They may be the most significant pieces of post you’ll ever send, so of course you want your printed wedding invitations to encapsulate the excitement and style of the day you have planned. Whether you want to keep it classic or go glitzy, to spend a little or a lot, here’s the Toucan Printing guide to creating perfect bespoke invitations for your big day.
Think beyond plain white card. At Toucan, we offer number of high-quality paper stocks, from the elegant linen finish, to traditional laid paper, pearlescent Ice Gold stock or rustic Kraft card. If you need inspiration, then get in touch to order a free sample pack.
Hand drawn wedding invitations in Mohawk Felt Cream
Die cutting and laser cutting
Once you’ve chosen the perfect paper, you might want to consider getting rid of some of it. Die cutting uses a template to cut designs out of paper, giving you the opportunity to create uniquely shaped invitations, whether you want to go subtle or whacky. Alternatively, with high-tech laser cutting it’s possible to create stunningly intricate cutouts.
Laser cut wedding invitation (source – socialgeist.net)
Die-cut wedding invitation
Multi (colour core)
Coordinate to the core – three separate layers of ultra thick uncoated card with your theme colour in the centre. The result is impressive, quality and highly Instagrammable!
Multi-layer card with colour coordinating centre
It’s dazzling, it’s luxurious, it’s eye-catching: what’s not to love about metallic foil? For a timeless look, gold or silver are tried-and-tested classics, but for a more modern feel why not consider copper, rose gold, sky blue, moss green… tell us what you want and Toucan’s bespoke service will help you find the perfect metallic finish to work with your invitations.
Wedding invitations with Copper Foil elements on multi-layer card
Somewhat more understated than its metallic cousin, spot UV is eye-catching nevertheless. This coating technique involves applying a glossy varnish to a specific area. The effect is a shimmer and shine that catches the light to subtly enhance an element of your design.
No stranger to weddings, white also happens to be the coolest colour for printing ink right now. The appeal of white is that it looks strikingly contemporary and can be used to create either a bold look or a delicate finish. The key to printing successfully with opaque white ink is to choose the right paper stock to pair it with. Try it with uncoated black for a monochrome style; grey for a chic, urban look; or textured Kraft card for an arty, homemade feel.
About the author
Hi! I’m Keira, and I’m the marketing manager here at Toucan Print. I love to share useful print tips and ideas to help give customers inspiration and make their print look amazing.