PRINTING & PAPER INFORMATION

  • We are not a printing facility. However, we work with many excellent printing services and we would love to be able to take care of it for you!
  • If you WOULD like our help with getting things printed, please let us know at the beginning of the project (don't worry, we'll ask you!) so we can optimize the order of things for the quickest and most efficient turnaround! 
  • If you do NOT need our help with the printing process, that's great too! Please just know that minimally it takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks for printing services to accommodate print jobs depending on what kind of processes are involved (digital print/letter press/foil stamping/etc.) so plan accordingly! 

DIGITAL PRINTING 

  • TURNAROUND: Around 2 weeks from proof approval
  • GOOD FOR: Designs with many vibrant colors; business cards; postcards; flyers
  • PAPER USED: All kinds of stock
  • MORE INFO: This is the most inexpensive form of printing. 

LETTERPRESS 

  • TURNAROUND: Around 4-6 weeks from proof approval
  • GOOD FOR: 1-2 colors, invitations, business cards, art work
  • PAPER USED: Thicker stock to accommodate ink literally being "pressed" into the paper by metal plates
  • MORE INFO:
    • 1-2 colors maximum not only looks the best but because generally one color is "pressed" at a time, more colors mean more money! 
    • This method adds a lot of depth and character

FOIL STAMPING 

  • TURNAROUND: Around 4-6 weeks from proof approval
  • GOOD FOR: Invitations, business cards, greeting cards, shiny accents meant to pop!
  • PAPER USED: the paper endures pressure and heat - so basically, the thicker the better!
  • MORE INFO: 
    • Looks great on dark-colored paper for dramatic emphasis
    • Lots of foils are available (glossy, dull, metallic, pearlescent, etc.) but some are better for larger areas and some are better for line work

EMBOSSING & DEBOSSING

  • TURNAROUND: Around 4-6 weeks from proof approval
  • GOOD FOR: adding dimension invitations, business cards
  • PAPER USED: Thicker stock can accommodate a more dramatic look
  • MORE INFO:
    • Emboss: the paper is molded to form a raised shape corresponding to the image/text design
    • Deboss: the paper is molded to form a depressed shape corresponding to the image/text design
    • Blind Emboss: the paper is molded to form a raised shape that does not correspond to any printed image or foil; the raised image is the color of the paper and is distinct in texture

THERMOGRAPHY

  • TURNAROUND: Around 4-6 weeks from proof approval
  • GOOD FOR: art/illustrations that need special finishes, alternative to engraving; invitations
  • PAPER USED: Coated & uncoated papers acceptable; from medium to very thick stocks
  • MORE INFO:
    • Lots of effects are possible: transparent dimension; textural fields; pearlescent finish; glitter finish
    • While coated papers can be used, uncoated papers offer a more dramatic contrast to the glossy look of thermography