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 PrintDigital 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 Letterpress 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 SuiteThis 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 FoilThis 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