Several weeks ago, we were contacted on Etsy by bride-to-be Heather about doing wedding invitations for their upcoming wedding. She really loved our Love Notes design but wanted to print them on kraft paper instead of white or ivory. Because kraft paper seems to either come in really light weights or very heavy weights, I suggested we explore the possibility of printing their invitations our antique letterpress. She was open to the idea, but with letterpress there are added expenses. We compared paper and pricing options to see what was best for them. We also had to consider that Heather is from Canada so there would be added shipping costs as well.
After looking at several options, the letterpress version ended up not being much more than digital / flat printing. Where we saved money was that we were able to source chipboard instead of regular printable paper. For a little added cost, they decided to go with letterpress and we were all so excited about the results. Their invitations ended up being printed on super heavy paper with black ink and they not only look great but feel special to the touch.
Heather and Phil didn’t require a response card and chose to do their envelopes in dark kraft paper as well. We are showing our version lightened up a bit with a cream response card and cream envelopes. I also think kraft envelopes tied in black would be very sharp.
If you love this simple design, it’s for sale in our shop. You can also find it on Etsy. If you are interested in this design printed on Edith, please contact us for information.
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