Choosing the type of printing

Emboss Printing

The most common printing process for invitations. Also called blind embossing, this process creates a raised impression on a sheet of paper by pressing the paper between two heated metal dies. One die fits into the other mirror-image die like a lock and key. The embossing is termed “blind” because the design is formed without ink or foil (debossing is an image stamped onto paper or a napkin without ink or foil, causing it to appear “indented”). Embossing is an excellent way to convey very sophisticated and elegant design motifs and print.

Foil Stamp Printing

This process involves creating a die which is pressed against a special kind of foil that transfers the design onto paper under heat and pressure. Foil-stamping is typically used to make highly complex images and prints.

Digital Flat Printing

The digital press delivers high resolution digital color that rivals the traditional offset printing press used on most stationery. Unlike some digital printers that use toner similar to a laser printer, our digital press uses liquid ink. The print quality is similar to flat offset printing with bright, long-lasting colors. On demand digital offset printing is the latest technology in the color printing industry, offering the quality of traditional offset printing while capitalizing on the efficiency of a totally digital workflow. This means you get the best print quality for graphics, text and photographs at the most competitive prices, and with the quickest turnaround. Plus, Wedding Paper Divas is able to continuously provide fresh designs since orders are always printed on-demand.

Engraving

Developed during the 1700s, engraving is a classic, formal printing process. Engraved invitations have a distinct look and feel that is easily recognizable. Because of their superior quality, however, engraving is the most expensive printing process available. The paper is pressed against a metal plate, causing the printing press to raise the letters on the paper. You can feel each character when you run a finger across the back of the paper. The raised letters in a matte ink finish produces an indentation on the reverse, and a gentle wave or ripple on lighter papers that gives engraved stationery a look of distinction.

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