Letterpress or Engraving?

posted 2 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Letterpress or Engraving?
    Letterpress! : (13 votes)
    76 %
    Engraving! : (4 votes)
    24 %
    I have a different idea! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    2654 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Unless cost is a huge factor letterpress will almost always win out…

    Post # 6
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    2654 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    crackktheskyy:  sorry I think I mistook engraving for thermography. What exactly is it.. in the pictures it looks like flat printing to me so I can’t distinguish

    Post # 8
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    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I LOVE letterpress. I have nothing against engraving, but letterpress makes my heart pitter patter a bit faster… It feels so lush in a way that engraving doesn’t to me. I’m sure that doesn’t make any sense, but we are talking about aesthetics here… I guess I don’t have a super logical reason. But I think some of it is that I like the effect of the shadows in letterpress, as opposed to engraving. They’re a bit more exaggerated I think. 

    Post # 10
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    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    crackktheskyy:  It’s my understanding that letterpress and engraving are nowadays considered pretty equally formal (although I understand engraving is the older and more traditional method)… But you have to choose the one that you think conveys the tone of your wedding better! I have seen “fun” letterpress but I don’t think of it as being inherently “fun”; I think of it as being formal, first and foremost. 

    Post # 11
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    60 posts
    Worker bee

    Both are SO beautiful but I prefer letterpress–and am using it for my invitations–because you can use thick, heavy papers with it, whereas engraving requires a lighter paper. Just a personal preference, but I like a weighty invitation. Our wedding will be black tie and I think either option conveys equal formality nowadays, though engraving is admittedly more traditional. Good luck!!

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