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Why Choose Parklife?
We're flexible & personalEach order is completely customized from start to finish. Clients work with Travis through every step of the process, from idea-generation, through proofing, and on to the press.
We use beautiful paperOur thick, soft, 100% cotton paper is tree-free and acid free.
We're fastOur standard printing time is 2-3 weeks. And if our schedule allows, we can print a rush order in as little as a few days.
We're affordableWhile our print quality is among the finest in the industry, our rates are very competitive. Visit our pricing pages or contact us for a quote.
We give out free samplesJust send us an email or fill out the online form.
We're well-lovedWe're not the only ones who think we're great! Scroll down to read what our customers have to say.
Our StoryTravis Friedrich founded Parklife Press in 2005. With degrees in mechanical engineering and art, Travis set out to explore his love of design and printmaking. Upon acquiring an antique 1904 hand-fed Chandler & Price letterpress, he designed and printed a set of wedding invitations for a close friend. The reaction to these first pieces was so positive that he was compelled to open up shop.
Since then, Parklife Press has grown to become one of the most distinctive letterpress printers in the country, retaining its small size but working with customers all over the world. Throughout this evolution, the company continues to operate on the idea that handmade letterpress stationery can be both sumptuous and affordable. Our goal is to create well-priced, eco-friendly and luxurious stationery that is truly unique and memorable.
INVITATIONS received! And they look beautiful! Thank you so much Travis! I am so pleased that we made the choice to have you create something so beautiful! You went above and beyond helping with the paper request, font finding and sending the flower graphic. Really, you just helped more than you probably even know! I really appreciated it!
— Martha from Washington, DC
Your work/craftsmanship is amazing...I can't express how very pleased I am with the end product.
— Elaine from Burtonsville, MD
The invitations are BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job. I just love the feel of the paper and the letterpress. Gorgeous!
— Kathie from Beacon, NY
I have actually been meaning to e-mail you to let you know how thrilled I am with how everything turned out. We've been getting a lot of compliments on the invites and I LOVE the program covers.
— Yelena from New York, NY
We just received the order and everything looks fantastic. Thank you so much for the great quality, and for being such a pleasure to work with. We will highly recommend you to all we know who need printing services.
— Betty from New York, NY
The invitations look absolutely wonderful, we are so pleased!!! Thanks again for working with me and being so patient! I will be back in the future I am sure! Travis helped me design my own custom wedding invitations and I cannot express how special it was to have my very own unique design. I am still getting compliments from my guests. Not only were they absolutely beautiful, the quality and craftsmanship was top notch.
— Addie from Salisbury, NC
I just saw the invitations for the first time last night and they are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for everything and if I needed anything else done I hope I can come to you. I'll be sure to send people to you because your work is amazing!
Our invitations went out Thursday and by Friday we were already getting praises about how beautiful and elegant they were. Thank you so much for everything!
Our invitations went out Thursday and by Friday we were already getting praises about how beautiful and elegant they were. Thank you so much for everything!
— Amanda from Roswell, GA
The invitations arrived, and we are thrilled!! They are stunning — even more beautiful than I had imagined. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You do great work!
— Mary Beth from Atlanta, GA
We got the invites earlier this week. We just wanted to let you know that they look fabulous. We adore them! Thank you so much for all your hard work. Good luck with your move, and we will definitely recommend you to any of our friends who are looking for a letterpress printer.
— Emily & Steve from Boston, MA
Thanks so much for doing such a great job on our invitations. We have received tons of compliments!! You were a pleasure to work with and I'll be spreading the word about Parklife Press.
— Lisa from San Francisco, CA
I received the package today. Everything looks beautiful! I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. I am very impressed with the quality of the printing and the service.
— Linda from Hoboken, NJ
Just wanted to send along a quick note to thank you for working with us on our invitations to design them and to tell you how much I absolutely LOVE the way they turned out. They look better than I ever could have imagined. I never really considered myself a "paper person" but found myself totally into the process and loving every step of it. The final product turned out great and I think it will be a great "intro" to the theme and feel of the wedding itself. Thanks again for everything. I love the invites and I am so pleased that we found you. I'll definitely recommend you to others and my wedding planner has put you in her list of contacts and vendors. Thanks again Travis!
— Leeanne from Norfolk, VA
The invites arrived today safe and sound and they are absolutely breathtaking. They are just amazing from the feel of the paper to the crispness of the lettering. I just can't wait until people see the work you did.
— Erin from Arlington, MA
I've been meaning to write you to let you know that we've received so many inquiries about the invitations. They turned out more beautiful than we'd ever imagined. Thank you so much for your patience with us as we worked through the process.
— Nhi from Austin, TX
I wanted to let you know that I got the invitations and I think they are absolutely wonderful. You have been a joy to work with, thanks for putting up with all our last minute tweaks! Thanks so much for all your help with this. I will absolutely recommend you to anyone who needs this type of service.
— Hilary from Boston, MA
We LOVE the invitations. They are gorgeous — I was so impressed with the print quality, it makes me want to have EVERYTHING letterpressed! The detail that you achieved in the areas we were a little sketchy is amazing — I couldn't be happier. I will definitely be in touch soon for more print work!
— Kristen from Wilmington, DE
Wanted to send you a note to let you know that the invites arrived safe and sound and they are now with me, back in Toronto. I was very pleased with the final result and can't thank you enough for all your help and patience in the process. I am thrilled with how they turned out and will definitely be referring your services in the future! You were an absolute pleasure to deal with and made the experience very easy and enjoyable! Thanks again for all your help and for the stunning results!
— Ilana from Toronto, ON
I received the invitations yesterday afternoon and I have to say that we were blown away. You have exceeded our expectations in every way. ... Thanks again and I will definitely recommend you to my friends and freelance clients.
— Kevin & Cristin from New York, NY
It has been a pleasure to work with you. I'm sure it's not easy dealing with a fastidious bride; I thank you for your patience. The work you have done truly is beautiful, and I couldn't be happier with it. I will certainly keep you in mind for future projects and will pass your name along to friends and colleagues!
— Christi from Williamsburg, VA
We wanted to let you know that we received the invitations last night. They are beautiful and exactly how we hoped they would be— simple, elegant, and clean! Your work is amazing and your attention to detail and quality is so much appreciated. More importantly, it has been SUCH a pleasure working with you. You have made the process so easy and enjoyable. You have been so patient, accommodating, and available and we could not have asked for anything more. We will certainly recommend you to everyone we know who is seeking a letterpress printer and we will definitely contact you with any future printing needs. Thank you so much for everything!!
— Ed & Sarah from South Burlington, VT
My invitations were delivered last night, and I have to tell you how much I love them! More importantly Brett loves them. He likes them so much that he brought it up a couple of hours later about how great they are. Thanks for everything!!
— Brie from Charlotte, NC
I just got back to the office today and got the invitations. They look wonderful! Thank you very much for doing such a fantastic job with the printing. The design and printing of our invitations was very important to us, and we are pleased to say that the execution was flawless and the process very fast and hassle-free.
— Alana from Miami, FL
The invitations are absolutely breathtaking! I love them so much. The images online can't possibly do them justice. The paper is so luxurious, the letterpress is so delicate, and the work that you put into each invitation shows. I can't wait to send the invitations to our family and friends!
— Melinda from Arlington, VA
I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for the beautiful "Save the Date" cards. They look terrific! I was so blown away when I opened the box and they looked so much better than I even imagined (and I already had high hopes). Thank you for delivering such great work and being so easy to work with. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working on the actual invitations together. Thanks!!!
— Christina from Glendale, CA
The invitations arrived on Saturday and they are absolutely beautiful! Josh and I are so impressed with the quality of work, and you really provided us with everything that we were hoping for. Thank you so much and have a wonderful holiday!
— Julia from Portland, OR
We want to thank you so very much for the absolutely gorgeous wedding invitations! WOW! We are blown away by the quality and amazing craftmanship! Working with you made designing and ordering wedding invites easy and completely stress-FREE! We greatly appreciate your promptness and personal expertise from start to finish. We can't thank you enough!
— Laura & Randy from Toronto, ON
I wanted to contact you to let you know how wonderful my wedding invitations came out! I had the addresses done over the weekend and I decided to line the inner envelope with a hand-made blue paper and I have to tell you that the finished product is just stunning!! I can't thank you enough for all the work you did from the creative lay-out of the invitations to making the RSVP cards and program folders with no direction from me at all, to the neat and organized shipment. I am so happy with the stationery set!! I can't wait to mail them this weekend and have all my guests enjoy your beautiful work. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who is in the market for personal letterpress stationary and will use you again!! thanks again!
— Lisa from New York, NY
I got them, and they're absolutely gorgeous! Thank you again so much, Travis. From beginning to end, you've been an enormous pleasure to work with. I will certainly keep you in mind for future printing, and I really do appreciate all of your help throughout this process. You've made it as easy as I could imagine, and I know our guests will love our beautifully letterpressed invites :)
— Amber from Arlington, VA
I wanted to let you know the invitations arrived safe and sound on Friday the 12th. I absolutely love the way they turned out, even better than I imagined!! I am working on putting them together now and preparing to send them out this week! I can't thank you enough for being such a pleasure to work with, always being so responsive and being so accommodating with my changes and additions. Parklife Press is definitely my favorite vendor in the whole wedding planning process!!
— Jessica from Brightwaters, NY
We got them this AM— they are amazing!! Everything we had hoped for. It was a pleasure to work with you! I will recommend you to my circle of friends for their future weddings and other party needs. Thanks so much for all your help and prompt attention to the invitations. You have been the most professional and helpful person we have worked with along the way for the wedding! Thanks again and best of luck to you! If we're ever in the need again, I'll give you a call!
— Ashley & Philip from Mount Pleasant, SC
We are so happy with the invitations! They look wonderful. Thank you very much for being patient in helping us with the design. I know having it double-sided in different languages complicated things. You've been truly professional and great to work with from start to end.
— Teresa from New York, NY
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping me with the invitations with such time constraints. I really appreciate the extra effort and service that you provided me so that we could accomplish what we wanted. The invitations arrived on time, as promised and they are very beautiful, even more so than I had expected. I am very satisfied with final product and will recommend you to anyone looking for letterpress with exceptional quality and service.
— Misty from Duncanville, TX
The stationery arrived and it is absolutely perfect! The color, the printing, the layouts, & craftsmanship is perfect, perfect, perfect! We could not be happier! We'll recommend you to everyone we know!
— Victoria from Grand Junction, CO
I just wanted to write and tell you how happy Nguyet and I are with the quality of your work. The business cards are even better than I imagined. I also appreciate your quick turn around and the level of customer service from the very first contact. I will be recommending Parklife to all my designer friends and clients.
— Crystal from Washington, DC
I was away for the weekend, and came home to the box of invites! I was so impressed by them. They looked exactly as I had envisioned they would. I was also impressed with the entire process. You were always prompt with your responses, and worked to make this an easy and pleasant experience. The quality of work is everything that I expected. Also, I have to say that I did a LOT of shopping around to get prices on letterpress before contacting you, and you definitely had the best price for this amount of detail and color. So, thanks so much again!
— Gina from Worcester, MA
We love our invitations! You did a fantastic job on everything! We put them in the mail yesterday so our guests should be seeing your wonderful work any day now. I would recommend you to friends and family without hesitation. Thanks again for a job well done.
— Michelle from Tacoma, WA
We received our order yesterday and everything is beautiful! We loved the proofs, but the final, letterpress end product is even more than we had hoped for. I can't wait to send out our invites! Thank you for guiding us through the process and for the great quality of your work and service. Now I just need an excuse to have you print something else.
— Kristin from Burlington, VT
I don't know how to say THANK YOU enough. The invitations are the most elegant and beautifully crafted wedding invitations I've ever seen. I can't stop bragging about them to my friends and family...I absolutely adore them! Being able to send these beautiful invites to our guests is a perfect way to preface the style and mood of our wedding. You absolutely hit the nail on the head after I we talked about what I wanted in our invitations, and I really can't thank you enough for your patience and your talent!!
— Kerney from Virginia
We got the invites last week, all was in order and looked terrific - thank you very much! People have started getting them in the mail and have already commented to us about how unique and beautiful looking they are. Thanks again for holding my hand through the process and for always being available. I would be happy to provide any references on your behalf and on behalf of Parklife Press - you guys were great!
— Kim from New York, NY
I received the invitations last week, right on schedule! Thank you! They are gorgeous and I'm so happy with how they turned out. It's been wonderful working with you. I will definitely be in touch if we need anything else, and I will be sure to recommend you to any friends looking for letterpress and design services.
— Cara from Sunnyvale, CA
We have received the invitations, they are beautiful, you created exactly what my daughter had in mind. Once again THANK YOU THANK YOU for all your help, you made it to be such an easy process, the quality is stupendous, and you shipped way before the promised date (thanks), I cannot wait to mail them out! It was a pleasure working with you too. You will certainly be recommended. I will keep you in mind for any other printing I may need. GREAT JOB!
— Patty from Weddington, NC
This is a long overdue email to again thank you for your amazing work on our wedding invitations. We received so many complements on the invitations - the quality was just phenomenal. I've received a couple of invitations since, and I'll tell you nothing matches the paper and design quality that you provide!! Those invitations absolutely set the tone for our wedding. I can't thank you enough!
— Lisa from New York, NY
Wayne and I opened our perfectly packaged delivery last night. I am writing to say thanks for the lovely print job! The detail of the images and the crisp text are absolutely fantastic. I think you really struck the balance between our wedding's formality and the tropical, fun elements. We are really happy!
— Amanda from Toronto, ON
Sorry it has taken so long to get an email out to you about how happy we are with our invitations! We got them last Friday and they are wonderful!! ...And we have been busy tying hang tags with ribbons around them ever since. Thank you so very much for everything, your attention to detail has been superb and we have loved working with you on everything!
— Erin from Arlington, VA
I wanted to thank you for the invitations. Everyone we've showed them to absolutely loves them. They look better than we could have imagined. You did a fantastic job and I'll be sure to recommend you if anyone is looking for letterpress.
— Todd from Marietta, GA
I received my invitations earlier today (impressive delivery speed!!) and they are simply stunning - I am beyond thrilled! Thank-you so very much for your patience and your efforts in accomodating my wishes. I am immensely appreciative.
— Anne from Burwood, Australia
I want to extend my very belated, but very heartfelt THANK YOU for the beautiful invitations!! We were thrilled to see the finished product! Love the design, love the paper, love the printing - love the whole aesthetic!:) You're a very talented man and we're SO happy that we decided to work with you. (So much so, that we've already recommended you to a cousin who's planning their son's bar mitzvah for May:)). Thanks again for making this experience fun & hassle-free!
— Iris from Athens, GA
Also, we got the invitations yesterday and they came out PERFECT! Actually better than perfect. My fiancee had tears in her eyes when she saw them. Thank you for everything, we will definitely be recommending your services to anyone who will listen.
— Jason from Oakland, NJ
We would like to thank you so much for your tireless efforts in ensuring the invites arrived on time and for creating the most amazing invites we have ever seen. They are divine. Since posting them to our guests, we have received nothing but compliments. Thanks for sharing this special aspect of our wedding with us.
— Sophia from North Brighton, Australia
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your help and the great invitations and your excellent customer service throughout this process. Not that many places in Sydney do letterpress (they are very boutique and extremely expensive) and they certainly don't have the variety that you do (and many of the US shops). I'll be sure to recommend you to anyone I know that is looking for letterpress stationery!
— Monique from Bondi Junction, Australia
I wanted to follow-up to let you know that we received the invitations on time, and in good order. They look amazing, and the quality of the work is what we expected and MORE! Thank you again for making this process so easy, and so simple for us. I will definitely recommend your work moving forward.
— Natalie from Toronto, ON
The invitations you made for us were a gigantic success and everyone from every corner of the globe complimented us on them! So let me please pass the compliments along. Everyone commented how fresh the colors looked and how simple yet fine and classy the whole invitation ensemble felt.
— Francesca from Elizabethtown, KY
We would like to thank you so much for the amazing job you did on the invites!!! We have just finished sending them out to everyone in Australia and around the world. The feedback has been incredible from all of our family and friends. We'll be sure to pass on your details to anyone we know who is looking for invites.
— Lynn from Summer Hill, Australia
I am beyond happy with the invitations. They are stunning, just absolutely beautiful. I cannot thank you enough for making such a wonderful product and for exceeding my expectations in every way!!!
— Ashleigh from Greensboro, NC
The invitations arrived today and I cannot stress enough how much I love them! My parents were amazed with the quality of your work, and so am I. The invitations look chic, elegant and clean, and are much more than I ever expected. Thank you for providing us with such good service and making this part of our wedding planning a pleasure instead of another obligation. You developed invitations that I'm proud to send to my guests.
— Maria from Nova Lima, Brazil
I just wanted to let you know that we just sent out our invitations and not only did I find them to be absolutely beautiful, but I have received SO many comments on how stunning people think they are! I just wanted to let you know that I am so, so happy that I used you all and that they couldn't have been better!
— Cara from Richmond, VA