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Type Of Printing

Give your invitation an added grace with various printing techniques.

Getting the wedding invites printed is a confusing task. There are a thousands of options available in the market for getting the Indian wedding cards printed. Your wedding invitation wording and design can give a clue of your wedding grace. And so does the printing technique you select, give the invitees the clue of your wedding style. The printing techniques used for printing wedding cards, highly sways your budget and also to an extent effects the paper type and the design. It is not possible for us to state the exact cost of each technique. Though we have listed all the techniques in the order of most to least expensive.


Engraving:

Looks: The letters in engraved technique are mounted on the front side and sunken on the back side. It is generally chosen for highly-formal events. It is the most expensive printing technique.

Technique: A copper or steel plate is engraved with the invite's text and design. This copper sheet is applied with the ink and then this with extreme pressure is positioned on the paper.

Paper tips: Thick papers, like cotton fiber are best suited for Engraving.

Ink tips: Engraving uses very thick ink, so even a light colored ink looks great on a darker paper. You can also ask for multiple ink colors, though it's more expensive and time-consuming. 

Dispatch time: Depending on the printer and proofing process, an engraved invitation order can take two to six weeks to complete. 

Foil Stamping:

Looks: It showcases a metallic design. Foil stamping is ideal for luxe and romantic wedding, and is also becoming popular for impulsive and casual invites.

Technique: A heated copper sheet is pushes the foil onto the paper, leaving the imprints. It is also known as dry printing.

Paper tips: the best option is to use dark colored papers and get the imprints by light colored foils. 

Ink tips: it does not uses ink.

Dispatch time: foil stamping may take as long as 10 days if done in-house and this time may exceed to even 2 months if the process is outsourced. 

Letterpress:

Looks: the letters are pressed on the front side and faintly raised on the other side of the invite. It also looks very textural and classy. It is mostly preferred in tradition designs.

Technique: A customized polymer plate with your invite design and lettering is hand-set and surged into the paper. 

Paper tips: It entails soft, bulky paper like cotton fiber or bamboo paper. Letterpress looks good on white or light-colored paper with darker ink.  

Dispatch time: Letterpress can take two weeks to two months’ time.

Thermography:

Looks: It looks exactly like engraving, except for shiny appearance of letters and design.

Technique used: Ink and sticky powder are heated and merged together creating raised writing.

Paper tips: Cotton fiber is generally preferred for Thermography. It is advised not to go for shiny paper.

Dispatch time: Takes a few days of time for completion. 

Embossing:

Looks: It resembles engraving in its looks, though the letters and images in embossing are colorless. 

Technique: Here the paper is hard-pressed between two engraved metal die. 

Paper tips: Prefer denser paper stock like cotton. 

Dispatch time: the complete process of embossing may take around 3 to 5 weeks.

Offset/Lithography:

Looks: It is similar to digital printing, but has a higher quality and is slightly more expensive. It is a good option for casual designs and is an economic printing technique.

Technique: The ink from a stamped sheet is transferred to the paper through a rubber-stamp like object. 

Paper pointers: you can choose a variety of paper option for offset. It looks great on textured paper also. 

Dispatch time: the complete offset process takes a few days to a week time for completion. 

Digital Printing:

Looks: Looks like a normal print that we get from common laser printing machines. It is more suited for casual wedding styles and for tight timeline or lower budget weddings.

Techniques: large sophisticated printers are used for this techniques, which uses number of ink dots to form letters and designs. 

Paper pointers: Can be done on a different kinds of paper. 

Dispatch time: It is the least expensive and fastest printing technique requiring only few days for printing and shipping.


D’Or Invitations

You have here read about a number of printing technique, now the question is – Are all wedding card printing companies, able to do justice to all the kind of printing techniques? Whom should we trust for the best result? Then instead of wandering around, take a few minutes to get in contact with D'Or Invitation and have a glimpse of their printing excellence. D'Or INVITATIONS guarantees you the best result, whichever printing technique you might choose. 

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