At Ajalon Printing & Design, we’re a small, but diverse, group that agrees on one thing – we dig letterpress printing! Sure, we’ve done the business cards and brochure thing, but nothing beats creating something special for a bride.
Our shop is nestled in the heart of picturesque Sonoma County wine country, where we have been providing exquisite, artisan printing services for over 50 years.
Our talented and creative staff will guide you through your invitation printing process. Drawing from years of experience, we can provide you with fresh and innovative ideas to make your invitation memorable and a true work of art.
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Initial Consultation - During this consultation, a rough design direction and concept is developed. Consultations are complimentary up to twenty minutes. Additional consultation time is billed at $75/hour.
Proposal and Contract - You’ll receive a proposal and contract based on the results of your consultation. Your approval of the contract, along with a 50% deposit, authorizes us to begin working on your invitations.
Creativity Begins! After you provide all the pertinent information, such as wording, dates, etc., you’ll receive your first set of designs. Your proposal includes two rounds of alterations. Additional edits are billed at $50 each.
Approval - After your design and all revisions have been completed, you will receive a final PDF proof for your approval. Upon receipt of your signed approval, via fax or mail, we begin production. Please check your final proof carefully. Ajalon Printing is not responsible for errors on approved proofs. Any reprinting costs are the responsibility of the client, and deposits or final payments will not be refunded.
Printing - Printing of your invitation set may take one or more days, depending on the size and scope of your order. Your final balance is due before printing begins.
Assembly - Typically, invitations and announcements do not include assembly. We can provide assembly services for $35/hour, and can provide you an estimate for assembling your invitation set.
Shipping - Upon receipt of your final payment, your stationery is securely packaged and shipped via your preferred method.
Timeline - Factors such as how quickly you make decisions, communicate them to your designer, and how many rounds of changes you have will affect the overall timeline. At a minimum, allow four to six weeks from your initial consultation to design, produce and ship your order.
I recently wrote a review for Ajalon and Trish Jackson for my wedding invitations but felt obligated to write another one for my “day of” stationary as well. Overall, Trish was a pleasure to work with. The most helpful thing about Trish was her communication; her response time was very quick and she offered many suggestions to trouble shoot any difficulties that occurred when designing our stationary. We used the “Chicago” design for our invitations and day of materials because our wedding was “Great Gatsby” themed. The materials we received could not have been more perfect for what I was looking for. We could have gone with plenty of other sources for our materials but Ajalon and everything we ordered was worth every penny. Everything came as I ordered, no problems. The only problem we had was FedEx seemed to lose our seating chart. But Trish was so helpful; she had another one printed and overnighted to us just in time for our big day. I highly recommend ordering any “d... Read moreay of” materials you may need at the same as your invitations, because you get a discount and they are coordinated. We ordered everything at the same time (invitations, RSVP cards, menus, seating chart, place cards, table markers, bar signs) which many guests noticed (and were impressed by) the matching of materials. The little details truly matter and Ajalon will help you achieve them.
Frequently Asked Questions about Invitation
What invitation and card products do you offer?
Custom Invitations, Imprinted Napkins, Menus, Place Cards, Programs, RSVP Cards, Save the Dates, Thank Yous