Digital / Flat Printing
The Look: Digital printing is similar to what you would get when you print your invitations on your home printer, except with much higher quality since they are printed on a professional digital press.
The Feel: When using digital printing, it is important to use a high quality paper because your invitation won't have the raised or embossed feel like you would with the other printing processes. This can be difficult because many digital presses can only accommodate thinner papers that easily go through the machine, which is why we like to layer papers for a thicker, more luxurious feel.
This printing method is completely flat and takes on whatever texture the paper has. I like to use a high quality 100% cotton paper and coordinating envelopes to achieve a look and feel that is as close to an expensive wedding invitation as possible. When incorporated with a custom design by Soirée Signatures and handwritten calligraphy addressing, nobody will notice the difference!
The Ink Choices: Digital printing is perfect for someone who wants to incorporate color or some kind of full color design in their invitation because the pricing includes every color of the rainbow!
There are now other types of digital ink choices such as white ink, and digital foil – so you can achieve the look of foil stamping without the high cost.
The Turnaround Time: From proof approval, digital invitations typically take 5-7 business days in production.
The Customer: These invitations are great for brides on a budget, someone with tight deadlines, or a couple who is hosting a small, intimate wedding and is sending less than 50 invitations.
The Budget: Don't get confused... "digital" doesn't always mean "cheap!" You can easily make digital invitations awesome and luxurious by layering paper and adding some custom artwork such as paintings, sketches or hand calligraphy accents.
Once you've incorporated an invitation, RSVP card and coordinating envelopes, digital invitations end up being around $6 - $8 each, but could easily get more expensive the more options you choose to add. If you're looking for something on the less pricey side, we have several options available in the $3 range.