Post # 1
Hi, so i’m currently debating my invitation options. My invites will be letterpressed. However, I’ve always liked the idea of a pocketfold, and I think it will hold the invitation & inserts together nicely. But, I’m wondering if it will be weird to have a letterpressed invite stuck to the back mat of the pocketfold. Will the letterpressing not be as noticeable? Would it ruin the whole idea of getting it letterpressed because the guests wouldn’t be able to tell?
anyone have any pictures of a letterpressed invite in a pocketfold?
what are some other options for keeping all of the pieces together? a ribbon or bellyband just around the invite & pieces themselves? how much does that cost?
Post # 3
It’s a bit unconventional. If you must have a pocketfold I would say don’t attach it.
But really if you are having letterpress that is awesome, no need for the pocketfold, belly bands are great (and cheap) for this function.
Post # 4
@ellykay: My invitations are letterpressed and I put them in a pocketfold (I’ll try to post pictures later). I had three pieces: Invite, Enclosure, and RSVP. I mounted the invite and the other parts were placed in the pocket.
Even if it’s mounted, people will still be able to feel the impression on the paper. You will likely be using cotton paper or something similarly “spongy” such that you’d have crisp lettering you’d still be able to feel. People will still notice. 😛 While canvassing for invitations, we found that there are plenty of examples of letterpressed invites in pocketfolds, but they’re usually smaller than the usual 5×7.
A few things to consider is the paper weight you’ll be using. If it’s too thick/stiff, it will be difficult to stuff the pocketfold w/ your invitations. You definitely need to mind the sizes involved (IE will your invite actually FIT inside the pocketfold?) and account for dimensionality (cotton paper is THICK). Also, some embellishments may create bumps that will incur extra fees when shipping. Thick and stiff invitations will also require extra postage, as they’re considered non-machinable.
PS: If you’re doing letterpress, ribbon and belly band costs will be the least of your worries. 😛
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Post # 6
@ellykay: I am having the same dilemma as you! Let me know what you end up deciding!
Post # 7
@ellykay: My invitations were letterpress and put on a pocketfold. I thought it looked fine (as did everyone else). It makes it so much easier to keep everything together. And yes, the letterpress still shows up.