Screen Print Wedding Invitations
WHAT IS SCREEN PRINTING?
Screen printing (also called silk screen) is an artisan printing method that involves pulling ink through a fine mesh silk screen onto paper. The screen contains a stencil of the design (created using a photo emulsion and light), and ink is pulled through using a squeegee or roller. It's often used for textiles (think t-shirts or tote bags), but screen print wedding invitations are gorgeous- especially on colored paper!
The ink lays flush with the paper (like flat printing). Similar to letterpress printing or foil stamping, one ink color is printed at a time. However screen printing utilizes mesh screens that can be reused (instead of custom printing plates), making it more affordable.
True metallic inks (like shimmery gold, copper, or silver) are possible with screen printing. White screen printing looks stunning on dark paper.
What do you offer in screen printing?
Screen printing is best suited for designs with one or two colors without delicate lines or very small type. I think is looks best with metallic or white ink on colored paper, but it's also lovely on a cotton stock. You could also screen print on things other than paper: think wood veneer, tote bags, or tea towels. I offer screen print wedding invitations, insert cards, envelopes, save the dates, and programs.
Items with text that changes on each piece (like table numbers, escort cards, or guest addresses) cannot be screen printed.
You can learn more about screen printing on the blog. Screen printing is such a versatile process with a variety of applications! Schedule a consultation so we can brainstorm unique ways to incorporate screen printing in your wedding stationery.
Browse the screen print wedding invitations below. Click on any design to view additional photos and see coordinating pieces.