Sneak Peak!


In the next couple weeks we will begin shipping our Black Album, our newest wedding album featuring letterpress, foil, and thermography printing.  We could not be more excited about it, the more time I spend assembling them the more I fall in love with all of the designs and the beautiful new (for Tag) print methods.  I know everyone has been chomping at the bit to get these, so to tide everyone over I thought I would post a few sneak peak images of my personal favorites so far!

I am from the East Coast and am a sucker for anything nautical, preppy, or navy, so the Del Mar suite was a clear favorite for me.  Del Mar is printed on a thick 600 GSM cotton paper, with a blind embossed rope pattern in the background  (more visible in the far right photo) and navy ink for the text and motif.  I especially love the pop of red on the edge painting and in the anchor-patterned liner.  I love the idea of the blind embossed pattern across the back, we will also be showing another suite with this idea featuring a quatrefoil pattern, and its the perfect amount of sophistication without overwhelming the design of the card; it’s great for the more traditional bride who still wants a bit of a design involved!

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The Shafer suite, shown below, is another favorite of mine.  I really do love a chevron pattern on anything but for a wedding it just feels so fun!  From far away the background pattern looks like a standard chevron pattern, but up close you can see striping detail within the pattern which makes the card pop (detail shown in far right photo).  The line detailing is repeated in the envelope liner which really pulls it all together.  The blue and charcoal coloring is a lovely match to the suite, but this design would work well in just about any color!


It is impossible for me to pick a favorite from our new foil cards, so I thought I would show a couple of them!  The firework design is shown in a light gray letterpress paired with a bright cobalt foil which looks absolutely amazing in person, like the fireworks are actaully bursting off the page!  The navy stock with gold foil is a more traditional design, but the shine of the foil really takes it to the next level.  I love the scattered dots of the middle design, which pair black letterpress and a purple foil.  I think this card would be amazing for a birthday party as well, it feels so joyful.  The last foil sneak peak is a take on our Sophia design from our brown Wedding Collection, which looks beautiful in a rose gold foil on an ecru 600 GSM cotton paper.


This is just a taste, there are so many more amazing designs to see (about 35 new designs will be featured in the album).  We can’t wait for everyone to see the finished product!  As always, everything will be fully customizable and we can always mix and match elements, bring in elements from previous albums, or create something totally custom for you!  Please contact us in the meantime if you have any questions about letterpress, foil, or thermography from Tag and Co, or if you are looking for a quote.



Home Sweet Home


Tag and Company’s most recent albums, released at the end of last year (the blue Occasion Collection and brown Wedding Collection) have been such a hit!  The most popular designs have been those that incorporate a bit of geography to them; what better way to announce your event’s location than an image of the city skyline or a state outline?  Here are the album designs that feature those elements


For our Carlisle or Bristol designs, we of course have every state outline available (and we can also go international, below we show a sample with Puerto Rico, but can also do Italy, France, Mexico, wherever the wedding is we can make it happen).  Here are a few customizations we have done of those styles

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The city skyline idea has been by far the most popular, whether for save the dates, wedding invitations, or parties!  We show two main styles:  the Hanover style, which is a silhouette of the skyline, or the Madryn style, which is a line drawing of the skyline.  For the silhouette look, we have all major cities available, just call or email us if you have a particular city in mind, chances are we have it!  For the Madryn style, we can actually take high resolution photos of the skylines and convert them to look like line drawings, so the sky is the limit!  We can also use this affect on things other than skylines, we had a customer looking for a line drawing of the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, and we were able turn it into a beautiful chalk drawing!  Here are a few of the city skyline customizations we have done

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Want to incorporate some home-town pride in a more subtle way?  We can also do vintage maps as printed envelope liners, as shown on our Seville ticket-style invitation (which features the city of Chicago).  I have been able to find maps for a lot of cities, if you are looking for one in particular please call and email and I will see what I can find!  If a map is requested, please let us know if there is a part of town you would like highlighted, or if you are just looking for a general map of the city.  We can do color, sepia tone, or black and white!  Here are a couple of examples of cities we have done recently

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We are now in the final stages of putting together our brand new Black Album, which will feature new print methods for Tag and Company, including letterpress, foil, and thermography.  Continuing with the popularity of our location-specific designs, we will be showing a beautiful vintage skyline card in the letterpress (New York City will be featured, but as always we can do any city!), so be on the lookout for that, we can’t wait to see how creative everyone gets with the new designs and print methods!


‘Chalk’ it to me



I am loving all of the chalkboard accents I have seen popping up at weddings, showers and parties recently.  The playful neutral background can work at just about any event, whether being used for seating charts, signs, menus, photo booth accessories etc.  They definitely add a bit of fun, charm, and personality to your party.



With our wonderful flat printing on our specially coated photo paper there is no one that prints a chalkboard background better than Tag and Co, and we have been seeing a lot of requests coming in for it!  In our new Wedding and Occasion albums we included several chalkboard designs, shown here



Of course we aren’t limited to those designs, we can incorporate the chalkboard look into just about any of our cards!  And don’t feel like you need to limit your text color to white, bright colors pop really nicely off the chalkboard background too, just look at the flowers!  Here are the customizations shown below: 1. Sofia, from new Wedding album, a classic look with a twist  2. Larissa, from the new Wedding album, for a more modern/clean look  3.  Gerca, from the new Occasion album, the chalkboard background brings a great casual look to this invite 4. Almeria, from the new Occasion album, I love the way the bright colors pop off the chalkboard background, I think this would be great for a bridal shower  5. Cachi, from the new Occasion album, the chalkboard really gives this invite a rustic feel, I love this look for a more casual outdoor event.



I personally love mixing the chalkboard cards with fun colored envelopes, the paper bag envelopes in particular look really wonderful with them.  As always, if you have any questions about customizations please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email, that’s what we are here for!


Happy Halloween!


Here at Tag and Co we really enjoy each other’s company, even though we all have our own unique style and personalities when we come together it works perfectly.  It’s no surprise that for Halloween we all showed up dressed as each other!  I opted to go for the classic Tom Cormack look: stylishly layering a few tees from his personal collection (thanks to Lori) with some cool glasses and a hat.  Stephanie, our cutter extraordinaire, and Danielle, our printing master, both showed up dressed as me, cokes included!  (I guess I tend to make a particular face when I am concentrating, so they are modeling that in this photo as well.)



Never a dull moment here at Tag and Co, and that is how we like it!

Take me out to the ball game!


Talk about hitting one out of the park!  A good friend of Tag and Co recently came to us for baseball themed baby shower invitations and they turned out absolutely adorable.  Printed on our white photo paper, we started with a vintage background which reminds me of an worn baseball card.  Using a number of fonts and colors we created a design reminiscent of an old baseball program, but the justified text and playful fonts keep it fun and modern.  We completed the look with a kraft envelope (now one of our standard envelope colors) and a solid navy liner to complement the invitation.


We are always happy to create custom invitations for your one of a kind events.  Fees are assessed based on how much custom work is involved, so just give us an idea of what you are looking for and we will take it from there!  As always please call or email if you have any questions regarding custom invitations, we are here to help!


More Lovely Liners


They are finally here!! Tag and Company is excited to announce that we are now offering printed liners in addition to the solids already offered.  In case you aren’t familiar with the solid colors we offer, here is a helpful chart:


Solid liners are $1.50/each and there is a minimum quantity of 40 when ordering.   Other colors are also available for special order for an additional fee.  Solid envelope liners might add a day or two to production.

In a hurry, wanting to incorporate a color not shown above, or just want something a little more special?  Custom printed liners are the way to go!  We have pulled together a chart with patterns that we think everyone will love, but the sky is the limit, we can literally make a liner pattern out of anything!  Make a pattern that matches your invitation exactly, or do something totally different for a nice contrast when your guests open the envelope (I love the idea of the crosshatch pattern with a floral invitation, it feels like a garden!).  Designs can be printed in any of our ink colors.  We can line any of our envelopes, any size, baronial or deckle.  Want to line a natural white or ivory envelope with a printed pattern?  No problem, we can tint the background of the paper to match the envelope.  Pattern envelope liners cost  just a bit more at $1.80/each, and there is no minimum quantity required.  Here are just a few pattern ideas to get you started:


Here are some shots of our liners in action, I personally LOVE the DC skyline and map!  Please ask us if you are looking for a particular city.

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We will be featuring patterned liners in our brand new Wedding and Occasions albums, debuting at the National Stationery Show at the end of the month.  As always, please feel free to call or email us with any questions!


Graduation Time


It’s that fun time of year when everyone starts getting excited about graduation (ok maybe you have been excited for a few months, but now it’s getting close)!  You work really hard for four years (or more), why not commemorate the day you get out with beautiful paper.  Whether its high school, college, or graduate school, you want to let your friends and family know you finally did it!  Add a photo, change the colors to those of your current school (or future school), completely customize the announcement to show your personality.  Any of our designs can be turned into a graduation announcement or party invitation, but here are just a few ideas to get you started:


Once you send your announcements out, people might want to congratulate you with a card or gift, so you will need thank you notes as well.  They can coordinate with your announcements, but don’t have to, have fun with it!  I always like to have a few different styles of stationery lying around, you never know when you will need it.  I always recommend sending a thank you note as soon as you receive a card or gift, then you don’t forget or end up having to write 100 notes at once (you just finished all of those exams, why make life harder for yourself).


Congratulations on getting through school, now reward yourself with some amazing paper!