"save the date"
"I absolutely loved these! They turned out great and didn't break the bank!"
"This card very much captured the spirit of our upcoming wedding. There was plenty of space for all the necessary information as well as adequate picture layouts. We are very pleased and excited to share these with our guests!"
"Very nice and professional job."
"These were absolutely perfect!! I love them!! Would definitely order again. The only thing that I didnt like is that when you order the shimmer paper it prints with a logo of the paper company. Other than the logo, they are absolutely gorgeous."
In the past, foil stamping was used primarily on business cards or letterheads. The thought was that the metallic finish created an industrial look for a more professional feel. Such cold-hearted professionalism has no place is the warm-fuzzy world of invitations and cards, right? Wrong! Today, foil stamping is a terrific option to consider when trying to present a high-quality image and convey the importance of the message that a card contains. What message could be more important to share than news of a big event?
Foil printing has found a home in the invitation and greeting card industry with save the date cards. Typically, these cards are reserved for those events where attendance is (at least perceived to be) more mandatory than optional. For example, you may not care if your third-cousin-who-you-last-saw-three-years-ago makes it to your wedding, but you’ll certainly want your favorite aunt to be there. Given the importance of your event, foil printing is the ideal format to use to convey your message.
Foil Stamped Points to Ponder
Remember these foil tips when crafting your save the date cards:
• While foil prints are usually done in metallic colors, they can also create a stunning look when done in white set against a dark-colored background.
• Choose a thicker style of paper when using a foil print. This helps to avoid issues with the pressing of the print, and creates an elegant imprinted final feel.
• Limit your foil printing to line art and wording. Trying to get too artistic will not only cost more, but may take much longer to complete.
Remember, too, that you aren’t done dispersing your invites after having sent your save the date cards. These are meant to serve only as a placeholder until having received your actual wedding invitations. Whether the event you’re celebrating is a wedding, graduation, or baptism, you’ll need to convey the specific details of the occasion to those you hope will attend in your invitations. Also, don’t forget to send out wedding thank you cards after the event is over.