invitations

14 articles tagged as invitations

We are already two months into winter here so needless to say, my mind is wandering to more tropical climates. These shipped out for a destination wedding and let me tell you, I SO wish I was somewhere warm right now. We have¬† lose to eight feet of snow banks on our road in places. These were letterpress printed on lettra paper, 220# as a 2-color job. One thing I’m finding is that lettra – while a great paper – seems to exaggerate the “salty” look when printing large ink areas. It seems that paired with the texture and composition of the paper there is less ink absorbancy when printing a flood in comparison to other papers (Mohawk and Arturo come to mind specifically as having better absorbancy). In the end, I think it depends on what sort of look you are …

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So it’s another new year – and I’m a resolution kind of gal. So after you look at these pretty New Years Eve letterpress invitations, then check out the goings on planned for 2011 and sit back and watch it all happen as we blog and grow Dingbat Press. Letterpress New Year’s Eve wedding invitations. Printed on 110# Ecru paper in matte metallic antique gold, and matte metallic pewter ink. A7 (5×7″) finished size for the invitation, and 3.5×5″ reply paired with printed matching envelopes. Personal Resolution #1 I’m not buying anything for myself this year. No clothes, toys, pretty things what-so-ever. National Stationery Show is the only thing I’ll be splurging on :) Obvious Business Resolution #1 Grow Dingbat Press! In the coming year, the following goals will be blogged about – as we pass them off – its our biggest …

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These were presented to a bride who was looking for a bright fall wedding suite for her event in October. Option 1: Maple Leaf wedding suite This concept plays off a beautiful photo of a wedding cake with the maple leaves that the client sent over. Seeing that she had mentioned wanting bright colors, we explored oranges and warm coral/red on this option. We were going for elegant with the calligraphy typeface however wanted to explore some unique layouts for this. The inner envelope would be lined with the maple leaves liner, and the outer envelope is the cream, matching the paper stock used for the invites. The inner envelope is in poppy and both envelopes would look beautiful addressed with chocolate ink for her guests. ……………………………………… Option 2: Heart Thumbprint wedding invitations We LOVED the thumbprint heart concept that the client …

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This is Adam, our 18 mo. old neighbor. After a tragic incident on the 24th, he has been life-flighted to the closest children’s hospital (SLC) and is in the ICU fighting for his life. He is 18 months and the youngest child in his family. The hospital is 350 miles from Idaho, and both of his parents are down there praying for a miracle and full recovery for Adam – waiting by his bedside. The rest of their kids are here in Idaho with extended family and neighbors. Susan & George are amazing parents, live a life of service to others, and have so much love for each of their children. My heart is breaking to see this happen to such a wonderful family. Please help and be entered to win some awesome goods! To raise money for Adam’s life-flight and hospital …

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BRIEF from Demi: If anything I would say our style is Tuscan elegance. Our ceremony is outdoors and our reception indoors in a barrel room/wine cave. I don’t want too much of a winery/vineyard theme going on in the invitation, but rather something elegant that sort of catches the whole winery vibe. While working on these designs we wanted to explore damask pattern and to juxtapose typography with a simple body layout and elegant script for hierarchy significance. Often when designing, I go through a series of steps to establish hierarchy within a piece. Wedding invitations are easy as usually the bride & groom’s names are of the most importance. Followed by the Bride’s parents (or the hosting family), and then, if included, the groom’s family. Next the reception/ceremony information and then date/time/venue information. Not all of these areas in a layout …

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Kim and her fiance are fans of Lord of the Rings and are having a beautiful wedding in the majestic Lake Tahoe. Inspiration was derived from Celtic imagery and she wanted a sophisticated feel to the invites that somewhat reflected the LOTR elvish mood. Her main inspiration was from the view below – that of her reception site over-looking the beautiful lake! We took the shape of the windows and softened them up creating a frame around Kim’s invitation typography. She was looking for a whimsical script typeface, and blind impression of a pattern that flooded the rest of the invite. The final printed piece: 2/0 letterpress printed on 220#/600GSM paper. Paired with pool envelopes and matching dark pool ink. Photographed by Geri – she’s been working for me since December and has quite the eye for photography. Stop by her blog …

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Spring has finally arrived here temporarily (its supposed to snow again this weekend) but for now we are enjoying the lovely weather! These letterpress wedding invitations were done in 2007 but I’ve been having one of my employees re-photograph all of my wedding suites since my camera is out of commission for the time being. Let me tell you, she is doing a fabulous job with styling. I am LOVING what she’s done so far and just can’t wait to show you all! These poppy invites were the inspiration behind the other poppy product in The SHOP. The pieces included invitation, reception insert, thank you note, ceremony insert, and bridal luncheon insert. If you are interested in a custom letterpress wedding suite from Dingbat Press, contact us, we’d love to work with you!

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Sarah came to me wanting a letterpress wedding suite that was bright, modern and sort of cirque de soleil looking for her invitations. To see her previous round 1 proofs and round 2 proofs click to link! Below is the final product. Curry and fuchsia were her colors of choice and they turned out totally awesome with the impression and reverse print band on the bottom of the invite creating a faux emboss. Check out that close up! This was such a fun job to print and design. It really came together in the last design round and was so unexpected. Perfect for a fun summer wedding. Below is invitation/envelope, thank you note, and table card.

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Jessica was looking for traditional, black and romantic letterpress invitations with a hint of oversized script typography for the bride and groom’s names. She wanted clean, classy and sophisticated with light pink envelopes – this job is in the final design phases and I can’t wait for it to go on press!

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This letterpress wedding suite was printed last fall for a Victorian Christmas wedding. Often I have the bride & groom looking for budget letterpress and I usually recommend a wedding suite with one ink color in that situation. So many people shy away from estimates if it includes only one ink color, however I wanted to provide an example of how beautiful a suite with one ink color can look! This couple had their budget pretty conservative but needed a lot of pieces in the suite so on the initial consult I provided an estimate for a 1 color suite. Since I was working with a designer (the groom), he was open to the option as well. In the end, it was printed on the thick 110# paper, and included was the reply/food option insert as well as a directions/map insert along …

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