Seliz Design & Letterpress is a boutique stationery company that creates cards, note sets, gifts, and other paper goods. We specialize in letterpress printing. Seliz is pronounced like ‘sell lease’ and we love how it gives a nod to the Spanish word ‘feliz’, which means ‘happy’!
Seliz Design & Letterpress had its origins in Illinois in 2007, when Owner & Founder, Susan, designed programs and other wedding day paper goods for her eldest sister’s wedding. That started word-of-mouth growth, creating a demand for wedding invitations and custom stationery for friends and family.
In 2012, living and working in Indiana, we bought our first press, a table top Chandler & Price Pilot. When it came to Susan’s own wedding in 2014, she bought a larger, floor model 1906 Chandler & Price letterpress, to create her invitations, on which most of the work is produced today. It was then, that Susan decided to make her hobby into a business, and Seliz Design & Letterpress was born.
In late 2016, Seliz Design & Letterpress moved from Indiana, to Salt Lake City, Utah, along the gorgeous Wasatch Front. We have never been so inspired to create as we are by the beauty of the Utah landscape.
Our love of what we do comes from our customers and clients, and they often create the inspiration for new products. When we created our ‘To My Bride/Groom on Our Wedding Day’ cards, our first sale was at a craft market to a groom who said he was going to use it to read his vows from during his wedding ceremony. That encounter inspired us to create our ‘Vows’ cards, and it was that moment that Seliz found its vision and purpose.
We thrive on the idea that our products will be used in the most important moments of someone’s life, whether it be on a wedding day, to create funny birthday memories, to remind someone they love them……..to make connections, solidify relationships, and build memories. We are a part of those moments, and in a way we help make them happen. We make things that people will keep for years to come, if not for the rest of their lives. No one is ever going to go back through their inbox and reminisce over old thank you/birthday/romantic emails. But, in 50 years, in a shoe box in an attic, our card might be found and read as a time capsule of a life lived. The idea blows us away. It’s why we do what we do.