(Closed) DIY Letterpress & Font Dilemma

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have no advice – but I like both of those script fonts!!!

I’m sure that they are going to look great – and I look forward to seeing your finished projects!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

No – I like the swirls!  I think that Copperplate Light or Vijaya would look good!

You’ll probably think our script font is definitely young then haha…  Our script is Alex Brush – http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Alex+Brush

We just used regular ole’ Cambria Math for the plain font.

Our invites are basically a copy of the Floral Monogram invitations from WeddingChicks.  I needed to mock the fonts because I couldnt use their layout on the website.

Post # 6
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2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I forgot to add – no, you arent the only obsessed bride haha… we’ve only got 7 months til June – and if we’re DIYing, we better get started!!!

Post # 8
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t have any experience with this, I have just read a bit about letterpress because I find it facsinating.  I would recommend reading this blog entry from BoxCar Press on how to make a few teaks and set up changes to use a similar product style product for letterpress: http://www.boxcarpress.com/us/blog/tag/diy-letterpress/ .

I used Trajan Pro for my non-scripy font and I like it.  It’s a nice, classic font.

Props on teaching yourself Illustrator– that program always gives me trouble.

And please take a bunch of pictures for a DIY post later!  I want to try this so badly but I have yet to work up the nerve.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We were going to do this, but the cost/stress of getting the right ink color by mixing it ourselves was going to make the DIY thing almost not worth it.  We splurged a bit more for Mercurio.  Good Luck,  and be sure to share your end results, I would love to see them!!  

Also, some advice from a bride that DIYed almost every element of her wedding, its never too early to start!!  NEVER!  I was a hermit all summer doing wedding stuff on the weekends, and the week or two before I was calm as a cucumber, because I wasn’t rushing to finish any projects!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hi OP! I wanted letterpress…but not the price of it…. I ended up designing my own invites using Feel Script and it came out beautifully. It was a toss up between Adios Script and Feel Script. I contemplated ordering Boxcar templates but ended up finding a local print shop to do my invites. They came out much MUCH cheaper than ordering through a invitation store. Feel free to PM me for more info. I’ve also posted extensively about them in the past. Some Bees also used my referral to get their invites shipped cross country. 🙂

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@KelannaDC:  I can totally understand that!  We had enough that it made sense.  Plus I match color for a living, so I would have driven myself bonkers!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@KelannaDC:  In my expirience respective looks pixelated when you enlarge it. I would stick with the font you have. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee

You will see rough edges on a lot of dafont fonts. But you would see those edges in illustrator as well. Look at your fonts as zoomed in as you possibly can to check the edges. In theory as long as your words aren’t huge and you don’t notice it in illustrator It should be ok to go to press.

just be aware that you could have rough edges on some of your larger lettering if you use a free font.

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