Choosing a printing method is an important factor in reaching your aesthetic goals. During our design process, we’ll work with you to gain an understanding of your personal and wedding style. We bring our expertise in recommending which printing method would best suit your aesthetic and budget. We work with almost any type of printing method and we love to combine them for a more elevated look and feel. Here is some information about each one below.
Digital or Flat Printing
Digital, or flat, printing is the most simple and cost effective option. This is the perfect way to print images and watercolor because it can easily use full color. We also offer white ink digital printing. White ink is a beautiful way to make a message pop on colored paper.
Letterpress is a beautiful traditional method of printing. It is created by using a plate this is inked and pressed into the paper leaving a pillowy impression. Letterpress works best on cotton paper. The thicker the paper is, the deeper the impression will be. Each different color of ink needs a different “pass” onto the paper. Each pass will need a different plate and will add to the cost.
We love to mix letterpress with digital printing to achieve full design and aesthetic goals. A press with no ink is called a “blind emboss.” This is a great way to add subtle details and texture to your invitation.
There are several ways we could add foil to your invitation. The most cost effective is foil printing, it’s flat like digital but adds a nice details.
Foil stamping uses the same method as letterpress but instead of applying an ink color, it presses foil into the paper. We can use any color of foil imaginable, think blues, greens even white! The most popular colors used are gold, rose gold and copper.
Engraving is the most traditional and expensive printing process. The design is transferred onto a copper plate and pushed into the back on the paper, leaving a raised texture on top of the invitation. Gold and metallic inks can also be used with engraving. A nice cost effective alternative to engraving is thermography. Thermography achieves the same raised texture but does not require a copper plate. Thermography is created with a pattern and ink placed on the top of the paper.