Truly Bespoke Printing Methods
Choosing a printing method is an important factor in reaching your aesthetic goals. We will work with you to gain an understanding of which method best suits your style and budget.
Letterpress is a beautiful, traditional method of printing – and one of our favorites. A plate is inked and pressed into pillowy cotton paper. The thicker the paper, the deeper the impression can be. It's a labor-intensive craft and the results are so tactile and pleasing. Each different color of ink needs a different “pass” on the paper. A pass without ink is called a blind deboss. We love mixing letterpress with different methods.
Embossing is a special technique where a plate is created for a monogram, text or image and then pressed from the back into the paper giving the results a beautiful, raised effect.
Engraving is the most traditional method. The design is transferred onto a copper plate and pushed into the paper at high pressure. We can use any color ink, multiple ink colors and also metallics. It’s labor-intensive, but the results are gorgeous.
Foil stamping is a similar method to letterpress, but instead of applying an ink color, it presses foil into the paper. It's opaque and therefore looks great on darker colors. Most often it is done with metallic foil – silver or gold. But we can also foil with pearlescent, holographic or marbling. It can be matte, tone-on-tone, glossy or transparent. It adds that extra bit of lux and glam to any invitation.
Digital printing is a flat printing method that is fast and cost-effective. The number of color choices is unlimited. It is most often used on white or light colored paper. We also offer white ink digital printing – a wonderful way to pop your design on colored paper.
Laser cutting is a method used to cut out images, lettering or words.