FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Feel free to contact us regarding any custom wedding invition inquiries or questions you may have outside of our frequently asked questions below.
THE COLOR BOX TEAM
We’re a boutique design studio nestled by White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. Our dynamic duo is passionate about paper, color and letterpress.
RHONDA WARREN, owner
design extraordinaire & delivery girl
daydreamer & doodler
designer, printer, typographer
A Note from Rhonda Warren:
As a child my family always made things. My mom made our clothes, she canned fruits and vegetables and my dad made all kinds of things including his own water well drilling rig, I guess I thought that was what everyone did - so I made things. Then went to college and majored in graphic design and designed things. But what I love about letterpress is that you actually make the finished product from start to finish. It's quite the sense of accomplishment. I've been honing my craft of letterpress printing on my 2 Vandercook 4 presses for more than 9 years now. The ability to produce my own designs and illustrations. paired with the 3-dimensional feel of letterpress is wonderful. I love working with brides and event planners to make a special invitation to set the tone for any special occasion.
We love letterpress! We love that we use antique presses to create things that are lovely and modern and traditional all at the same time. The press and plate work together by pushing into the paper as it lays down the ink at the same time to create the tactile feel that is letterpress. We love the inherent beautiful inconsistencies that it produces, no two pieces are exactly identical, small variations from one sheet to the next make it unique and make your invitations unique. When placing an order with us we know that you love letterpress too and accept and look forward to these small variations.
Color can be tough, in our digital world everyone’s phone, monitor, tablet and printer all produce different variation of color from the same file. We do our best to show you what your colors will look like as closely as possible. We send you pdfs via email to get the main jist of the color. But for hyper critical color we will also send you swatches of papers, and ink from our pantone book so you can see an undigitized / true version of the colors we are planning for you. And if you would like us to match a color from your wedding we would like the same from you – a real piece of paper, cloth, ribbon – whatever so we can see with our own hyper critical eyes the color. You know one person’s coral is another person’s salmon, you wouldn’t believe the color conversations we’ve had amongst ourselves trying to decide what the color should be. One of our favorite clients just decided to name her own color – grapum (grape and plum) that one was a tricky one.