Printing Methods

These three methods are the most commonly used in the

digital

This method will produce a flat image without any texture.  It is the most budget friendly and commonly used of the three classic printing methods.  This is ideal for watercolor painted designs because of the unlimited amount of colors that can be used.

letterpress

This method uses printing plates which utilizes a printing press & leaves a relief impression in the paper.  It uses one ink color at a time and therefore is more expensive than the digital printing method.  This is ideal to use for the lettering and wording of your invitation design to create a luxurious textured look. 

foil

Foil stamping is a specialty printing process that uses heat, pressure, metal dies and foil film. The foil comes in rolls in a wide assortment of colors, finishes, and optical effects.  This method is perfect to add an extra special touch to your invitations that will accent the digital or letterpress design you already have. 

 

The blog site Oh So Beautiful Paper as a wonderful description of each printing method.  Click on each link below to learn more:

 

It starts to get really fun when you combine these different printing methods together to get creative with different colors and textures!  If the price tag of letterpress & foil doesn't scare you, allow me to color outside the lines of the norm to design you something incredibly unique!