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7 Choices for Wedding Invitation Printing: Offset Printing

Wedding Invitation Printing -- Offset Printing (Photo Credit:  2bsquared designs on flickr)

Wedding Invitation Printing — Offset Printing
(Photo Credit: 2bsquared designs on flickr)

Similar to digital printing, offset printing is also known as lithography.  The flat print that you often encounter on magazines and postcards are printed using this technique.  Although slightly more expensive that digital printing, it has a slightly better and more consistent print quality.

Technique:  In lithography, the text is etched on a rubber cylinder or a plate, which is then colored with ink.  The rubber cylinder or plate is then stamped on the paper, creating the impression of a flat image.

Appearance:  The result of offset printing is similar to that of digital printing:  a smooth and flat print of the letters and design on the paper.

Works Best When:

  • Offset printing is perhaps the most versatile printing option, as you can use it to print on textured paper, cotton, and even bamboo.  As in digital printing, offset printing is ideal for informal wedding invitations.
  • The quality of the print can vary, so before settling for this method, look for a printer that can deliver the crisp and vibrant quality of colors that will give the wedding invitation a more refined look.

Ink Recommendations:

  • With offset printing, you can afford to be dynamic.  Feel free to play around with the colors in order to complement it with the design.

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7 Choices for Wedding Invitation Printing:  Intro

Engraving

Thermography

Digital Printing

Offset Printing

Foil Stamping

Embossing

Letterpress Printing

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