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Event Invitations

Express your spectacular event
with impressive style.

Printed into thick uncoated paper stocks, letterpress and foil event invitations offer a unique and tactile feel like no other.

Confidence is beautiful thing. Letterpress combined with thoughtful design, give your invitations the power to captivate and compel your guests with attendance.



Stun your guests with the perfect design.

Grand openings, product launches, Christmas, birthdays or corporate events; Set the tone of your event with an invitation design that’s set to stun. Bring your own unique creation, or have a bespoke piece, crafted by stylists, designers and illustrators of The Distillery.

Page design credits +

Without many guests,
what’s the value your event?

Make your upcoming launch or party unmissable – with an announcement worthy of attendance.

Distinct letterpress and foil invitations can perfectly express your event’s tone and atmosphere. Understated and elegant, or quirky and vibrant – No matter the theme, invitations by The Distillery can captivate with its unique touch and confidence.

The finest paper

Select a paper stock to express your event with confidence.
Sourced from paper mills around the world, The Distillery are proud to present an exciting range.paper

Lettra is the premium choice for event invitations. Produced by American paper mill Crane & Co, Lettra is tree-free, and made from 100% cotton fibres, recovered from fine textile manufacturing. These fibres are naturally long. and elegantly blend into a subtle grain to form a luxuriously smooth look, and distinct soft and fluffy finish.Colours: Pearl, fluorescent and ecru white. Weights: 600gsm is a perfect heavy weight for impressive invitations. lettra600gsm

Colorplan is the world’s most exciting paper stock. Available in a brilliant range of 50 colours, Colorplan offers unlimited possibilities for event invitations as it is also compatible with letterpress, offset and digital printing. Compared to other coloured paper stocks, Colorplan is soft enough to hold letterpress impression, but still firm enough to make confident impact. Colours: 50. Weights: 270gsm full range, 350gsm selected, with 540gsm & 700gsm duplex capabilities.cp540

Paper mounting is the process of joining separate sheets of paper together. Duplex two, or triplex three. Mounting selected paper stocks together is perfect when looking to add extra thickness, or a punch of solid colour without adding another run of ink. Some examples include black/white, navy/cream, white/red/white, however the combinations are endless.


Originating from Italy, Wild is named for its unique natural and tactile surface texture. It contains 35% cotton, and combines a softness that holds letterpress impression beautifully on both sides, with a strength and sturdiness that provides confidence. Colour: Neutral Cream Weights: 300gsm, 450gsm


Gmund Cotton 500gsm is a beautiful, 100% cotton stock perfect for letterpress printing. Compared to most thick papers that are made of two sheets glued together, Gmund Cotton is one of the thickest 1 ply sheets on the market, giving it a soft, yet sturdy touch. It is physically thicker than ordinary digital and offset business cards with plastic celloglaze coating; It however feels comparable in hold and strength and does suggest excess bulk like thicker weights can. Colour: Linen Cream Weight: 500gsm


Coaster Board 390gsm was originally manufactured, funnily enough, to serve as drink coasters. Somewhere along the line however, (over a beer) we discovered it was just as good, if not better served as event invitations. Coaster Board is thick and quite strong, but also offers a natural relaxed tone, making it confident yet personable. The 390gsm weight enables deep letterpress impression on one side of the card only, or moderate impression on both sides of the card. Colour: Neutral Cream Weight: 390gsm


With its distinctive and natural look, Buffalo Board will open a world of possibilities for your event invitations. Made from natural kraft fibres, one side of the board reveals a distinct rawness of fibres complementary to the smoothly refined reverse-side finish. Buffalo Board is incredibly durable, but holds letterpress impression beautifully. It is also compatible with offset and digital printing techniques, and is the perfect paper to accentuate a sense of natural confidence. Colour: Kraft (Brown) Weight: 332gsm


Box board is a 100% recycled stock, originally suited for cartons, case bounding, packing and backing. Perfect for those seeking a raw look, Box board’s strengths are in its imperfections, with each sheet containing unique visible fibres and speckles. Its thick weight is durable and can hold deep letterpress impression on both sides.   Colour: Unlined (Grey) Weight: 600gsm


Vibrant combinations of colour and ink


Mixed by hand and Pantone® colour-matched to perfection, Van Son rubber based inks display vibrant colour strength, excellent consistency, and ultimate suitability with letterpress papers.

Foil Stamping

From offering a subtle elegance, to bursting a flashy wow-factor, foiling is the specialty finish for event invitations which aim to intrigue. Perfect for extra shine, or to create striking contrast on darker coloured stocks.

Full Colour

Offset and digitally printed event invitations in rich and vibrant full colour. Combine the best of the old and new, by mixing vintage letterpress tactility, with dazzling full colour on beautiful uncoated paper.



Foil stamping enhances the invitation with shine and stunning impact. Available in tones of golds, silvers, white and selected colours.



Duplexing is the process of joining two separate sheets of paper together. Add an extra dimension to your invitation by adding extra thickness, or contrasting colours.


Triplexing is the process of joining three separate sheets of paper together. Mix and match, add extra heavy weight to your invitation or sandwich an eye catching colour in between.


Invitations don’t need to be square. Die-cutting a shape offers a refined difference to your invitation – Available as subtle rounded corners, or a completely custom shape.


A captivating extra dimension to the invitation. Side edges of the paper are coloured with a custom colour, complementing or contrasting the front design.


A stunning extra dimension to the invitation. Side edges of the paper are gilded with foil. Available in tones of golds, silvers and selected colours.


Letterpress printing pushes into the paper (a ‘deboss’).   Embossing requires male and female printing plates, and pushes the artwork out of the paper, creating a sophisticated and striking tactile effect. Available on selected stocks.


Crafted in Darlinghurst, Sydney

The Distillery is Australia’s largest letterpress studio, and we take pride in sharing our passion for craft. As a team of local artists, designers and craftspeople who thrive on personal service, we don’t just dream up beautiful stationery ideas, we bring them into the world with our own hands too.

You’re invited to visit us in Darlinghurst, and if you wish, watch the first pull of your stationery. There’s no better way to experience the process, than seeing your piece hot off the press.

Visit us at 115 Crown Street, Darlinghurst.

Event Invitations

Quality involves an investment of craft, time and care, and this means we are best positioned to assist projects which have resources to support this. For your reference, minimum project cost start at $600.

The Distillery are pleased to be one of the fastest turnaround letterpress studios in the world. With our standard service your invitations will usually be ready for collection on average within 10 working days and often sooner. We will stay back overnight and complete your cards usually within 72 hours with our overtime express service.

We find that our projects tend to work best when we can meet in person, chat and carefully consider your needs. We’re located at 115 Crown Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, and please call to make an appointment: 02 8964 8860.