Foil stamping is the process of pressing a metallic color into a material, one color at a time. It also leaves a tactile impression, similar but not as pronounced as letterpress. This is the absolute best way to guarantee genuinely metallic printing, as opposed to the faux foil that many companies offer.
Unfortunately, we cannot foil stamp your guest addresses, but don’t fret! We can foil stamp your return address, and flat print your guest addresses in a matching color. Or we can forego foil stamping on your envelopes and just flat print the return address and the guest address, which will help you save.
Combining foil stamping with other printing processes is an excellent way to make your invitation suite stand out. One of the most common foil stamping combinations is foil stamping + letterpress. Letterpress would generally be used for the main text and foil stamping would be use for accents and the more important information like monograms and/or the bride and groom’s names. Engraving can be combined with foil stamping in a similar fashion. Alternatively, your main invitation can be foil stamped along with flat printing, and the other pieces in your invitation suite can be done the same or they can be flat printed only which will help you save.
Traditionally, this would be the case, but we like to keep with the times and we think it is totally optional. Foil stamping throughout the invitation suite makes it more cohesive and, of course, foil stamping is beautiful. However, it is not a necessity and one way to keep your project more economical is to foil stamp your invitation only and the other pieces in your invitation suite can be flat printed in a matching color, which will help you save.
We do all of our work in-house, and we are always up for a new challenge. Let us know what you have in mind and we will use our resources to figure out how to achieve your vision.
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