winter wedding invitations

2 articles tagged as winter wedding invitations

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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In honor of Valentine’s Day I’ll be blogging all week about wedding invites that have gone out the door these last few weeks. These were printed for my borther-in-law and his fiance for their wedding next week. We are so excited for them both, they’ve been waiting a long time for each other! These were printed on our new house paper (in the 220# stock) Legion Eco Rag. I LOVE it SOOO much better than the Lettra 220# paper. All I can say to describe this paper is, plush, pillowy and take a BEAUTIFUL impression. There are so many things that make this paper (in my opinion) better than the lettra. It’s soft – has a beautiful texture, and CUTS SO MUCH BETTER. My blade on my cutter dulls pretty quick with the lettra, but this stuff is like a hot knife …

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