Paper Printing 101

A bride’s paper suite is a big part of setting the tone for the look and feel of the wedding weekend.  There are so many options to express a particular style. Tonight we are sharing a quick run down that highlights some of our favorite printing techniques!

(Cover Photo): A Bryan Photo

Flat Print
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Digital flat printing allows you to print unlimited colors for no additional cost. The ink feels flat on paper. This suite has hand drawn elements incorporated into the design for a more organic feel.

Letterpress
holly_simpson_paper_blog16Letterpress is the technique of relief printing. The type and artwork are pressed into the paper with great force. We usually suggest letterpressing on a cotton paper so you get the full benefit of this age old process. This bride paired a hand drawn image and calligraphy with a deckled edge italian paper to give her save the date a softer look. 

Photography: 6 of Four Photography

Combination Letterpress and Flat Print Suiterebeccahollis_fs001This bride combined printing processes so she could splurge on her save the dates and invites, but save money on her rehearsal dinner invites and programs. The blue rehearsal dinner invitation in the middle of the photo is flat printed and die-cut in an interesting shape, while the wedding invitation to the left is letterpressed. A sweet blue wax seal and marbled envelope liner add a beautiful touch!

Photography: Rebecca Hollis Photography

Letterpress + Painted Edge + Gold Foil
larkyn_brown_paper2 larkyn_brown_paper6This bride wanted a simple design to let the gorgeous printing take center stage!  We love this combination of gray letterpress, gold foiled pattern, and the small pop of red in the painted edge.

Photography: A Bryan Photo

Printing on Wood
mountain_wedding 309-marieeamipaper-spindlepp_w665_h442Wood details can be a great accent to your rustic or mountain wedding. Depending on your vision, wood can be stamped OR digitally printed!

(Top Photo): A Bryan Photo (Bottom Photo): Spindle Photography

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