We believe that the most simple things in life often hold the sweetest and most powerful memories. A simply folded greeting card, an intertwining monogram or a perfectly printed invitation; these are keepsakes that are savored for a life-time, and we are proud to be crafters of these memories.

Boasting a full production wing to our studio, we offer all design work, print and finishing in house at our luxurious Cape Town based studio. Our vibrant, inspired and hand selected team collectively safeguards all projects, local and international, with tender loving creative care. Together, with immense passion, they ensure our high standards are repetitively and uniquely met. For international customers, our designs can be printed in any language and shipped worldwide.

STATIONERY

We design and create stationery for all of lifes events, including Invitations, Menus, Gift Boxes, Seating plans, Escort cards, Place cards, Table numbers, Labelling, Tags and Signage for any event.

Graphic Design

We offer a luxury design service which ranges from stationery design for all of lifes special celebrations, corporate design, packaging design and personal stationery. Boasting a variety of design styles from our creative design team we make it easy to find something that’s uniquely and beautifully you. Regardless of the occasion, Secret Diary’s passion for design shows through in every digital or printed piece. We love the idea of bringing stories to life through a unique branded experience.

LETTER PRESSING

As our favourite print form, Letterpressing is luxurious sought after and not overly available in SA, making the letterpress service that we offer an exclusive one. Letterpress printing has become the go-to printing technique for wedding invitations, greeting cards, and business cards for anyone hoping to make an impression (pun intended) on the recipient. Printed on a restored 19th century press, the prints created at Secret Diary convey the delicate beauty and tactile warmth that is so often lost in more modern printing techniques.

DIE CUTTING

We offer a variety of die cut stationery including envelopes, shapes and packaging.

PRINTING

We are able to digitally print on a large variety of paper types up to an A3 plus size. A haven for paper connoiseurs, we print our designs on the thickest, most luxurious stocks and boast the largest variety of paper choices in Africa with everything from eco concious cardstock to 100% cotton paper, brown craft paper shimmer paper, pearlescent paper and a large range of gorgeously glam glitter paper. * A common misconception is white printing, please note that digital printers are not able to print in white. Please chat to us about some of our other print forms which can accommodate “white printing”.

LASER CUTTING

Laser cutting is an intricate form of cutting that provides the most outstanding level of precision detail to our work. Best used for cutting out fine detail, every laser cut detail is meticulously designed and custom-made to reflect the overall brand or theme. Although breathtakingly beautiful, due to the nature of the cut work residual burn marks do randomly occur on all laser cut products. We are able to cut any paper or board as well as variety of acrylic, perspex and wood and also offer laser engraving on wood, perspex and some metals.

FOILING

Luxury stamp foiling is available in a variety of metallic shades. Please bear in mind that foiling plates are required for all stamp foiling jobs.

EMBOSSING

Embossing is availble up to an A4 size. Creating a beautiful ``puffed out`` impression, embossing is ther epitome of classic printmaking elegance.

LARGE FORMAT PRINTING

We offer printed banners, canvas printing including or excluding block mounting and any large indoor or outdoor signage

Choose a design “off the shelf”

 

Style in a hurry! For the bride on a tight deadline or budget.

Boasting the largest variety of invitations and stationery to choose from in Africa we offer a quick and easy solution to “stationery in a hurry”! We offer one of the most extensive collections of invitations, save the dates, wedding and event stationery and gifts for style-savvy clients worldwide.

Start by browsing through our selection of carefully curated event stationery essentials to find a design that’s right for you. Choose from thousands of letterpress printed, laser cut, foil stamped, and digitally printed stationery designs, decor, packaging and gifts ranging from the traditional to the ultra modern and including everything in between.  So whether you’re searching for modern stationery to complement your contemporary reception or vintage invitations for your Victorian styled ceremony, Secret Diary has all your paper goods and stationery needs covered. With a variety of design styles we make it easy to find something that’s uniquely and beautifully you.

  • Browse

    Visit our gallery of work and have a browse around.

  • Get in touch

    We love hearing from you!
    Pop us an email with a wish list of the stationery goodies you need as well as some images or links to the design style you have in mind.
    Dont forget to let us know the quantities you require, as all our stationery goodies are quoted based on quantity.

  • Quotation

    Once we have a good idea of your requirements then we will draw up a formal quotation for you. Once your deposit is settled then we are ready to roll with your order!

  • Design & Production

    You will be placed with a lovely designer from our team and design drafts will be emailed to you for consideration and sign off. We design until you are over the moon happy with your designs!
    Once you have signed off then production will begin on your order.
    Chat to us about lead times if you are working with a specific deadline.

  • Shipping

    Once your order is ready, it will be shipped to an address of your choice.
    We ship locally and internationally!
    Payment of your outstanding invoice is due at this point. Orders cannot be shipped without full payment of your invoice in place.

Have a design custom created just for you

Secret Diary couture is a one of a kind experience for the client wanting a unique “never before done” stationery suite. By pairing you with one of our talented designers, care and attention is put into bringing your vision to life with more than just a personal touch, but a memorable experience. Couture clients get the added benefit of being able to choose from hundreds of papers, luxury print techniques, finishes, embellishments, ribbons, materials. From hand-drawn artwork to luxury silk invitation boxes, every one-of-a-kind design is a personal reflection of you and your special event. Each client is led step-by-step from paper selection through to the printing process, as we craft stationery thats tailor-made for you. Every detail is meticulously designed and custom-made to reflect your overall style.

  • Lets chat!

    All couture orders start with a chat either via email or telephone.
    The more info we have, the easier and more accurately we will be able to quote you.
    Always remember to let us know the quantity you require as all our stationery is quantity dependent.

  • Quote

    A quotation will be prepared based on your requirements and sent to you for consideration. In order to secure your booking with us we require a 70% deposit on all couture orders.
    Once your deposit is settled then we are onto the fun part!
    Lets get designing!

  • Design & Approval

    One our talented designers will contact you to chat about your designs and get some finer details before they begin the design process.
    A set of design drafts will be emailed to you to peruse.
    At this point we are banking on you being in love with one of the options we provide, but dont fret if you aren't as we design until you are 100% happy!

    To proceed with printing and production an artwork approval form will need to be signed. Thereafter production time frames will be communicated with you & your order will be printed & produced.

  • Payment

    Payment of the remainder of your invoice balance will be due before we can dispatch your order

  • Shipping

    Once your order is ready, it will be shipped to an address of your choice.
    We ship locally and internationally!

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Our Clients

These are just a small group of clients very dear to our hearts, and who we have had the fortunate opportunity to work with over the past few years.
They inspire us to continously push the boundaries in producing quality products and providing exceptional service.