In our digital age, with immediate access to everything, there is an ever-present need for us to slow down, connect, and create. Slow strokes of calligraphy against the rough grain of handmade paper, soft drips of wax pressed into an elegant crest seal, the permanence of a letterpress-debossed indent... all of these old-world processes push us to slow down, reflect, and appreciate the beauty of fine art creation.
EMBRACE THE BEAUTY OF THE TANGIBLE
welcome to ink and press co.
Using only the finest and most luxurious materials, we pride ourselves in our process and the products we use. This is why we use antique letterpress machines, paper sourced from Italian mills that have been owned by the same family for generations, and silk ribbons hand-dyed and hand-torn. These small details allow us to curate invitations that evoke an old-world sense of beauty that is unparalleled.
Throughout this intentional, deeply curated process, we are able to design a paper suite your guests are excited to receive. Tucked between the Anthropologie catalogs and bills, there is a carefully addressed calligraphy envelope containing a handmade invitation suite. This gift of paper will set the tone for your event and allow your guests to slow down and embrace the beauty of the tangible.
A piece as beautiful and intentionally curated as this becomes an heirloom. We aren't creating just another piece of mail destined for the wastebasket - we have designed a piece of art that documents your most important day.
I am a fine art stationer and calligrapher transforming ordinary paper into masterpieces with my artistic touch. As an artist, I draw inspiration from the works of my favorite artists bringing their essence into every project I undertake. I am dedicated to meaningful design and strive to create stationery that captures the unique aesthetic and story of every couple I work with, ensuring every piece is artfully created with undeniable romantic quality.
mikyla marie manu
the artist behind
ink & press Co.
artfully created - undeniable romance
Embark on a transformative journey through our education and mentorship opportunities. From our Cultivé podcast to one-on-one coaching, we are here to help you tackle the intricacies of launching a creative business, honing your skills, and cultivating your unique vision.
Indulge in the luxurious world of fine art stationery. From our iconic calligraphy font, to exquisite thank you cards and personalized stationery sets, our shop highlights fine craftsmanship that will leave a lasting impression with every handwritten note.
Our bespoke custom wedding paperie are viewed as commissioned art pieces; meticulously crafted with a harmonious blend of color, typography, calligraphy, and exquisite design elements that captures your unique aesthetic and story.
SOFIA + FARIS
Mikyla is proactive, patient and, of course, makes absolutely stunning invitations. Wedding planning can be a stressful season of life and working with Mikyla has been the easiest and most positive part of this entire process (no exaggeration!).
ALEXIS + TAYLOR
Mikyla has, hands down, been my favorite vendor to work with. I was blown away by her artistic abilities and design. She went the extra mile every step of the way thinking of things I had completely forgotten. I cannot recommend her enough!
hayley + patrick
I highly recommend Mikyla, and already have! She really does it all and made the entire process so seamless and effortless. She understood our vision from the very beginning and brought it all to life.
LAUREN + JOHNATHAN
Before working with Mikyla, I had no idea what I wanted for my invitation suite. However, once she started sharing her amazing ideas and sending her mock-ups of our suite, the sky was the limit, everything fell into place and made sense.
MARLA + JAMES
After my first conversation with Mikyla I knew I was going to work with her. The way she listened to me, I knew she would be able to deliver what I had envisioned. Mikyla went above and beyond to make the process fun, special, and stressfree.
SETTING UP SHOP - PART TWO
SETTING UP SHOP - PART ONE
HOW TO FIND & ATTRACT YOUR IDEAL CLIENT
ARE YOU ACTUALLY AN ARTIST?
WELCOME TO THE CULTIVÉ PODCAST
Welcome to Cultivé, a podcast by two wedding stationers Mikyla Marie Manu of Ink & Press Co. and Shasta Bell of Shasta Bell Calligraphy. Join us as we share our extensive knowledge and expertise of the fine-art, luxury wedding industry.
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