Customization & Embellishments

Most services may be combined with one another to create custom stationery.
Reach out to our specialists to discuss the details of your project and figure out the best way to achieve your vision.

Just because something hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean it can’t be done.

Is there a maximum thickness for invitations?

Technically speaking, any card can be as thick as you’d like, but there may be certain technical limitations as you get thicker and thicker. We have worked on custom staitonery projects over 1/2″ thick.

How many layers can I make on a single card?

We usually do no more then 4 total layers, but that number could be increased if you want more. Each layer will increase the overall thickness and we will need to take certain steps to make sure there are no unforeseen problems as the layers increase.

What kinds of shapes can be diecut?

Diecutting is best suited for designs that are moderately complex. Anything with extremely fine details would require us to take another route. Diecutting is very precise and clean, and allows for cutouts and scoring, which makes more complex construction possible, including folded items.

What kinds of materials can be used for envelope liners?

We generally use text weight stocks or similar for envelope liners. This also includes lightweight fabrics and cover materials. Envelope liners can also be printed with any of our different printing methods, or even a combination of printing methods.

What are the different ways to use card holders and pockets?

The primary objective when using card holders and pockets is to turn your invitation suite into a more complete package. Rather than having loose cards in an envelope, pockets and card holders will give each card its own specific place, allowing for a more particular presentation to be made.

What is the point of a bellyband?

A bellyband is another way of turning your invitation suite into a more complete custom stationery package. It helps keeps certain pieces together in a specific order. They can be printed in any method, on a wide variety of paper stocks.

What is vellum, and how can I use it to enhance my package?

Vellum is a relatively lightweight, semi-transparent paper stock. It is capable of being printed in full-color or white ink, as well as foil stamping. When it is wrapped around or placed over an invitation, you will be able to see the card beneath it as though you were looking through frosted glass. It serves a dual purpose as a decorative item and as a way to keep your invitation suite together.

What can you tell me about wax seals and cardstock labels?

Both wax seals and cardstock labels can be customized with artwork of your choice and color-coordinated with your package. They generally serve the same purpose, and your choice is a matter of preference. They can be used to seal bellybands, vellum wraps, envelope flaps or anything else that needs sealing. They can also be added to a card as a decorative element, though this is more commonly done with wax seals than cardstock labels.

I have an idea, but I don't see it on your website. Can it be done?

We do all of our custom stationery work in-house, and we are always up for a new challenge. Let us know what you have in mind and we will use our resources to figure out how to achieve your vision.

How do I get started?

Set up your account today to get started on your journey with your Design Concierge. Our staff is composed of artisans and designers who have been in the printing industry for generations. We don’t just speak printing. We live it. The representatives you speak to are not just customer service reps. They have worked side-by-side with our artisans, their tools and our machines, learning about our techniques and capabilities, and are generally knowledgeable about all facets of production. Think of them as translators between you and our artisans.

Duplexing, Triplexing & More

Two or more layers of material are mounted together. This increases overall thickness, have different papers on either side of printed piece, and also allows you to combine printing processes that would not normally be possible.

Card Layering

A printed card is mounted center to the surface of a slightly larger card, leaving a border of approximately 1/8” around the top card. This space may be adjusted upon request. Multiple layers are also possible.

Diecutting & Card Shapes

A steel rule cutting die is created to your shape specifications, allowing us to cut that shape out of printed materials. Diecutting may be registered to printing precisely for enhanced design possibilities.

Envelope Lining

A blank or printed sheet, in the same or different color of the envelope, is mounted to the inside flap of the envelope. Envelope liners can be flush to the edge of the envelope on custom envelopes, or with a gap on pre-made envelopes.

Pockets & Card Holders

A pocket can be designed and manufactured in a variety of sizes and configurations, and then attached to your invitation or other card in order to hold additional pieces.

Bellybands

A bellyband can be used to hold a number of cards together, as well as to seal envelopes or even just as a decorative touch.

Vellum Wraps and Overlays

Vellum can be used to hold the contents of an invitation suite together by making a scored vellum wrap, which can be blacnk or printed. Vellum overlays can also be a nice decorative touch to add to your invitation suite.

Wax Seals & Cardstock Labels

Bellybands, vellum wraps, pocket folders and sometimes envelopes can be sealed with either a custom wax seal, or a cardstock label, which can both match the color and style of your invitation suite.