DIGITAL PRESS ($) quantities 25 and up
Digital Press printing is the most modern and cost-effective print method available. Ink is laid down on paper without the use of plates, similar to an office laser
printer. Ideal for printing photographs, most save the dates and announcements are now printed via Digital Press. Very fine typefaces are not recommended.
OFFSET PRINTING (or "Flat Printing") ($$) quantities 50 and up
Also known as “flat” printing, Offset Lithography originated in the late 1800's and enabled the mass-printing we are accustomed to today. Metal plates on a printing press are inked and transfer an image onto paper. Excellent method for printing photographic or detailed, crisp graphics. Pricing is based on the number of inks used and the number of sides printed on.
THERMOGRAPHY ($$$) quantities 50 and up
Thermographic Printing is a more cost-effective alternative to engraving. An embossing powder is added to ink on paper then heated, creating raised printing.
Unlike the matte finish of engraving, thermography has a glossy shine. Not available for printing photographic images. Pricing is determined using number
of inks, though is only 1-sided. Ink colors may be limited.
LETTERPRESS ($$$$) quantities 50 and up
Letterpress is a printing method invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-1400's. Much remains unchanged in the process in which the raised surface
of a printing plate is inked and then pressed into the paper. This creates an elegant impression that can be felt. Not available for printing photographic images.
Pricing is determined using number of inks and sides.
ENGRAVING ($$$$) quantities 50 and up
This is the oldest form of printing, and the most traditional for wedding invitations. Text and simple graphics are etched into a plate. The plate is then filled
with opaque ink and pressed into paper, leaving a raised surface and matte finish on the ink. Engraving is the best way to produce crisp white or light-colored
inks on dark paper. Not available for printing photographic images. Pricing is determined using number of inks, though is only 1-sided.