THE OPTIONS

• STOCK

Know your media - and not the social kind! Below is a list of our favoriate and recommended stocks we use to produce the variety of invitations, on the day stationery & individual pieces for your events needs.

 

PAPER / CARD

Media Card

Paper & Card are the most traditional stocks used for invitations & event stationery. It is the ideal stock for almost all printing techniques and can be cut, folded & transformed into many shapes.

 

HANDMADE
Media Handmade

Handmade papers are individually made, sheet by sheet. Cotton fibres (pulp) are suspended in water then poured onto a paper mould. The sheet is then lifted and placed on a bed to dry. These moulds are the final size of the paper, which gives the stock it's beautiful unique edge finish. No two sheets are exactly alike.

 

ACRYLIC

Media Acrylic

Acrylic is a thermoplastic, which is lightweight, impact and weather resistant. It comes in a variety of finishes from solid & transparent colours, gloss & satin finishes, metallic mirror as well as many other unique options. It can be printed, laser etched & cut into unique shapes. It can be used to create stunning invitations as well as many unique event stationery, including welcome signs, drink stirrers and name placements.

 

FOAMED BOARD

Media FoamedPVC

Foamed board is the perfect combination of rigid yet light weight stock. It is our preferred stock used for our signage due to its print finish, it can get a little wet without instantly rippling & ability to be cut into unique custom shapes. 

 

SYNTHETIC

Media Synthetic

Synthetic stock is resistant to water & tearing with a silky smooth finish and wonderful print definition. It can also be cut into any custom shape. This makes it perfect to use for table coverings, posters & placemats. 

 

WOOD

Media Wood

There are a variety of woods that can be either printed or etched. They provide a unique natural look with options from paper thin to 40mm.

 

• PRINTING

There are no limit to printing techniques and the various ways you can implement them into your design however the following techniques are tried and tested to be the my best recommendations to transform your design into the most wonderful invitation.

 

DIGITAL PRINT
adelphi mou Digital Print Sample

Digital printing is where digital artwork is applied directly onto the media with the ability to achieve high detail. Stocks can be up to 350gsm. Benefits include faster turnarounds, ability to have smaller runs & variable data (personalised names). It is the most cost effective method.

Typical turnaround times are 2 weeks

 

WHITE INK

Printing Technique White Ink

White ink is the same process as digital however it used a white only toner ink. This is great to print on darker medias. This also has the benefits of faster turnarounds, ability to have smaller runs & variable data (personalised names). It is also cost effective however a little higher than standard digital print.

Typical turnaround times are 2 weeks

 

HOT FOIL

Printing Technique - Hot Foil Press

Hot Foil Stamping is a method of printing a custom die is created. This die is then heated and pressed against a thin leaf of metallic/pigment foil, transferring the design onto the desired stock. Stocks can be up to 600gsm.  As a die of the design is created, variable data can not be achieved. This technique produces a beautiful solid metallic finish. This is on the higher price range.

Typical turnaround times are 3-4 weeks

 

LETTERPRESS

Printing Technique - Letterpress

Letterpress is a relief printing process where a custom plate is covered in ink then is pressed against the stock to create the print and deep impression. Letterpress printing is an art in itself, as each item is individually pressed and much care is needed to ensure a result that is visually attractive as well as tactile to touch. Stocks can be up to 600gsm - the thicker the better! Like Foil Press, variable data can not be achieved. This is on the higher price range.

Typical turnaround times are 3-4 weeks 

  

EMBOSSING / DEBOSSING

Printing Techniques Embossing

Similar to Letterpress, Embossing/Debossing is a technique where pushing a custom die into the stock however it is without ink. This gives you a three-dimensional effect of the design. This is often used for the main lettering of a design, or illustration in the design. Embossing produces a raised look on the surface while Debossing creates an indented look into the stock. This is on the higher price range.

Typical turnaround times are 3-4 weeks

  

SPOT UV

Printing Technique SpotUV

Spot UV is an application UV Coating to a specific area. Spot UV is a creative way to add depth and contrast through its high sheen finish. This a great option for highly graphic art as well as subtle tone on tone.

Typical turnaround times are 3 weeks

 

VERKO

Printing Technique Verko

Verko is the the application of power over a specified ink that is then passed through an oven. This melts the power into the ink leaving it with a raised finish. This adds a beautiful solid colour gloss & texture the the final design. 

Typical turnaround times are 3 weeks

 

FLOCKING

Printing Technique Flocking

Flocking is a print process where short fibers are applied to an adhesive coated surface giving it a velvet like texture to the surface. Although this is on the higher end of the cost scale, the beauty in the result far surpasses the fee.

Typical turnaround times are 4-6 weeks 

 

• MAKE IT FANCY

    Want to make it fancy? Then you're at the right place. Here are just some of the many options you have to take your item to the next level - or through the roof!

     

    VINYL ADHEISIVE

    Make It Fancy Vinyl Sticker

    Vinyl adhesive comes in many different finishes from metallic, glossy & even glow in the dark! Vinyl adhesive can be cut into custom designs and applied onto signage or invitations. They are ideal for one off or small runs and are a sure way to make your design POP!

     

    DIE CUT

    Make It Fancy DieCut

    Long gone are the days where we followed the straight line and it's been wonderful ever since. Card stocks can be cut into virtually any shape, giving the design a unique look which can match your theme and stand out from the norm.

     

    DUPLEX

    Make It Fancy Duplex

    Although card stocks are thick on their own - you can take it one step further by duplexing the stock. This is where two stocks are adhered together, creating a super thick stock which is wonderful to hold. You can get creative with this, by duplexing multicolours or even TRIPLEXING it! 

     

    WAX SEAL

    Make It Fancy WaxSeal

    Wax seals have come a long way from it's traditional use. With traditional techniques of pouring hot wax then sealing with a stamp directly onto the stock, to the easier wax sticker version where you have the same wax seal with an adhesive backing. Wax seals are a beautiful way to elevate your design.

     

    ENVELOPE LINER

    Make It Fancy Envelope Liner

    Give an impact from the moment you open the envelope with envelope liners. This are a plain or printed sheet die cut sheet of paper that is adhered to the internal lining of the envelope. This gives an ultra luxe impact to your invitation. It is not for the faint of heart!

     

    EYELET

    Make It Fancy Eyelet

    Eyelets are a cleaver little tool that not only can bind several stocks together but also create decorative embellishment to your design. 

     

    STICKER

    Make It Fancy Sticker

    Stickers are a great way to personalise your items. From sealing envelopes and personalising a basic item - ensuring the design now matches your theme. Stickers can be printed and cut in a variety of finishes and shapes - creating a truely unique item.

     

    BELLY BAND

    Make It Fancy BellyBand

    Belly bands are a paperweight stock used to wrap around and hold a stack of items together. This can be printed or used plain. This is perfect if your invitation has a many items you want to keep together.

     

    POCKET 

    Make It Fancy Pocket

    Pockets are die cut card stock folded and glued together to create a sleeve used to hold multiple stocks together. It can kept plain or you can elevate the design by printing it or even Hot Foil Press. This is a grand and unique presentation of your invitation or event stationery. 

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