Here are the Six printing options for wedding invitations and how each one affects the cost.
1. Digital printing.
Digital printing is the most cost-effective choice. “In order to do this, you must open a file on your computer and select Print. Anyone printing invites with multiple colors should consider this option because everything is done digitally and there is no need to manually mix ink.” Digitally printed invitation suites with all four cards are likely to cost between $500 and $1,200 for a set of 100.
2. UV printing
similar to digital printing but uses inks that are cured by uV light. this ink are usually a but translucent so sometimes requires white ink to be under printed to give a bold color.
3. Thermography and offset printing
“Offset (flat) printing has a similar feel to digital printing, but the inks are mixed and then the design is transferred to your invitation with a printing press. You obtain a print of superior quality and have far more control over the precise color hue. “A suite of 100 invites printed using offset printing or thermography typically starts about $1,200.” You can then do metallic or shimmer ink with this process. “Thermography is identical to flat printing except that powder is added to the ink so that you get a raised texture on the paper.”
Be prepared to spend about $1,600 for 100 letter-pressed invitation suites. T he cost of a letterpress invitation is higher since it takes a lot of materials and manual effort to make unique printing plates, and custom color mixes for each piece of the invitation suite. Also each color requires a full clean and reset of the press. As a result each color in the invitation will increase your prices by 25% in addition to the base pricing.”
-Blind Debossing and Embossing.
The letterpress method is used for blind debossing and embossing, but ink is not used. Blind debossing leaves a depression in the paper; embossing results in a raised text. Debossing or embossing is frequently used for monograms, family crests, or other minor decorations. Each 100 wedding invitations will cost $300 to $400 with these decorations.
5. Foil stamping/lamination
Wedding invitations frequently include foil accents. The names of the couple, for instance, could be stamped in copper, gold, rose gold, or silver foil. According to Armstrong, foil stamping is typically done as an accent. “For instance, the couple might like to have their names in gold foil. Couples have lately desired complete foil stamp sets, though. It’s unquestionably a trend that has grown recently. It does get quite pricey when purchased as a set because a plate needs to be made. Expect an additional cost of $1,800 for a set of 100 invitations with a complete foil stamp. The price would be closer to $400 for 100 invites if you want to only use gold foil embellishments.”
Engraving has a formal, embossed appearance, and is the most expensive type of printing. The identical suite of 100 invitations will start at about $2,200 if you choose engraving because it’s a very labor-intensive process.
It is possible to paint the invitation’s edge onto heavy stock paper. The visitor will notice that little feature as they take it out of the package. For every 100 wedding invitations, edging costs $150.
-Bevel Cut 4.
In contrast to an invitation that is simply edged, a bevel cut makes the edge of the wedding invitation more apparent from the front by cutting it at a 45-degree angle and painting it. Typically, this is limited to the main wedding invitation. This will cost about $400 for 100 wedding invitations.
– Wax Seals
Pouring liquid wax over the envelope and stamping it to make a design are the traditional methods for making wax seals. However, raised stickers with permanent adhesives that appear incredibly authentic and save a ton of work are now available. Each additional 100 wedding invitations will cost $200 to $300 if wax seals are added.
Insert Cards 6.
A reception card, which is frequently used when the reception is at a different venue from the wedding, is the most typical wedding invitation insert. Another popular item for an insert card is a welcome party or brunch that occurs before the wedding. I recommend that insert cards be produced in the same manner as the invitations so that the whole suite is cohesive. Depending on the printing process, a set of 100 insert cards can cost anywhere between $150 and $500.
Envelope Liners, No. 7
Nine out of ten of our invitations contain a paper envelope liner, whether it’s a plain color or a pattern.” For envelope liners, the cost per 100 wedding invitations ranges from $250 to $400, with solid colors costing less and patterns costing more.