Blue Canary Letterpress

200B High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620 Map · Phone number
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About Blue Canary Letterpress

You Are Unique!

When your guests receive your invitation, you want them to be excited to be there for your special day. You want your invitation to be the perfect reflection of the relationship you are celebrating and the time you have planned for your guests. You want fine paper, exquisite design and beautiful presentation. That's what I do.

You Want Unique, Inspired Invitations

I create a custom design for every client. Serious, formal, or funny, I can also help you craft a beautiful message. We offer letterpress printing, custom design service, mailing service including calligraphy, handmade envelopes, color matching and more. Let me help you get your guests to your wedding!

You Want a Unique Experience

I offer a "Printing Tea" as well. Once your designs are ready to print, come to my shop located inside an art gallery in the Arts & Entertainment district of historic Chestertown, Maryland, and participate in printing your invitations. Watch as the designs you helped imagine come to life on the press while enjoying locally created gourmet treats. Keepsake copper printing plates are also available.

You Want a Recognized Designer and Printer

Blue Canary's owner Jodi Bortz has been featured in American Craft Magazine and Bethesda Magazine. She is a 2nd generation printer with ink her her veins!

Reach out today and let's get started creating your custom invitiations.

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I take pride in everything I do. From the design and printing of your invitations, to the packaging...
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This silver and black formal invitation is inspired! (Design, wording, and printing by Jodi of Blue...
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Sunny and light! This invitation was for a great couple that wanted to marry their classic style...
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What a fun response card, right?
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Keepsake plates of your invitation design are available. They come on a wood block and are made out...
Keepsake plates of your invitation design are available. They come on a wood block and are made out...
Flute inspired prints, with a sense of humor.
Flute inspired prints, with a sense of humor.
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Graduation announcements! For twins!
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Would you like custom holiday cards? I can help you with that!
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Chestertown Pride!
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My favorite quote about the flute.
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Sometimes, this says it all.
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Blue Canary Letterpress is located inside an art gallery on High Street in the Arts & Entertainment...
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Here is the 1921 Chandler & Price letterpress I will use to make all of the invitations and pieces...
I can mix my ink to match your event colors. I can also do metallic gold and silver printing.
I can mix my ink to match your event colors. I can also do metallic gold and silver printing.
The press prints in reverse. All the images are backward until I print them and they come to life!
The press prints in reverse. All the images are backward until I print them and they come to life!
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Here's a shot of the press enjoying the sun.
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I mix all of the inks for my projects using my dad's ink knife. My dad was a printer and my mom was...
Are you as busy with wedding planning and life as we all are? I can mail your invitations for you,...
Are you as busy with wedding planning and life as we all are? I can mail your invitations for you,...
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Do you want to watch your invitations being made? You can come for a "Printing Tea." We'll have it...
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5 Reviews for Blue Canary Letterpress

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Caroline · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Quality design & exquisite printing

    Having spent some time in my college career working with letterpress, I knew I wanted my wedding invitations to be done in this tactile, beautiful art form. Jodi is a master of her little C&P press and has an expert eye for design. I sent her some sketches for what I had envisioned and she worked up a design - and then re-worked it when I asked for some tweaks. She was very accomodating to another artist's vision and nudged it until we got it just right. I also sent her color swatches (I sent the same sets of paint chips to all my vendors and bridesmaids to ensure consistency since we had 3 colors we were working with) and she mixed her inks perfectly to match. She also made a matching envelope slip, and did the addressing and mailing for us, which was a great relief! She set up a timeline for us to get the mailing out on time so that we would get the RSVPs back in time to get numbers to our other vendors. She printed plenty to make sure if we forgot someone, we would be able to add them, and she was able to send a set to our photographer when we realized much later that we forgot to do that! Our invitation count came to about 150 - the actually attendance count is lower, obviously.

    Invitations can be works of art all on their own, and they are something physical to hold onto for years to come. To me it is absolutely worth the time and money to invest in a work of art that will commemorate the start of a new chapter of your life. Jodi is a professional who will give you a perfect mix of text and design that will match your special day.

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    Missy · Married on 09/10/2016

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    Jodi was very responsive. She was very focused on the intensions of the event because the first preview of the invitation was perfect with only minor additions on my part. Her work is beautiful. I feel like her work is part of history and my daughter has a unique invitation. I can't wait to see the Wedding invitations which are being designed now. Her guests are being invited to her very special day in a very special way never to be forgotten. Thank you Jodi for your beautiful artistic talent. I wish you the best and much success with Blue Canary Letterpress.

    Sent on 05/07/2016

    Blue Canary Letterpress's reply:

    Thank you so much Missy! I was so happy to create your bridal shower invitations and I'm very excited to work with Christy on her wedding invitations too. Thank you!
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    Lisa · Married on 06/18/2016

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    Jodi, the owner of Blue Canary Letterpress is fantastic! She created the rehearsal dinner invitations for my son's wedding and it couldn't have been a more fun and easy experience. She took my ideas and worked through every detail until it was perfect. I could choose many options of ink color to paper weight from a wide variety of styles. She gave it such a personal touch and her skills were impeccable. I highly recommend Jodi as her skills for design and product are outstanding. It has been a pleasure working with her through my various printing needs and I look forward to her expertise again when needed!

    Sent on 08/24/2016

    Blue Canary Letterpress's reply:

    Thank you for the great review, Lisa! It has been great working with you. Your ideas for creating an invitation to reflect the river setting of your event were fun to collaborate on. I'm so honored to have been part of your son's special occasion. I wish you and your expanding family much joy!

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Blue Canary Letterpress FAQ

  • What invitation and card products do you offer? Custom Invitations, Menus, Place Cards, Programs, RSVP Cards, Save the Dates, Thank Yous
  • What services do you provide? Addressing, Assembly, Calligraphy, Design, In-Person Consultations, Letterpress, Printing, Shipping
  • What is your minimum order requirement? 20

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    4432820134 (Phone number)

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