Did you know there’s a lot of terminology when it comes to wedding invitations. In past blog posts, we covered basic invitation terms, more modern day terms and terms related to different invitation printing processes.
With new wedding trends popping up all the time, many of them also carry over to invitations therefore introducing even more lingo to learn. So here’s some additional terminology you may want to become familiar with for your invitation shopping…
All ‘n One invitation – convenient design combines all of your wedding celebration information on a single invitation piece that folds up for easy inserting into its mailing envelope. Printed on this two-sided design are your ceremony, reception, accommodations and response details. The response portion is an actual postcard that is removed by guests to simply mail back without the need for an extra envelope. Many of these designs also include room for a favorite photo or two.
Backer Card – an additional blank card, in your color choice, that is slightly larger in size compared to your invitation card. It requires some assembly to attach it underneath with provided glue dots so that the edges of the backer card create a contrasting color border around your invitation card.
Flat printing (also known as digital printing) – a printing process by which ink is deposited flat onto the paper surface by a digital printer. Your color options are vast with this process as it may also provide flexibility in being able to change the color of the design as well as the wording for a truly custom look. Printing of photos and full color designs are very popular uses of flat printing due to the accuracy and clarity the process provides.
Glitter printing (glitter ink printing) – a process of printing that adds extra shine and glam to your invitation design. Real glitter is mixed with thermography powder and then heated to coat lettering and designs.
Laser cut – the process of cutting designs into paper with a laser beam. Laser cut wedding invitations are beautifully unique with their intricate details that are often times used in corner, border or wrap designs and are occasionally even accented with color.
Watercolor – a refreshing, elegant trend featuring soft washes of color as part of the design. Often times it may appear as though the color was brushed onto the paper. Watercolor wedding invitations are a versatile design choice that can fit a variety of wedding themes.
Now that you have these helpful explanations, why not start putting them to good use while doing some wedding invitation shopping.