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Steven & Nicole Wedding Invitation

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

Jump on the Fridge

Art Director/Designer: Steven McLellan

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Printing

Papillon Press

Designer Steven McLellan’s interactive wedding invitation gives invitees the opportunity to literally help the happy couple tie the knot.  

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Client

Self


Quantity Produced

40


Production Cost

$800


Production Time

6 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Closed: 5 × 7in.
Open: 5 × 14 in.


Page Count

4


Paper Stock

Crane Lettra / double-thick 600 gsm / pearl white


Number of Colors

3

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Battista
Tw Cen MT

 


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Project Description

We wanted to take "tying the knot" to a literal stage for the invite so we designed the cards to tie an actual knot when opened. When guests received the invite the string was loose and would slowly tie when opened fully. We die-cut a circle in the middle so there was clear focus on the knot.

Production Lesson(s)

Since the final piece is made up of two pieces of card thinly glued together at the seams the biggest thing I learned is that it's very difficult to print 3 colours, double sided and have everything line up. The job was printed on a single colour press so each side essentially had to get put through 6 times. If I was to do this type of job again I would look at other ways of printing as it's quite complex and difficult to pull off. Hats off to the printers though, they did a fantastic job and we were very happy with the final piece. ”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

April 16, 2015

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Wedding materials

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