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CHAPTER 2: Printing Methods

Understanding the different printing options is very helpful. Flat and Thermography samples are included in the sample portfolio you can purchase to get started. If you would like foil or letterpress please tell your Account Manager.

STANDARD PRINTING

FLAT PRINTING (DIGITAL) 4 color process using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black ink; can handle any number of colors or amount of coverage photo printing; most cost effective and fastest turn-around time. **Pictured Below.
TURN AROUND TIME:
3-5 DAYS without UPGRADES
10-14 DAYS with PREMIUM or DELUXE UPGRADES

UPGRADED PRINTING

THERMOGRAPHY (RAISED INK) Offset process, ink is applied to the page using a plate/roller and a powder is dusted on top of the ink; sent through a high heat “oven” to produce a raised effect. Mimics engraving-ink is somewhat translucent; best used for darker colors (ex. light pink on ivory paper is very hard to see) 1-2 colors is most cost effective. Adds elegance without a high cost. Looks like flat printing but has a raised effect.
TURN AROUND TIME: 10-14 DAYS

HOT/FOIL STAMPING Very similar to letterpress; instead of ink applied to a plate, an opaque “foil” is stamped onto the page; very little impression on the front/back of page; works well for contrasting colors (black paper with white stamping, etc) and tone on tone colors (black paper with black stamping)works very well with metallic colors; can add either elegance or contemporary style depending on design and color combination
**Showcased below with letterpress.
TURN AROUND TIME: 10-14 DAYS

LETTERPRESS (PRESSED) Offset process using metal plates; ink is rubbed on plates and pressed into cotton paper; impression made on the back of the page; excellent for fine details and works best with 100% cotton paper saturation may slightly vary from piece to piece; adding classic elegance or vintage style depending on design.
**Showcased below with foil stamping
TURN AROUND TIME: 21-28 DAYS

FAQ:
Can we print the invitation in thermography and the other inserts flat? Yes, we can!