Post # 1
I’m uber behind on getting my stuff done for my May wedding. I haven’t even ordered my invitations. I feel like I just sent my save-the-dates.
Gold is one of our wedding colors and I was hoping to solicit some help finding simple wedding invitations with raised gold font.
The only ones I have been able to find are the ones from Wedding Paper Divas: http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/product/3142/thermography_wedding_invitations_serene_spring.html
In my limited research I’ve come to assume thermography = raised text. I hope this is correct!
secondary question: is it possible to DIY a raised font invite? I read maybe printing on vellum and then embossing powder but that seems like too much work for me. I’m not very crafty. haha
From what I gather WPD pricing is pretty decent? Looks like their thermography invites are around $2 – $3 each for 100 invites. How much do people pay for their thermography invites?
Post # 3
Yes, thermography is raised! It will have a slightly glossy feel.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Thermography and engraving will both achieve a raised font, with thermography being the more affordable option. FWIW, I’ve ordered from WPD 3 times (photo rehearsal dinner invites, photo thank you cards, and photo new years cards) and have been very satisfied with the final product and service I received.
Post # 5
I love the WPD thermography! I just took some pics of my samples for another thread, and I’m not sure if you can actually see the raised font there, but it looks really elegant. I think the pricing is reasonable. You can order 5 samples for free from WPD so try them out! I’d be happy to send you one of my samples if you’d like too, but WPD was quick at shipping the samples!
Post # 6
If I want to design an invitation, how do I go about finding a printing place that does thermography. I wonder if it’s even feasible to DIY invites if I want thermography.
Post # 7
Personally, I would look into a printer that does gold foil stamping. I had my wedding invitations letterpressed and gold foil stamped by Jeronimo’s Lithocraft. The lettering is so shiny and delicate looking. This style of printing is indented like letterpressed, not raised like thermography. The cost of getting them gold foil stamped was pretty reasonable.
Post # 8
@Cadence: It’s not possible for you to DIY Thermography. It requires a large professional printer.
Here are some examples of gold foil printing:
Post # 9
The gold foil is so beautiful! Hmm I wonder how much it will be to do an entire invitation in it.
Since I’m new to invitations, I’ve been reading the forums all night. It looks like some people buy kits from Target or Michael’s. It seems like if I buy these, then I won’t be able to do the raised text at home unless I buy a custom stamp and go with heat embossing. I don’t think I have the patience for that unfortunately.
Does anyone know of printers that can print custom invites in gold ink thermography?
Post # 10
Just wanted to say you are not alone in not getting your invitations yet. Theknot.com says to send them out at the three month mark so you have one month to order, address and send them out. That’s not terrible. Not great, but not terrible.