered some "Imperial Notes" for my niece. They are actually a Christmas gift and she will love them. American Stationery is the best! Great service as always. (Posted on 12/9/2014)
Excellent Review by Osoyello
I could not be happier with my order unless it had been free! It turned out beautiful and makes a wonderful impression.
The order was easy to accomplish and delivery was exceptionally quick. (Posted on 9/26/2014)
First Class notecards Review by Barbala
Another great gift, especially since you can choose font for masculine or feminine! (Posted on 9/1/2014)
Outstanding Gift for Mom Review by Karen
Another excellent product by American Stationary. Have been buying stationary here for years...for myself and for friends and family as gifts. The stationary is of high quality and the thermography exquisite! I will purchase this product again. (Posted on 8/11/2014)
Nice! Review by Kurt
My order was filled without delay and the quality was excellent. My only gripe is that the image on my PC and the actual printed result were not identical. I use an umlaut in my name and it didn't print like I had hoped it would. Minor imperfection but otherwise a very personal yet professional look. (Posted on 8/5/2014)
Beautiful product Review by Camille
Most beautiful stationary I have ever had.
Nice paper and printing.
Will definitely reorder. (Posted on 7/6/2014)
Outstanding and promptly delivered. Review by Jack
As with all things order online, I was hesitant but order anyway. I was not disappointed, in fact, I was overwhelmed
with the quality. Secondly, I was impressed with the quickness
of the delivery of the finished product.
Thank you! (Posted on 6/10/2014)
Just beautiful cards Review by Lilly
Very elegant cards- I'm using them to write thank you notes for our wedding gifts and friends are asking where I got them! (Posted on 5/15/2014)
Great stationary Review by Paddy
Classy yet practical for every occasion. Love this stationary! (Posted on 4/5/2014)
Just what a ask for. Looked like I thought they would. Review by Thirl
Love your note cards. Very professional. This is my fourth or fifth order. (Posted on 3/27/2014)
Unique! Review by brh33704
I write lots of notes & these make such an impression. The print on the outside makes the reader want to just enjoy it. It's an attractive card that I use for our "Mr & Mrs" thank you. (Posted on 3/7/2014)
Excellent Review by BJ
The stationery was delivered promptly after I easily ordered it from your website. The cards are lovely. My mother-in-law is very pleased to have such nice cards to send to friends and family. The personalized envelopes are so pretty. Thanks for your excellent service and product. (Posted on 2/26/2014)
Old school "classy" notes!! Review by Annie
There are some that still enjoy receiving hand written notes....there are others that insist on still hand writing them...and, receive great pleasure in doing so!
There's no replacement for an elegant "old school" classy one does it better than American Stationery.
(Posted on 2/1/2014)
wonderful Review by Dizzy
I have always been pleased with my orders from American Stationary. I have given these notes as a gift and have some myself. (Posted on 1/3/2014)
Quality Style and Product Review by MM
I am very happy with the style of the card as well as the quality of the paper. I will definitely reorder this style again! (Posted on 1/2/2014)
Nice quality Review by Note writer
I am very pleased with both the quality and attractiveness of these notes. Size is great for short notes and the cursive is beautiful. It's a good gift idea! (Posted on 12/17/2013)
perfect Review by dbarry
My order arrived looking just like, if not better, than what I saw online. I really appreciate that you can apply a print style to the name you are buying for. It takes all the guess work out of the picture - you see what you get! (Posted on 12/8/2013)
Very pleased Review by Beth
I was very pleased with the notecards. They look great and the delivery time was pretty quick 99 (Posted on 11/4/2013)
Beautiful notes Review by Sandy
Imperial notes are even more beautiful than pictures q6aggin the catalog or on the internet. I am very pleased! (Posted on 10/8/2013)
Very pleased Review by Judy
Very pleased, elegant but not too formal (Posted on 9/11/2013)
Perfect for Me Review by Hillcountrygirl
These came on good quality paper. The printing was perfect and the envelopes came in the bright pink color as shown. Fast delivery too. I will use your website again. (Posted on 9/10/2013)

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