It’s easy to do designing and content part of the wedding invitations but when it comes about printing technique, all we know is zero. You can select the design and content of your choice but what about the printing part. If you have idea about printing, it may become easy for you. But for those who don’t know anything about printing and the end effect of the printing on the paper, it is really very important to know what options are available for the printing.
Here we are going to discuss few printing options which you can suggest your printer, while printing your wedding invitations.
- Engraving is the process of raising the fonts on the paper, indented on the paper from back side. Text is etched on the copper plate from negative and paper is pressed between the weights and the copper sheet. This sandwich technique creates letter engraved on the sheet. This is classic way of engraving. Turnaround time for this technique is 4 weeks to 5 weeks, as block is prepared for the text to be printed on the paper. This technique is costly as compared to any other technique but becomes cost effective when you have to print the paper in bulk.
- Thermography Technique is similar to the engraving one, only with respect to the looks, as the technique used is totally different. For printing, ink is fused with the raisin powder by heating and then is used for process. Raisin powder makes the printing looked engraved. But this is limited to few color options only. This technique takes only few days in the printing process. This printing technique becomes one of the popular methods today.
- Foil stamping is the process of using foil for the printing process. In this Technique copper plate is pressed against the foil and it adhere the text on the paper. This technique is similar to the letterpress but at the same time provides you with the wide range of text style and motif choices. Turnaround time for the foil stamping is high and it will take 10 days if the printer is doing it in-house or otherwise it will take 4 weeks for printing. It is costly also.
- Letterpress technique is one of oldest technique used for printing. If we talk about the printing process each letter is printed separately on the sheet like a typewriter. But we have limited options for the color of the ink to be used and the paper. For this technique, we need thick paper of light color mainly white and dark color ink for the printing process. Fonts type is limited with this technique therefore customization of the printing here is also very limited. It take time vary from 2 weeks to 4 weeks. And this technique is expensive also.
- Offset printing is one of the most familiar printing techniques. Technique used for this is very simple as ink is transferred from the plate to the paper via rubber stamp. In this type of technique you will get number of options for color and the printing is flat on the paper like a digital printing. Design and fonts are more vibrant in this process. Turnaround time in this printing technique is between two to seven days.
- Embossing process is similar to the engraving one but slightly on larger scale. Metal sheet is engraved but it is colorless. Mainly used for monogram, for borders, for printing address on the flap of envelops, and for the motifs.This technique gives your invitation a contemporary look. As this technique is similar to the engraved and letterpress printing, it takes same amount of the time in printing.