Roughly 3 weeks, depending on print style and orders can possibly be rush printed, if needed. Each listing will specify its lead time— and please reach out to see if we can accommodate your needs if they’re sooner than specified.
The design process can take as little as a few weeks on a rush timeline and as much as several months. A good rule of thumb is to begin working on your custom stationery 6-12 months before your wedding.
Flat (also called Digital) Printing is a print method similar to a personal home printer where ink is printed right on the paper. Of course, we partner with high-quality printers so the end result is much more crisp, vibrant and beautiful. There is no indentations or raised printing of any kind, and the ink lays flat on the page.
Flat metallic printing is a print method where a shimmery metallic ink is printed flat on paper. There is no mirror-like reflection (like there is in foil printing), and the ink is flat on the page (no indentation or raised printing). The result is a beautiful, crisp, shimmery metallic ink that pops off the page.
Foil printing is the application of metallic foil using a heated die. The final artwork design is turned into a printing plate and then that plate “stamps” the design on each sheet, leaving only the design in foil on the paper. Foil printing is slightly indented on each sheet and very shiny, with a mirror-like finish. Some foils are also available in a matte finish where it shines but will not reflect.
Letterpress printing is created using similar methods as foil printing; the design is turned into a printing plate and that plate is pressed onto each sheet with ink to create an indented design (called a ‘bite’) on each sheet. Letterpress printing is very indented on each sheet and that indentation can be seen and felt with your fingertips.
We always, always, always recommend waiting until you have your printed invitations in hand, and take a complete suite to your USPS to have them weigh and verify the stamps you will need to purchase – invitations often require the 2oz or 3oz weight, depending on size, weight and components.