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Make a recycled crayon craft I have a million old, used crayons in my house.  As a parent, you likely have the same problem.  Your old crayons are half used, broken and made by many different brands.  What do you do with all these crayons?  Try this recycled crayon craft instead of throwing them away! How to …

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms Glossary

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms Glossary

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms

Are you lost amongst the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms? Here are the explanations you need!  This short glossary will help you find your wedding invitation.  You will learn about printing techniques and see examples.  At the end, you will understand the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms used in product descriptions.

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Blind embossing is used to print in the filigree design.

 

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Blind Embossing

Blind Embossing is when an image is pressed into paper.  The resulting design is raised.  This embossing style is termed “blind” because no ink or foil highlights the design.

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A swirl and star design is debossed on this thank you note.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Debossing

Debossing is when an image is pressed into paper.  The image appears pressed into the paper.  No ink or foil is used to highlight this design either.

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The wedding invitation’s wrap has a beautiful die cut design.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Die-Cutting

Die-Cutting uses sharp metal rules to cut out shapes from paper.  Die cutting can be a design or wording.  The end result should be the removal of paper using a metal die.

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The silver ink on the vines defines the embossed area.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Embossing

Embossing uses ink or foil on the raised area to highlight the design.  This is similar to blind embossing.

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The wording is engraved on this simple wedding invitation.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Engraving

Engraving is a printing process  involving a metal die.  The lettering is cut below the surface of a metal die. The die is inked and wiped clean.   Ink is only left in the impression  of the die. Next, paper is then laid on the die.  The press forces the paper into the impression and the ink is transferred to the paper. When you view the back of the paper you will see a “bruise.”

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These drinking jars have been etched with a monogram.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Etching

Etching is cutting into a glass surface.  This can be performed mechanically or chemically.  The result is a change to the surface of the glass.  You can both see and feel this change.

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The angled stripes and wording are foil stamped on this wedding invitation.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Foil Stamping

Foil stamping involves using heat to stamp a special foil onto paper.  This process can be used for designs , wording , or both.  Items like wedding invitations, Christmas cards or napkins can be foil stamped.

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The lacy swirls on this wedding invitation are pearlized.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Pearlizing

Pearlizing is the process that applies luminous pearl-like finish to an invitation.  The pearl finish is usually clear unlike foil.   Many times is will highlight an embossed design.

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Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Thermography

Thermography is a type of printing that uses wet ink.  A  resin powder is added to the wet ink.  Then heat is applied to create a raised surface.  This process can be used  for wording and designs.  The raised ink is difficult to view on a screen. Order a sample invitation to see and feel thermography.

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Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Letterpress Printing

Letterpress printing is a process where images are set into a printing press and inked.  Paper is placed on the inked areas.  Next, pressure is applied to the paper.  The inked images are now printed.  The images are seen by the ink on top of the depressed design.

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These are all of the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms used to create products at Lunarink.com.  If you have a question about any of the terms, please comment below.  For more information on the invitations shown, click on their link.  Samples of each item can obtained for a fee.  Always get a sample of the product you wish to order.  You will better understand the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms used to describe it.

Top 10 Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations

Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations

Introducing, the top 10 Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations from LunarInk.com.  Pastel pink is popular for Spring 2016 wedding invitations.  The wedding invitation list represents the best of the current invitations in my inventory.  Find more information and pricing by clicking on the links.

 

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Wrapped Up in Vintage

Make a vintage impression! High quality paper, foil stamping and a vintage floral  design are featured on both sides of these wedding invitations.

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Love Story

The story of your love is explained in this romantic wedding invitation. The five-piece set is covered in gold and pink vintage flourishes.  The story book style wedding invitation is joined with a matching ribbon.
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Navy and Rose Quartz combine in this simple pocket wedding invitation.

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Simple, navy textured, square pockets hold your Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations and matching accessories.  Add your favorite typography to complete the look!

 

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Romantic and sweet, this Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitation is perfect for your wedding.

Pink Flourish

Embossed on an ecru card is a vintage design.  Then a pastel pink floral pattern is printed on these beautiful Spring Wedding Invitations.
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Foil and shimmery paper combine for a “Gatsby” Style wedding invitation.

Stylish Shimmer

A marque style wedding invitation will bedazzle your guests.  The pink shimmer paper features a simple design.  Add your favorite typography to complete your design!

 

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Shimmery and rustic describe this elegant wedding invitation.

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A rectangular wedding invitation starts with Rose Quartz colored paper.  Scrolls and a banner form the base of your monogram.

 

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Rustic Geometric

A romantic geometric design is the focal point of this wedding invitation. Rose Quartz pink triangles and a wood grain background make a sweet combination.  As seal ‘n send invitations, these Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations fold up to make their own envelope.

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Simple and chic designs make up this Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitation.

Announcing

A contemporary wedding announcement design is featured at the top.  Rose Quartz colored paper and your choice of foil color creates this vintage design.

 

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Shimmery pink Stardream paper and delicate floral embossing are featured on this romantic wedding invitation.

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A Rose Quartz square gatefold wedding invitation is heavily embossed with a floral design.   Mocha brown chiffon ribbon opens to reveal your wording.  A matching shimmery pink envelope is included. 

 

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Shimmering Rose Quartz pink paper and gold ribbon add a touch of glam to this rustic wedding invitation.

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Sheer gold ribbon wraps around a layered Rose Quartz wedding invitation.  The Kraft paper lower layer adds rustic charm to these romantic Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations.

Neutral wedding invitations: 2016 newest trend

Neutral wedding invitations: 2016 newest trend

Why are neutral wedding invitations popular?

Neutral wedding invitations, (brown, kraft or ecru), are the new trend for weddings in 2016. Neutral wedding invitations combine well with any design theme from boho and country to chic formal affairs. Neutral colors help to avoid a color clash by mixing well with bold or pastel color palettes. Below are some examples of neutral wedding invitations that have updated looks for 2016.

Ecru neutral wedding invitations

The neutral wedding invitation color of ecru is similar to unbleached linen. This light paper color has a warm undertone.  This neutral wedding invitation color pairs nicely with any color palette. To avoid a traditional look, choose updated features.  Features  like bold colored ink, multiple printing techniques and cool treatments update your neutral wedding invitations.

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“To the side” features a top layer card mounted to the right side of the bottom layer card.

To the Side – Wedding Invitation – Ecru Shimmer

This neutral wedding invitation may look traditional but it has some great updated features.  Heavy weight paper, layering and layer placement makes this neutral wedding invitation look new. The upper ecru shimmer paper layer is placed off center, on the right hand side. The combination of two heavy weight paper layers makes this neutral wedding invitation feel rich and luxurious!

 

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“In Stitches” has your choice of thread color and pattern stiched on your wedding invitation card!

In Stitches – Wedding Invitation – Ecru

“In Stitches” updates the country themed neutral wedding invitation with a unique paper treatment. A pattern is stitched through the middle of this invitation! This is a great way to incorporate needle work into your country themed neutral wedding invitations. A lacy floral design is printed on both sides of this neutral wedding invitation.

 

Kraft Paper Neutral Wedding Invitations

Kraft paper revolutionized the wedding industry a few years ago.  Now kraft paper seems to be everywhere.  Accessorizing kraft paper neutral wedding invitations is the best way to update this trend.  Add die cutting or new material layers to your neutral wedding invitations.  Use foil or bold color inks to stand out.

 

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Vintage design and a cork medallion layer combine on this kraft paper wedding invitation.

Fine Vintage – Wedding Invitation

A vintage design is accented by a cork medallion layer on kraft paper.  The cork medallion is printed with your names and wedding date.  This extra layer adds charm to the neutral wedding invitations design. Dark or bold color ink is suggested with this wedding invitation.

 

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Thermography and foil printing update this kraft paper wedding invitation.

Acorn Wreath – Invitation

Gold foil adds shine to the oak leaf and acorn design on this kraft paper neutral wedding invitations.  A second printing technique  called thermography is use to print your wording.  Choose a fun font to update this whimsical wedding invitation.

Brown neutral wedding invitations

Brown neutral wedding invitations used to only come in “mocha” colored paper.  Now, brown neutral wedding invitations come in a variety of tones from “Tumbleweed” to “Raw Umber.”  Get some color inspiration by looking at a pantone color fan.  The variety of brown colors in use for neutral wedding invitations is the new trend.

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The deep shade of brown and wood grain design reinvent this brown wedding invitation.

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The dark brown shading on this wood grain neutral wedding invitation is a trendy update. White is the only available ink color for this invitation.   However, it looks beautiful against the dark wood grain design.

 

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The flourish design and shading on this neutral wedding invitation resembles leather.

Tooled Tiers Invitation

This 3 piece, double sided neutral wedding invitation is a work of art!  Each piece is printed with a flourish and tooled leather design that is incredibly realistic.  This neutral wedding invitation’s tawny brown is an updated look for brown wedding invitations.