I love the subtlety of a matte metallic ink, it gives a perfect shimmer when caught in the right light but isn’t too blingy. While all things that glitter can be lovely, for an invitation suite, the subtle shimmer paired with a metallic envelope give a great gradation of texture and variation to a piece without having it be too matchy. I don’t even think blingy and matchy are words, my wordpress is wanting to autocorrect me. 

Often when translating metallic color schemes over to letterpress you have to find a matte hue that you can mix with silver or gold ink. The other options is to order a coated metallic custom pantone can of ink, and accept that on an uncoated, highly absorbent cotton paper, you will loose most of the high-gloss.

Moving on, all of the colors in this palette would be stunning mixed with a little silver to make a rainbow of golds and bronzes for a wedding suite. Thanks Helga for the wonderful inspiration photo! Photo Credit: Curved by Hkvam originally found on Flickr.

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