It’s your choice…take printing as far as you want to go! Laurel Cove Creative offers a wide array of custom printing options to meet your needs. While Digital Printing, Letterpress and Foil Stamping are our most common techniques, we can create a custom invitation suite for you using any of the options below. Simply let me know what you’re interested in, and I’ll be happy to explain the details and cost differences for you. I’ll also be able to recommend what’s best for you as we’re discussing your overall vision and budget.
DIGITAL CMYK Printing - $
We print most of our projects using the Digital Printing process. This is the most common and cost-effective technique, but doesn’t sacrifice quality at all! It allows us to print full-color on many card stocks and envelopes with a quicker turnaround time. It doesn’t require specialty printing plates or expensive materials, so if you’re on a budget this process is likely best for you.
LETTERPRESS - $$$
Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press. Put simply, letterpress printing is a form of relief printing, where the text or image is on a raised surface (or printing plate), similar to a rubber stamp. Ink is applied to the raised surface and then paper is pressed directly against it to transfer the text/image. Letterpress is loved by many for leaving a tactile and visual impression into the paper – a debossed/indented look and feel.
Every color in a design requires a separate printing plate, set up, and will get it's own run through the press. It's just one of those facts of letterpress printing. This is why with each additional color the price also increases.
FOIL STAMPING - $$$
Foil stamping is the application of metallic foil, often gold, silver or rose gold, to paper where a heated die is stamped onto the foil.
Foil stamping is somewhat similar to letterpress, in that the foil is applied to paper with pressure. Once the design is finalized, metal dies are created in the appropriate shape for each individual color foil to be applied for a particular design. The dies are heated and then stamped with enough pressure to seal a thin layer of foil to the paper, and each color is applied individually through multiple runs of the press to create the final design.
DIGITAL “FOIL” Printing - $$
Digital Gold, Silver or Rose Gold printing is a gorgeous and budget-friendly alternative to Foil Stamping. Digital Foil Printing is the process of digitally printing with metallic ink, which very closely mimics the look and shine of real foil. The only difference is that it doesn’t result in a debossed/indented feel.
DIGITAL WHITE Printing - $$
Digital White Printing is pretty self-explanatory. It’s the process of printing a design in white ink on darker card stocks and envelopes. Although it doesn’t require pricey plates, it’s a tad more expensive than your typical digital printing.
THERMOGRAPHY - $$$
Thermography is a print process that relies on heat to create raised ink, resulting in an elegant, tactile effect. After printing, while the ink is still wet, resin is sprinkled and exposed to heat. The resin and ink fuse together, raising the lettering in an effect that's similar to engraving.