Engraving ink color study to improve the differences between version 8/8/16 and 9/16/16. Nancy Sharon Collins, stationer extraordinaire, proudly announces custom notebooks for journaling, writing a diary, and for composing rough drafts of personal correspondence. Extremely delicate hand engraved monogram on luxurious, and proprietary, blue onion skin letter paper with matching, hand made, onion skin envelope. This cipher requires 4 hand engraved dies to achieve and each requires its own press run so each card goes through the engraving printing press four times. The address on the envelope back flap is also hand engraved. This personal cipher required 4 hand engraved steel dies: one for the black ink, one for a white screened ink, one for solid white ink, and a ‘bump’. This photographed has been “flopped” (reversed) to show the monogram as it will print because all engraving dies are created backwards to print “right reading“ (as a printer would say.) Our Curated Collection of Hand Engraved Stationery, here are examples of single color inks hand engraved on different color papers. As seen in Departures magazine: Half inch thick steel die hand engraved with bespoke monogram. Hand made, 15% linen/85% cotton fold-over note, 100% cotton calling cards, 100% Italian linen dinner napkins, and custom, die cut and engraved address label. Little known after the Victorian era, this luxurious two-color, hand engraved stationery is inked by hand one at a time on a hundred year old engraving press. This hand engrave cipher was inspired by a drawing exercise performed by the client with Nancy Collins’s supervision. It was then hand engraved on note cards hand bordered in 3 colors. The hand-lined envelopes are housed in a hand made silk travel case exclusively from Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer. Hand engraved notes on 4-ply, 100% cotton rag museum board, hand beveled and edged, with hand lined envelope. Luxury hand engraved cipher on hand made onion skin paper. Extreme close-up of the Frank de Biasi Interiors corporate branding system showing the super-tight, 3-color, hand engraved registration. Part of the Frank de Biasi Interiors corporate branding system shows the super-tight registration on 3-color, hand engraved label. Luxurious, hand made fully lined onion skin envelopes. Shown are special order colors: white lined in orange and sky blue lined in white. Exclusively from Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer. Jean Royère monograph, offset in three colors “off-line”, then hand Smythe sewn. Designed by Mrs. Collins in the early 1990s and produced by one of the the country’s foremost fine art presses, Stinehour Press. Exclusively from Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer. Custom, hand engraved Valentine cipher. Hand engraved cipher on proprietary Water Blue onion skin letter paper with matching hand made, fully lined onion skin envelopes. Exclusively from Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer. Super Bowl 2018 pitch for Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. Mrs. Collins oversaw the production of letterpress printed letters from the New Orleans Mayor, Louisiana Governor, and Saints football team coach that were part of the elaborate 2018 Superbowl pitch kit that won five (5) New Orleans and three (3) regional ADDY awards! Letterpress by Verna Press, bindery by Yuka Petz, wax seal and raffia wrapping by Papier Plume, calligraphy by Mystic Blue Sign. Hand engraved cipher on 100 % cotton rag notes and letter sheets. Cipher engraved in burnished metallic silver ink. Left: Photo-engraved cipher from the Petite Suite entry level collection. Right: Hand engraved 1/2″ thick steel cipher die.