Post # 1
I’m trying to order everything that I’ll need in order to make our wedding invitations using the L Letterpress.
I’m unsure of what paper to purchase and use with the L Letterpress machine. I see a lot of people using Crane’s Letrra 110# (300 gsm). I think I’d like to go thicker and have heard a lot of great things about Holyoke 140# (330 gsm) as well.
Has anyone used thicker paper? Any advice? Or even pictures would be super helpful!
Its going to be the invitation, a response card, a response card envelope, and a reception card. I worry if its too thick, it won’t all fit nicely in the envelope?
All suggestions/comments/pictures/advice welcome!
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I DIY’ed my own invites using an off-white 180# with 330GSM and loved the quality and results.
I didn’t letterpress (I actually started out embossing my invites but later gave way to flat print) but still wanted a cotton-based, luxurious paper and received so many compliments.
My invitations were 5″x7″ with 4.25″x5.5″ RSVP postcards, and the envelope was lined with 32 lb. liners. I do believe we had to pay additional postage (.65 I think it was), but there was definitely plenty of room in there so I wouldn’t worry about everything fitting. It might be a bit snug with all of your inserts but not a problem. =]
Post # 4
I’m curious to know the answer to this question too. Bump!
Post # 5
I used the Holyoke paper. I loved it! My one advise is not to use the ink that it comes with the L Letterpress machine.
Post # 6
Thanks for your comments! I just received samples of the Holyoke 140 paper in the mail today and its lovely!
Has anyone used the Holyoke envelopes as well? I know its not the same 140 letterpress paper, but I’m curious if its worth purchasing or maybe just get some standard envelopes.
@mkim – mind if I ask what ink you used? Or where you purchased it from? I havent looked into ink yet and any suggestions would be great.