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Learn More About Wedding Invitation Printing And How It Can Influence Your Invites

Printing your wedding invitations can make or break the look you are going for - it can also make or break your budget. You should be able to talk with your wedding invitation vendor about which method will work the best for your invitations and your budget. There are four types of printing you can use. In order of most expensive to least expensive they are as follows:

  • Engraving
  • Letterpress
  • Thermography
  • Offset


The most expensive form of printing is engraving - and you'll understand why once you see what goes into it. The text of your invite is first etched onto a plate that is then coated with ink. It's then pressed against the plate and the etchings form the text on it. The final result is raised text that is crisp and unique looking. You will get what they call a "bruise" on the back of the invitation, but many say it adds to the charm.


Letterpress printing will provide a classic look by stamping text characters into the paper and forming an indented surface. The text will come out extraordinarily crisp, so make sure your paper choice will support this (ask if you're not sure).


Thermography is a less expensive form of engraving - and when we say less expensive, we mean much less.


Offset, sometimes referred to a "flat", is the most modern form of printing and also the least expensive. If you are doing a more informal invitation, offset could be the best way to go. You will be able to get referrals to high-quality printers via your invitations vendor. Some vendors will even take care of this for you.

One other way to print your invitations is to do it yourself at home on your printer. We have a page that will tell you all about it. Just click on the link below to learn more:

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