Letterpress/Foil for Korissa & Ken


WEDDING
A stylish save the date and invitation designed by Korissa Tsuyuki We’ve worked with Korissa before – printing her business cards – so we new we were in for a treat! She designed this custom save the date and invitation using a perfect mix of patterns and typography. We had almost as much fun photographing […]

Korissa & Ken Foil/Letterpress Invitations

A stylish save the date and invitation designed by Korissa Tsuyuki

We’ve worked with Korissa before – printing her business cards – so we new we were in for a treat! She designed this custom save the date and invitation using a perfect mix of patterns and typography. We had almost as much fun photographing the finished pieces as we did printing them. Check out the mix of foil stamping and letterpress after the break.

Korissa & Ken Foil/Letterpress Invitations
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The first piece we printed were the save the dates, which had a really striking heart pattern. We used a 600 gsm cotton stock that was single ply, instead of 220# Lettra (which is just duplexed 110lb sheets). The thick paper allowed us to get a deep impression. The design was 2 colors: transparent white / orange-red.

Check out this 3D photo of the STDs:

Korissa & Ken Foil/Letterpress Invitations

The detail in the design is really stunning (see below). Ken & Korissa even included some of their favorite songs along each of the 4 sides (Yellow, I Believe In You, Crash Into Me, and You Are So Beautiful).

Korissa & Ken Foil/Letterpress Invitations
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The invites take it up another notch. Printed on French Muscletone 140lb and then duplexed to a blank sheet to make the final piece 280lb. While silver ink done with letterpress on black stock looks nice, metallic foil looks amazing and her design really highlights that. We printed the background pattern using transparent white ink to add shading to the intricate design.

Korissa & Ken Foil/Letterpress Invitations
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The text and border was done in a silver metallic foil, which really pops off the page. She continued the heart theme by including them in the background pattern, the border, and the text – just enough to tie the two pieces together.

Korissa & Ken Foil/Letterpress Invitations
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Wedding invitations are always special to print, its something we really enjoy doing. If you have a custom letterpress project your working on, email us at contact@dolcepress.com for more information and pricing.