A Designer Keepsake
4 Keep Sake is a printing and laser company that is changing the design landscape of the Lowveld. 4 Keep Sake specialise in wedding and event stationary. They create laser cut projects according to their client’s needs. Each client and project is unique and no project looks the same. Elsa’s planning is strategic. “If I have a theme and colour scheme, I will spend hours creating a mood board. On the laser side, it is more important to be practical. It is more technical to draw something on the computer and to make it work after it has been laser cut. It is also a challenge to receive a client’s Pinterest idea and make it a reality.”
Elsa and Jan-Hendrik love designing stuff for events with their team. From signage, invitations, and stationery, they enjoy working with other creative forces like event planners and photographers. They also enjoy the lighter side of life. “We create stationary for kids too. From invitations to cupcake toppers and everything in between,” laughs Elsa. “The kiddies stationary is my happy place.”
“Because we do such a wide variety of projects including engraving and large format printing, we struggled to find a suitable slogan to sum up what we do. We went public and asked our customers – they came up with – your imagination our creation!“ says Elsa.