I decided to launch Pearl as a response to the ever-changing needs of the modern bride. While I still love letterpress, I noticed a void in wedding stationery. Because I believe that your wedding stationery is the most important paper purchase a couple can make, and your stationery often sets the tone for your entire wedding, I wanted to give Brides an inexpensive alternative without sacrificing style, quality or that important first impression. So i decided to fill what I felt was a void-beautifully designed stationery that looked and felt luxurious for a fraction of the cost.
Introducing Pearl by Milkmaid Press. Luxury for Less.
Pearl is flat printed on a luminous, iridescent pearl paper, and the results are a little something special with added sheen, sparkle and powerful visual impact. Pearl paper adds a certain sheen that looks and feels really decadent. I can use complex imagery and color that I wasn't able to in letterpress-but I can also work with simple color and design. Pearl can print on the front and back for no additional charge, making Pearl extremely versatile. And to top it off, Pearl can be ready in about 5-7 business days, meaning that it's great for tight deadlines as well as tight budgets.
Pearl is also great for incorporating design and photographic elements, and I offer Pearl custom photo cards through Jubilee Photography for wedding announcements, save the dates, baby announcements and holiday greeting cards. I also offer a Stationery-Photography package-book Jubilee Photography for your wedding and get 20% off your stationery order-letterpress or Pearl, so Pearl can get even LESS EXPENSIVE!
With Pearl I wanted to have a signature collection, but I also wanted to offer custom design. For just $350, we can design a completely custom invitation suite for a bride, in addition to the cost of the actual printed materials. Hopefully within the next few months, I will have Pearl Baby, Pearl Holiday and Pearl Everyday, and am looking to sell those along side wedding invitations directly to brides or via etsy.
I love design, and I don't think that anyone should have to sacrifice quality paper goods or impeccable design because of budget or time. Pearl is the answer to any bride who wants something different, something luxurious and something unexpected!