about inviting

inviting is the letterpress boutique of Ashley, the stationery addict and press-woman, and Trent, the professional designer. With a passion for fine paper, great design, and vintage charm, they run inviting from their south Austin home studio. Each item is printed one-at-a-time by Ashley on their vintage printing press, Vera.

Ashley and Vera have been printing together since 2008. This is Vera in her home, in the private, south Austin studio:

Inviting's letterpress, Vera, in the south Austin studio.

Ashley and Trent have been designing invitations together since 2003. (
This was taken in Scotland, on a very windy day, in 2015.)

From One Stationery Addict to Another

You may think that you have too much stationery already, but Ashley doesn’t think that’s possible. If your stash is getting out of control, then it’s just time to sit down and write a few letters or notes to your friends and family!
And then you get to purchase more. And then more people receive cards. It's a non-vicious cycle. Everyone wins!


We offer several pre-designed wedding suites and can customize them for you, or, depending on the schedule, work with you to come up with something unique. We can also print *your* design for you, and will happily look at a screen shot or sketch to offer our opinion of its printability.
Other services available: business cards, company stationery & letterhead, social stationery, bookmarks, coasters… the list goes on and on.
Please contact us to discuss your project.


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