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.

2 Color, letterpress wedding invitations. Black & white leaves.

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 through butter. There were some curling issues I think because it’s manufactured in a humid area, and we are a very dry climate, however by the time it was trimmed down and printed, and then trimmed to final size they were flat as sheet metal.

The typography they selected was an unlikely pairing, however after seeing it all printed out, I was really surprised at how they turned out. I think in the end the paring of Bernhard Modern with Raniscript was a great transition of bold to thin, with similar axis characteristics and stem extenders. What do you think?