Welcome to the holiday weekend and the unofficial start of summer!
In my last post (check it out here if you missed it), I gave you a brief overview of the most popular printing methods we offer for your invitations and stationery. Today, we’re going to dive into digital printing!
• Smooth ink, not raised or indented
• Can be printed on a smooth or lightly textured, matte or metallic paper
It’s great for:
• Casual and whimsical weddings
• Birthday parties and other laid back events
• Photo save the dates
• Designs that incorporate an array of colors
It’s often combined with:
• Layered paper
• Foil stamped details
Details and Samples
Digital printing (also referred to as “flat printing”) uses a high-resolution printer to create a smooth image. Like a print from your home printer, the ink is neither raised nor indented, except in this case we’re using a high-quality printer for crisp, smudge proof text and imagery that you won’t get with an ordinary desktop printer. Digitally printed invitations and stationery can contain an unlimited amount of colors, so this process is great for vintage florals and ombre backgrounds. It’s the most cost-effective of our printing processes, making it a popular choice for casual events.
Since photos require flat printing, we also use this method to create photo save the dates and thank you notes. If you’re looking for a little more flair, we love combining it with foil like this gorgeous card we designed for a recent wedding at Oheka Castle. The gold foil is even prettier in person!
These floral and foil combinations from Bella Figura are printed in the same manner. They incorporate a digitally printed background finished with foil stamped details. I’ll explain the ins and outs of foil in a few weeks so for now just enjoy the pretty metallic details 😍
Same is true for this gorgeous watercolor baby announcement that we designed with our friends at Smock last year.
Finally, another way to jazz up a digitally printed invitation is to add backing layers. This will both frame your invitation and add extra weight giving you a more substantial card.
These ones from B.T.Elements use multiple layers AND add extra texture with a pretty ribbon detail.
Hopefully, this helps you on your quest to find the perfect invitation. As always, if you have any questions feel free to call us, we’re happy to help!