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SPRINGTIME DESIGN – Wedding Invitation Season

Spring is upon us and like blushing brides being made up like flowers, we are busy prettying up the finest stocks with sweet slicks of ink.

Invitations! A delight to receive and a pleasure to print because it is this time of year that we see your finest design.  Gorgeous floral motifs, gelato hues, swirling typography and more make wedding invite season a letterpress printers delight.

Letterpress printed wedding invitations are a huge trend that have been sweeping the bridal world for a few years now. The lushness of cotton stocks lends itself to all things pretty and, increasingly, all things retro and hip as wedding styles become more individual and modern. But experimentation is the name of the game here, so here are Watermarx Graphic’s tips to express the happy couple’s message in your invitation design.



Deboss + Letterpress

Classic Elegance –  Crisp emboss or deboss on a thick, white or cream stock is gorgeously restrained and timeless. What could be more elegant than a white on white effect? Even clear or white foil in a subtle motif or print is an embellishment that embodies the height of style for wedding invitations that makes an unmistakable comment on class.

1 colour letterpress

Young Modern – One bold hue in an all-over print is letterpress delight. Engagement or wedding invitations (even business cards) that work with this style get the most out of this technique. Yellow seems to be the colour of the season and rightly so, from a sunflower through to lemony hues all the way to wild neon, nothing says happy like this.

Silver Foil on black stock

Chic Mystique – Black foil on a velvety black stock is impossibly chic. For an urban wedding, a night-time affair or a black tie event, you can’t look past this combination. Textured stocks can add a bit of pizazz to this monotone palette or take the leap to gorgeous silver foil.

1 colour letterpress

Happy Hipster – Chunky, retro type and playful, pop colours and tactile stocks; make no mistake about it trendy is very big for weddings right now. For couples looking for a design they can relate to, try a recycled stock or beer mat board for a lo-fi look they will love.

Posted by watermarx on the 7th of October 2012