Post # 1
Our invitation suite will be letterpressed — I’m so excited to see how they turn out!
Question for all your lettepress brides though: what are you doing for your reception signage (e.g. table numbers, menus etc.)? I can’t afford to get them letterpressed, but would like them to look consistent with the look of the invitations. My invitation designer only does letterpress, so there isn’t an option of getting him to flat-print the reception pieces. So, I’m kind of at a loss as to what to do (other than hiring a different designer to do the reception pieces, meaning they won’t be consistent with the invitation suite).
Anyone else faced this same dilemma? What did you do?
Post # 3
Posted this on the weekend and am bumping to hopefully get feedback from you “weekday” Bees!
Post # 4
Hi, we’re only getting our invitation done in letterpress, and then the rest of the inserts (RSVP/dinner choices, etc.) will be done in flat-printing to save costs.
My letterpress guy sent me a high res pdf of the border we are using on our invitation, and told me the name of the font, so that I can get the inserts printed to match. Could you get that from your letterpress guy as well – so that you/another printer could match everything together?
Post # 5
I’m only letterpressed the invitation – I printed everything else digital. I designed everything though so have all the artwork. I did use a lot of the Paper Source Luxe paper which is nice and texturey. Kind of letterpress-cottony feeling. – See if you can purchase the artwork and get a couple of the elements in pdf. or Adobe Illustrator form. Then you can reuse on anything you want. Be prepared to pay for it though. But ask for it as a courtesy first 🙂 Then see if he wants you to pay. haha
Post # 6
oh! Also, I’ll let you know, we pressed the z-fold invitation and response cards – but I digitally printed the map and brunch invitations. I matched the paper as best I could and that’s what we sent out.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events
Our invitation suite was letterpress, but our table numbers, programs, placecards, and menus were printed on a regular color printer. Like the other posters, suggested, maybe you could ask for the name of a font, a PDF of your monogram, or anything else from your invitation design that you could re-use in the other elements. That will tie all the pieces together!
Post # 8
I’m big on the branding / consistency side, too. We’re doing letterpress invites, but will probably not pay additional for letterpress programs, table cards, etc. I think so long as you keep your fonts and color scheme moving through the other designs, you’ll be fine.
I’d look for papers that are the same color as your invites.. maybe even consider using the paper your invites were printed on, but flat printing them with another vendor. (I’d ask an expert’s opinion though about how that’s going to turn out.. it’s possible that the ink might not sit well or be the same shade, if it’s not applied by letterpress.)
Post # 9
I’m only having the invitation suite letterpressed…everything else (table numbers, menus) will be digitally printed. My designer does both types of printing, so we’ll be using her for both. I think you should be able to ask your designer for permission to use the font or the design that was used in the invitations. You might have to pay a fee to use it, but you should be able to get it.
Post # 10
I’m having our calligrapher make the table numbers. Everything else will be letterpressed beside the suite – menu cards and programs.
Post # 11
Thanks for all the great advice ladies. I will check with my designer to see if I can buy the design from him, and then I can probably do the rest myself in InDesign (or send out to a designer if I get too frustrated!).
Really appreciate your help!
Post # 12
We were going to have everything letterpressed, but ran out of time. Oops!
So we’re just using the same fonts and design elements and using a similar paper.
Post # 13
I Gocco’d what I didn’t have letterpressed. We Gocco’d save the dates, a belly band tag with our website, our program covers, and all return addresses. Super useful, easy, and quick (after the learning curve). I’m having wood table numbers made and we don’t need menus. Otherwise I’d Gocco those too. Regardless of the printing method I tried to keep the fonts and style the same throughout.
Post # 14
@gibsonkk: Beautiful! What were the sizes of each of your components? Thanks!