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Canberra’s leading wedding invitation printer answers your questions
Since 2007, Artforme has produced wedding invitations in Canberra for hundreds of happy couples. Here’s our expert advice for creating beautiful stationery for your wedding day.
Timing – when to post your wedding invitations
The first question many couples ask is one of timing. Usually wedding invitations are posted 4-6 months before the wedding. Where possible, we advise couples to avoid posting over Christmas with an RSVP date in January due to the increased mail volume and the likelihood of guests being on holiday.
Timing – when to see your wedding printer
Printing production time is usually 6-8 working days from approved final artwork for letterpress printed or foiled wedding invitations. The production time can be reduced in special cases.
See (and feel) samples of our letterpress wedding stationery first hand
Letterpress is not your average wedding stationery, a studio visit to our Canberra wedding invitations studio reassures those curious about the imported cotton paper we use, Artforme’s letterpress printing and foiling quality and letterpress process.
All wedding stationery is created at our Canberra print studio – from the first meeting, artwork creation, printing, foiling and finishing. It makes the process easy for busy couples and allows us to control quality and timelines.
Whether you design ideas are clear or you are looking for inspiration, a visit to the studio is a great opportunity to peruse a wide range of letterpress printed and foiled wedding stationery and discuss your wedding invitation ideas with Artforme’s printer, John (Sam) Steggall.
Sam began his working life as a letterpress typesetter in Melbourne, winning two trade awards during his apprenticeship. He still loves letterpress printing and finds the work very enjoyable.
‘Using current pre-press technology and traditional letterpress machinery, Artforme achieves high quality results I only dreamt of during my apprenticeship.’
To suit busy couples’ working commitments, the studio is available by appointment during or after working hours and on weekends. Sam will help you finalise the details for your wedding invitations in accordance with your wishes and offer helpful suggestions.
We will answer any queries you have regarding printing of your wedding stationery and provide you with an accurate quote.
Request a free consultation at our studio or call 0430 153 375.
Designing your wedding invitations
Artforme can design your letterpress wedding invitations.
With a trade background in typesetting, Sam can design your wedding stationery and provide advice on paper, ink and foil selections.
There is no shortage of inspiration from the work we have produced or other images online or in wedding magazines. We work with couples to create a wedding stationery style that reflects their wedding theme and personal choices.
We usually create artwork within 48 hours from receipt of final copy and have final artwork ready for printing after no more than 1-2 proof movements.
For couples supplying artwork, it is important for their designer to bear in mind letterpress strengths and to make sure the file is set up correctly. We can work with your designer to ensure great results.
Ask for a quote
Couples who know their wedding invitation requirements can simply request a quote or call 0430 153 375 to start the production process.
For those undecided, a call or studio visit to discuss your style ideas with the wedding printer – and see a wide range of letterpress printed and foiled samples – will help you make the right choices.
To provide you with an accurate quote, we need to know the number of items in your wedding stationery suite, e.g. invitation, RSVP, wishing well, and the quantity, size, number of colours, type of paper and artwork requirements for each.
We create wedding stationery to meet each couple’s needs. For this reason, we don’t put a price list on our web site because, although similar, every couple’s needs are different.
Set the scene for your wedding with letterpress wedding invitations
A wedding invitation is the first glimpse guests see of your wedding, so you want it to memorable.
With all the advances in printing technology, letterpress has kept its appeal to those seeking high quality, traditional, hand-crafted stationery.
The deep impression on heavy weight cotton paper gives letterpress printing a unique style and character. Couples can choose from a wide range of ink colours and foil colours to create outstanding stationery designed especially for their wedding.
Whether your style is high society or rustic and anything else in between, nothing quite sets the scene for your wedding like letterpress stationery.
You will be delighted with letterpress printing from Artforme Letterpress Studio – Canberra’s wedding stationery printer since 2007.