Blind embossing is a printing method where an image is pressed into
paper resulting in a raised design. The embossing is termed “blind”
because the design is formed without ink or foil. (Debossing is an image
stamped onto paper or a napkin without ink or foil; it appears
Bright White :
This shade is the ultimate in white, very crisp, pure and bright!
uneven, feathery edge on a piece of paper is called a deckle edge. This
edge is most commonly found on parchment invitations; however, other
papers may also have deckle edges and will be noted in descriptions.
process of using sharp metal rules to cut shapes and designs into paper.
Die-cutting includes cutout shapes and sculpted edges.
The traditional set of two envelopes is used with formal invitations and
announcements. The outer envelope is addressed to the guest and may have
your (the sender’s) address printed on the back flap. The inner
envelope, with the invitation and enclosures is enclosed inside the
outer envelope. The inner envelope carries only the guests’ names. The
inner envelope is available with a coordinating liner; it is not gummed
and is not sealed.
This color is a warm creamy beige.
Embossing is like blind embossing above, only this type of printing uses
ink or foil on the raised area to add drama and dimension.
effect is achieved when colored foil is hot-stamped onto paper (perhaps
a Christmas card) or accessory items, such as napkins.
A sheet of paper folded twice to create a four-paneled invitation is
considered French-folded. This fold is most common with parchment
term indicates layers of paper tied or glued together. If the top layer
is translucent and the lower is decorative paper, you’ll see a muted
version of the lower layer through the translucent top.
This term refers to the decorative paper used to line the inside of an
inner envelope or a single envelope.
A panel is the center section of your invitation “framed” by a raised
area of paper. It also refers to pages facing each other. For example, a
tri-fold invitation when opened fully, has a left, middle and right
This translucent paper is made to look like original parchment. This
distinctive paper adds a softening effect to any invitation.
The process that applies a luminous pearl-like finish to part of an
invitation, usually to an embossed design, is called pearlizing.
short-fold is created when a sheet of paper is folded once, not exactly
in half, forming an invitation with a short front panel and longer back
This type of printing is created by adding a resin powder to wet ink,
which when heated, creates a raised surface.
A tri-fold is created when a sheet of paper is folded twice to form a
three-paneled invitation. Both outside panels are folded inward to cover
the center panel.
Vellum is a paper with a rich, smooth finish paper.
This shade is a soft white, like wedding gowns. It is a delicate hue.