Designing & printing an aesthetically pleasing wedding invitation requires that you consider more than just the paper and design motifs. In fact, the ink type and printing technique contribute to the final look of your wedding invitation cards.
Despite the popular saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover,’ it’s true that most guests set expectations for a wedding ceremony by looking at the invitation. Therefore, choosing the right printing services is essential when working on your invitations. After all, wedding card invites and save-the-dates are a must before you can handle the rest of your wedding preparations.
With a myriad of printing styles available, couples and families struggle to decide on the right one. Nowadays, printing options vary in terms of the techniques used, purpose, stationary, ink, and price.
Here is a rundown of the most common wedding invitation printing techniques, from high-end and modern to classic and traditional options.
Also known as flat printing, digital printing is currently the most common type of printing for invites. Printing services, like Automation Graphics in New York City, have high-quality equipment to deliver outstanding digital printing results. We can transform plain paper into beautiful wedding invitations with unique designs.
Although flat printing can’t possibly add dimension, it offers a lot more freedom than other printing options. For example, you can request the printing company for image-driven (illustrated) wedding card invitations. If you’re still looking for dimension, wax seals, rhinestones, and layering can help.
The printing technique is cost-friendly, but other factors like paper can affect the final cost. For example, cotton fiber is costlier than other types of paper.
Foil stamping is for couples looking to add greater visual appeal and pizzazz to their wedding invitations. It is a trendy printing technique that many young couples prefer.
Foil printing adds a fantastic sheen to any invite without looking too overwhelming. It is a clean printing process that does not involve ink whatsoever. This printing method involves pressing foil onto paper for a stunning luxe effect.
However, foil stamping is a costly printing method due to its expensive process. The metallic dye, which replaces ink, needs to be heated to impress an image or text onto paper. So if you want vibrant designs and crisp lettering, be prepared to pay extra.
At Automation Graphics, we offer wedding invitation prints at affordable prices without compromising on quality.
Letterpress printing is another common printing technique that’s suitable for designing modern or classic wedding invites.
Letterpress makes the text look like it’s indented on the paper, giving the invites a timeless aesthetic. Combining letterpress printing with digital printing is great if you want to add a personal touch to your letterpress wedding invite. For example, you can use flat printing for illustration and letterpress for text.
Although it is a formal printing style, letterpress features a soft handmade touch to add a sentiment to your wedding invitation card. However, it is expensive as it requires extensive labor and paper of a particular thickness.
Despite seeming like an exciting journey for a couple, wedding planning can turn into a stressful and daunting task. So when you and your fiancé have other things to take care of, leave the wedding invitations to the professionals.
Automation Graphics is your number one choice for designing and printing wedding invitations. We offer excellent printing services at affordable prices. Whether you want to go all out or stick to traditional invites, we can help.
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