I have been a fan of the Portland-based letterpress house Egg Press ever since I saw it — which was actually a while back. They incorporated in 1999, just two years after I started covering the stationery market. Although it doesn’t really feel like that long ago, so much has changed in our industry since then — among these changes, the introduction of online invitation purveyors.

At the top of the group, Paperless Post stands apart for its impeccable, top-notch styling and presentation. Their list of designers reads like a stationery who’s who. I was glad to see my favorite stationery designers presenting their wares in a new format, but a little sad that the USPS was removed from the equation. So in 2013 I was thrilled to learn that based on customer requests, Paperless Post introduced their first collection of hybrid online-offline stationery.

One of their recently announced collaborations is with Egg Press, and I am completely smitten with the grouping of 40 offerings. Every element of each design has received painstaking care, from the vivid and often unexpected color palette, to little posh details like patterned envelope liners, to amusing and clever verbiage that sets a perfect tone for parties and correspondence. Here’s just a peek — although you can probably tell I had a really hard time whittling these down.

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So fun, right? That navy and pink photocard is so sweet. What an unexpected color palette, and a perfect segue into Valentine’s Day.

Most elements of each design can be customized, and there are a lot of everyday designs to choose from as well. I am just posting those for holiday since I really need to get on my own!

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