Bell'Invito’s founder Heather Wiese Alexander stumbled onto a stash of 19th century printing presses which had lay dormant for decades in a dusty corner of an all-but-abandoned building. As passion met opportunity, Heather set off cleaning, renovating, and repairing the relics of a bygone era. She learned the craft and process of both letterpress and engraving, and soon realized that no modern derivation matched the color and the tactile feel when quality ink adheres to fine papers. She gathered craftsmen and craftswomen, masters of the lost art of fine printing.
Today, state of the art equipment lives side-by-side to those original presses, still operating and still the beating heart of Bell'Invito's luxury printing atelier. Each day they turn out beautifully handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces that carry articulate expressions of love, celebration, sympathy, and a plethora of emotions.