custom letterpress wedding invitations

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This invitation suite was beautifully calligraphied by Kathryn of Della Carta whom we work with regularly for calligraphy calling cards. THe bride is looking for an ice blue or pool color paired with a gold. She wants some shimmer which can be interesting with letterpress as our inks are matte. When you print on uncoated paper stock you lose the ability to have a glossy ink and also the sheen that metallic inks can put off. While the inks are mixed with mica flecks to give it that shimmer, I am always advising brides that the ink will be a matte metallic. If you are looking for something super shiny, then a foil is the way to go. Presses with a foiling unit usually have the inking disabled and a foiling unit is attached. From there spools of foil are wound through …

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These letterpress wedding invitations were the first invites I printed with the technique of a split ink fountain. To achieve a gradient, the steel cylinder on the press is inked up with two colors, one on the left and right of the cylinder. When the ink distributes it creates the gradient that happened here in the great oak background. I’ve found since printing this and other split fountain pieces, that it is a lot harder to keep color consistent with two analogous colors on the color wheel as they just want to blend all together as the ink distributes more throughout the run. We had to clean the press about 3 times for this set of 100, so as to not have the yellow and green become one middle color from the continual distribution. In the end though, this is another favorites …

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