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Rise and Shine Letterpress

Alexandria , LA
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LOCATION

2401 Lee Street
Alexandria, LA 71301 US (map)

PHONE

318-290-3133

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ABOUT US

Rise and Shine is an artisan letterpress printing and design studio. We specialize in using vintage letterpress printing techniques to achieve distinctly modern results.

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Rise and Shine is an artisan letterpress printing and design studio. We specialize in using vintage letterpress printing techniques to achieve distinctly modern results.

You can select from our catalog of invitation designs, or we can work with you to create a design just for you. No matter which you choose, we would be happy to work with you to make your occasion even more special. Read less
Invitations

INFO FOR INVITATIONS

What invitation and card products do you offer?
Catalog Invitations, Custom Invitations, Menus, Place Cards, Programs, RSVP Cards, Save the Dates, Thank Yous
What services do you provide?
Assembly, Design, Eco-Friendly, Embossed, Foil-Stamped, In-Person Consultations, Letterpress, Printing, Shipping
What is your minimum order requirement?
250

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Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I had my heart set on letterpress invitations but I could not find any vendor that was even close to our budget. When I reached out to Rise and Shine I was just about to give up and accept that I just could not afford letterpress quality invites. When I sent them my requests and estimated budget they got back to me within hours! Their response included all the information I requested AND suggestions as to how to stay close to my budget! I immediately inundated them with more questions and comments and each time I received a response within 24 hours that was thorough, honest and professional. I am not a graphic designer and had not planned on designing my own invitations, however after discussing with the artists here I became very excited about having that opportunity – they enabled me to have EXACTLY what I wanted at the highest quality! So, I designed an invitation and response card, sent it to them for comments, had a million more questions and they patiently worked with me through the entire project.
I ended up ordering 5”x7” letterpress invitations and 3.5”x4.875” letterpress response cards each with matching blank envelopes. They were very upfront with how their process works and the estimated time for each part of the project and they were very clear that each project is different and the time line was an estimate. The estimated timeline for their work ended up being almost exact. I just received my order! I cannot speak highly enough about my experience here. I have to say the invitations are absolutely PERFECT!! Better than I imagined. Everything about working with Rise and Shine has been so incredible, I couldn't be happier! Between the attention they gave to me and the attention to detail and quality of the artwork, I am just blown away. I could go on and on - so happy I found Rise and Shine. I'm telling everyone I know about them :)
I had my heart set on letterpress invitations but I could not find any vendor that was even close to our budget. When I Read more...
I had my heart set on letterpress invitations but I could not find any vendor that was even close to our budget. When I reached out to Rise and Shine I was just about to give up and accept that I just could not afford letterpress quality invites. When I sent them my requests and estimated budget they got back to me within hours! Their response included all the information I requested AND suggestions as to how to stay close to my budget! I immediately inundated them with more questions and comments and each time I received a response within 24 hours that was thorough, honest and professional. I am not a graphic designer and had not planned on designing my own invitations, however after discussing with the artists here I became very excited about having that opportunity – they enabled me to have EXACTLY what I wanted at the highest quality! So, I designed an invitation and response card, sent it to them for comments, had a million more questions and they patiently worked with me through the entire project.
I ended up ordering 5”x7” letterpress invitations and 3.5”x4.875” letterpress response cards each with matching blank envelopes. They were very upfront with how their process works and the estimated time for each part of the project and they were very clear that each project is different and the time line was an estimate. The estimated timeline for their work ended up being almost exact. I just received my order! I cannot speak highly enough about my experience here. I have to say the invitations are absolutely PERFECT!! Better than I imagined. Everything about working with Rise and Shine has been so incredible, I couldn't be happier! Between the attention they gave to me and the attention to detail and quality of the artwork, I am just blown away. I could go on and on - so happy I found Rise and Shine. I'm telling everyone I know about them :) Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/9/2015
0.4/5.0
It’s a shame that their customer service was so poor because their work was good. Our graphic designer worked with Rise and Shine Letterpress to print our wedding invitations and envelopes. Due to the amount of time required for printing, we asked Rise and Shine to send the envelopes directly to our calligrapher. Since our invitation consisted of a pocket folder, the first thing we checked was the availability of the proper sized envelopes. It was made clear to them that working around the folder was the foundation of our order. We received the finished envelopes back from the calligrapher on a Friday. When we attempted to insert the invitation it was apparent that Rise and Shine sent the calligrapher the wrong size envelopes despite the stress that was placed on size. We contacted Rise and Shine immediately but we did not hear back from them until later on Monday. They said it would take 7-10 business days to order the correct envelopes. The owner offered no clear solution, telling me once the envelopes left his office it was not his problem, even though he sent the wrong order. My graphic designer asked him to send different envelopes that were in stock, which were received by the calligrapher a few days later. Asked why he waited 3 days to respond to our issue, he said he doesn’t work over the weekend. I understand the need for personal time, but if I made a mistake at my job and refused to deal with it for 3 days, I wouldn’t have a job, let alone a business. We asked if we could be refunded the cost of the calligraphy since his error caused us to have to pay for the work to be done twice. He refused and again said it was not his responsibility. He finally agreed to give our graphic designer a refund on the envelopes within 30 days. That was over 2 months ago. When our graphic designer followed-up he said he did not have the full refund and offered to pay half. Even that we haven’t seen. The quality of the work does not make up for the frustration.
It’s a shame that their customer service was so poor because their work was good. Our graphic designer worked with Rise Read more...
It’s a shame that their customer service was so poor because their work was good. Our graphic designer worked with Rise and Shine Letterpress to print our wedding invitations and envelopes. Due to the amount of time required for printing, we asked Rise and Shine to send the envelopes directly to our calligrapher. Since our invitation consisted of a pocket folder, the first thing we checked was the availability of the proper sized envelopes. It was made clear to them that working around the folder was the foundation of our order. We received the finished envelopes back from the calligrapher on a Friday. When we attempted to insert the invitation it was apparent that Rise and Shine sent the calligrapher the wrong size envelopes despite the stress that was placed on size. We contacted Rise and Shine immediately but we did not hear back from them until later on Monday. They said it would take 7-10 business days to order the correct envelopes. The owner offered no clear solution, telling me once the envelopes left his office it was not his problem, even though he sent the wrong order. My graphic designer asked him to send different envelopes that were in stock, which were received by the calligrapher a few days later. Asked why he waited 3 days to respond to our issue, he said he doesn’t work over the weekend. I understand the need for personal time, but if I made a mistake at my job and refused to deal with it for 3 days, I wouldn’t have a job, let alone a business. We asked if we could be refunded the cost of the calligraphy since his error caused us to have to pay for the work to be done twice. He refused and again said it was not his responsibility. He finally agreed to give our graphic designer a refund on the envelopes within 30 days. That was over 2 months ago. When our graphic designer followed-up he said he did not have the full refund and offered to pay half. Even that we haven’t seen. The quality of the work does not make up for the frustration. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
Rise and Shine Letterpress responded with the following comments:

I'm sorry we did not deliver the experience you expected. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will use this to help improve our services in the future. Providing a good experience is our whole reason for being in business, and we take it very personally when we do not provide one.

In the case of an error, it is our policy to immediately reprint and rush ship the order as soon as possible. In this case, the specialty envelopes had a vendor lead time that was unacceptable for your schedule. In our conversation, we agreed to reprint the envelopes on an in-stock variety. We spoke on Monday, immediately reprinted and overnight shipped the replacement envelopes for delivery on Wednesday. I understand the frustration and I wish we could have done better.
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.9/5.0
After searching and searching, I am SOOO happy I found R&S! I am a graphic designer and bride who dreamed of designing and creating my own letterpress wedding invitations, and I could not have been happier with my final product!! R&S was significantly less expensive than other places I priced and took custom designs. I chose a 5x7 invitation, return address on envelope, RSVP card, address on RSVP card envelope, and a small card insert for a map and directions. (And I would have gotten more pieces if my budget wasn't maxed out!)

I wish I had made the text a bit thicker in some parts where the background was pressed and the words werent- they were kinda hard to see- but it wasn't a big issue. The only true negative applies to letterpress in general- and that is the expense. It was pricey but worth it to me, so this was an area that I splurged. The seafoam color was perfect- he mixed it for me to match my colors. I know I wasn't the easiest to work with since (as a bride/designer) I kept changing my mind on the design, color, quantity etc, but Ryan was really nice and understanding and always responded quickly. At one point there was a miscommunication in envelope size but they were generous with working it out with me. The packaging was even beautiful! You can tell they care about the products they create. When my mom and I opened them and saw them for the first time, we both had tears in our eyes because it had finally come together and they were so beautiful! I would upload photos if I could. I have received countless compliments on them from our guests! I would love to use them again in the future!

HIGHLY recommended.
After searching and searching, I am SOOO happy I found R&S! I am a graphic designer and bride who dreamed of designing and Read more...
After searching and searching, I am SOOO happy I found R&S! I am a graphic designer and bride who dreamed of designing and creating my own letterpress wedding invitations, and I could not have been happier with my final product!! R&S was significantly less expensive than other places I priced and took custom designs. I chose a 5x7 invitation, return address on envelope, RSVP card, address on RSVP card envelope, and a small card insert for a map and directions. (And I would have gotten more pieces if my budget wasn't maxed out!)

I wish I had made the text a bit thicker in some parts where the background was pressed and the words werent- they were kinda hard to see- but it wasn't a big issue. The only true negative applies to letterpress in general- and that is the expense. It was pricey but worth it to me, so this was an area that I splurged. The seafoam color was perfect- he mixed it for me to match my colors. I know I wasn't the easiest to work with since (as a bride/designer) I kept changing my mind on the design, color, quantity etc, but Ryan was really nice and understanding and always responded quickly. At one point there was a miscommunication in envelope size but they were generous with working it out with me. The packaging was even beautiful! You can tell they care about the products they create. When my mom and I opened them and saw them for the first time, we both had tears in our eyes because it had finally come together and they were so beautiful! I would upload photos if I could. I have received countless compliments on them from our guests! I would love to use them again in the future!

HIGHLY recommended. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I found letterpress after receiving quotes from NYC vendors that were almost 75% more. Rise and Shine people were so nice and responsive. They even threw about an extra 10 invites, reply cards and thank you cards that we have extras to save for keepsakes. The quality is wonderful and they are so unique. We designed our own and we are so happy with the way they turned out. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for true artwork.
I found letterpress after receiving quotes from NYC vendors that were almost 75% more. Rise and Shine people were so nice Read more...
I found letterpress after receiving quotes from NYC vendors that were almost 75% more. Rise and Shine people were so nice and responsive. They even threw about an extra 10 invites, reply cards and thank you cards that we have extras to save for keepsakes. The quality is wonderful and they are so unique. We designed our own and we are so happy with the way they turned out. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for true artwork. Read less
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Delia
Wedding:
12/28/2010
4.9/5.0
I use Rise and Shine Letterpress Company for my invitations and they came out AMAZING! I wanted a sophisticated letterpress look and I couldn't be happier with the paper choice or colors. Ryan was very professional and Leslie helped incorporate my Save the Date designs beautifully. They also did everything in about 1 week for around 60 people! I was in school and it was very hectic but they are amazing at making your invitations work beautifully and on time. Their style is more of an eclectic look. It can be either very elegant or old, in an art nouveau sense. Very stylish.
I use Rise and Shine Letterpress Company for my invitations and they came out AMAZING! I wanted a sophisticated Read more...
I use Rise and Shine Letterpress Company for my invitations and they came out AMAZING! I wanted a sophisticated letterpress look and I couldn't be happier with the paper choice or colors. Ryan was very professional and Leslie helped incorporate my Save the Date designs beautifully. They also did everything in about 1 week for around 60 people! I was in school and it was very hectic but they are amazing at making your invitations work beautifully and on time. Their style is more of an eclectic look. It can be either very elegant or old, in an art nouveau sense. Very stylish. Read less
Services Used: Invitations

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