formal engraved invitation, black and white wedding invitation suite, gold foil envelope liner

Engraving – Invitation Printing 101

Welcome back to Invitation Printing 101. Today concludes our series on the main printing methods we offer here at Fat Cat. For our last class, we’re going to talk about the most traditional process of all — engraving. The Basics First Look: • Raised ink • Matte for most colors • Metallics like golds and silvers have a luxurious shimmer • Usually printed on a smooth, thick paper It’s great for: • Classic and traditional styles • Weddings, birth announcements, holiday cards and thank you notes It’s often combined with: • Thick paper • Gilded edges • Hand calligraphy Details Engraving is the most traditional printing method we offer. It’s typically reserved for the most formal of events. This method results in …

Digital Printing, Rustic Invitation with Wreath and Monogram, Flat Printing, Whimsical wedding

Invitation Printing 101 – Digital Printing

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! The Basics First Look: • 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 …

Karen + Mario

Celebrating July

Congratulations to all of our wonderful brides and grooms who exchanged vows last month! Here are a few of our favorite July invitations… Denise + Michael Katie, Fat Cat’s Art Director, met Denise almost a year ago to design her lovely floral save the dates. Those sweet save the dates were followed by this beautiful letterpress invitation with shimmering gold envelope printed by Spark. Denise and Mike celebrated their big day with family and friends at Oheka Castle. Nicole + Robert This beautiful gold and ivory invitation with aqua details makes a beautiful first impression. This pocket invitation was designed and printed by Arabella. Nicole and Robert’s wedding ceremony took place at St. Kilian R.C. Church in Farmindale, New York followed by …

Carissa + Angelo

In the Spotlight: Oheka Castle

Oheka Castle will be hosting their Bridal Show next Thursday, August 13 from 6–9pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet wedding vendors, view gorgeous gowns, and of course check out a selection of Fat Cat’s beautiful invitations! Couples travel from near and far to celebrate their wedding at the luxurious Oheka Castle. Anyone who has ever traveled up the driveway, through the beautifully manicured shrubbery to arrive at the Oheka Castle gates, understands the grandness of this venue. Such an unforgettable venue deserves an equally stunning invitation — after all, it is your guests’ first impression of your event. We absolutely love designing invitations that our brides and grooms will cherish long after their wedding day. Here are a few …

Carissa and Angelo

Carissa and Angelo’s Fairy Tale Wedding

Carissa and Angelo’s Fairy Tale Wedding We absolutely loved working with Carissa and Angelo — they’re such a sweet and easygoing couple. Here are some words from the newlyweds along with a few of their favorite photos… “Our wedding day was exactly like the fairy tale any girl could dream of. Everything was perfect, even down to the tiniest details. Fat Cat Paperie contributed by creating our beautiful invitations, menus, and church programs. Sheri made us laugh and feel comfortable as she captured every precious moment. James Anthony surrounded us with the most beautiful and freshest flowers. Oheka Castle truly treated us like King and Queen. Looking back at the photos, I can honestly say it’s like reliving those memories …