(Closed) Mixing Letterpress and Flat Printing?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

That’s fine, at least I hope that’s fine, because that’s what we did. Our invitations and RSVPs were letterpressed, but that was it. We even had a little card we printed up on our computer (with our website, and contact info of the inn where we have rooms blocked off) in with the invitation. It was still cute, but not letterpressed.

Totally, okay, in my opinion. I’m DIY-ing all the other paper stuff, too.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

thats exactly what i’m doing too… invitations/RSVPS will be letterpressed, everything else will be digital printing. i think its totally fine!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

It’s a great cost saving idea and I think will will end up doing the same!  Make sure you share the final product in the gallery!!!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m doing this too!  Only my invites are letterpress; the rest of the suite is flat printed.  I figured the envelopes will be thrown away and the RSVP cards get sent back to us, but our guests will keep the invitations longer, so that’s what should look best!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I was in the same boat. We had planned on doing everything letterpress and although it is beautiful, we just couldn’t spend the money in the long run. Check out http://www.sanskripts.com. Bree is absolutely fantastic and will match what you have already done to what she can do AND you can’t beat the price!!

Post # 9
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Newbee

Mixing letterpress and flat print is okay, just make sure the design pattern is similar all throughout the other cards. That way the flat print still complements the letterpress.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re doing the same thing, I just purchased the Luxe paper from papersource since it matches the Crane Lettra fairly well and we are in the process of flat printing on that.  I was able to have our Letterpress designer send me the design files so I could match everything up pretty well.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

As long as the designs match, the method of print shouldn’t much matter. Keep in mind that 99% of the time, you’ll be the only ones who care that much about aesthetics. Your guests just want the information.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree with Mr. Chapel – as long as the designs match, I think it will work.

 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it’s totally fine to mix letterpress and flat..

I don’t know who you’re using for letterpress but I did a ton of research on different prices and Studio on Fire in Minneapolis was the most affordable letterpress studio I found!! Seriously, check them out, they’re awesome and REALLY affordable. 

They quoted me at $900 for 200 invitiation sets (invite + 3 inserts) in 2-color letterpress printing.  It was over $1000 less than other people.  The only deal with them is you have to provide the design.. but their work is great and their press is really deep which I loved!

Good luck!

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