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Here are the details for just some of the terms you may come across:
InvitationCard – simply a flat card with no folds and the verse printed on the front.
- Embossing – creating a raised design by using a printing method that presses an image into the paper. The design can then be emphasized with colored ink. If no ink is used on the raised design, it is referred to as blind embossing. When the design appears as indented into the paper, this is called debossing.
- Foil Stamping – the special technique of hot stamping metallic colored foil onto paper.
Deckle Edge – a unique, feathery edge on a piece of paper commonly seen on parchment
Ecru – a familiar
invitationpaper color that is a warm creamy beige.
Pearlize – the addition of a shimmering pearl-like finish usually to an embossed
designarea of the invitation.
Filigree – lacelike decorative pattern that can appear as part of a
wedding invitation design.
Tea Length – a style of
invitationthat is either horizontal or vertical and is typically 9 ¼” x 4″ in size.
Translucent – a term that is used to describe paper that is somewhat see-through and is often times used in layered
- Vellum – paper with a rich, smooth finish.
- Linen – paper featuring a cross weave texture.
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