Customising your Letterpress Invitations

Here at Appleberry Atelier, we know how important it is for every couple to be able to put their own stamp on their invitations.

To help with this – we have a huge range of customisation options that you can add to your letterpress invitations to make them more unique and to reflect your wedding style.

Letterpress is a historic method of printing. Because the printing is done on antique printing presses, each piece printed will be subtly unique. No two pieces are entirely identical, and letterpress printing is not an exact science.

Foil stamping uses a combination of heat, pressure, and metallic paper, which allows us to add a bit of shine to our designs.

Paper

Our letterpress invitations are printed on a thick cotton paper, which is available in white or ivory. The standard paperweight is 1 ply, 350gsm paper, we also offer the option to upgrade to a thicker 2ply, 700gsm paper for added luxury.  A smooth cotton paper is also available if you would like to combine digital print to your letterpress invitations.

Letterpress Wedding Invitations Ireland Cotton Paper(1)
Letterpress Wedding Invitations Ireland Cotton Paper(1)

Ink & Foil

We have a vast variety  of inks colours and metallic foils available within our letterpress designs. All of our designs can be printed with 1 ink colour or more!

Top Tip: Consider using a combination of digitally print and 1 letterpress ink or foil colour if you would like to have more colour on your invitation design.

Process

For letterpress printing, a plate is created for each new colour required.  We can also combine digital print with your letterpress or foil text if you would like to create something truly unique!

Letterpress Invitations With Gold Foil
Letterpress Invitations With Gold Foil

Hand Calligraphy

We can arrange for any of our designs to include 1 line or more of hand calligraphy. This can really add something unique to your invitations.

Hand Calligraphy Wedding Invitations(2)
Hand Calligraphy Wedding Invitations(2)

Envelope Liners & Printing

One of our favourite embellishments to add to invitations is envelope liners!

Your envelope liners can be digitally printing in colourful patterns, or you can use foil printing for the added wow factor!

All of our liners can be mixed and matched, so if you prefer a liner from a different invitation let us know when you are placing your order. We can also organise for all of your guest’s names and addresses to be added to your main envelopes for you. These can be digitally printed, and really finish off your envelopes perfectly!

Edge Painting & Rounded Corners

Other embellishments which will add the wow factor to your letterpress invitations is to add edge painting and/or rounded corners. Edge painting is available in matt ink, metallic ink or foil!

 

Rounded Corners On Letterpress Invitations
Rounded Corners On Letterpress Invitations

Additional Pieces

Each of our featured letterpress design’s are available in all suite pieces, including save the dates, RSVP cards, details cards and any on the day items you may require!

As our letterpress invitations are so open to customisation we can work with all sorts of budgets to create your perfect letterpress invitations. Some of our tips to help keep the cost of your letterpress invitations within budget include;

– Choose our 1 ply paper

– Limit the amounts of ink\foil colours added.

– Limit the amount of embellishments added such as edge painting & rounded corners.

– Consider using 1 ply paper and 1 ink colour for RSVP cards and details cards.

If you would like to arrange a phone call or appointment to discuss your letterpress invitation idea’s and options please contact our client co-ordinator Maeve at, maeve@appleberrypress.com and she will be happy to get in touch.

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