Learn the basics of modern calligraphy with Emma

Bespoke Suites

Commission bespoke work that exudes your personality

Make a statement

Corporate and social events need invitations too!

Modern Calligraphy

A unique element to your invitation suite or bespoke work.

Place settings

Calligraphy? Printed? An alternative surface?

Details & add-ons

Check out beautiful optional extras.

Oh My Pen and Press produces bespoke stationery and paper goods, using techniques such as letterpress and hand scripting, and is based in Douglas in the Isle of Man. I, Emma Allen am the sole designer and calligrapher of my studio and every piece that is created is with the client’s ideas, likes and dislikes in mind.

Letterpress is at the heart of my business, and having recently purchased my first press, I'm in a permanent honeymoon period with it. I adore the way the design is imprinted on the paper, and the luxurious feel it incites.  

From wedding stationery to party invitations, birth announcements, business cards or monogram and crest design – we’ll work together to produce your perfect paper goods. Please browse the pricelist for more information on what I offer, and if what you’re looking for isn’t there – just ask. I love a challenge!


"I wish I would have known about Emma sooner as
I would have used her services more!"

- Katie Brooks


"Emma has been amazing throughout the whole process and this has now resulted in an invitation which is truly beyond what I imagined!"

- Zoe Thompson


"Cannot say enough how much I love my invites...
Wish I could do it all again!"

- Rachael Joughin


"Emma was super helpful and full of brilliant and inspiring ideas.
So proud to show our invitations off to everyone"

- Shelley Quirk


"I asked Emma to make me Agate stones as name places/favours for my wedding and they are so beautiful! Emma is so talented... you can see how much passion she has for what she does."

- Kara Wheeler


"Emma gave us the type of kindness, excitement and service you would want for anything! She's created something really special that our families will keep for a very long time. Her eye for detail is fantastic, we would recommend her to anyone.

- Stewart Dillon