(Closed) Love this…how do I do it myself?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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38 posts
Newbee

That invite is gorgeous!

Here is how it works: Your graphic designer would provide you with the final monogram in various formats (ie. EPS, JPG, PDF) via email and on disc. You would then let your different vendors know when/where you’d like to use the monogram and they would tell you which format they need it in and how to supply it (most will take it via email). 

And don’t worry – it wasn’t a stupid question!  

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Any stationer should be able to just take your monogram and put it at the top.  From there, you look at the fonts they have available and choose the ones that match the invitation you want to create.  You could probably show them the particular photo, and they could direct you to the right script.  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Letterpress is definitely considered the best type of invitation if your looking for texture.  However, your budget has to allow for it, as it usually runs around $1,000 for $100 invites.  Thermo should be a bit cheaper, but certainly not as cheap as flat printing.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had our custom monogram made into a stamp by a local glass and plastics store — it has been SUPER handy!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

How many invites do you need?  We are doing letterpress and saving in other areas.  For 60 invites and reply card, we were quoted $445 from Studio on Fire.  Having more invites wouldnt’ be too much more.  Letterpress is really nice.  Engraved invitations are the best, but letterpress is close.  🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Letterpress is where the words are indented into the paper.  Bella Figura is a popular letterpress company.  Engraved is what Mrs. Cupcake had.  The words are sort of raised, but the biggest thing with engraved invites is you can print with white ink.  Thermography is also raised, but the words are shiny.  Of the three, thermography would be the most affordable.  There’s also flat printing, which is essentially like your own printer.  With 225 invites (are you having 225 guests?  or 500 guests?  you only need one invite per couple/family), you might want to look into flat printing.  That’s a lot of invites. 

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