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Monday, August 29, 2011

Invitation Printing Processes

When choosing your wedding invitations, another feature you will want to decide on is the printing process. There are four main types; flat, thermography, letterpress, and engraved.


Flat

Flat printing is where the letters are printed to create a smooth and flat design.



Thermography

Thermography is a printing process in which the letters are raised.




Letterpress

Letterpress creates a deep impression into the paper, producing an appealing texture, which is the opposite of engraving, which creates a raised texture.




Engraved

Engraving is the most expensive form, and considered to be the most elegant. The paper is pressed against a metal plate, causing the printing press to raise the letters on the paper.




~Liz

photos: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/04/Thermo-stationery.jpg/220px-Thermo-stationery.jpg

http://www.fayeandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dscn0629.jpg

http://www.mypersonalartist.com/letterpressinvitations/letterpress_wedding_invitations.jpg

http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/engravingdetail_gryphon_stationers.jpg

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