Black Ink is a fine stationery and gift store in Pacific Palisades, California, a suburb of Los Angeles close to the sea. We carry all the traditional lines of fine stationery your mother knew well, ie Crane and William Arthur, and have the most current lines of letterpress and foil printing for the customer who wants the most luxurious of stock and printing for her thank you note or invitation.  Vera Wang, Kate Spade, Jonathan Adler all live on our shelves, yours for the taking!

We have a beyond talented designer on staff who makes all your dreams come true. We have created invitations for the biggest soirees in town and our client list is formidable (Mum's the word!) From street art skateboard bar mitzvah themes to the most elegant of party invitations for the corporate crowd and the most chic among us... menus, escort cards, favor tags, napkin designs… nothing is a "NO" when you come to our design team!

We also provide the most interesting collection of fine gifts in all price ranges. You will find things in our store you don't see anywhere else... not online, not at the mall, not at all!

We shop all over the country for just the right things to give to your friends, your family, your teachers and everyone on your list! Monogramming is our mantra... why not personalize it? Extraordinary gift wrapping is complimentary

We at Black Ink have a look, and after fifteen years of buying and designing, we know it's a good one! Come and visit! Click here to see some examples of our work

These days it's easy to go online and order EVERYTHING with a click of the mouse… but there's one thing you can't get online, and that's personal attention and tender loving care.


We are passionate about making our customers' dreams come true. Every event is special, and there's nothing we won't do in order to make an invitation unique and perfect. We never give up until it's just right!


Custom invitations are an art form. It's all about the design elements: the colors, the inks, the fonts and the layout. These are the things that set your event apart, and we are obsessed with all of them. We bathe in color, we hoard fonts, and every layout is a labor of love.


Words are just as important. In fact, they mean everything! And we love the challenge of going above and beyond the typical Emily Post verbiage. Nothing typical or rote for our customers, ever!


Putting it all together with delicious materials are our guilty pleasure. We pour over paper stock, envelope liners, calligraphy styles on envelopes, custom labels to match your invite… then there are matching cocktail napkins and guest towels! Table numbers and menus and place cards to fit your theme perfectly. It's all part of the joy of throwing a fabulous party, and we're here to help.


We search far and wide to find unique and diverse gift items. A day doesn't go by that a customer doesn't remark "I have never seen things like i see on your shelves!" That's our goal. We know you can get frames and birthday gifts for your girlfriends at Pottery Barn or Amazon… but they will NOT have what we have!

We also hear "I can always find something here, no matter the occasion."  Our customers depend on us when they are running to a dinner party, and we wrap everything with panache, delicious paper and loads of luxurious ribbon.

Our philosophy is, don't just walk through the front door, make an entrance!