Sadly, a new at home letterpress has just been released this past year… Why is this sad? Because, the Quickutz L Letterpress was released 1 month before my wedding, so I never got the chance to use it for my own wedding. But not to worry, here is your chance!
First off, as a graphic designer, I will always vote for buying letterpress-wedding invitations over any other kind of invitation. Letterpress is a work of artistry with the artist’s blood, sweat and tears embedded with love in each invitation.
For those who don’t know:
Letterpress printing is a term for the relief printing of text and image using a press with a “type-high bed” printing press and movable type, in which a reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain a positive right-reading image. It was the normal form of printing text in the west from its invention by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century until the 19th century and remained in wide use for books and other uses until the second half of the 20th century. (Found on: www.wikipedia.org)
As the budget conscious bride (I once was), I know how difficult it is to worry about the wedding budget, and trying to cut costs in all the details. Therefore, I will tell you about this ‘at home’ letterpress kit. The Quickutz L Letterpress can be purchased from www.lifestylecrafts.com, this kit provides the user with the supplies to create letterpress cards, invitations and etc. Overall, it’s really cool. However, please note, that this is by no means, a way to create a letterpress invitation as lovely as the “real thing”. You are able to purchase some generic printing plates to create anything you like. But if you’re like me, and would want a custom printing plate with your own design on it, it can be purchased at websites like: www.lifestylecrafts.com and www.letterpressplates.com.