Thermography Printing, Wedding Invitation, Raised Ink, Black and Ivory Invitation with Rose Liner

Thermography Wedding Invitations – Invitation Printing 101

Welcome back to Invitation Printing 101! Today we’re discussing Thermography ink. My last post discussed flat, digital printing so now we’re stepping into the world of texture with this raised ink option in Thermography wedding invitations. The Basics of Thermography Printing First Look: • Raised ink • Glossy, slightly rubbery texture • Usually printed on a smooth matte or metallic paper It’s great for: • Traditional weddings • Classic styles • Designs with one or two ink colors It’s often combined with: • Embossed borders • Backing layers • Pockets Details and Samples Thermography is created by dusting a resin-like powder over a special ink. Next, the invitation is heated causing the powder to create a raised, slightly rubbery effect upon drying. Since the …

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 …

Letterpress, black and white pocket invitation with bellyband, formal style

Part 2: Keeping It All Together – Pockets and Bellybands

Welcome to Part 2: Keeping it all together. Today we’re going to focus on a couple more Fat Cat favorites — pockets and bellybands. But before we dive in, if you missed last week’s post make sure to catch up here. Bellybands This is another personal favorite. A bellyband is a piece of paper that wraps around the invitation. The rest of the suite (reply set, reception card and detail card) can be tucked under the bellyband either in front of or behind the invitation. Bellybands can be printed or unprinted on either textured or smooth paper. They can even be layered with twine or a ribbon. Pockets Pockets come is so many shapes and sizes (some of which we discussed …

Samantha Bridal Shower, Calipsofold Invitation, Keeping it all together

Part 1: Keeping It All Together – Pockets, Ribbon and Twine

Welcome to the first of two posts explaining how to “keep it all together” — and no, I’m not referring to the emotional stress of planning a wedding ? I’m talking about the many ways to package your invitation suite together to create a beautiful presentation for your guests. Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression so it’s important to put some extra thought and care into your invitation suite. For many of our clients, a beautifully printed invitation with complimentary envelope liner is the perfect presentation. But what about the rest of our brides? We often hear, “I want something that will continue to hold all the pieces together after my guests open the envelope.” This …

Baby Shower Invitation, Letterpress, Twins

2016 Favorites: Round 2

We hope you are loving this magical time of the year. At Fat Cat, we’ve been enjoying glittery decorations, our adorable gingerbread house and some vacation time of course. As promised, here’s Round 2 of our 2016 Favorites. Elena + John It was so much fun watching this invitation come to life. We started with Elena’s idea to place a wax seal directly on her invitation and then found the perfect fonts and colors to compliment her custom deco style seal. Once the invitations were printed, we carefully wrapped each invitation in ribbon and waxed and stamped them by hand. It was a long process but I can honestly say that I enjoyed sealing each and every one of these beautiful …

Talia and Kevin

2015 Favorites: Part 2

Just in case you missed last week’s post, we’re reminiscing about some of our favorite designs from this past year. Here’s “Part 2” of our most-loved wedding and party invitations from 2015… Katie and Rich Of course I had to sneak this in here! What kind of designer would I be if I didn’t love my own wedding invitation and save the date?!? —- Laura and Andrew I just love this in-progress shot of Laura and Andrew’s wax sealed invitations. These were eventually slipped into clear bags so that their guests saw this beautiful wax seal as soon as they opened their mail box. We think first impressions are so important and these invitations certainly make a memorable one! —- Natalie …

fat cat paperie

2015 Favorites: Part 1

As 2015 winds down, we would like to take a few moments to express how grateful we are to have worked with such wonderful clients over the past year. It has been a year filled with all types of fun and exciting events — from traditional black and gold affairs to a whimsical vintage circus extravaganza. Here are some of our FAVORITE invitations from this past year. Carla and Christopher We had so much fun working with Carla and her mom to design this stunning, custom black and gold invitation with damask details. They wanted something truly special so that their guests would be impressed from the start… mission accomplished. —- Caroline’s Sweet 16 Pink, lucite AND glitter paper? Yes …

Spark, Alyssa | Lasercut Invitation

Fall Promotion

Fall is just a couple days away so we’re kicking off the season with a new promotion from Spark Letterpress. Order your invitation suite before November 15, 2015 and receive a free insert card — perfect to use as a website card or accommodations card! Here are some of our favorite Spark invitations… Spark  “Alyssa” letterpress wedding invitation featuring a delicate lasercut gatefold — — — Spark  “Zoe” modern foil invitation suite — — — Spark  “Whitney” classic black and white invitation suite with crystal details — — — Spark  “Daphne” whimsical modern wedding invitation featuring diecut cards and mailing tin — — — Spark  “Carola” floral invitation suite  — — — Spark  “Jacob” traditional mitzvah invitation suite  — — — Spark  “Dylan” …

Stephanie and Joe

In the Spotlight: Winery Weddings

It’s officially warm weather wedding season! Hooray!! We love a fabulous rustic wedding, especially one that takes place outdoors at one of Long Island’s many beautiful wineries. Laura and Anthony Twine, letterpress and edge painting — what’s not to love?!? Fat Cat’s Art Director, Katie, had so much fun working with Laura and Anthony to create their dream invitation. The result shows all the rustic elegance of a Martha Clara Wedding. Stephanie and Joseph Stephanie and Joe’s beautiful wedding took place at the lovely Pellegrini Vineyards. They chose this woodgrain textured, letterpress invitation with whimsical fonts designed by Elum. This wedding was featured on WellWed. Check it out! Olivia and Christopher It was so nice to work with Olivia and …