Photo credits: Ashley Daniell Photography
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about the beautiful processes of letterpress printing and foil stamping. While it’s true that these techniques are our specialities, we also offer a third option: digital printing.
Most of you have a pretty good idea of what digital printing is, since it’s the most common printing method out there. Unlike letterpress and foil printing where printing plates are required, digitally-printed invitations are directly printed from a digital file in a computer. Digital printers only use four colors of ink – magenta, yellow, cyan, and black – which are released simultaneously to produce a full-color print after only one pass through the printer. Unlike letterpress and foil methods, digital printing leaves no impression in the paper: it produces a flat image with no texture.
Because digital printing is automated and efficient, it is more affordable and a great option for brides looking for something beautiful and at a lower cost than letterpress and foil. In fact, affordability makes digital printing the perfect option for menus, escort cards, ceremony programs, and any other paper products needed on the day of the wedding.
Something to consider: digital printing has some limitations when it come to the types of paper that can be used. The paper needs to be able to withstand heat and travel through the curved or straight path in the machine, which means your options for the weight and texture of the paper are much more restricted than with traditional letterpress an
Photo credit: Jacqui Cole Photography