Print Types Explained

We know you want beautiful invitations that are unique, created by a real designer with style and expertise, all with a seamless customer experience right? Well we can deliver on all that in a heartbeat, but we also want you to be well informed of all our print options before you make your decision. You see, each print type has it's own benefits, but also restrictions with what we can do with your design.

We've outlined exactly what's what with every print style we have on offer in easy to understand terminology below so have a read through and then grab yourself one of our detailed and super famous sample packs so you can see and feel our quality and finish prior to ordering. Who wants to order their wedding stationery at risk and be left with surprises they are not happy with? Our sample pack will become your new best friend in your wedding planning journey.


Digital Printing

Digital print is the most cost effective and fast turnaround print option. Digital will give you unlimited colours printed in CMYK process on the best, high-quality laser printer in Australia. This print style is quite flexible as it does allow multiple colours in text and also allows for variable data, meaning personalisation of guest names is possible on each invite. Black is outstanding in digital print, sharp, crisp and incredible quality. Pair it with all the luxe card stocks we have on offer and you can't beat this very quick and reliable option, not to mention budget friendly.

White Ink Printing

white ink printWhite ink print is a fantastic option for light text on medium to dark coloured cards stocks such as black, merlot and the super popular greens - seedling & forest as it's a really subtle neutral pairing with the white ink. A supreme earthy finish, that sits beautifully on our luscious stocks. Like digital print, it can work with variable data so guest names are possible. We can also print white ink addresses onto our huge variety of coloured envelopes. It's the next level up from digital printing in terms of cost so it's the perfect price point for that WOW factor stationery when darker backgrounds / light text is desired.

Letterpress Printing

Letterpress print is the most traditional of print methods available. This is luxe at it's best. The cream of the crop and our most premium print style. You will see and feel the deep impression of either emboss pressed or ink pressed graphics into the finest stocks imaginable. Your design file is fixed and no variable data such as guest names is possible as a metal plate is cast of your design and that is then pressed into your chosen card stock. Choose card from our digital / white ink stock offerings, or go for our super thick 600gsm cotton board for that extra pillowy indentation. All colour is printed to Pantone ( PMS ) specifications so colour matching is accurate. Black is the chic go-to colour for letterpress and 1 colour print is the norm, however we can print a 2-colour job and can quote on this accordingly. We can also add digital and foil elements to a letterpress job, but be mindful that every additional feature is another print stage and additional cost. Due to the cost involved with this process, customers usually opt for the invite only in letterpress and then digitally print the other card items to save the wedding budget for other things. A State of Elliott letterpress invitation will leave an unforgettable impression on your A-list guests.

Foil Printing

For that bit of extra glam, go for our foil printing. There is definitely a time and place for a little metallic in our lives and with so many foil colours available it's the perfect way to add some subtle sparkle to your event. Foil has really come a long way in recent years and we like to modernise it with our designer graphic style. Like letterpress, it requires a metal plate to be cast of your design and then pressed into each card again leaving a truly elegant finish. It costs no more to print the entire text in foil than it does to print your names only, so there is no cost saving to have some parts in foil and some in digital print, however we can combine the two methods at an additional cost. 

Transparent Vellum Printingvellum print

We call this our ghost printing and it gives off a dreamy, barely there minimalist vibe perfect as the invite itself, or as an accompanying gift or details card for that pop of interest. Black, white and colour printing is possible on our 200gsm vellum  which makes this print style really versatile. It's not as thick as the other cards and we don't recommend this stock as just an invite. It does work well when paired with a same size backing card or detail card to give it that support in the envelope.

Acrylic PrintingThe new kid on the print block- acrylic,  is certainly having a moment. We prefer to use acrylic for signage and event day pieces and feel that it just doesn't make sense as an invitation material due to the thickness and weight once in an envelope - you would still have to post these babies! So we stick to acrylic for welcome signs, seating charts, table numbers, bar signs, cocktail tags and name tags. So many colours available from frosted, to matt, pearlescent to back-lit  and the shapes are endless as everything is laser cut to perfection. We work with the very best acrylic print signage team in the country with epic quality. Let our acrylic signage make the statement you are looking for. We can print anything to match your invite design in acrylic so you can carry your style right through from start to finish.