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Powerhouse Paper

Jersey City , NJ

LOCATION

Historic Downtown, Powerhouse Arts District
Jersey City, NJ 07302 US

PHONE

201-484-0473

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We bring you unexpected, uncommon wedding and corporate stationery straight from the heart of the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City (a stone's throw from lower Manhattan).... Read more
We bring you unexpected, uncommon wedding and corporate stationery straight from the heart of the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City (a stone's throw from lower Manhattan). Customization with regional imagery and personal details give our invitations a sense of place and time. We have a passion for vintage illustrations, antique maps, modern patterns, and bold colors. Get to know us better at penelope@powerhousepaper.com Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
11/2/2013
2.0/5.0
We ordered the Baltimore vintage map wedding invitations (http://www.etsy.com/listing/129145339/baltimore-vintage-map-wedding-invitation) and were very pleased with how the invitations turned out. We've received several compliments on them.

However, once we sent our payment, it was sometimes difficult to get in touch with the vendor and find out the status of the order.

Additionally, we did not receive our full order (we only received 90% of the invitations we ordered). The vendor offered to send the remainder (after we sent two emails) but we did not receive them. After 10 days, we requested a refund for the invitations we did not receive, which the vendor very kindly agreed to provide. However, more than two weeks later, we have not yet received the refund.

Great product but service leaves a lot to be desired (like the full order).
We ordered the Baltimore vintage map wedding invitations Read more...
We ordered the Baltimore vintage map wedding invitations (http://www.etsy.com/listing/129145339/baltimore-vintage-map-wedding-invitation) and were very pleased with how the invitations turned out. We've received several compliments on them.

However, once we sent our payment, it was sometimes difficult to get in touch with the vendor and find out the status of the order.

Additionally, we did not receive our full order (we only received 90% of the invitations we ordered). The vendor offered to send the remainder (after we sent two emails) but we did not receive them. After 10 days, we requested a refund for the invitations we did not receive, which the vendor very kindly agreed to provide. However, more than two weeks later, we have not yet received the refund.

Great product but service leaves a lot to be desired (like the full order). Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/4/2013
1.8/5.0
I previously wrote a strong review for this vendor but unfortunately, my experience drastically changed after we ordered our save the dates. Initially, I was looking for a Philadelphia-themed save the date for a while. After browsing around on Etsy, I came across the Powerhouse Paper store. I absolutely loved the designs. It took a while to get them, but I was super happy with them and received many compliments!

When it came time to order the invitations, it was a no-brainer... I was going back to Penelope. Our invitations were beautiful and again we received a ton of compliments on them.

My biggest complaint is not with the quality of the products... It's with the level of responsiveness and shipping time. It took months to get our invitations. When I would email Penelope and ask for the tracking number, she would not always respond. When she did, I especially didn't appreciate the games she would play with the tracking. She would create a mailing label so a tracking number was created but then she wouldn't actually drop the package off at the post office for weeks after that. During the time, she would insist that she sent it.

Against my better judgement, I made a 3rd order from her - table numbers. I loved the save the dates so much, so I asked her to turn them into table numbers. Simple, I thought. I should have known better. I ordered them in July and barely got them in time for my Oct 4 wedding. I had to file a complaint with PayPal in order to get her to finally respond to my emails. If you look at Etsy, the reviews about responsiveness and shipping are pretty consistent.
I previously wrote a strong review for this vendor but unfortunately, my experience drastically changed after we ordered Read more...
I previously wrote a strong review for this vendor but unfortunately, my experience drastically changed after we ordered our save the dates. Initially, I was looking for a Philadelphia-themed save the date for a while. After browsing around on Etsy, I came across the Powerhouse Paper store. I absolutely loved the designs. It took a while to get them, but I was super happy with them and received many compliments!

When it came time to order the invitations, it was a no-brainer... I was going back to Penelope. Our invitations were beautiful and again we received a ton of compliments on them.

My biggest complaint is not with the quality of the products... It's with the level of responsiveness and shipping time. It took months to get our invitations. When I would email Penelope and ask for the tracking number, she would not always respond. When she did, I especially didn't appreciate the games she would play with the tracking. She would create a mailing label so a tracking number was created but then she wouldn't actually drop the package off at the post office for weeks after that. During the time, she would insist that she sent it.

Against my better judgement, I made a 3rd order from her - table numbers. I loved the save the dates so much, so I asked her to turn them into table numbers. Simple, I thought. I should have known better. I ordered them in July and barely got them in time for my Oct 4 wedding. I had to file a complaint with PayPal in order to get her to finally respond to my emails. If you look at Etsy, the reviews about responsiveness and shipping are pretty consistent. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my save the dates done from Penelope. I had a postcard featuring New Orleans. I am so in love with them!! My best wedding decision to date. Price was great as well.
I had my save the dates done from Penelope. I had a postcard featuring New Orleans. I am so in love with them!! My best Read more...
I had my save the dates done from Penelope. I had a postcard featuring New Orleans. I am so in love with them!! My best wedding decision to date. Price was great as well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We had an amazing time working with Penelope at Powerhouse Paper. We had a very specific design in mind and she accommodated us to the pin point. She provided us with a sample and included multiple upgrades that we could get if we were willing to spend a bit more: which we did. We wanted to include some extra feature in the invitation and she also easily added those, no extra charges. The product was met with applause a like from both my and my groom's guests.
We had an amazing time working with Penelope at Powerhouse Paper. We had a very specific design in mind and she Read more...
We had an amazing time working with Penelope at Powerhouse Paper. We had a very specific design in mind and she accommodated us to the pin point. She provided us with a sample and included multiple upgrades that we could get if we were willing to spend a bit more: which we did. We wanted to include some extra feature in the invitation and she also easily added those, no extra charges. The product was met with applause a like from both my and my groom's guests. Read less
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Brandi
Wedding:
6/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I scoured the whole of the internet for wedding invitations for several months and ordered at least 20 samples before finding someone's post on Pinterest that was almost perfect. It lead me to Penelope's shop on Etsy. I had searched Etsy endlessly and found many invitations that were close, but the shop owners were not at all flexible with the changes I wanted to make. Not Penelope. I described what I wanted and before I knew it, she was sending me pics of the invitation design I had been dreaming of. On top of that, she was working on them during the Christmas and New Year holidays when most Etsy shops were closed! Regardless, Penelope was quick to respond to every email. The invitations were gorgeous and I had many, many compliments (even from the pickiest of my family members). I highly recommend Powerhouse Paper!
I scoured the whole of the internet for wedding invitations for several months and ordered at least 20 samples before Read more...
I scoured the whole of the internet for wedding invitations for several months and ordered at least 20 samples before finding someone's post on Pinterest that was almost perfect. It lead me to Penelope's shop on Etsy. I had searched Etsy endlessly and found many invitations that were close, but the shop owners were not at all flexible with the changes I wanted to make. Not Penelope. I described what I wanted and before I knew it, she was sending me pics of the invitation design I had been dreaming of. On top of that, she was working on them during the Christmas and New Year holidays when most Etsy shops were closed! Regardless, Penelope was quick to respond to every email. The invitations were gorgeous and I had many, many compliments (even from the pickiest of my family members). I highly recommend Powerhouse Paper! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
My Save the Date cards were very high quality and the design couldn't be beat for my wedding in New Orlenas! Very pleased!
My Save the Date cards were very high quality and the design couldn't be beat for my wedding in New Orlenas! Very pleased! Read more...
My Save the Date cards were very high quality and the design couldn't be beat for my wedding in New Orlenas! Very pleased! Read less
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Caterina
Wedding:
12/8/2012
4.9/5.0
Responded back quickly to all my emails. Made it very easy. Offered a return to sender address on envelopes for free since she had not mentioned it, which was very thoughtful. The save the dates are beautiful. Thank you!!
Responded back quickly to all my emails. Made it very easy. Offered a return to sender address on envelopes for free since Read more...
Responded back quickly to all my emails. Made it very easy. Offered a return to sender address on envelopes for free since she had not mentioned it, which was very thoughtful. The save the dates are beautiful. Thank you!! Read less
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airosen
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Penelope provided the Save the Date cards for my wedding. Not only are they unique, creative, colorful, and fun - so is she! I had a very easy time communicating with her. The cards arrived at my house before I even knew it! I highly recommend her work.
Penelope provided the Save the Date cards for my wedding. Not only are they unique, creative, colorful, and fun - so is Read more...
Penelope provided the Save the Date cards for my wedding. Not only are they unique, creative, colorful, and fun - so is she! I had a very easy time communicating with her. The cards arrived at my house before I even knew it! I highly recommend her work. Read less
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kate24
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We have received many compliments on our save the date cards! The cards and envelopes were of high quality paper. Penelope was great to work with!
We have received many compliments on our save the date cards! The cards and envelopes were of high quality paper. Penelope Read more...
We have received many compliments on our save the date cards! The cards and envelopes were of high quality paper. Penelope was great to work with! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Loved my invites. It was a quick and easy process. Very smooth.
Loved my invites. It was a quick and easy process. Very smooth.
Loved my invites. It was a quick and easy process. Very smooth. Read less
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