12/12/2011

Henna Inspired Letterpress Invitations

I love letterpress, one of my fave typography's, if you love it too, then you'll know it can make you heart flutter? or is that just me.

But what is it? I asked Athena from Meticulous Ink, a traditional printing and stationery company based in Bath. UK.

"Letterpress printing is the oldest print method using a press, invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century. An inked plate is pushed into the board or paper, leaving an impression and the ink behind. It is a very beautiful, delicate print method that has a beautiful texture to it - you can feel the de-bossed effect where the print has hit the paper. It works particularly well with soft, cotton card and extra thick weights of card, where a very deep impression can be achieved."

They recently completed a beautiful and unusual wedding invitation for a Muslim/Hindu wedding. "We created a bespoke henna pattern for the invitations, letterpress printed in a deep red onto beautiful 100% cotton board, to get a delicate texture. This was embellished with a sparkling Swarovski Crystal on each invitation. We also created a matching reply card and envelope and completed the stationery with a paper wrap to keep everything neat and tidy inside the envelope".






Meticulous Ink specialise in utterly bespoke traditional printing - from engraving and embossing to letterpress and foiling - and love to create something unique for every client.


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1 comment:

  1. Flankly..this is one of the good quality wedding card. What you pay and what you get. The best handmade wedding card is chosen by wedding planner and match with beautiful Bridal gown
    with sweet memorable Wedding Photography Malaysia
     To select grant venue for Destination Wedding
    Lets share more about your wedding selection for wedding vendor.

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