My Mummy's World : What Are Letterpress Invitations?

Friday, 17 May 2013

What Are Letterpress Invitations?

What are Letterpress invitations?
When you are looking for wedding stationary there is a wide choice available within designs. Not only is the choice of designs wide, you then also have a choice of printing. Your wedding invitations are the first glimpse your guests get as to what colours and theme will be at your big day. The printing of the invitations is often overlooked by couples and is just taken for granted. A type of printing which is a lovely vintage feel, but also fits extremely well with modern themes is Letterpress Printing.
Letterpress printing began around about 1440 by a German printer by the name of Johannas Gutenberg. He invented a moveable printer which has individual cast, reusable letters which are placed within the bed of the press, inked and then pressed against the paper or card to created the impression which is desired of the customer.
As the letterpress invitations are so precise and most machinery only allows for one colour to be added at a time, choosing invitations with a variety of colours would be difficult. So much care and precision is taken when creating letterpress invitations there is no room for error. For a printer to provide a letterpress invitation to high quality a lot of skill is required of them, this is why occasionally they seem more expensive.
However, in my opinion this reflects in the overall final look of the invitation. The overall look of the wedding invitation to me is very elegant. As the letters are individually pressed onto the card not only is the ink left upon the card but an indentation is also made.
If you are on a tight budget a letterpress invitation may not be of an appeal to you, however if you are looking for elegance it will. Letterpress invitations can give your guests an amazing first impression of what your wedding shall be like. When considering the cost you also need to consider the time and effort that goes into making your wedding stationary.
Please Note. This is a commisioned post, all opinions and wording are my own.  

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