WHAT IS CALLIGRAPHY?
Shortly, it is beautiful handwriting, hand-lettering. I specialize in Copperplate (elegant, cursive, flourishes and curls, different pressures…)
WHAT IS THE PRICING?
Please send us an inquiry. As an example, place cards cost 18DKK/piece and up, on-site work starts at 900DKK/hour and up.
Price depends on the event, ink type you prefer, if you have your own cards... I will guide you.
HOW LONG IN ADVANCE DO I BOOK?
The sooner the better! Weddings ideally 4-6 months in advance, corporate events 1-2 months in advance. Seasons can be quite busy (weddings, Christmas, Mother's Day…) and we accept limited number of clients to ensure high level of service and quality. Get in touch and we will find a way.
HOW IS IT DELIVERED?
Either in person or via Post Nord post/DHL. Please note that with postal services we do not guarantee delivery dates and do not hold responsibility. There were no issues so far.
DO YOU PROVIDE THE STATIONERY?
We provide some classical ones such as thick white cards, white envelopes, dark blue cards etc. They change according to the season and availability, please send us an inquiry. Usually, embassies, companies and other corporates prefer own stationery (with logo etc).
CAN YOU SIGN THE NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT?
Yes, certainly. Working with sensitive data of banks or embassies, it is a common practice.
WHAT LANGUAGES CAN YOU WORK IN?
I speak English, Czech, Slovak, some French and some Russian. As for calligraphy, any language using the Latin alphabet is possible.
DO YOU WRITE IN OTHER ALPHABETS?
No, I do not. I have not studied Chinese, Arabic or Cyrillic calligraphy, so I do not feel educated enough to offer it.
WHAT FORMAT SHOULD MY ADDRESS LIST BE IN?
You may submit your addresses in Word or Excel file. All addresses must be proofread and spelled out exactly as will appear. I will provide an easy template for you.
WHO ARE YOUR CLIENTS?
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
I have studied art in art school and with several known artists and calligraphers in the Czech Republic. My art was exhibited at the Prague castle, theatre, political institutes around Europe, sold to various customers. I work hard to improve every day.
WHAT TECHNIQUE DO YOU USE?
My favorite technique is ink dip pen and either black or golden ink. It can get messy and needs patience, but it is still my #1.
50 years ago, it was more common. Today, many do not use cursive in daily life, and holding an ink pen is also different from a regular pen - that is why people call it so classy and old school and love watching the process.
DO YOU ALSO PRINT OR DO GRAPHIC DESIGN?
No, I don’t. I do not have printers and scanners as big print shops do and my PC work ends with our emails. Then it's all handmade and handwritten, and every piece is original.
DO YOU ONLY WRITE ON PAPER?
Most often. We have experience with gifts for customers, wedding favors and name cards from different materials - wood, stone, glass, leaves. Let's get creative together and find a way!
I LIKE THE WAX SEAL ON THE ENVELOPE CLOSING. CAN YOU DO IT FOR ME?
Yes, we can. We have many motives you can choose from. Customers and guests love it (my favorite reaction was “I felt like a Pope while opening it!”). Everybody will remember you.
DO YOU TEACH CLASSES OR WORKSHOPS?
I do offer a private class (2-3 hours, 1400 DKK) or a group class if you are 4 or more students (2-3 hours, 950 DKK each).
WHAT AREAS DO YOU WORK IN?
Copenhagen area, however, I am able to travel almost anywhere if agreed. Around Denmark, Czech Republic, rest of Europe, we even held events in California, US.
DO YOU DO RUSH ORDERS?
Yes, they are accepted on a case-by-case basis and for an additional rush fee. Please contact me asap and I will try my best.
WHAT ARE YOUR POLICIES?
Workshop booking: 100% of the total amount
Work booking deposit: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation fee up to a week before the event: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation fee later than a week before the event: 100% of the total amount
Late payment fee: 25% of the total amount/week
Minimum order: 500DKK
Extra paper stock required: 15%
Prices exclude VAT and possible transportation costs.
Unless agreed differently in advance.