Post # 1
We’ve settled on coasters for STD Coasters.
I think we’re sending 2 to each group of people.
I don’t have a picture or mock up. Fiance is going to make it tonight.
Side 1 of first coaster, Cody and Elizabeth are getting married. May 26th 2012. Richmond, VA
Side 1 of the second coaster, Formal invite to follow. With a baseball seam on it.
Side 2 of each. our website, and baseball seams on them.
My question is. Which would be better.
Letterpress or Stamping them? a little of both. And whats the best way to waterproof them?
Post # 3
I work at a print shop and truthfully for something that is going to have cold drinks with condensation sitting on top of it, I’d go with letterpress. It’ll cost more but I think the text on the coaster would last longer.
When it comes to water proofing if you are going to have these printed on paper, you can put them in photo frame coasters. Another way is using a pouring resin on the paper (i.e. Epoxy Resin). Or there is a process called UV Coating that some print shops may be able to do. We use it for business cards, but I’m sure you’re going to want to use a thicker paper. I’d just call around your local Print shops and ask them if they have any ideas on what you want and ask for quotes. I know you want to DIY these but if you send camera ready art, most of the time they won’t charge a Type setting fee.
Hope one of the options helps! Good luck!
Post # 4
@Designed2Wed: we have access to do both. Fiance is a graphic designer. And we can get the plate made for like 10 bucks from our local shop. But I’ll throw this by to him, with the UV coating and epoxy. I was looking at possibly (I saw this somewhere) heat embossing them.