Bella Figura

Edgings

EDGE PAINTING

Edge painting has a rich history—for centuries, master bookbinders gilded the edges of books with gold, to show a richness. Today, we hand-paint the outside edges of our cotton paper to highlight an existing color in your letterpress invitations or to introduce an entirely new color. Think subdued invitation with neon edging, or black letterpress with classic gold edging. Edge in any letterpress ink color we offer, plus metallic gold, metallic silver, and metallic bronze. Custom colors are also available for an additional cost. Please note that we are unable to edge paint folded pieces, die cut pieces or coasters.

Edge paint

  • Metallic Silver
  • Metallic Gold
  • Black
  • Dark Gray
  • Charcoal
  • Pewter
  • Shale
  • Fog
  • Cinder
  • Pale Gray
  • Sand
  • French Vanilla
  • Khaki
  • Camel
  • Fawn
  • Cobblestone
  • Desert
  • Taupe
  • Espresso
  • Antique Gold
  • Toast
  • Umber
  • Olive
  • Hunter
  • Spruce
  • Acadia
  • Fern
  • Clover
  • Garden
  • Metallic Bronze
  • Vine
  • Holly
  • Lime-Aid*
  • Myrtle
  • Jade
  • Aquamarine
  • Caribbean
  • Calypso
  • Capri
  • Sea Mist
  • Mineral
  • Stone
  • Pool
  • Deep Blue
  • Chambray
  • French Blue
  • Powder Blue
  • Pastel Blue
  • Carolina
  • Cobalt
  • Royal Blue
  • Navy
  • Denim
  • Prussian Blue
  • Plum
  • Regalia
  • Blackberry
  • Wisteria
  • Lavender
  • Light Lavender
  • Petal
  • Aubergine
  • Raspberry
  • Currant
  • Marsala
  • Rosebud
  • Old Rose
  • Tea Rose
  • Blush
  • Peony
  • Whisper
  • Pastel Pink
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Fuchsia
  • Bright Pink
  • Cherry
  • Deep Red
  • Cardinal
  • Ruby
  • Coral
  • Flamingo
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Sherbet
  • Shell
  • Rust
  • Nutmeg
  • Mesa
  • Persimmon
  • Goldenrod
  • Yolk
  • Lemon Drop
  • Ombre (2 colors)

FOIL EDGING

Foil edging gives a wonderfully smooth, radiant, shiny, luscious, reflective, awe-inspiring (should we go on?) surface to the edges of important pieces in your wedding suite. You can choose your foil edging from any of our foil stamping colors below. We can foil edge anything except folded pieces, die cut pieces and coasters.

Foil Edging

  • Clear Shine
  • White Matte
  • Opaline Shine
  • Prism Shine
  • Gold Prism Shine
  • Pearl Shine
  • Silver Matte
  • Silver Shine
  • Diamond Shine
  • Gray Matte
  • Platinum Shine
  • Tawny Shine
  • Gold Matte
  • Gold Shine
  • Copper Matte
  • Copper Shine
  • Bronze Shine
  • Cedar Shine
  • Burgundy Shine
  • Vermilion Matte
  • Red Shine
  • Fuchsia Shine
  • Quartz Matte
  • Pink Shine
  • Rose Gold Shine
  • Lilac Shine
  • Purple Shine
  • Ice Shine
  • Topaz Shine
  • Sapphire Shine
  • Blue Matte
  • Teal Shine
  • Green Shine
  • Green Matte

BEVELING

Our beveling is available in a traditional 60-degree angle or a luxury 45-degree angle for the ultimate display of elegance. Choose from square or rounded corners and any of our ink or foil edging colors. Please note that the combination of rounded corners and foil edging is only available in the 60-degree angle.

Design tips for edge painting & foil edging

  • The difference between edge painting and foil edging. We do offer edge painting in metallic gold, metallic silver, and metallic bronze. This edge painting has a little shimmer to it, but it’s still somewhat subdued and rather matte. If you are looking for something more dramatic, with a shiny metallic gleam to it, consider foil edging.
  • Edge painting is most visible in medium to dark colors. You’ll see your edge painting better on our thicker 2-ply and 3-ply papers versus our 1-ply paper.
  • Adding an edge is a great way to introduce a new color: add a 2nd (or 3rd! or 4th!) color to your invitation set by including a new hue on the edges of your invitations and other cards.
  • See edge painting in action! Check out some great edge painted wedding invitations on our blog.