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How much will a bespoke letterpress invitation cost?

How much will a bespoke letterpress invitation cost?

How long does it take to produce a bespoke wedding invitation?

When should I order my invitations?

Will you print my designs?

Can you change the colour of one of the products in your shop?

Can you change the size of an image of the products in your shop?

What is letterpress?

What presses do you use?

Where is your studio?

Can I watch you work/print my design?

Do you make appointments to discuss?

Do you run letterpress classes?

 

 

Q:  How much will a bespoke letterpress invitation cost?

A: It depends on

  • Size

  • # of colours

  • Thickness of paper

  • Type of paper

  • Envelope requirement

  • Number of pieces in your invitation suite (Rsvp, transport cards, wishing well cards etc)

  • How many  (the more you order, the cheaper per card it is)

  • The design – some designs require a double press but it's best to send a copy of the design through to get an accurate quote

  • Number of sides (double sided only available on 500 or 600gsm)

  • Finishing requirements – rounded corners, hole punching, ribbon threading, cut corners, other embellishments

 

For example

  • 75 invitations

  • large invitation (5x7” 12.5 x 17.5)

  • Cranes 300gsm cotton Paper  (Standard thickness)

  • single colour

  • square corners

  • no embellishments

  • no envelopes

- will be around $6.50 each (this is an estimate, all jobs are priced and quoted individually)

 

or perhaps..

  • 25 invitations

  • large invitation (5x7” 12.5 x 17.5)

  • Cranes 600gsm cotton Paper Crave  (Standard thickness)

  • Two colours

  • square corners

  • no embellishments

  • no envelopes

- will be around $22 each (this is an estimate, all jobs are priced and quoted individually) You can see that variations in quantity, number of passes through the press and paper thickness, all impact on cost. It's best to email me for an accurate costing. Please also read this post HERE on Quoting For Letterpress

 

Q: How long does it take to produce a bespoke wedding invitation?

A:  I generally give the whole process 6 weeks but it depends on:

Who is designing the invitation

If I am designing the whole suite from scratch then the design process, proofing, changes, proofing etc can take a few weeks – it depends on how long it takes the client to approve and how many changes there are.

If you have a design ready then this part is a lot quicker! – I will still need to view artwork to ensure its suitable for letterpress. See guidelines Designing For Letterpress HERE:

Plate making. Plates are sent to be made and then need to be posted back to me. If you are in a rush, then we can pay for expedited shipping, otherwise they take 10 working days from approval of artwork

Printing. Once plate is back, I can print – (Yay-the fun bit!)

It depends on how many items but generally speaking, I can print 2 passes per day so if you have 3 pieces to your suite, all are to be printed in 2 colours, then the whole job will take  6 working days. Sometimes longer depending on quantity and how busy the studio is!

 

Q: When should I order my invitations?

A:  5-6 months before the wedding date.

Traditionally, wedding invitations are sent out approximately 2 months before the wedding with an RSVP date 1 month before. Fluid Ink usually takes 6 weeks from initial contact, payment, design, plate, to final print and post.

 

Q: Will you print my designs?

A: Yes we love to work with other designers!

 

Q: Can you change the colour of one of the products in your shop?

A: No, unless you are willing to pay for it to be produced as a bespoke once off design.

 

Q: Can you change the size of an image of the products in your shop?

A: No, unless you are willing to pay for it to be produced as a bespoke once off design.

 

Q: What is letterpress?

A: Letterpress is the oldest form of printing. It is a type of relief printing that involves ‘stamping’ an inked plate with raised pictures and letters onto paper. From its invention by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century it remained in wide use for books and other uses until the second half of the 20th century. As each Letterpress item is handmade, every piece will be slightly different from the one before. It's not an art for those who like things clinical and exact, it is a craft, and its imperfections make it special.

 

Q: What presses do you use?

A: Our main workhorse is an 1813 Chandler and Price platen press – ‘The Admiral’ I also have a small 1893 Golding Pearl Platen press ‘Mavis’

 

Q: Where is your studio?

A: I operate out of a home-based studio in North Perth

 

Q: Can I watch you work/print my design?

A: Yes, please contact me email, phone for an appointment

 

Q: Do you make appointments to discuss?

A: Yes, please contact me email, phone for an appointment

 

Q: Do you run letterpress classes?

A: Not at the moment

 

 

 

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Fluid Ink, located in Perth Western Australia,
print letterpress stationery including wedding invitations, & save the date invitations as well as
unique and fine greeting cards.