In our lives, we are completely exposed to technology, websites, messaging groups, along with our favourite social media accounts showing us perfectly edited digital imagery. While we understand the power and wonderful benefits of the digital age, we at Downey have also noticed a surging demand and ever-increasing appreciation for the real, the tangible; for craftsmanship and for the experience that is provided by luxury stationery, be it personal or corporate.
There is a warm satisfaction to be had when choosing your design and exploring or developing your stationery style. Will you have a logo or motif, will you use a specific animal or flower that you are linked to – what makes it personal, think about why? Perhaps you want a monogram that cleverly intertwines your initials? Do you have a family Coat of Arms available to use, or perhaps you will have a minimal style with your name? What style will you select to match your luxury leather desk accessories? What paper or card will you choose and which texture? We are spoilt for choice with some beautiful stocks and colours these days all of which can particularly affect the creation of personalised or corporate luxury stationery. Furthermore, what ink colour will you have and of course, which printing process will you go with?
For luxury handmade stationery, you have a multitude of options to choose from – you can have an engraved finish, perhaps letterpress, foil blocking or lithography are among the options available. Will you have some specialist & personalised additions? A bespoke watermark? Colour edging? A handmade envelope? Will that envelope have a tissue or paper lining? When it comes to luxury stationery and writing paper, the world really is your oyster and Downey can guide your way through the journey in selecting your collection of luxury stationery.
Not only will you have an amazing experience of selecting your choices, but once we have produced the luxury handmade stationery you will have the pleasure of selecting the recipient and the message that you want this to deliver. Nothing quite beats a handwritten thank you note to express your appreciation or just to say a simple ‘hello, how are you?’.
Communication is such a powerful tool. So much can be portrayed and said before a single word written or read. Think about what your personal brand or style says about you – to add specific finishing techniques and details can show the recipient that you care, the details matter and therefore, so do they.
To receive a physical, handmade stationery item through your letterbox that has been given so much thought, effort, skill and love, is a truly special experience and you can invoke powerful emotions and memories. You will be transported back to a time when the physical was everything, where digital screens and displays did not dominate your thoughts and detract from your real-life experiences. To receive something of such thought and care can never be topped.
How can simply sending a text message compare? Some say it’s the message and not the medium that is important, but we say it’s both. Discover more about Downey’s other luxury printing services, like corporate invitations, coat of arms design, presentation boxes and more.