Workshop created in 1980
Workshop created in 1980
An envelope is a promise, a ritual. They are lined with silk, distinguishing themselves from the administrative to the functional, hidden with wax, worked in coloured paper, cardboard or containing seeds ready to be planted rather than thrown away. We care for it as much as its contents and it doesn't take much to make a story. The envelope is thought of in its format, before even imagining its contents, its colour, its closure system and its texture are all twists that our projects enjoy playing with. When an edition is fine, the envelope format can even be preserved by imagining a corrugated cardboard envelope rather than a mailing box. Made in record time, matching the invitations, their papers, techniques and colours.
"THE GILDING PLACED ON THE ENVELOPE IS SPECTACULAR AND REMINDS ONE OF A STAMP PLACED ONCE THE ENVELOPE IS CLOSED."
In our workshops, Kah Lan and Chang Gan shape the envelopes with four hands into a precision ballet. Each fold, each bonding surface is meticulously laid out, transforming itself into a meditative activity that the Imprimerie du Marais's workshop enjoys in as others would do origami. Their dexterity is unparalleled to produce the 1,200 envelopes that will reveal, protect and shelter your event. Sometimes slowed down by the demands of a crumpled material, a sensitive double fold, a fragile lining, their patience is matched only by the complexity of the designs. Precious little hands, they are to your invitations what seamstresses are to the workshops of the Couture.
When you decide to type a text on the back of an envelope. Strike a text on several flaps and give the illusion of simplicity where the most meticulous operations are hidden. The gilding then covers the 3 flaps with a preparation, adjustments and settings that reveal themselves once the envelope is closed. The gilding placed on the envelope is fabulous and reminds one of a stamp placed once the envelope is closed, an exclusive sign of confidentiality. The all-over printing, perfectly superimposed once the envelope is closed, is a sign of the refinement and exigency of the craftsmen who also place the wallpaper. We know the whims of such an exercise and let your recipients marvel at this little magic trick once the envelope is sealed!
When a mark is embossed on an envelope. Always with the idea of a wax stamp, the pastes of the envelopes can be embossed with a logo, an address or a coat of arms. It is then certain that a clip, a tool as unique as it is precious, has gone through the process, sealing the paper of a brand that also expresses its attention to detail. Existing envelopes are suitable on a triangle paste, envelopes in production can be struck over their entire surface, spectacularly or in detail on one side.
Envelope liners bring sophistication to the most precious packages and place the envelope in a protective cushion. The lining paper can be a tinted tissue paper, a tissue paper printed with your brand name, a paper with a colour or texture as unique as Japanese paper. The issues of glueing and folding are always sensitive, we work to perfect them, we prototype, exchange and perfect together. The order of the operations is key, the glances on the finishing touches are decisive.