Letterpress printing options

When it comes to invitations and personal stationery it is important to feel that what you order is personal, that it reflects you. Whether it be as simple as choosing the fonts and colour/s that are right for you or being more extravagant and unique.

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Colour
We have hand mixed a selection of ink colours for you to choose from (view here). However if you don’t see the colour you desire we will happily mix a colour just for you, ideally with a PMS colour. Please note that each computer screen or printer cannot give a 100% accurate representations of Pantone colours or our selection of colours below compared to the final result when letterpress printed. You don’t have a Pantone book? That’s not a problem, we can try to match to just about anything, simply send us a sample. Maybe you have a colour in your head but can’t find an example to show us, a rather unorthodox suggestion is a trip to you local paint counter. Paint swatches are a wonderful source of colour inspiration.

Fonts
We have a diverse library of fonts with which to create your designs, from elegant scripts to modern slab fonts. The perfect combination of typefaces will truly enhance your design. With each draft design we include a number of variations depending on your design brief.
A traditional invitation often features a serif font, and a serif or script feature font. A modern invitation might feature sans-serif or slab-serif fonts. Handwriting and display fonts are more likely to appear on casual or quirky invitations. The fonts used in your design is often a direct reflection of the style of your wedding.

Corner rounding and custom die-cutting
Corner rounding can give a subtle elegance to your stationery. Another option would be a custom die-cut to create a truly unique design. Let us know if one of these are options you would like included in your estimate.

Size
We have created a selection of choices that make letterpress printing your invitations more budget friendly, almost every piece comes with a choice of Petite, Standard or Premium sizes. For example, our standard invitation size is 125mm x 175mm or a premium invitation size is 140mm x 216mm. We import our stock from the USA, and we use the matching stock envelopes. If you would prefer to source your own envelopes we can of course produce any size of invitation to suit, just let us know the size of the envelope you wish to use.

Paper
The most popular choice for letterpress printing is 100% cotton paper. It is thick, soft, luxurious and takes impression beautifully, not to mention the fact it is completely tree free gives you warm, fuzzy, green feelings. Our preferred stock is Crane Lettra and comes in three different shades (bright white, off white and cream) and two weights (300gsm and 600gsm). Our standard weight for invitations is 300gsm, but if your are considering printing both sides, or want to add that extra level of luxury, we suggest the double thick 600gsm stock. Please note that this stock cannot be folded. However, if you are on a budget there are other options should you wish to keep costs down, although it’s best to note that the impression and ink density can vary depending on the quality and density of the stock.

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Cotton or coloured envelopes
All of our estimates include 100% cotton envelopes to match your chosen stock colour, ie. bright white, off white and cream. Or you may prefer to choose coloured envelopes to complement your design. We have a selection of envelopes which closely match some of our standard inks to the left (marked here). Please note that these are not an exact match and inks may appear slightly lighter or darker than the envelopes. This is only a small selection and a wider variety may be available on request. All of our envelopes standardly feature a square flap.

Envelope liners
Why not add a little pop of colour and/or pattern to your envelopes. We have a selection of patterns and designs for you to choose from, or we can create a liner specifically to match your stationery. All of our liners are flat printed printed on a lightly textured stock that matches your chosen stock colour and arrives assembled for you.

Addressed envelopes
Including a letterpress printed return address on your invitation envelopes and your RSVP envelopes gives your stationery an elegant touch. We also offer a selection of unique labels that can be used for flat printing guest addresses, this gives a clean finish and allowing us to match the fonts and colours used within your suite. Some of our labels also wrap around the envelopes, allowing you to combine both a return address and your guest addresses in one.

Contact us for a detailed estimate.