I was looking through the samples box not too long ago and found some cracking invitations from times past. I like the idea of invitations done well. Crisp card, elegant print techniques and of course, considered design.
Selecting the right papers is key and there are some great paper mills out there. We like G.F Smith papers as well as Arboreta for Screen Prints. Using metallic or even thermal inks can make an invite pop.
An invitation should be exactly that. A way of showing attention to detail and that you've taken care to present the day well.
We used a G.F Smith paper for The wedding invite (top images) and a green pearl paper for an invite to the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
We had a metal press printers stamp made up that was printed onto a corrugated white card for an invite to an exclusive bar.
The effect was great. We love stamps because of their ability to produce a slightly different and random mark every application.