We recently test printed our colored papers using corresponding letterpress inks, and we love the results! This tone on tone look would be perfect for an events card, rehearsal dinner invitation, or a modern wedding suite. We used the letterpress plate from our Chicory save the date for these test prints.
flamingo lp on flamingo | red lp on red | currant lp on currant | old rose lp on old rose | dark gray lp on dark gray | bright pink lp on bright pink | goldenrod lp on goldenrod | caribbean lp on caribbean | royal lp on royal | pastel blue lp on pastel blue | denim lp on blue | khaki lp on khaki | holly lp on holly | light gray lp on light gray
Adding an unexpected shape is another great way to customize your wedding stationery. Die cut cards are cards with non-rectangular silhouettes. This process can add a unique touch to any piece, from invitations, to details cards, escort cards, menus and more!
We have several options in our library for matching shapes and sizes for invites, details cards, and reply cards as well as day-of pieces. In addition, we offer several die cut tag shapes to add an extra element to your invitation suite. We have a variety of die cut invitation suites and save the dates.
We also have a range of circles, leaves, and geometric shapes.
If we don’t have the shape to match your vision, we can also create custom dies for a fully unique shape to bring your vision to life through paper.
We offer many options for organizing your enclosure cards, to create a personalized invitation suite. It can be difficult to visualize the different options, so we’ve pulled them together here to make that easier!
Back pockets are adhered to the reverse of the invitation card, holding all the enclosure cards. We have both horizontal and vertical back pockets for our invitation sizes in our library. We can also create a custom pocket, for a fully custom look.
We offer belly bands in any of our text weight papers. These can be printed with a pattern or text or plain. They come to you scored with adhesive to help you assemble your invitation suite once they are ready for mailing. Typically belly bands are 1.75”, though we can also create a taller belly band if you’d prefer.
Gatefolds are a great way to add a pop of color to your invitation suite, while also adding a touch of drama. We can create a gatefold using any of our colored papers, including our metallic papers and vellum.
Another option is adding metallic thread to subtly tie your pieces together. It can either be simply wrapped around the invitation card, or used to tie on a tag.
Mounted Belly Bands
Mounted belly bands are adhered to the back of the invitation card, with a separate unprinted card. They keep all of your enclosure cards contained, while keeping the front of the invitation clean. They can be printed or unprinted.
Our Hadaway design features a mounted belly band printed with cheerful florals
Pocketfolds are mini folders that include a pocket for your enclosure cards. Typically your invitation would be mounted on the pocketfold. We offer both horizontal and vertical pocketfolds for (all of the) our invitation sizes in our library. We can also create a custom pocketfold, for a fully personalized look!
Pocket panels can hold your invitation and additional pieces all together, or we can adhere the invitation onto the front of the panel before shipping it to you. The Tannis suite features a printed pocketpanel, with the invitation mounted on the front.
Another way to add romance and drama is by adding a silk ribbon your suite, either tied in a traditional bow or knot, or mounted to the back of the invite card to create a mounted belly band.
Debossing and Embossing are both great ways to add subtle design elements to your invitation suite, but they differ in process, look and cost.
Debossing A debossed image is achieved by pressing into paper, and is essentially letterpressing without ink. We can also use debossing to create patterns printed under the other text in your suite, be it florals or geometric designs, to add an extra personal touch.
We can also deboss a border on your pieces, for added interest. Debossing is better suited to detailed designs, compared to embossing.
Unlike debossing, in which a printing plate is pushed into the paper, embossing uses two printing plates, pressure and heat to create a raised design.
Embossing adds a lush tactile element that pairs perfectly with letterpress and foil stamping. It is a higher cost than debossing, but can create a really show-stopping addition to your invitation suite.
Embossing can also be used to highlight large areas of text, or a prominent motifs
Embossing is best used for less detailed printing. Take a look at some of our samples featuring embossing here.