hello tenfold printing methods
DIY, printable invitations are delivered to you as customized PDFs for you to print at home or wherever you wish. We work together with our DIY couples to customize the design, just like we do with all of our clients. The difference is that once the design is finished, we send the file directly to you. Please note that the file is not editable, and we retain ownership of the copyright.
Flat Printing is like digital printing, but we use cotton paper and the highest quality machines available. You are not limited in the number of colors used (and you don’t pay per color). With flat printing we can do things like print guest addresses on envelopes and print watercolor illustrations in all their multi-colored glory. Flat printing takes 2 weeks after you approve your proofs (1 week rush service may be available).
Letterpress Printing uses printing plates covered in hand-mixed ink which are pressed into the paper, creating beautiful, textured invitations, with indentations where the design/text are printed. This handmade process lends itself to beautiful variations in color, inking, and impression. We work with letterpress printers who are passionate about their craft and finely-tuned to the detail of the final product. Letterpress takes 3-4 weeks after you approve your proofs (2 week rush service may be available).
Think metallics! Foil stamping is a similar process to letterpress, but it allows for the use of metallics on your invitations. Gold, yes, but also tawny matte, rose gold, shiny pearl, silver, copper, mint, and more. We love it combined with letterpress. Foil stamping takes 4-5 weeks and rush service is not available.
engraving & thermography
At this time, we do not offer engraving or thermography as part of our regular repertoire. Please inquire if you are interested, and we can give more information.
Screen printing prices are not listed online, but they are typically the same as letterpress prices. We reserve screen printing for projects that lend themselves to a screen printed look, or for items that can't easily be printed with letterpress or flat printing (t-shirts, koozies, tote bags, etc). Screen printing is a good way to get a white ink on a dark paper, or for certain printing effects. We don't use screen printing very often, but we'd love to talk to you about it if you're interested.