So I’m not going to lie… as much as I love all things letterpress I had never had the opportunity to use it in my work for the sake of clients budget. It’s usually this most expensive route, but has the most rewarding finished product. So when Sarah Petrosky of New Jersey approached me with her heart set on letterpressed wedding invitations I was thrilled. Here is how they turned out. Let me know what you think.
What’s your take on invites, DIY or have them done?
They’re can be some pros and cons.
DIY: With DIY you have total control of the out come , which can be good or bad. You can search out all your materials, which also can be good or bad. If you have specific taste it can sometimes be very difficult to find ready-made elements that fit your needs. You’re usually limited to flat printing, unless you find a printer who is willing to do small quantities for something like thermography or letterpress printing. And it is time consuming. Tips: Keep it simple, always account for extras, assemble with friends or bridal party, and allow at least a week of spare time to get everything together.
Using a Designer: If you have no idea what you want, a designer can help narrow it down. A designer should have a vast knowledge of paper, design elements, printing methods and embellishments to help you accomplish the aesthetic you’re looking for. A designer usually has a minimum amount of time for process to be complete. Ultimately using a designer saves you time by doing all the foot work for you. Keep in mind, in the end you still need to address them.
I’ve been racking my brain on how to gain a few opportunities to contribute to my portfolio and get my name out there. I’m a firm believer that the best marketing is still word of mouth and seeing the work for yourself. So I devised a promotion.
If you meet the requirements, I will do your project at the cost materials only. In return the you must agree to allow me to market my services to your guest with a credit to me as designer somewhere within the project, and a link to my site on your event website, if any. This will last only until I can’t handle the workload, so get it while you can.
If you would like to participate in this promotion please see the details on my promotions page. If the event is a wedding or a large formal event order at least 10 weeks before event to ensure a timely delivery.