Printing Methods & Paper
There are various options available when it comes to printing your invitations, from economic and bare to classy and luxurious. Printing method is by far a major determinant of overall costs. Here are some details for each method and paper options available.
Digital or Flat Printing
Digital printing is the most economical option and is printed on digital printers, allowing designs to include unlimited colours, patterns, brush calligraphy, watercolour designs and more. It is a flat ink print without any shimmer or glitter. Card stocks available for this option is 340gsm smooth matte, 324gsm Eggshell, 300gsm textured and 300gsm metallic. See details & a close-up of each cardstock here.
Choosing a letterpress print method can be a costly decision but it screams opulence and exclusivity. The process involves using plates to press the ink down onto the paper which leaves an impression that you can feel when you run your fingers over the text. The cost can differ depending on the number of ink colours chosen as each ink colour needs to be printed individually. Only vector images can be used for letterpress. Paper comes in various thicknesses that can add depth and character to your invites. A 100% luxury cotton paper is available in a 300gsm, 450gsm or 600gsm in bright white or pearl white.
Foil stamping is a luxurious print method which replaces ink with a shiny coloured foil. It can be used sporadically throughout the invite to add a touch of elegance or for the entire invitation to create a glamorous finish. Card stocks available for this option is 340gsm smooth matte, 300gsm textured and 300gsm metallic. See details & a close-up of each cardstock here.