The beauty of a wedding invitation is found in the intricate
printed detailing on the inside and outside of the card. With gorgeous lettering
printed or pressed directly onto the paper, the results can be stunning. So
what are some methods used to print wedding invitations? In this blog, we
discuss a blend of modern and traditional processes that are applied when
printing an invitation.
Thermography is a method of printing wedding invitations
that is classic and affordable. As the invitation is being printed, a resin is
spread on to the wet surface. The reaction from the heat allows the resin and
ink to fuse together. When the card has dried, the final product has a visible,
raised lettering. It shares the same similarities as having it engraved, but
for a fraction of the cost. With a vast range of ink colors to choose from,
thermography is a great way to customize any card!
Flat printing, also known as digital
printing, is when ink is transferred to paper by a digital printing press.
This press has a higher quality and larger scale than the inkjet printer you
use at home. The process uses a liquid ink that soaks directly into cotton
paper, which leaves behind a smooth finish. Some examples of flat printing
include watercolor illustrations, photographs, and more. Combine it with foil
stamping for an elegant touch!
Letterpressing is done on very thick paper in order to get
the best debossed look. Cotton paper is the perfect thickness for a letterpress
because of its soft touch and textured quality. When inserted into the
letterpress machine, ink is pressed down onto the paper by a metal plate. These
flexible printing plates can be customized into a design and get the same indistinguishable
results as an original letterpress. Perfect for couples that want a timeless
At Forever Friends, we want to be part of your wedding
invitation journey. Our studio works directly with you to get the perfect
design for your card. From lettering to photographs, we’re here to get your
wedding invitation exactly right. We invite you to visit our website for more
information on our products and specialty services for wedding invites,
reception cards, and more. Contact us today!
Your wedding is the best time to flex your creativity and make everything unique! If you are feeling stuck on how to make your invitations stand out, be sure to finish reading this month’s blog to learn more!
Your wedding invitation is a great way to set the tone for your wedding. Whether you have a specific theme or a certain vibe you are going for, making this clear from the start is important! If you want to express a laid back and easygoing vibe, you can include a funny comic or cartoon on your invites. Guests will be able to pick up on the over all tone.
Another way to set the tone is by placing an event timeline on your invitation. A timeline of each event and the time they will take place is a great way to show your guests that you are having a very formal and structured wedding! Your guests will be able to plan accordingly and they will enjoy having a heads up on the day’s festivities.
If you want to set the tone for a romantic theme, try putting the timeline of your relationship on the invitation! It’s a great way to show the story of your love and will get everyone ready for a day of romance and love. It’s a sweet way to set the tone and everyone will be excited to see you finally say “I do”!
Another way to create an inviting vibe is by doing a list of “who is more likely…” on the invitation! It’s a great way to show that opposites attract but also is a great way for your guests to feel like they really know you. If you are inviting lots of close friends and family, this is a great way for them to know how special it is they were chosen to be there! If you choose to do this on invites to people who you don’t really know all that well, it’s a great way to make them feel like they know you and like they are really part of the celebration!
Your wedding invites should be as unique of your wedding celebration. Whether you are attempting to set the tone of simply have a unique way of inviting those you are closest too, adding character to your initiation has never been easier than when you rely on Forever Friends!
When it comes to your wedding invitations, you always want
them to stand out. Your invitations present you with an opportunity to create
something that is unique to you by combining beautiful elements and printing
techniques. The last thing you want is for your invitations to look similar or
the same to other invitations you have seen. In order to make yours unique and
really add that ‘wow’ factor, then you are going to need to take some time and
prepare a unique invitation. Read on and find a few ways that will really make
yours stand out against the rest.
Use a Beautiful Typeface
A beautiful typeface is a must with any wedding invitation. Some
of the options that are a perfect fit include scripts, brush, calligraphy, and
handwriting fonts. These are highly recommended because of the limited text on
an invitation. Try to pair one of these typefaces with a simpler font like sans
serif for contrast. You can use the more elegant type for names and sans serif
for the rest to really make them stand out.
Customize a Template
When it comes to a template, if you start with a premade
invitation, it can be a great way to get the ball rolling on your custom
design. It can give you an idea on what style best fits the couple and move on
from there. A good template is one that you can fully customize to suit your
unique needs. Change colors, typefaces, pictures, or themes until you create
something you truly love.
Photo Keepsake Option
When you create an invitation, the recipient may throw it
away after writing down the date in their calendar. In order to make your
invitation more of a keepsake, create one that doubles as a beautiful wedding
photo. When you use a great image and match it with some simple calligraphy,
you can turn it into a design that recipients will want to hold onto.
Print on Quality Paper
Whenever you create something that is printed, nothing says
special occasion like quality paper. You will want to opt in for something with
adequate weight and texture. A sturdy invitation on good paper will always look
better and more official.
When you need your invitations printed perfectly, without
imperfections, you need the right wedding print shop. That’s where we come in,
here at Forever Friends
you can count on us to provide you with beautifully printed invitations.
A lot of planning goes
into the design of your wedding invitations. From selecting an elegant and legible
font, to picking the size of your card, you can showcase your personality and
style to your guests while still including all of the necessary information. In
this month’s blog, we’re looking at how to design wedding invitations with a
few key steps to remember along the way!
Size and Print
First, you want to pick the
shape and size of the invitation; these specifications will give you a lot of
information and make the design process a little more worry-free. Depending on
your preference to larger or smaller cards, this can determine how much
information you can fit, as well as other pictures and memorabilia of you and
your partner. It can also determine your postage situation (if you’ll need to
pay extra costs for shipping).
Is your wedding casual?
Perhaps it’s a black-tie event? Pick a visual theme for your wedding
invitations that matches the tone/theme of your wedding. You’ll want to settle
on a style that reflects your personality as a couple. You might spend a few
days looking at options online, or maybe you already have a concept in mind. Design
elements such as color, typography and other style flourishes can
also be used for the actual event (including table cards and signage).
The font on your wedding
invitation can speak volumes. While script writing is a popular style for traditional
cards, modern designs can be just as sleek and sophisticated. While you are
thinking about typefaces, this is the perfect time to think about the words
going on the card. Pick a typeface that works with your actual letters.
(Sometimes a great font doesn’t look the way you like with certain letter
combinations.) Make sure to test different fonts with important information like
the date, time, and location of your wedding.
Gather up your favorite
photos as a couple to put on your card; this kind of display can make your
wedding invitation more personal. If you have custom photos from a shoot, then
be sure that they will fit the area of your card. You don’t want your images to
come out blurry or too small where no one can see them. High-quality and
high-resolution photos are the way to go!
Of course, there are so
many different ways you can express your creativity with a wedding invitation.
If you need a little extra help in the planning process, then we recommend Forever
Friends. With our invitation expertise, we can help you customize a
beautiful wedding card for you and your guests to remember forever!