We use either Crane Lettra, Gmund Cotton or Cordenons Wild for our letterpress printing unless an alternate paper is requested. These are luxurious papers specifically manufactured for letterpress printing. Made from cotton fibres and not compressed during manufacturing, resulting in a very soft and ‘pillowy’ paper that is perfect for letterpress.
Yes. Pressing into the paper without ink will create a ‘blind impression’. We still require a new plate to be made and an additional print run to create this effect.
In theory there is no set limit in the number of colours that can be used in letterpress printing. The most that we have ever used to produce a design is four. More colours do require more plates to be created and more time to produce the print which will increase the price.
We love to meet in person and discuss your requirements and inspirations face-to-face. Pink Teapot is based in Airport West, Victoria. If that’s a convenient location for you then please contact us to arrange a suitable time.
Of course we can. Whilst many of our past clients have been Melbourne-based, we have printed wedding invitations for brides & grooms all across the country.
Generally, with couples and families needing just the one invitation between, it usually works out to be about 2/3 of your guest list is the final number of invitations. However, we always advise on ordering at least 10-15 invitation sets as extra. It allows for last minute guest list changes and it is much more economical for you to order more up-front, than to order a few extra after everything has already been printed.
Letterpress printers apply a single colour at a time based off a custom-made plate that encompasses your design. A separate plate and second print run is required to add an additional colour resulting in an increased price.
Yes we can. There is an important distinction between printing with a metallic ink – say Gold for example, and Gold Foiling. We will happily discuss both approaches with you to ensure that the finished print will represent what you have envisaged.
You are not restricted at all. We can print your design in any colour of your choosing. All inks are mixed by hand and follow the Pantone Matching System.
Unfortunately we cannot letterpress print each guests name as each invitation is created by pressing a physical plate into the paper. We do have a number of options available such as belly bands to individualise each invitation which we would be more than happy to discuss with you. Our digital invitations can certainly have guest names printed on them.
We offer both Letterpress and Digital printing services.
We will always be advocates for letterpress, but understand it doesn’t always fit in everyones budget. Either digitally printing RSVP/gift cards to compliment a letterpress invitation or a full digitally printed suite, we can work with you to produce the wedding suite of your dreams.
We ask for all supplied designs to be provided to us as a PDF that has been saved or output from a vector based design package such as Illustrator.
We usually require 3 weeks from the time a design is finalised. This allows enough time to complete the printing of a package or suite. We sometimes are able to complete the printing sooner but we don’t like to promise something that we cannot guarantee.