Planning out your wedding invitation printing in Singapore can be quite challenging especially if you’re new to anything related to designing and printing.
If you want a uniquely designed wedding invitation card printing that leaves a strong impression on the recipient of the invitation, here are some terms regarding wedding invitation printing that you should understand.
1. Digital Printing, Offset Printing, and Screen Printing
The three of them are quite similar. With digital printing, offset printing, and screen printing, letters are printed flat. Technically, digital printing is not any different than what you will get with the standard laser printing that drops ink onto the paper.
Professional printers, however, produce better quality outcomes so you don’t have to worry about smudging or fading that might happen with the common inkjet printers you have at home.
Offset printing technically works without printing the ink directly onto the paper. Instead, it uses plates and rollers to transfer the image to the paper. This process is used for designs that are not too complicated. It is perfect if you want to save up money or in a tight budget. It creates a simple and classic look for your wedding invitation card.
With engraving, the surface of the paper with the letters on it are raised while the back of the paper is indented. It definitely creates a unique look, however, unfortunately, it is quite costly.
If you want to use this printing method for your wedding invitation, then you should use a thicker paper. Consider using engraving for colored paper for a uniquely textured surface.
3. Letter Press, Embossing, and De-Embossing
The three terms sometimes are mistaken for one another. They are quite similar because they either push the text up or down on the paper. A lot of people think that these terms can be used interchangeably, but here’s more details on it:
Letter press makes the letters indented on the front and raised on the back of the paper, making it look textural and sophisticated. Compared to embossing and de-embossing, letter press is more expensive. For letter press, it is best to keep it to two ink colors maximum to save up money.
Embossing and de-embossing, on the other hand, are quite similar to engraving, although with a larger scale. Embossing and de-embossing are perfect for monograms, borders, as well as motifs.
3. Foil Printing
Foil printing is done by pushing paper-thin foil into the paper. This will leave an impression on the surface that looks a little like letter press, appearing slightly raised with a metallic touch. No ink is involved in this process, making it a dry printing.
Foil printing has more limited options because the result might not be too legible with think lines that are not so visible. Too much metallic texts will also make the letters difficult to read. Foil printing is great for monograms or keywords in the wedding invitation card design, such as the name of the groom and bride, wedding date, and so on.
Try to make a dramatic effect using lighter foils on a paper with a dark shade. If you want the shine resulted from foil printing but on a budget, then you should consider using gold ink through screen printing or digital printing. The result won’t be as good, but it looks quite good and definitely doable.
4. Laser Cutting
Laser cutting is one of the popular printing methods lately. With this printing method, you will be able to cut your paper into intricate patterns that make the appearance of your wedding invitation more unique.