I know that a lot of you see letterpressed and engraved invitations and think to yourself…lovely, but so not in the budget. So, when I got an email from one of our readers as to how they had letterpress invitations designed while sticking to their budget, I knew I had to share it with you.
First, here are their invitations…
Jacqueline and her hubby had their entire suite printed through Studio on Fire based in Minneapolis, MN…with 2 color invitations, reply cards, save the dates and thank you notes in addition to 1 color letterpress outer envelopes, reply envelopes, thank you envelopes and save the date envelopes for less than $2000. That is CRAZINESS! That is a lot of letterpress.
Here are a couple of tips from Jacqueline…first, design them yourself. YES, it can be really hard for a novice, but many of the design programs (like Illustrator or InDesign) offer free 30 day trials where you can play around with fun typefaces and layouts. Jacqueline’s fiance designed all of the pieces for their own invitations.
Another quick tip from Jacqueline…have your entire invitation suite fitted onto 1 press sheet, then cut them into individual pieces after the press run is complete. This will cut down on the labor required if you were to have each printed separately.
Check out Studio on Fire’s blog to see more pictures of the invites and a breakdown of how they achieved the gorgeous look for a low price! Thanks so much Jacqueline for the great tip!!