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How To Choose Engraved or Letterpress Wedding Invitations
Culture and Society Author: Ben Roberts
How To Choose Engraved or Letterpress Wedding Invitations
How To Choose Engraved or Letterpress Wedding Invitations
Creating a letterpress wedding invitations is an important element of your wedding package. The wedding invitation and custom stationery are one of the first items that your guest see and it gives them an idea of what your ceremony will be like and how formal things will be. Many guests may even decide to keep the invitation to remember this delightful day. It is therefore imperative that your invitations leave a lasting and unmistakable presence among the guest. Shear elegance and beauty or necessary to really show your guest you are doing something special.

Designers of wedding invitations offer a variety of unique wedding invitation designs and services that provide groom and bride a myriad of choices in finding that invitation that will fit their theme and imagination. From modern wedding invitations concepts and designs are plentiful as the imagination is the limit. Whether letterpress or engraving, both are timeless, providing the element of elegance and beauty you just can't find in digital products today.

Invitations that are engraved are very elegant and more traditional. The art of engraving has been around for years and is very intricate and detailed oriented. A die is created, usually made of copper like a clam shell and the paper is and ink is pressed between. The result is a raised feel for the text of the invitation or embossed look and feel. You want t o make sure you always follow proper etiquette when you get these done. Your local stationery store or online vendor can provide this information for you.

Letterpress invitations are one the cleanest and most precise ones out there. As more people share a growing concern for the environment and want to do their part to ensure they are reducing their carbon footprint, more people are turning toward using letterpress wedding invitations. Earlier letterpress was done with handset movable type that is inked and then pressed into the paper. Today more boutique letterpress companies use photopolymer plates and aluminum bases for letterpress jobs instead of movable type. Since the paper is thick cotton, these invitations have a very distinct handmade feel with additional textured elements because of the depth of the printing.
When it comes to choosing between the engraved wedding invitation and the letterpress wedding invitation, both are comparably priced, as they both take a considerable amount of time, effort, and expertise to craft. While thermography is about half the cost of traditional engraving and letterpress wedding invitations, it also results in a lesser quality invitation.

When you are making your final decision about your wedding stationery or save the date cards, be sure to remember the type of paper you will be printing on. This can make a big difference in terms of the impression you get from the letterpress and whether or not it is eco friendly. Inks can also be eco friendly so be sure to ask. One of the most important considerations is getting samples of all the work to be sure you get a clear idea of what you are ordering. Good luck with your final decision.
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