• How to personalise your stationery

    How to personalise your stationery

    We all like choice and flexibility, but also realise that our stationery needs to stay within certain guidelines to ensure that classical look and feel. For this reason we have set up our preview screen to show your design decisions "live"  within our professional framework. 

    1. You choose your type of stationery, for example "Personalised invitations".  Whether you want it Illustrated and Personalised (artwork and optional text) or Classic Personalised (text only)

     2. With illustrated and personalised products, you can choose from over 2,000 hand-drawn illustrations either by tping in the search box or using the themes and occasions from the drop down menu. On discovering artworks you would like to consider you can save these to your 'shortlists' enabling easy access when editing your order.

    3.Editing your text, font, font colour and card type. Here you can select from 12 chosen fonts. Begin typing your details and you will see that this is mirrored to scale on the preview screen to the right hand side of the screen. Each field, line of text, can have a different font and also amend the size that this line displays - an error message will display if this become too long or large. You can also edit each lines font colour. 

     

    4. Once you are happy with your final design (after 'PREVIEW CHANGES'), you have the option to APPROVE MY DESIGN and checkout or you can SAVE TO MY ACCOUNT.  This action then takes you straight to your proofs page, where you can view your stationery and name each version before you commit to ordering and payment. From here you can continue to edit your stationery if you have any further changes. Once you are happy, you will then be click PROCEED. 

    5. Then choose the quantity of you would like to order. With date specific invitations, our minimum order is 8; thereafter all invitations can be ordered individually. (If you are shopping for one of our non date specific products e.g. Correspondence Cards, then these start in batches of 8 with a sliding scale discount the more you order). You then add your personalised stationery to your basket and either go to checkout or continue shopping for further products.

    6. If you have not yet registered you will need to do this and provide us with an address to send your stationery. Once registered, an email will be sent immediately, confirming registration.

  • PAPER, CARD STOCK

    What is and why use 400gsm & 440gsm card?

    The initials 'gsm' stand for grams per square metre; i.e. a square metre of 400gsm card weighs 400g. Therefore the higher the gsm, the heavier and thicker the paper. The reason behind this is that paper and card are manufactured and sold by the metric tonne in Europe, so weight has always been the dominant measure when specifying paper and card requirements. Card, or 'board' to give it it's proper name, is sold using weight to give the buyer more information.

    A Guide to Weight

    80gsm - 'value' photocopy paper

    100gsm - still flimsy, but sold by some personalised stationers

    160gsm - A5 premium Writing Paper weight, sold by HoneyTree Publishing

    170gsm - the weight of our stunning envelopes

    200/300/350gsm - lightweight card sold by some personalised stationers, but not heavy enough for us to stock and supply

    400gsm - what we choose to use for our premium quality Invitations and Cards

    440gsm - Luxurious, heavy board used for our gilt edge cards, Corporate and Wedding Invitations.

    Eco Premium Materials: All our products come from sustainable sources from UK suppliers and are flat printed on the finest 400gsm and 440gsm card, 160gsm papers. In accordance with the FSC - 'Forest Stewardship Council' (Forests for all forever) labeling guide (FSC-SECR-0068), the correct label for use with this product is the “Mix” label.

    FSC Forest Stewardship Council

  • PRINTING TECHNIQUES AND REPRODUCTION

    Production:
    To ensure 100% quality, all orders are flat printed in house at our studios in Somerset. Our customised print presses enable us to consistently print rich and vibrant colours on our heavy weight card. We do not emboss, letterpress, deboss or engrave at HoneyTree.

    Foiled and fabulous - With its shiny metallic design of luxurious gold or silver, the addition of foil ensures your designs exemplify timeless elegance. This is not hot foiled, debossed or raised, it is a flat print that enables us to create many designs and use different fonts.

    Watermark:
    On all card stock a subtle watermark is displayed on the bottom of the reverse of the card as a sign of quality and authenticity. This is not on letterheads or business cards. 

    Labels:
    All labels on HoneyTree are 'sticky - self adhesive' so we could call them 'stickers', but with these individually printed premium glossy labels this wouldn't convey just how lovely they are! 

    Samples:
    Whilst we are confident that you will enjoy your HoneyTree products, we do have a product sample pack available so that you can see for yourself the quality products we create before you purchase. 

    You can order your free personal stationery sample pack by clicking here 

  • SIZE GUIDES

    Invitations & Announcements

    A5+ = 20.3 x 15.2 cm (8 x 6 inches)

    These are our largest invitations, which are more generous than standard A5. 

    A6+ = 15.2 cm x 11.4 cm (6 x 4.5 inches)
    These are slightly larger than standard A6 - postcard size.

    A5+ folded = 20.3 x 15.2 cm or 6 x 8 inches

    A5+ door invite = 20.3 x 15.2 cm (8 x 6 inches)
    These have the same printable area as our A5+ invitations, with the invitation behind a barn door design. The invitation is then tied up with your choice of ribbon colour.

    Square Invitations = 14.5 x 14.5 cm (5.7 x 5.7 inches)
    These are very contemporary looking invitations.
    Available only in Oyster White to retain the crisp look

    Photo invitations = 14.5 x 14.5 cm (5.7 x 5.7 inches) folded card, with an 8.5 x 8.5cm or 3.3 x 3.3 inches photo

    Our exclusive board design displays your uploaded photo on the front of the card, hand mounted within the window of our textured White 400 gsm folded Card. The details of your event are laid out inside the card for a unique, truly personalised invite

    Writing Paper / Letterheads

    Available in three sizes: A5, Post-Quarto and A4, and is flat printed on luxurious 170 gsm paper, in Oyster White or Cream. Our writing paper does not feature our watermark, giving you plenty of room to write your letters, and is a joy to write on and fountain pen friendly. All our writing paper sets include matching 170gsm envelopes, and come in our handmade presentation boxes.

    A4 Writing Paper = 21.0 x 29.7 cm (8.1 x 11.7 inches)

    This is the largest writing paper we provide and is the same size as a typical sheet of paper in your desk top printer.

    PQ Writing Paper = 17.7 x 22.8 cm (7 x 9 inches)
    Post Quarto (PQ) refers to a very distinct size of writing paper, in between A4 and A5.

    A5 Writing Paper =14.8 x 21.0 cm (5.9 x 8.3 inches)
    These are half the size of A4, which is a typical sheet of paper in your desk top printer.

    Click to view Writing paper sets 

    Labels

    Unique, individually printed, personalised premium sticky labels. 

    Large Labels: 7.6 x 10.2 cm (3 x 4 inches)

    Oval Labels: 7.5 x 5.5 cm (2.9 x 2.1 inches)

    Rectangular Labels: 8 x 4 cm (3.1 x 1.5 inches)

    Click here to vist Sticky labels 

    Tags

    Vintage Luggage Tags:

    Measuring 12 x 6 cm or 4.7 x 2.3 inches, with a 7.3 x 3.3 cm or 2.9 x 1.3 inch window
    These are created using a lovely textured cream card with your chosen artwork printed on a white label and mounted within the window. Your handmade tag comes with a length of Satin Ribbon and a 'how to tie' guide.

    Small Tags:
    Measuring 9 x 5.5cm (3.5 x 2.1 inches) our tags are available in Oyster White or Cream. 
    Your chosen artwork is flat printed on our Premium Quality 400gsm board.
    Your tags come with a length of candy striped string / ribbon and a 'how to tie' guide.
    Our tags do not show our watermark on the back, giving you plenty of room for personalisation

    Click here to visit HoneyTree Tags

    Greetings Cards

    Art Cards:
    These are the 'Queen Bee' of individual personalised cards, measuring 14.5 x 14.5 cm (5.7 x 5.7 inches). They are hand finished and made from a lovely textured white board, with your chosen designer illustration displayed within a plate sunk window, flat printed with your personalised message. Our art cards feature artwork not available on any other products.

    Greetings Cards:
    These are our smaller cards, measuring 12.5 x 12.5 cm (5 x 5 inches). With over 2,000 illustrations to chose from you will be able to find one to suit any occasion. You can also match your illustration to any other stationary on the HoneyTree website, enabling you to coordinate your gifts.

    Business / Visiting cards are 8.5 x 6cm (2.2 x 3.3 inches) and are designed to fit standard wallets. Available in white or cream. Presented in black business card boxes, these do-not feature our watermark on the back.

    Place Cards

    Each face measures 8.5 x 5.5cm and come ready creased displaying a small watermark on the back.

    Personalised Prints

    All of our illustrations are available to personalise and purchase as a print, either mounted or mounted and framed for a perfect gift. Printed on archival paper (prevents fading and deterioration) the illustration is mounted using a snow-white extra thick board, with a bevelled cut aperture. The mount measures 30.3 x 25.0cm (12 x 9.9 inches), with a 19.4 x 14.2cm (7.6 x 5.6 inches) window. Available with a Black or White Wooden Frame, with a generous 2cm display width, with a pre-installed picture hook ready to hang.

     

     

  • Shipping & Delivery

    Please Note: Many of our items are unable to fit through a letterbox so need to be received at the address provided. We recommend a work address for delivery or click and collection if you are not at home during the day.

    To ensure 100% quality control, your orders are printed in house at our studios in Somerset. Nothing is outsourced which enables us to provide a priority express next day service on 90% of our products.

    UK Standard Shipping: 
    
Delivery arriving within 4-6 business days. Royal Mail: Delivery confirmation (no signature required).

    Priority & Date Select:
    Priority Express 24: includes date select: Your order will arrive guaranteed before 2pm on your chosen date from the calendar (tracking code emailed & signature required). Perfect for Birthdays, Anniversaries and busy schedules.

    Priority 48 / 72hrs: For Foiled, Feature your own & Photo products plus Order of Services this priority delivery is available. For both quality control and design purposes, on receiving your order we set up the layout and send eproofs until you are delighted with the design. Only from sign off can we schedule the expedited delivery. The 48 /72 is not from ordering but from sign off. 

    Individual Greetings or Art cards: 
Order before 12noon Mon - Fri for same day dispatch or date select.

    UK Delivery - Royal Mail

    Basket Value Standard Delivery  Priority 24hrs Date Select, 48 & 72hrs  (Signature Required)
    Indv Greetings & Art Cards 80p Order before noon for same day dispatch (Royal Mail state that 90% of all 1st class arrive next day, unfortunately the other 10% can take up to 3 days. If possible, we recommend you allow 3 working days for delivery from the ‘Sent by us’ date.
     Up to £75  £3.50  £8.90
     Over £75  £3.50  £12.50
     Over £150   FREE  £12.50
     Delivered 4-6 Business Days  Next Day / Date Select

    Overseas*

    Basket Value Courier ROI Europe Rest of the world
     Up to £75  Royal Mail  £8 £15.00  £20.00
     Over £75  Royal Mail  £12 £15.00  £20.00
     Delivered  Business days  4-8 days  4-8 days  8-10 days
     Over £150   DHL Global  £39.00 From £23.50 From £43.50
     Delivered   Business days  3-5 days  3-6 days  4-6 days

     *We ensure we pay all the shipping costs, inc fuel surcharge and remote access our end, but when local taxes are levied these are always for the recipients account. When duty and taxes are applicable it will be invoiced/collected directly by the local customs authority therefore we can’t give you an indication as the what the charges will be prior to shipping.

    We are delighted to confirm we ship to: 

    European Zone: France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finaland, Monaco, Luxembourg, Switzerland

    Rest of the World: America, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United Arab Emirates & Malaysia.

    If your country is not on the list we are sorry that we don't deliver at this time.