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Lovely Letterpress Invitations

Although I'm all for getting creative and making my own homemade invitations, when it comes to something as important as your wedding, it's best to let the professionals handle it. The ideal situation is to work with an invitation maker to design a personalized invite. Elegant letterpress invitations are very in right now and if you are planning a wedding or hosting a large event that calls for professional invitations, you should consider using letterpress. Letterpress is a five centuries old printing process that now combines old-school printing techniques with digital layouts for a traditional yet modern result. Designs are created on the computer and then turned into pressing plates.

All the type and images are raised up on the plate and form the printed image. The ink is applied to these raised places, and then the plate is pressed onto the paper much like a rubber stamp. Letterpress printing imparts an unmistakable impression in the paper, giving a vivid, three-dimensional appearance that is incredible chic, stylish, and sophisticated. If you are interested in working with a letterpress design team to produce your ideal invite, I recommend Dauphine Press or Bella Figura.


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esmy-J esmy-J 10 years
I like the idea, but i agree that computer made cards are bvery good too :)
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 10 years
Oh snicker -- don't fret! I'm sure that you've taken great care with all you've done in the past (and will continue to do what you feel is best in the future). Don't burden yourself with so much needless worry. Only on very rare occasions do I go all out with invitations (e.g. my wedding). The invitation is never as important as the reason you're celebrating. (And, to be entirely frank, NO ONE (that receives an invite) remembers what the invitation looks like after they've thrown it out, anyway -- even if it was stunningly beautiful. Don't put yourself out over such trifles.)
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
I never realized that invitations play such a big role in celebrations - this post (+ the comments above) make me feel very self-conscious about my own last-minute job. :( I'll think of this in the future.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 10 years
Looks pretty; sounds pricey. I also created all our wedding invitations on my own -- I threaded the vellum, pounded the eyelets, tied the ribbon, created and printed the text; adhered, overlaid, assembled. . . I did everything. It was time consuming, but we had a modest, intimate gathering (so it was still doable). I received so many compliments on it -- people had no idea I'd done it on my own; they thought I had them made professionally. Some people even urged me to go into business with it. (Yeah; that's *never* going to happen. Too much work, and I'm not interested in doing it any more often than on very special occasions.) Anyway, I don't mean to detract from your post. As I said, this looks like a nice service -- but homemade cards CAN be breathtaking, and sometimes look just as nice as (or even better than) professionally created invitations.
bessa bessa 10 years
A great letterpress invitation site that won't break the bank: Melina is great and she'll work with you to customize your invites however you'd like.
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
I disagree, Yum. I printed the invitations for our wedding and they turned out beautifully, they were easy and cheap, and I got tons of compliments on them! .... letterpress looks nice though if you want to pay someone to do it
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