PRINT STYLES FOR WEDDING STATIONERY

DIGITAL PRESS

Digital printers spray the ink onto the paper rather than imprint it. As a result, digital images tend to have flat, one-dimensional appearance, however the rich colors provided by a high-end printing system more than make up for the difference.
This is the best choice for reproducing color and black-and-white photographs on cards, announcements and invitations. No other printing method can match the crisp look and true color match that digital printing provides.

REQUIREMENTS: This style has the fastest turnaround and most affordable for full-color graphics and text.

2-3 weeks from final proof approval
Starting at $950*

SCREEN PRINTING

Screen printing involves creating a stencil of an image on a screen of porous mesh, traditionally made of silk. A roller or squeegee is used to pull paint-like ink over the stencil, forcing it through the mesh onto the paper being printed. Unlike the inks used in some other forms of printing, screen printing ink sits right on the surface of paper, resulting in incredibly rich, vibrant color.
Screen printing can also be used on a variety of surfaces, so anything that has a flat surface can be printed; paper, chipboard, fabrics, wood, leather and metal…

REQUIREMENTS: Screen for each piece/color. Best for 1-4 colors with text and graphics.

3-4 weeks from final proof approval
Starting at $1400*

LETTERPRESS

Letterpress printing involves setting type and motifs in reverse on a letterpress plate. The plate is then inked and pressed onto the surface of a paper. The pressing process transfers the ink and leaves a deep impression on the paper creating a three dimensional print that has a feel unlike any other type of printing.
The nature of the printing demands a high quality, and generally heavier weight paper that will not tear or thin when pressed.

REQUIREMENTS: a plate for each piece/color. Best for 1-4 colors with mostly text and 2D graphics.

6-8 weeks from final proof approval
Starting at $1600*

FOIL STAMPING

Foil stamping is somewhat similar to letterpress and engraving, in that the color is applied to paper with pressure. The dies are heated and then stamped with enough pressure to seal a thin layer of foil to the paper.

REQUIREMENTS: a die for each piece/color. Best for 1-2 colors with mostly text and 2D graphics.

4-6 weeks from final proof approval
Starting at $1400*

THERMOGRAPHY

Thermography involves adding a resinous powder to the printing ink. When the combination is heated and dried it creates a slightly raised effect.
Foil stamping is somewhat similar to letterpress and engraving, in that the color is applied to paper with pressure. The dies are heated and then stamped with enough pressure to seal a thin layer of foil to the paper.

REQUIREMENTS: a die for each piece/color. Best for 1-2 colors with mostly text and 2D graphics.

4-6 weeks from final proof approval
Starting at $1400*

*Based on 100 invitation sets (invite card, response card + extra insert).

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