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Invitation Styles and Printing Methods

Now that you know what pieces you need to include in your wedding invitation suite, it’s time to decide how you are going to style it. Figuring out the right invitation style and printing methods are very important.  Do you prefer to keep things simple or are you dreaming of going all out for something more elaborate? We have styles and printing methods to fit all tastes and budgets.

Invitation Styles

Flat Invitation Style

The invitation is a single, flat card with no layers or special shapes.  This option allows you to print on both sides if digitally printed. This is our standard package option.  Double sided printing is additional but can be included.

Price increases if upgrading to letterpress or foil.

Die Cut Invitation Style

Flat, single layer card printed and then die cut into a shape.  A variety of shapes are available to choose from.

Price for 100 single sided invitations =$225 (with plain envelope only, no matching pieces)

Price increases if upgrading to letterpress or foil.

Layered Invitation Style

The invitation is mounted onto a backer in contrasting color or pattern.  Single sided printing only.

Pricing for 100 invitation backers to invitation starting at $55.00 (does not include invitation, envelopes or matching pieces)

Price increases for specialty papers such as glitter, wood, mirror, etc.

Ribbon Band Invitation Style

Invitation card is layered onto a backer with a ribbon attached in between the layers.  The ribbon wraps around the back of the backer creating a “pocket” or “sleeve” to hold additional enclosures.

Pricing for 100 invitation backers and ribbons to add to invitation starting at $100 (does not include invitation or matching pieces)

Price increases for specialty papers and ribbons.

Panel Pocket Invitation Style

Invitation is mounted to back of panel pocket.  Pocket holds additional cards.  Panel pocket can also be wrapped with invitation is mounting is not desired.

Pricing for 100 panel pockets starting at $100 (does not include invitation or matching pieces)

Many colors and paper options available and may increase price.

Gatefold Invitation Style

Invitation is mounted to inside of gatefold.  Gatefold has flaps on either side that fold and close in the middle.  Works best with belly band to hold closed.

Pricing for 100 gatefolds starting at $100 (does not include invitation or matching pieces)

Many colors and paper options available and may increase price.  Laser cut options are also available.

Folder with Pocket

Invitation is mounted to inside of folder pocket and the additional cards are held in the pocket.  Works best with belly band or tag to hold closed.

Pricing for 100 folder pockets starting at $175 (does not include invitation or matching pieces)

Many sizes, colors, formats, paper options are available and may increase price.  Laser cut options are also available in a variety of colors and styles.

Printing Techniques

Here at Raspberry Creative, we offer three different printing techniques – flat / digital, letterpress and foil.  You can choose just one or mix two different options for a more custom look.  Below you’ll find some information explaining all three options.

Flat / Digital Printing

Description: Printed with high-tech, modern printers.  Printing is smooth and can be applied to both sides of the paper.  Some limitations with paper weights.  Designs can be printed with unlimited colors.

Price: $ This is the fastest, most budget-friendly option.

Ideal Projects: Designs with lots of colors, photos, full coverage printing and projects with small quantities.

Paper: 100 – 120lb smooth and subtle texture papers.

Letterpress Printing

Description: Has a tactile feel / textured.  Plates are made of the design, ink is applied and then pressed into the paper leaving an impression in the paper that can be seen and felt.

Price: $$ Price increases with the addition of colors.

Ideal Projects:  Projects that have a classic or traditional feel but can also be for projects that want a “cool” or unique factor.

Paper: Our press can print on anything from tissue paper to cardboard but the ideal paper option is 236lb, super thick 100% cotton paper.  Cotton paper has a soft feel with a subtle texture.  It looks and feels very luxurious.

Foil Printing

Description: Has a textured finish and is shiny.  Similar to letterpress, the design is made into a plate and the design is pressed onto the paper with foil instead of ink.

Price: $$$$ Can be mixed with other printing methods.  Price will increase if combined with letterpress printing.

Ideal Projects: Perfect for projects looking for a bit of a wow factor or projects that want a little glam or fanciness.

Paper:  Paper options are varied depending on the design and the application.  Mixing with other printing techniques may also help determine paper.

If you still haven’t found the perfect options, that’s ok.  Get in touch with us, send us a photo or email your ideas and we’ll see how we can help you.  Fabric, acrylic, wood, the sky is the limit and we’d love to see how we can bring your unique ideas to life!

What Pieces Do you Need?

One of the first questions we ask couples before looking at designs is what exactly they need in their invitation suite. 

Fonts, Fonts and More Fonts!

The fonts chosen for a design can make it or break it.  For every project we work on, we carefully choose the one(s) that has / have just the right look and feel.

 

The Final Detail, Pricing

We understand that it ultimately comes down to the pricing, right? We have included pricing for all our stationery items.

Printing & Invitation Styles

Now that you know what pieces you need to include in your wedding invitation suite, it’s time to decide how you are going to style it. 

 

Colors, Envelopes, Paper & Embellishments

We partner some some of the best suppliers and vendors in the business and because of that, we have all the resources we need to offer you the right color combination for your invitation suite.