The Calligraphy (from the Greek, “beautiful writing”)
Maisner has created a modern calligraphic style of timeless elegance. His masterful revival and blend of 18th century European Copperplate writing and 19th century American Spencerian writing is a luxurious tapestry of intricate flourishes and beautiful letterforms.
Maisner’s “Italian,” “French” and “Americana” styles are unique in the world of social stationery and calligraphy.
Maisner is an editorial favorite: Martha Stewart calls his calligraphy “the most beautiful calligraphy I have ever seen.” W Magazine writes that he is “the New York calligrapher” and Town & Country Weddings calls him a “renowned virtuoso.”
Hand engraving – the process that Rembrandt used to make etchings – is a printing technique over 500 years old. The most expensive and time consuming method of printing, engraving yields the highest quality results and is essential in capturing the details and fine lines of Maisner’s calligraphy. For each print run, a copper die plate is engraved and filled with ink by hand for each impression. The paper is then pressed onto the plate under enormous pressure, resulting in an image in which the letters rise slightly off the page. Each color requires a separate die plate and press run.