Post # 1
I must admit, I have a love affair with stationery. For my wedding invitations, I knew I wanted engraving. When they arrived yesterday, I was thrilled with the design and the color, but I realized that they do not lay flat. They are “bowed” in the center. You could teach kids the meaning of convex and concave with these things. The engraver tells me that it is a perfectly normal “lift” that occurred because there was so much wording in the center of the card with no space for the paper to “release”. Now, none of the samples that the engraver sent me had this issue. The calligrapher who designed the invitation sent me a sample of another one done with nearly identical wording and it was perfectly flat. I have even received an engraved invite on the exact same stock (crane 220 lb), and it is perfectly flat. Has anyone heard of this issue?
Any suggestions of what I should do about it?
Reprint in thermography and sacrifice the beautiful hand painted gold edges that I no longer have time to recreate?
Send as is but ask for my money back or some partial refund?
Consider it a design element and roll with it?
Post # 3
This might be a total idiot question, but can you lay some heavy books on them for a while and hope the bend will release a little bit?
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017
Perhaps leave them in a humid room for a few minutes (like after taking a shower) and then as ThatOneGirl9613 said put some heavy books on the invitations (thin piles of 10 or so). Hopefully that should help =D
Post # 5
@ThatOneGirl9613 we tried the heavy book idea overnight, but it didn’t make a difference. As soon as you move the book, the middle of the invite pops right back up!
I know this probably seems like a very minor thing to be stressing, but it is so frustrating to spend months in planning and $$$$ in expense only to receive a product that appears flawed.