The Busy-Bride’s Guide to Wedding Stationery Print Methods: Explanation of print methods


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If you don’t know where to get started, we’ve created this handy wedding stationery guide to give you the low-down on print styles and paper qualities. Essentially, it’s everything you need to know for finding oh-so-marvelous wedding save the dates and invitations.

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Read up on these seven terms and you’ll have that “I do” stationery crossed off you task list in a snap.

1. Signature matte.

This is one of the most popular paper types, which is favored by classic and modern nearlyweds alike. Signature matte is a lovely way to show off color, designs, and photos. If you have your eyes set on a beautiful card with bright hues and vivid images, this is your ultimate stationery pick.

2. Signature textured.

Signature texture is a favored printing style by many brides and grooms, too. If you have an over-the-top adoration for typography and larger-than-life watercolors, you’ll need a card that’ll really make your writing pop. With a soft matte texture, this paper blends polished fonts and rich designs for a personalized announcement.

3. Pearl white shimmer.

For couples who go wild for touches of sparkle and glam, pearl white shimmer paper is the way to go. This iridescent paper adds glow and glimmer to save the dates and invitations. For brides planning fairy tale “I dos,” the shimmer adds a serious romantic flair that looks magical.

4. Premium double thick matter.

This ultra thick paper is simply marvelous if you’re dreaming of a wedding with loads of elegance. For soon-to-be newlyweds who want to make an impressive statement, premium double thick matter is absolutely striking. This page adds a little extra finesse for a personalized suite that’s high on style.

5. Signature premiere paper.

If you’re craving some deluxe paper choices, start with the signature premier paper. If you and your S.O. are looking to add a little pizzazz to your stationery, this paper is wonderful for special and unique designs. You can choose between foil details (copper, silver, yellow, and rose gold), letterpress type, and laser-cut cut-out details. There’s even a thermography effect, which is a combination of heat and resin to create a 3-D look.

6. Luxe cotton.

This high-end and soft-to-the-touch paper is absolutely darling for those art deco inspired weddings. For couples that adore rich history, this printing technique has serious vintage flair with luxe cotton emerging in the 15th century. It’s made from cotton and it’s tree-free which yields stunning designs on it’s ultra-thick fiber.

7. Ultra luxe cotton.

There’s luxurious and then there’s luxurious. If you’re the duo that values quality, ultra luxe cotton was designed for your stationery. This soft cotton is also tree-free and provides a flawless canvas for calligraphy. With you and your partner’s refined flavor palate and eye for posh decor, your wedding will be the height of elegance and sophistication.