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About Us

OutVite.com, launched in November 2003, is an online purveyor of fine stationery, invitations, announcements and holiday cards catering to the GLBT community. The site was created by a group of gay and lesbian employees from eInvite.com, a leading online stationery retailer, with the goal of offering quality stationery products to computer-savvy customers in a comfortable shopping environment for GLBT consumers.

Both OutVite.com, as well as its parent company, eInvite.com, offer same-sex partner benefits and has long had written policies barring any form of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Our Values

The essence and values of OutVite.com talk to who we are and what we believe. Our values serve as our guide for our actions and ultimately forms the basis for our culture.

  • Achieve operational excellence by focusing on the details in every aspect of our business.
  • Continually reinvent ourselves; inspire originality and innovation.
  • Do the right thing by our customers, partners, suppliers, investors, community and each other.
  • Cultivate an exceptional workplace: encourage mutual support, collaboration, commitment, and achievement.

Products

OutVite has scoured the marketplace in search of quality, gay friendly products. Our design team of established artists select from only the top brands on the market to offer a complete selection of high quality goods with varying designs and price levels. They carefully select exclusive new designs that you won't see everywhere else. They select these designs and products according to the quality of materials and craftsmanship, integrity of the design and overall value.

OutVite works with seasoned printers who have exceptional reputations for their craftsmanship. We carry a full variety of the finest quality papers - rich vellum, handsome heavy weight cards, fine rice papers, elegant parchments and handmade envelope liners from around the world. By working with numerous suppliers we are able to present you with a unique and varied line, one you won't find in any large store or boutique. Whether you are looking for environmentally friendly recycled papers or deep jewel toned papers, OutVite has what you are searching for.

Our Commitment to the Environment

We look to offer product from companies that take recycling seriously. For example, Checkerboard, Ltd., our primary stationery suppliers, takes extra measures to minimize any impact on the environment. Beyond the fact that nearly all of their papers are recycled, they also adhere to a strict in-plant recycling program. The program operates on a three pronged approach: using recycled paper in the manufacturing of products, donating paper trimmings and discontinued paper stock to charity, and recycling office/manufacturing waste paper. The only thing they spill into the environment is their genuine concern for it.

CheckMate™ Technology

OutVite.com has licensed the use of CheckMate™ Technology, a unique service that enables users to view and approve an actual typeset proof on their computers, allowing for greater accuracy and speedy turn-around. With CheckMate™ Technology, you not only select your design and personalize it with your chosen ink color, lettering style and size, but you also see exactly what it will look like before you order. And when we say exact - we mean exact! Once you choose your design, ink and lettering style, your information is transmitted to the typesetting system and is returned to you within seconds with an actual preview of your custom selection. If you'd like to try another color, move the text around or increase the spacing between the lines, go right ahead. Another preview will be returned to reflect your changes. OutVite chose to lease patented CheckMate™ Technology to give you the absolute best the industry has to offer.

Service

We truly enjoy this business, and it shows in every aspect of our work. Our first priority in service is to take the anxiety out of ordering custom printing. Our highly trained and friendly Customer Service team is available to you by phone at 1.866.OutVite (688.8483) Monday - Friday from 9am - 6pm EST, or by email at CustomerService@OutVite.com. For questions on design or etiquette, call us by phone or email us at Etiquette@OutVite.com . An invitation etiquette expert or design specialist will answer your questions.

Our Community Citizenship

Since our company founding, we have been committed to the principals of tolerance, inclusion and respect for diversity. We have had a long history of actively working with, and giving to, a variety of organizations within our community, at all ends of the political, social, spiritual and economic spectrum, provided their mission is GLBT focused, supportive and positive. Our involvement includes charitable giving as well as employee volunteerism. Listed below is a small sample of the diverse organizations with whom we have worked/supported to facilitate their fund-raising initiatives and a few of their comments.

  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation's GLBT Partnership
  • Equality California: "Thank you for your recent donation to EQCA's 2004 Los Angeles Equality Awards Dinner. Your presence in the silent auction allowed us to raise over $15,000."
  • Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD): "Because of your generosity...(OutVite.com) helped make the 2004 Winder Party the most successful Winter Party ever."
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
  • Lambda Legal
  • Log Cabin Republicans
  • Beth Chayim Chadashim (the world's first synagogue for lesbians and gay men)

Testimonials

Nothing is more satisfying then hearing back from our customers. Click here to see what other OutVite customers have written to us. If you have already placed an order with OutVite or are working with our ordering system, please let us know about your experience.

Your comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. CustomerService@OutVite.com.

Contact Us

OutVite.com is located at 216 West Boylston Street, West Boylston, Massachusetts 01583. We seek partnerships with companies that share our values. If you are interested in a business alliance, please contact us at 1.866.688.8483, Monday - Friday from 9am - 6pm EST.