Customization Guide

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Customize Your Wedding Invitations

At Tuesday Grace Designs, we use your personality as our guide for design while working with some of our standard and recommended product and finishing styles.

DIGITAL PRINTING | PRESS PRINTING | PAPER OPTIONS | INK OPTIONS

Digital Printing


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AN INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PRINTING

Digital printing is our most universal and cost-effective printing option. It can be combined with other types of press printing or live on its own to create a variety of stunning patterns, illustrations, graphics and font/calligraphy designs. With digital printing, the available ink colors are endless and we can create almost any color combination.

 

Press Printing

LETTERPRESS, FOIL STAMPING, EMBOSSING

Press printing includes any “relief” printing that uses a plate (like a stamp) to directly transfer text/image onto paper. We offer the following press printing options: Letterpress, Hot Foil Press, Embossing/Debossing. These are enhanced finishes and can be added to an semi-custom or custom wedding invitation order by emailing chelsea@tuesdaygracedesigns.com.

 



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LETTERPRESS

Letterpress printing is the process of applying ink to the raised portion of a custom plate and pressing the text/image into the paper, leaving a colored design. Letterpress printing has a semi-opaque result.

 



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HOT FOIL STAMPING

Foil pressing, also known simply as metallic foil, using a heated metal plate and heat reactive foil to press a text/design into the paper, leaving a foiled design behind. The hot foil press has a completely opaque finish.



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EMBOSSING/DEBOSSING

Embossing creates a raised relief of your design on paper. Debossing creates a depressed (lowered) relief on paper. Both embossing and debossing do not use ink of foil as color.

Paper Options


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PREMIUM STOCK*

Our standard paper is a premium, 100% cotton card stock manufactured by Gmund. This 111# card stock is soft to the touch and looks beautiful whether your invites are digitally printed or relief printed. It is acid free, lignin free, PH neutral, ECF/PCF, FSC certified and has archival properties, so the color will never fade.

VELLUM

Our semi-opaque vellum comes in both white and ivory shades and is best used for digital printing and metallic foil press finishes.

DOUBLE THICK

Our most luxurious stock option is our 222lb Double Thick card stock, which is perfect for letterpress and metallic foil press finishes.

*Our semi-custom suites are crafted using our Premium card stock is standard in all Semi-Custom Wedding Invitation Collections. If you would like to enhance your semi-custom invitation stock, please contact chelsea@tuesdaygracedesigns.com.

Ink & Foil Options


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HOT FOILS

Our foil options come in a range of holographic, gloss, matte and metallic variations. The most commonly used foils for wedding invitations are:

  • Matte/Metallic Gold

  • Metallic Rose Gold

  • Matte/Metallic Silver

  • Metallic Champagne Gold

  • Matte White*

  • Gloss Black

*NOTE: If you want a completely opaque white on a dark-hued card stock, we recommend using Matte White as opposed to letterpress.

 

INK OPTIONS

FOR LETTERPRESS: We use Pantone shades to customize your letterpress ink. We will help you select the best Pantone shade depending on your wedding color palette.

FOR DIGITAL PRINTING: With digital printing, your ink options are almost endless. You have the option of both CMYK and white digital inks in a multitude of combinations.

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