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About Bella Figura

We are Bella Figura — Central New York printers who make unique wedding invitations the old fashioned way, with vintage presses, the best paper, time, patience, and a whole lot of love. With over 300 designs and counting, we offer one of the largest collection of letterpress wedding invitations anywhere in the world—find vintage wedding invitations, modern wedding invitations, destination wedding invitations, save the date cards, and more.

We practice progressive green printing too, using eco-friendly options (like tree-free paper, recycled envelope liners, and FSC-certified pocketfolds). Our invitations can be found in select retailers around the world, and in our flagship store in New York City.

Who we are: a team of 80+ nice people // plus 30+ designers & calligraphers // dozens of cast iron presses // ink-in-the-blood printers // a letterpress shop that does stuff to help the planet // housed in a hundred-year-old warehouse on the outskirts of downtown Syracuse // we create heirlooms // this is our passion and our life and our love

Why live here in Syracuse NY: the maples turning into fabulous reds // snow drifts and snowmen and moon-lit snow // feasts of grapes, plums, peaches, nectarines // a grand vibrant farmers’ market // the Finger Lakes wineries // no rush hour // blueberry season // Cortland apples // our gritty beautiful artist warehouse with crooked floors and much character

What we dream about: heavy antique presses // strong inks // large bodies of calm water // a guy named Gutenberg // a tea house in the Rockies // world peace // 27 hour days // spring // a rich deep impression of type

We will never grow sick of: watching lake effect snow fall // picnic lunches in mountain passes // good typography // rereading Bleak House // calligraphy // watching our presses do their stuff

What do we love: upstate New York // letterpress // the planet // cast iron // 1950’s well-crafted machinery // a secret waterfall 30 minutes southeast of here // perfection // poetry // nightstands crammed with books // family // businesses that do good // craft traditions // rich inks

What we see outside our shop: overwhelming sunsets // train tracks // a parking lot // the tops of trees // painted brick warehouses // the spires of far away churches // yellow fire hydrants // downtown // crows moving on

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