Wedding stationery experts Hello! Lucky just added a new option to their list of pretty stationery options. Up until now, they specialized in lovely letterpress printing, which I cannot deny absolutely rocks my socks. I love letterpress wedding stationery and am glad that it made a big comeback a few years ago. That said, not everyone can afford it. Heck, not everyone likes it!
And there are so many other printing options out there, from engraving (which uses a copper plate negative to create raised inked impressions in paper) to thermography (which mimics engraving using heat-treated colored resins to create raised lettering) to foil stamping (which also uses a copper plate negative except with foils instead of inks) to offset lithography (which uses a rubber cylinder or plate to transfer ink to paper).
So what is Hello! Lucky’s new option? Surprisingly, it’s digital printing, which is cheaper even than lithography because it utilizes high resolution digital printers to produce wedding invitations and thank you cards instead of more expensive printing equipment. All of the shop’s digital designs are printed on high-end museum quality cotton paper so your wedding invitations are going to look good, if not quite as good as letterpress invitations.
When it came to my own wedding invitations, I went with thermography, but that was because it was the only option offered with the paper I liked. Were I to go back and do it all again, I’d probably do DIY wedding invitations and print them myself. I’m curious to know what you chose or are thinking of choosing so I put together a little poll.
After you choose your answer, let us know why you chose (or are choosing) the wedding stationery you did (or will) in the comments.