I just wanted to share this recent acquisition with our readers. This is 5500lbs of printing press, sitting on the trailer of my ever helpful uncle Bill. Soon after this was taken we embarked on our return trip to the Oslo Press studio in Raleigh, NC.
We have choice words for whomever is responsible for the maintenance on I-95 in South Carolina, but the press did arrive safely. Now for the even more daunting task of unloading it…
I know, I know… we kept hinting, right? Well, they are finally here… 4 new designs have just been added to our collection. Here’s a little peek; but for more views be sure to visit our collection page and visit their individual pages.
Along with the addition of the new designs, the website received a little facelift. You will now find more information about our wood invitations as well as letterpress invites in case you are interested. We have also broken our Process page up a bit and updated some information in hopes of making it more easy to navigate. There is even a Kudos page that we can update with testimonials and press coverage. It’s a start, at least. Eventually we would like to add photos of other products, such as place cards, menus, table numbers, etc. But these things take time… something we seem to be forever lacking around here!
Please let us know if you run into any problems in navigation or catch any errors. But mostly – enjoy!
Yes, Thanksgiving day has come and gone, but we still need to be thoughtful and appreciative each and every day. Around here we can not thank everyone enough for all the support we have received since starting our business. The feedback as well as blog and other media coverage has been great. I’m not really sure what our expectations were when we first started out – but surely they have been exceeded. So thank you to everyone that has been involved in some way – from relatives and friends with advice, to bloggers and magazine editors that liked what they saw, and especially to the clients we have met along the way.
With that said, I would like to mention that we were featured over at Oh So Beautiful Paper a while back. I had not yet stumbled across this blog until I was informed about the feature; but it is full of papery goodness and other neat finds and totally worth a visit.
Also, we are still busy working behind the scenes here; but keep your eyes open for a little website face lift in the near future!
We had family visiting last week, so my free time was not spent in front of the computer – hence the lack of posting last week. We did however, find the time to head out and vote; and boy am I glad I don’t have to worry about doing it today. What really has me excited is that after the election, we will stop receiving the 10+ political fliers that have been showing up in the mail box, on the front porch, or hanging on the door handle every single day. And each one is the same as the day before. Really people, could you stop wasting all that paper?!
In any case, if you have not done so already, get out there and vote today.
And because it has been a while since his cute face has made an appearance, here is proof that even Oslo promotes voting:
Occasionally we get the opportunity to work on very unique projects. After receiving their invitations from us over the summer, Drew and Britton contacted us with a special request. They were in need of a ketubah to be used at their wedding ceremony and were hoping to keep with the wood theme. Now, at first we were a bit hesitant as none of us here at Oslo Press have any experience with Hebrew, but we were willing to give it a go. Thus began a very collaborative project that eventually turned their vision into a reality.
They first worked with their rabbi to create the wording for the ketubah. Then came the tricky part – sending the Hebrew to us in a format that we were able to work with. I know they dealt with several people on their end, and there was a lot of communication back and forth, but eventually we had something that we could work with. We worked on the layout for them, incorporating the special logo that had been previously created for them even before they came to us about their invitations. Once ready, it was time to prepare the wood and start the engraving.
They chose to stick with cherry, but since it would be a plaque they would keep and possibly hang on a wall, we used a solid piece of wood as opposed to the veneer we use for invitations. Apparently it was a hit at the wedding, for as you can see in the photo, the rabbi took it upon himself to walk the ketubah down the aisle so that every guest could get a better view. Gotta love that!
For those of you not familiar with the term, a ketubah is a Jewish marriage contract used during the wedding ceremony and kept as a special keepsake afterwards. For more information check out the ketubah article on Wikipedia.