Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Printing Method For Your Wedding Invitations

Here's one of Casa Papel's letterpress invitations.

Here’s one of Casa Papel’s letterpress invitations. Photography by Courtney Apple.

Designing the custom invitations for your wedding is (we think) one of the most exciting, creative and fun parts of planning your Big Day. As we always say, your invites are the first impression your guests will have of your wedding, and when it comes to creating the perfect design, your options are literally endless.

However, as you’re flipping through endless samples of paper and font styles, you’re bound to encounter some unfamiliar terminology, which can make the whole process a bit overwhelming. That’s why it’s in your best interest to arrive at your local stationer with at least some knowledge of the different kinds of printing methods that are available—and a few of the most popular ones are quickly defined for you here.

And actually, to help us learn more about digital printing, letterpress, thermography and other printing methods, we once asked Cecilia Torres, owner of Casa Papel in NoLibs, to break it all down for us. Take a look at what she had to say (including the cost and turnaround time for each method) before heading to your first invitation appointment.

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