Who is Digby & Rose?
We are known for flexible designs options, crisp, clean printing, and beautiful craftswomanship-that’s right, craftswomanship™ ; ). The keystone to our success is our unmatched personable responsive service. Owner Heather Noss started the business Letterpress Light in October 2008 after a 7-year career as a U.S. diplomat and lifetime closet paper fiend. A few years later, with a growing demand for quality letterpress and invitation design in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, she formed Digby & Rose. We’ve built quite a collection of wedding and event stationery, the majority of which is not yet displayed on our site. We are continually adding to our product photos so check back regularly for the latest designs!
– “Digby” comes from the name of a character in Heather’s unpublished satirical science fiction novel. (He was the head Maintenance Elf for a make-your-own-quest theme park.)
– “Rose” sounds great with Digby. Try it, “DigbyRose”. Together they are Digby & Rose, our favorite couple on the hunt for the perfect wedding invitations!
– Don’t worry about bringing your future mother-in-law to your appointment, Heather is a trained diplomat and speaks many languages, including Spanish, Bosnian, and “Are you really going to pick that one?”
– When Heather was 10 she signed everything “HTG” (Heather the Great), but allowed her best friend Heather to call herself Heather the Magnificent.
– Heather’s love for the color purple has never been better expressed than through her once-favorite outfit of purple Members Only jacket, purple corduroy pants, purple velcro shoes, all worn while carrying a purple Trapper Keeper to class. Her age at the time will not be revealed.
How to work with us– Get in touch!
Here’s the basic information that we’ll need-
1. When is the big day?
2. Do you have any design inspirations or a theme you need help cultivating?
3. Where is the venue?
4. How many invitations do you need?
5. What have you budgeted for stationery?
Pricing varies depending on the quantity, the size of the paper, number of colors, type of paper and finishing. The most basic set of 1-color letterpress invitation, 1 color reply card, and flat-printed envelopes is about $1,000 for a quantity of 100. Other options will go up from there.
Once we understand what it is that you need, we can send pricing options for different combinations! More on invitation pricing.
-For original custom invitation design work, plan on anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 months for the design process, depending on how complicated your design is going to be. We are happy to work in person, on the phone, or through email.
-For designs we already have that just need customization or personalization (changing colors and/or layout), the proofing process can be done in as little as 5 days.
-Once your final digital proofs are approved, production time can be 3-5 weeks, depending on your set and whether you are picking up in our studio or we are shipping to you.
It’s your invitation!
Take your time, our goal is to create fantastic invitations you will love! The proofing process is based on your input, and we can often show you different versions to choose from. Our normal ordering process includes 3 set of design proofs before any additional design fees are applied. Customization is usually including in pricing and if it’s not, we’ll let you know why and how much it will cost before we get started.
What our customers say about us is priceless (for everything else there’s advertising).
“Digby & Rose were absolutely amazing to work with and I recommend them to all my friends. I used them for both my wedding save the dates and invitations. They were able to take my design vision and translate it into absolutely stunning letterpress pieces – they have a great eye for design and are up on the latest trends and techniques. Throughout the design process they were patient after we went back and forth through multiple design reiterations and proofs. They left no detail untouched! All the while, they were able to work within my budget that I had set up front and lay out options for me so I could make informed decisions on how best to spend my money. Heather Noss is an absolute joy to work with – she is patient, creative, responsive and will go out of her way to make sure that your invitations are 100% perfect. Even the envelopes they printed were stunning, and I had a number of people ask me if they were handwritten (they were printed digitally). I have received many compliments on the invitations thanks to them!”Natalie 1/29/12
“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
I just finished working with Digby & Rose on my invitations for my upcoming destination wedding, and I could not be happier with the way they turned out. The invites just went in the mail and my family and friends are already raving out the design and the quality.
Heather is wonderful to work, she is extremely responsive and very professional.
I would highly recommend Digby & Rose to any bride.” Danielle 2/7/12
“Super helpful in helping us create our invitations. She was able to accommodate us after we just walked in off the street, without making an appointment. She was able to listen to our ideas and come up with a design that was in tune with everything we wanted! The proofing process was super easy, our invites went to the printer in very little time. She has a keen eye for details and is easy to work with. We highly recommend her!” Emily 8/28/11
“For some reason, invitations were hard for us. We couldn’t find anything we really liked… until we stumbled upon Heather randomly via Twitter. Heather was great to work with. She was quick with responding to emails and making changes to the invitation design. She designed a custom invitation for us that went perfectly with the wedding. She had the invitations to us on time and in perfect condition. We received so many compliments on the invitations and are really glad we found her. We couldn’t be any happier with the invitations!” CherriTerri519 8/28/11
“Heather created a custom botanical design for our wedding invitations and they are spectacular! She was patient as we tweaked the shape and personable as we sorted out the colors. And clearly she is a perfectionist when it comes to the final product. We’ve had lots of “wow, your invitations!” comments, and could not be more pleased. Everything was on time, and on budget, too. Plus she offered some great tips on calligraphy for the addresses. I hope to work with her again!” Renee 7/06/2010
“I ordered the Ocean Wave invitations from Heather with last minute’s notice because my previous wedding invitation idea fell through. Heather turned them around as fast as I could email her the information she needed. And they are SO beautiful!!! They are ABSOLUTELY amazing. No photos do them justice. They look classy and elegant with a splash of fun. I went with her original chosen fonts which looked fantastic, and we changed the colors of the wave a bit to match my color scheme. Also the paper she used was of great quality–thick and sturdy but with a soft texture. Heather took care of everything–she was completely on top of it and gave me lots of options and advice throughout the whole process (a whopping total of 4 days). I can’t wait for people to tell me how gorgeous the invitations are because I guarantee I’m going to get a lot of compliments.” Kris Tangi 7/15/2010
“Extremely impressed by the beauty and quality of our invitation suite! So glad we ordered the thank you notes too! Heather is an incredible artist and so attentive to each customers’ needs. THANK YOU!!” Rose 7/01/2010