Wedding invitations and other fine stationery often feature a common list of special print methods and treatments. Some invitations focus on one special detail and some feature a few. We’ve listed all the details with a definition and a link to some examples. Enjoy!
Debossing adds dimension to a wedding invitation, resulting in a sophisticated look perfect for your style. Debossing uses heat and pressure to reshape the surface of the paper but with depressions or indentations rather than raised impressions like embossing (see below). The “carved” heart in the Birch Tree Carvings Invitation is a great example.
Die cutting is the process of using a steel blade to punch out unique shapes, cuts and frames, giving your wedding invitations a uniquely beautiful look and making sure they are a cut above the rest! Any invitation that’s cut into a crest shape is a wonderful example of the impressive power of die cutting.
Embossing adds an elegant look and feel to any piece of stationery. Heat and pressure reshapes the surface of the paper to create an image or design that’s raised above the paper. Embossing creates an experience for recipients because they can see and feel this beautiful print method. Many of our traditional wedding invitations feature embossed details.
The gem of all printing processes, foil stamping adds star quality to any piece of stationery! Foil stamping includes a heated die stamped onto foil, which adheres to the surface of the paper and leaves the design of the die behind. You get to enjoy the gorgeous result on these foil wedding invitations.
We’ve magically found a way to adhere glitter to paper without the mess glitter often comes with. Our glitter wedding invitations may feature large areas filled with glitter finite accents that add just a touch of sparkle. You can even fine some faux glitter designs, which are an affordable alternative to real glitter.
Laser cutting involves using a focused beam of light to cut beautifully intricate designs into laser cut wedding invitations. The laser’s precise movements are controlled by a computer, resulting in stunning and flawless designs perfect for an event as special as a wedding.
Letterpress is a traditional printing process that lends an incredibly sophisticated and beautiful look fine stationery. Letterpress invitations begin as digital designs, which are sent to film as a negative and then exposed to a plate. The plate is then pressed to individual sheets of paper. A heavily impressed image on thick paper leaves the design and wording crisp and sharp.
Wedding invitations with ribbon are very pretty! Ribbon adds an elegant touch to any invitation, and the type of ribbon you choose can change the look completely. For example, satin adds a glamorous shine while chiffon ribbon adds a touch of romance.
When a piece of stationery is printed, resin is sprinkled on the wet ink and exposed to heat. The resin and ink fuse together, raising the lettering in an effect that’s similar to engraving for a fraction of the cost. Thermography wedding invitations are beautiful and affordable.