Types of Invitation Printing

Blind Embossing

- printing method where an image is pressed into paper resulting in a raised design.  The embossing is termed "blind" because the design is formed without ink or foil.

Debossing -

when an image stamped onto paper or napkin without ink or foil; it appears "indented".

Die-Cutting -

 the process of using sharp metal rules to cut shapes and designs into paper.  Die-cutting includes cutout shapes and sculpted edges.

Embossing -

similar to

blind embossing, only this type of printing uses ink or foil on the raised area to add drama and dimension.

Ready, Set, Go Invitation - Latte

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Engraving -

the process in which the lettering is cut below the surface of a metal die. The die is inked and wiped clean, leaving ink in the impression cut below the surface of the die. The paper is then laid on the die, the press forces the paper into the cavities of the die, and the ink is transferred to the paper. There is a "bruise" left on the back of the paper.

Etching - 

is cutting into a glass surface.

Foil Stamping

 - is achieved when colored foil is hot-stamped onto paper (example a Christmas card) or accessory items, such as napkins.

Pearlizing - 

process that applies luminous pearl-like finish to part of an invitation, usually to an embossed design.

Thermography - 

 a type of printing that is created by adding a resin powder to wet ink, which when heated, creates a raised surface.