Sunday, April 13, 2008

Letterpress Wedding Invitations on Wood!

So awhile ago, I mentioned that I was testing out letterpress on wood. I was printing a custom wedding order and decided to test the wood with real invitation text. Some of the woods passed with flying colors and I am so excited to start offering wood as an eco-savvy (and oh so cool) option for custom letterpress wedding invitations! How are these pieces of wood more eco-friendly? Made from wood veneer, these small pieces of wood are cut from wood grown in private lots, are produced using less electricity and chemicals than regular paper, produce no VOC's in the process, and are recyclable! It's a great, truly eco-alternative to paper, and a truly distinctive option for wedding invitations. In the picture below are the four wood types I tested on. On top is cherry, which printed pretty well.

Below is aspen. I love the color of the wood and its shimmer. It's thinner than the rest of the woods, so I have to figure out a good backing for it (though I have a pretty good idea already) before it is offered with the rest of the woods.

I absolutely love the effect on maple below. It's a bit lighter than the cherry and provides a good contrast to the chocolate ink that I was using.
My favorite by far is red cedar, for its richness and color. The chocolate looked so so beautiful against the red cedar that this is what I would recommend to anyone looking for letterpress wedding invitations on wood.

I have more wood types to try out, of course, but I'm so excited that my experiment of printing on wood has gone so well! Contact me for more information and pricing!
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3 comments:

kelly allen said...

this is awesome. if i was doing a woodsy-type theme out in montana or somewhere (one of my favorite states) i'd definitely consider this option. love the light colored wood the best.

Creatively Blessed said...

wow this is so unique, I love the idea of this and the fact that it is eco friendly is even better.

Grace said...

I'm interested! Are you still making these?

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