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Client

Meghan Hopkins and John Sokorai


Quantity Produced

200


Production Cost

$2,000


Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 in × 7.5 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Crane Lettra


Number of Colors

Letterpress: 2 spot inks
Offset: CMYK

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Bryant Pro
Knockout
Cider Script
Coney Island
Brothers

 

Gone are the days of white and golden wedding invitations with ugly scripts and centered paragraphs. Good riddance I say, especially when facing the alternatives.

Our wedding took place at a lodge in the woods of Ohio, so we wanted our invitations to suggest the fun, whimsical and somewhat non-traditional vibe that we were planning for the event. We are both graphic designers, so the invitation was an excuse to pull out all the stops. Using elements like flying pigs (the symbol of Cincinnati), our silhouettes and the state of Ohio, we started with letterpressed Save-the-Dates (with magnets affixed to the back) and went from there. The invitations themselves contains letterpressed invitation and RSVP cards, plus a second invitation to an open-house at my parents’ house, enclosed in a trifold wrap (which opens to reveal a custom map of Cincinnati on the reverse). We also printed our Thank-you cards in this run. For the envelopes, we created a custom wax-seal and commissioned a hand-drawn rubber stamp of our return address.

Working not only with different print processes, but with different actual printers can be really challenging when trying to match colors. Allow yourself some extra time for a bit of trial-and-error.

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Meghan and John Wedding Invitation

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Production Method

Letterpress

Offset

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Design

Meghan Hopkins and John Sokorai

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Printing

Letterpress:Rohner Letterpressbr />Offset: G&P Printing

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This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

Post Author

Bryony

Author Picture

Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

March 9, 2012

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Offset
Wedding materials

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