Everything you always wanted to know about stationery engraving and limited edition engraved goodies for the holidays:

  • Published in PRINT Magazine…“Glossary of Engraving Terms” by Nancy Sharon Collins. The featured image, lower right, from 1859 shows one method used for book illustration still in use until the turn of the last century. In this glossary, excerpted from her book The Complete Engraver, Mrs. Collins expands upon and further attempts to explain terms and definitions used in American stationery engraving. Engraving is a complex technology going back centuries; stationery engraving is a hybrid specialty printing method that continues to delight paper and letter writing enthusiasts young and old. Offered here for the holidays are a few examples of this magnificent craft.
  • Falling Leaves: Limited edition, four color engraving on 100% cotton vintage onion skin French folded into greeting cards. $31.00 including. Available here from November to December 24.
  • The perfect “Thank You”: Crazy-thick, 100% cotton museum board note card hand engraved with hand beveled, silver gilded edging. Limited edition, available here through December 24. $23.50 including shipping. Also available in black.

    Shown: Midnight Black and Fawn hand engraved “Thank You” cards exclusively from Nancy Sharon Collins.
    Shown: Midnight Black and Fawn hand engraved “Thank You” cards exclusively from Nancy Sharon Collins.