Author Archives: Kristen

Kristen Desrosier
Kristen Desrosier has been with LCI Paper Company since 2009 and is responsible for all things creative at LCI – product photography and design, blogging, and her personal favorite, writing DIY invitation tutorials, to name a few. You’ll also find Kristen throughout the LCI website starring in many of our product and tutorial videos, and like all LCI staff members, spending time assisting customers. Kristen has several years of paper, design, and printing experience, and enjoys sharing her knowledge with those interested in DIY design. She believes that given the right information, everyone is capable of making polished, professional looking stationery. The best part of DIY design, she says, is admiring the final product and being able to say I made this – but the best part of the job is providing the information needed to pass this feeling along. When Kristen is not at work, she enjoys reading, working out, and heading to Maine to visit her family.

Menu Paper Used By Top Restaurants

March 15, 2022 By: Kristen
Order a Menu Paper Sampler Paper to Make your Menus Look their Best You put a great deal of time, energy and pride into your restaurant. From the food to the atmosphere, you want every detail just right. Shouldn’t your …

Meet Ellen Sandbeck, a Papercutter who Goes with Gmund

October 26, 2021 By: Kristen
Here at LCI, we talk a lot about cards, envelopes, and printing, but our customers design far more than just stationery with our specialty papers. Today we hear from the talented Ellen Sandbeck of Duluth, Minnesota who created the intricately …

Say Hello To Gmund Colors

November 23, 2019 By: Kristen
Say Hello to Gmund Colors — 48 inspired colors and 4 luxe finishes strategically developed to simplify luxury design. Want to know more? Download our free guide, 10 Reasons Gmund Color System will be Your New Favorite Color System. Download …

Easy Print Menu Paper for Restaurants, Hotels, Event Venues

August 15, 2019 By: Kristen
What’s Your Easiest Menu Paper to Print? We often get this question from businesses who need to print new menus or information frequently: Restaurants or cafes that print daily specials menus Breweries that print changing draft lists Hotels or venues …

What’s the Difference Between White & Clear Vellum?

August 6, 2019 By: Kristen
Both White (Limba) Translucent Vellum and Clear Translucent Vellum paper are popular for invitation overlays, wraps, jackets and more – but which do you choose? Learn about the similarities and differences here. Shop All Translucent Vellum Paper White Vellum vs. …

4 Steps to the Best Paper Weight for Wedding Invitations

July 25, 2019 By: Kristen
What is a Good Paper Weight for Wedding Invitations? This is one of the most common questions we get from customers making invitations. Because every project, print method and preference is different, we cannot give a simple answer as to …

5 Creative & Effective Ways to Tightly Seal Envelopes

July 17, 2019 By: Kristen
Super Important Invitation Tip: Be Sure Envelopes are Tightly Sealed before Mailing! You worked hard on your invites and you do not want them opening up in the mail. This can make for a sloppy appearance, undelivered invites and a …

Will White Ink Show on Light Color Envelopes?

July 15, 2019 By: Kristen
Customers often ask if white ink print will show on light color envelopes or if they should print with a light gray ink instead. We put three of our most popular light Matt Colors Envelopes to the test in colors …

Vellum Jacket Wraps (FAQs)

July 11, 2019 By: Kristen
Vellum Jackets (wraps) are very popular these days so we get lots of questions about them! Here are answers to the top questions brides and stationers most commonly ask us about making vellum invitation wraps. Can Vellum be Cut to …