The Desk Set is a by-appointment-only fine stationery and custom invitation studio located in San Francisco. Started in the early 1970's on Sacramento Street as a brick and mortar storefront, we consolidated to a by-appointment-only studio in August 2013. We take pride in being the stationer who has helped numerous families with everything from Birth Announcements to Wedding Invitations, and with everything in between and beyond!

Complete custom design services are available for all your needs by our talented staff.

Big News from The Desk Set

August 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm , by rachel


The Desk Set is Closing…

With sadness in my heart, I regretfully announce that The Desk Set will cease brick-and-mortar operations on Saturday, August 24th, 2013.

The Social Stationery industry has been hit hard-by both a sluggish economy and on-line competition-and it’s been a struggle to keep this business viable.

For over forty years, The Desk Set has had the pleasure of helping generations of San Franciscans celebrate weddings and announce births, express their feelings for friends and loved ones, and throw some truly splendid parties.

The past seven years have been a wonderful experience for me personally.

Please come help us clear out all of our great products before the 24th!


Saturday, August 3 – Everything is 25% off!

Saturday, August 10 – Everything is 50% off!

Saturday, August 17 – Everything is 75% off!

Custom Design & Printing will Continue!

We will not take any new in-house printing orders.

Re-orders of custom products will be taken, but may not be processed until after August 24th, as we are anticipating high foot traffic in the shop.

New custom orders will be on hold through August, and from now on, invitation and design consultations will be by appointment only, in person or by phone.
Engraving dies will remain on file and I will happily keep them for your future use, package them for you to pick up or mail them to you.
I will continue to be able to help with all your custom invitation, design and stationery needs, with the same concierge level of service you have come to expect.

Thank you for your patronage

Rachel Lopez Metzger, owner and creative director of The Desk Set

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Buy One Get One Free from Embossed Graphics

June 6, 2013 at 11:15 am , by rachel


Buy One, Get One Free!

All Embossed and Raised Ink Stationery from Embossed Graphics is on-sale in June!

Great Gift Ideas for: Dad, Grads and Newlyweds!

Our favorites:

For Dad:

Banner Cards

For the Recent Grad:

Initial Calling Cards

And for the Newly Weds:

Couples 7 Tablet Set

Shop our e-store or come in to our West Portal boutique.

June Savings on Custom Printed Orders

June 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm , by rachel


All through June, when you make a custom printed order at The Desk Set boutique, you will save!

How? Purchase at least $100 of personalized products
{this includes personalized stationery, invitations and announcements, even rubber stamps and return address labels}
and you will save!

Purchases must be made in the store, in person. {Sorry, no phone order or e-store orders}

Come and visit us in West Portal!

Buy One, Get One from Embossed Graphics

April 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm , by rachel


Now though April 30th when you Buy One set of Embossed or Raised Ink Stationery from Embossed Graphics, you will Get One Free!

Shop on-line or in the shop.

These are great gifts: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation and Weddings all are perfect occasions!

Spring Savings! Save 20% on ALL Custom Orders!

April 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm , by rachel


Enjoy our spectacular Spring Savings!
As our way of introducing all that we offer at our “new” location, we invite you to come in and
Save 20% on any Custom Order!
Custom Orders include:
wedding invitations & announcements, personalized stationery,
calling cards, business cards, birth announcements,
moving announcements, party invitations, notepads,
custom stamps & labels, printed napkins and more!
This list is just some of the great custom items we present!

Plus, we’ll waive the set-up fee on In-House printing!

Orders must placed in-store (savings not valid in our e-stores) by April 30th, 2013

We are still taking appointments and can even come to you! Call or email for details.

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