There’s something rather exciting about getting invitations back from the printers…

You can spend as long as you like tweaking, kerning and proofing your design in the relative safety of the computer screen, but there still remains a huge sense of trepidation and anticipation when unwrapping a freshly delivered parcel hot off the press.

With the invitations above the printers did themselves proud.  Sara & Mark wanted something type-led and vintage-inspired, with the final design drawing heavily on poster styles of the late 19th-century, complete with wood-cut influenced illustrations. To complete the look we agreed on Colorplan’s Mist stock, with an off-white tone and tactile finish.

The final product is better than we could have hoped for – colours are vibrant and punchy (even on this darker paper), and the details are crisp and precise. Take a look at the photos below and see what you think!


Paper: A5 350gsm Colorplan Mist
Design: Swash and Fold
Fonts: Mailart Rubberstamp, Foglihten No 01, Rosewood Std