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Goosefish Press, Inc.

Boston , MA
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LOCATION

450 Harrison Avenue (Patio level on Thayer Street), No. 65
Boston, MA US 02118 (map)

PHONE

617-728-2822

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ABOUT US

The Goosefish Press is a small letterpress and book arts studio located in South Boston. A privately owned, independent studio that specializes in designing and printing creatively... Read more
The Goosefish Press is a small letterpress and book arts studio located in South Boston. A privately owned, independent studio that specializes in designing and printing creatively conceived, carefully crafted and fully customized wedding invitations as well as producing handmade books and boxes, Goosefish Press can provide you with ideas and options for invitations and wedding stationery that you cannot find anywhere else.

The very nature of letterpress makes it totally distinctive from other forms of printing. It creates a tangible and physical difference in the paper. It is especially beautiful when used with heavyweight, textured papers. We work with you to develop a completely customized look, tailored to your tastes. Tell us the look you want and we do the rest. Goosefish Press can also collaborate with designers to expertly print their work. Read less
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INFO FOR INVITATIONS

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What specialty products do you provide?
Color Matching Proofs, Embossed, Letterpress, Recycled Paper

REVIEWS

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Chase
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Goosefish Press did an excellent job on our invitations. They came out beautiful, earlier than planned, and were under budget. We couldn't be happier! Rob's work is amazing and he was so helpful every step of the way. Highly recommend!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rob at Goosefish Press was amazing to work with. He is professional, attentive and produces amazing work.

Before we started working with Rob, he offered to have a phone call with me since I live out of town to walk me through the invitation process at Goosefish and prices. He was very meticulous and wanted to ensure I had all the details that I needed. He was this way throughout the whole process. He made it very easy.

I gave Rob some design thoughts I had and he would come back with in 48 hours with multiple options. If I had any comments, he would tweak them within 24 hours. He was extremely responsive and never complained if I had a question or a comment. He was always willing to make any other edits that I wanted.

When we received our wedding invitations we were astounded. We had seen the designs through the whole process but were beyond amazed to see the final product in person. His attention to detail is impeccable and it shows in the final product.

After being so happy with our invitations, Rob designed our programs and menus and treated them just as he did the invitation. We received multiple comments on our invitations, menus and programs. Guests loved seeing all of these unique pieces come together since they were custom designs that he had created just for us.

Goosefish Press comes highly recommended from us. You will not be disappointed if you use them!
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Janine
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
What's in an invitation? Everything! It sets the tone for the event of a lifetime. What sets Goosefish Press apart is quality, professionalism and customer service. I planned my Boston wedding from New York and in very little time. From the second my fiance and I walked into this shop we were impressed by the quality of each individualized invitation. Having a unique Bostonian invitation meant everything to me. Many reply cards came with comments on on how beautiful and classy they were and one friend said they were "so" me. Rob couldn't be faster in his turnaround either nor could he be a nicer person to deal with. I could not rave more about this special place or the service!
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Chelsea
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Rob has been, hands down, the best vendor I have worked with thus far to plan my wedding. I picked up my invites a few weeks ago and could not be happier. Not only does he do beautiful work - he does this work in a prompt and reliable fashion. He is extremely prompt over email - answering every question I had throughout the process. He is the best!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We wanted really simple elegant invitations but I really wanted to use pictures of animals for the meals on the RSVP cards and Rob at Goosefish Press was amazing at making our wedding invitation suite beautiful. It was simple, but the letterpress made that simplicity so gorgeous. I got exactly what I wanted, and it was roughly the same cost as non-letterpress on minted or a similar site.

The design work Rob did was also wonderful. He carried our fonts and themes through and designed our table numbers, ceremony programs, and escort cards. Absolutely fantastic!

Rob always responded to my emails quickly and professionally. Even when he wasn't able to get to my project right away he let me know how long the delay would be, which I really appreciated. And when we had some spelling issues (my fault not his) at the last minute, he fixed them right away, despite it being a holiday weekend.
I couldn't be happier with this vendor, if I need letter press in the future I would absolutely use him again! Thanks Rob for everything!
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Amy
Wedding:
12/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Rob at Goosefish Press is an amazing vendor to work with. If I could give him 10 stars in every category I would. He responds to emails within minutes with full details and more. His turn around time was impeccable, having designed, finalized and printed our invitations in less than two weeks. The best part about Goosefish Press is the price, very reasonable for the high quality of work you receive.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for letterpress wedding invitations or any sort of custom design work, look no further. Rob is your man. I cannot say enough wonderful things about how professional, responsive, and flexible Rob is. I did an extensive search in the Boston area for wedding invitation sand I truly think that I found the best in Rob.

I like to think that I'm a "creative" person, however I lack the artistic talent needed to make my vision come to life. That's where Rob stepped in. He listened to what I wanted my Save the Date to look like, and he was able take my little drawings and turn them into a postcard that was such a huge hit with our guests. Also, Rob did a custom drawing of a lighthouse that is close to the site of our wedding, and this lighthouse became the theme of our entire wedding.

Again, when it came to the invitations, Rob was able to harness my vision and make it come to life in invitation set that I was literally obsessed with. Rob was incredibly efficient with regard to sending proofs to me and then making minor adjustments. He also offered small bits of advice to make the invitation very "user friendly." You get to keep the letterpress plates, which is an extra bonus!

When it came to designing the ceremony programs and thank you cards, there was no question about who we would turn to. Rob designed both in record time, and incorporated the custom lighthouse drawing again, which the guests loved to see!

In planning a wedding, you end up working with so many vendors. Rob at Goosefish Press is a vendor that I will be working with beyond our wedding.
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Erin
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Goosefish Press for our wedding invitations and seating cards for the wedding reception. We met Rob at a local wedding expo, and we were immediately impressed with his work. When we met with Rob to discuss our invitations, he was receptive to our ideas, even though we were fairly vague at first. Rob took our initial idea and produced several concepts for our invitations. He had no issue with repeated minor changes and tweaks to our design, even when he was abroad in Japan. We really wanted the color of the invitation to match the Save the Dates we had already sent out. This wasn't a problem, because each batch of ink is mixed by hand and can be matched to almost any color. The invitations were incredible, the letterpress look and feel is unrivaled in its beauty and we received numerous compliments on the invitations.

We again used Rob to design our seating cards for the reception. He incorporated design elements from our invitations to tie the imagery together. Because each seating card was different and therefore cost prohibitive to do letterpress printing, he sent us the digital image and recommended local digital printers to print for us. These also came out beautifully.

We cannot express enough how incredible Rob and Goosefish Press were throughout the planning and design phases, and most importantly how beautiful the final products were. I recommend Goosefish Press to everyone.
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot speak highly enough about Rob Charlton and Goosefish Press. We are absolutely thrilled with our invitations--like beyond thrilled. Rob is responsive and caring. He worked with us (even with my crazy nitpicking!) to make beautiful custom invitations with a drawing of our venue on them! We don't live in Boston so everything was done by email and Rob is really quick to respond and offer different designs and color schemes. He even overnighted three different pinks to us so that we could choose the right one! Of all the prices quotes that we got, it's absolutely amazing that Rob was the best value! We were able to get double ply, two color letterpress CUSTOM invitations for half what we were quoted from a lot of other presses!!! It's INCREDIBLE! We really could not be more thrilled with how our invitations turned out and we cannot wait for friends and family to see them and ooh and ahh! Would DEFINITELY go with Goosefish for our invites if we had to do it again and we will be using him for any stationery needs in the future too!
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Katie
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Never have I ever been so satisfied and happy with a service. Of all the vendors I've worked with for my wedding, Rob at Goosefish is hands down one of the most responsive, knowledgeable and most important skilled professional of them all. He worked with me through multiple rounds of proofs and never showed any impatience. He responded within minutes to any email I sent him and always addressed every question I asked. If you're looking for excellence, attention to detail and beautiful wedding invitations, Goosefish is THE place to go. I literally almost cried when I saw and felt my invitations for the first time because they came out so wonderful. 5 stars all around. You will not be disappointed.
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Katy
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I hired Rob to create all of my paper products for my June wedding. Rob's responsiveness, creativity, patience and attention to detail exceeded my expectations. It was so easy to work with Rob, share ideas and come up with a finished product that was truly so beautifully executed! Rob always made me feel like I was his most important client - and knowing he is such high demand, I know I was not his only client during our time together. My family and friends, still, cannot stop talking about the beauty, class, and sophistication of the products he created for my black tie affair. While I used letterpress for my save-the-dates and wedding invitations, Rob encouraged me to use digital press for my escort cards, welcome letter and wedding programs to save money - Rob designed the work and then provided the file for me to send to the printer - so easy and so pretty!! I highly recommend Rob and Goosefish!
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I just picked up our invitations from Goosefish Press for our June 2012 wedding and everything came out wonderfully, we can't wait to send them out to our guests! Rob was extremely responsive and helpful during the entire process; from design, to proof, to final product, Rob was very easy to work with and we are extremely happy with how our personalized Save-the-Dates and Wedding Invitations turned out. Rob was available over email or over the phone and made the whole process very easy. He did a great job with designing a map for our wedding location and was able to recommend some ways to save on costs for printing some of our other paper goods. I would absolutely recommend Goosefish Press and Rob to anyone looking for special letterpress invitations!
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kate
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Rob at Goosefish Press was great to work with. He does custom design letterpress and is very talented. I brought in some photos of the design I wanted to capture and he was able to give me multiple options based on the inspiration I provided him. His work is beautiful and I felt his letterpress was a good value. I recommend Rob to all my family and friends who are recently engaged!
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Rob Charlton of Goosefish Press was such a pleasure to work with in designing our wedding invitations. It's no wonder he has so many positive reviews on WeddingWire! Rob and I began discussing what sort of design I was interested in several months out, and my ideas evolved a lot over the months we worked together. Rob was flexible and responsive the entire time - every time I made a slight edit, or changed my mind completely, he turned around a proof and sent it my way very quickly. His pricing was straightforward, and, for the beautiful quality of letterpress printing he does, it was also very reasonable. We absolutely loved the final result, and received so many compliments on our invitations/ceremony programs/reception dinner menus/thank you notes. I hope I'll have another occasion to work with Rob again!
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding the past September. We had The Goosefish Press design our wedding invitations and they were truly the most unique and elegant invitations. Rob (the owner) custom designed our invitations to include a sculpture that was at our wedding venue. I sent him a picture and he designed everything through email. It was a truly easy process and Rob was always so prompt with his responses and works efficiently and was honest about how much time a design would take. He ensured that we didn’t overspend by requesting a difficult design. Also, he really went out of his way to accommodate our schedule when we wanted to visit the shop since we were living in SC at the time. He even gives the letter press dies when he is finished printing which are an awesome keepsake after the wedding. I would recommend The Goosefish Press for anyone looking for elegant and unique wedding invitations with a personal touch.
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Fran
Wedding:
9/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Rob Charlton created absolutely beautiful, unique, personalized invitation suites for us while rendering unparalleled prompt, patient and congenial personal service. The Goosefish Press is simply the best and I cannot recommend Rob highly enough. Rob patiently collaborated with me for days on end in designing a stunning invitation suite that elegantly captured the essence of icons that were symbolic of the setting for our wedding. Our guests raved about them. Rob’s responsiveness was amazing and the cost was extremely reasonable when compared to the cost of high quality invitation suites from leading stationery companies. He rendered the same expert and responsive service at a low hourly rate in adapting his invitation suite designs to create and typeset our beautiful wedding program, signs and favor tags, and in drawing custom designs for each table sign. He also generously advised me to save money by using a high quality copy shop to produce them.
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A
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Goosefish Press provides excellent design services as well as letterpress printing. I found it helpful to work with one shop rather than find a designer, then a printer, etc.
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Caitlin
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Rob at Goosefish Press was fabulous to work and delivered a great product in a very timely manner. I loved the letterpress style and over many emails, Rob created a bespoke design for our invitations that was elegant and absolutely perfect. We have had many many compliments.
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floresal
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Rob Charlton's Goosefish Press was amazing. The experience of picking invitations and stationary is extremely overwhelming. From the moment we walked into the press we immediately felt comfortable and less stressed. Rob has a way of listening to your vision and executing it in a flawless fashion. My husband and I got married in Boston but live in New York. Rob took our personal story and created a series of amazing cards for every aspect of our wedding from the Save the Date to the reply card each design was unique and reflected our personalities. He allowed us the opportunity to have our invitations be more than just paper but another part of our special day. We were thrilled with Goosefish Press and would highly recommend Rob not only for his extreme professionalism, artistic ability and design work but also for his keen sense of knowing his clients on a more personal level.
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Hudsonvalleybride
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I did an incredibly comprehensive search for my wedding invitations. I knew I wanted letterpress and I knew I wanted something original, but I had a really difficult time finding the perfect match of quality and price... until I found Rob at Goosefish Press. Since I lived overseas at the time I was ordering my invitations, Rob immediately offered to work with me via e-mail or with the help of my local friends in Boston. He proved to be extremely flexible, responsive and creative. He generated ideas, solved problems, offered suggestions, and did beautiful design work. The most impressive aspect was how quickly he responded to all of my requests and suggestions. Every time I sent an e-mail or asked for a change on the invitation design, he immediately and professionally responded with an answer or a new design. Among all of my wedding vendors, Rob was far and away the most responsive, helpful and patient.

The finished product was absolutely beautiful. I was delighted by the design, the production and the quality of the product. It's a one-of-a-kind invitation and I can't wait to send it out to all of my guests.

I would recommend Goosefish press to anyone looking for extremely high quality invitations, creative design, and a reasonable price. Rob is a delight to work with and I would happily recommend him to anyone I know.
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Chris
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Rob from Goosefish Press was amazing to work with. He was very helpful, patient, and responsive throughout the entire process. He responded very quickly through the email during the planning and his turnaround time when creating templates was great. He creates beautiful and one of a kind designs. He created and printed our invitation suite, but he also designed many other pieces for us including thank you notes, ceremony programs, and an informational trifold that we had printed flat rather than letterpress. I loved how all of the pieces he designed came out! I would definitely recommend Goosefish Press!
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rhonda4d
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Rob from Goosefish Press was a pleasure to work with. He was very prompt, professional, and always willing to help us with a few other things that came up throughout the wedding process. We received amazing reviews on our wedding invitations after they were mailed out! I would highly recommend Goosefish Press to anyone!
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sara333
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our stationary from Goosefish Press! We worked with Rob for our wedding invitations, brunch invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, and thank-you notes. I can't tell you how much I LOVED our design, and we received SO many wonderful compliments from our guests about all of the pieces.

We had an idea of a design that we wanted, but it was Rob who really brought the ideas to life. Working with Rob was extremely easy -- in fact it was probably my favorite part of the entire wedding planning process. We met once in person, but mainly we corresponded by email, sending PDFs of drafts back and forth until my husband and I decided exactly what we wanted.

I wholeheartedly recommend Rob! His designs are absolutely beautiful, and it was a very professional experience.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Rob Charlton is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. He has a structured approach to helping you design the invitation you want, and will work patiently with you, ensuring quick responses until you get It just right. The quality of his letterpress work is extraordinary, and on time. He was also willing to do design layouts for our wedding map, menu and weekend event cards that could be printed more economically, but still had the flair and detail of the invitation. Rob is a gem.
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Tracey
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.8/5.0
Rob is fantastic. We used Goosefish Press for our wedding invitations and loved them. Rob did a great job custom designing the invites to fit our style and was super fast in both creating the design and printing the final invitations. The result was a high quality, elegant and beautiful invitation. Highly recommend.
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Louise
Wedding:
10/1/2009
4.7/5.0
The invitations I got from them was perfect. The prices was great and they shipped pretty fast. Their website was very easy to use as well and their service was great. I was extremely satisfied with them.Gorgeous Reception Invites!!!
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Kimberly
Wedding:
2/10/2010
4.6/5.0
The invitations I got from them was perfect. The prices was great and they shipped pretty fast. Their website was very easy to use as well and their service was great. I was extremely satisfied with them.
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tls0829
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.4/5.0
Rob was a delight to work with! We spent a lot of time going back and forth on designs as I didn't know exactly what I wanted. He was extremely responsive and set clear expectations with regard to turn around time and cost. We only had him do our formal invitations but he even helped with the artwork when it came to our programs! Our invitations came out beautifully! I would highly recommend Goosefish!
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