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    Posted: June 17 2011 at 2:29am
Getting married is one of the most important and memorable moment of life. And, inviting someone for your wedding needs a properly addressed wedding invitation. It is not just a letter asking the recipient to attend the wedding, but, also an invitation carrying the message with respect and etiquettes to come and grace the occasion. Therefore, the choice of the wedding invitation plays an important role in the whole affair. Whether you have to decide for wedding or any party invitations, unique ideas of designing your own card can do much more than just ordering one card design from a number of designs available in the market. The time and effort given in designing your own card would leave a long lasting impression on the recipient. Many websites and retailers offer such customization services that help in designing your own cards in your own style. If you have planned for a theme wedding, then your wedding invitation can evoke the theme or feel of your event. When deciding about the overall look of your card in terms of the type of paper to be used, color tones, fonts or any graphic, it just can be done so easily by putting your theme ideas in designing your wedding card. Whether you are planning for an elegant extravaganza or a casual ceremony, you wedding invitation should reflect the first impression of your wedding.

The choice of paper depends upon your budget. You can choose from a number of paper qualities like textured paper, matte paper, glossy paper, plastic paper, embossed paper, foil paper or printed paper. When deciding about the style of your card, it is preferred not to choose very thick paper because this will make the folding difficult, if, you have decided to go for a folding style invitation. Other options are tri-fold cards, bi-fold cards and single page cards. The trend of using pop-up wedding cards is quite in.  

Thermography method can be used for engraving letters on wedding invitation. Letters are textured and raised in order to look more emphatic from the plain printed letters. Another way of making cards visually more appealing is, by using the fancy lettering art of calligraphy. Calligraphy is an art form used to beautify the lettering in a flowing script. Fonts should be catchy and be easily readable. Care must be taken to avoid the use of fonts that might be misread.

Generally, there is a great work pressure on the printing companies in the wedding season. They have to maintain a big infrastructure capable of delivering on time with up to the mark printing standards. The most commonly used wedding card printing methods are:

Letter pressing: Letter pressing can be done on a wide range of paper qualities like handmade, matte, glossy etc.  

Foil stamping: Foil stamping is done with matte foils and is used to add glitter and shine with gold, silver, copper and any other color.

Lithography/ offset: Offset is the most common and affordable printing method. Printing of other stationery items like brochure, letterheads etc. can be done using the offset method when the quantity is large.

Digital: Digital printing is done for small quantities. Full color high tone image quality with be achieved using this printing method.

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