January 27, 2008

Hot Off The Press: Spring Colors

We've been printing up lots of lovely invitations for spring brides. This is the first time that we have printed Rococo in a frost/slate colorway and I absolutely love it!

(Rococo letterpress wedding invitation by Blue Ribbon Design. Shown in frost/gray)

January 25, 2008

Letterpress Imprintables : Printing Tips for Home Printer

The menus above were created by running letterpress imprintables through an ink jet printer

On a budget but still want to incorporate letterpress into your wedding stationery? Imprintable flats can be personalized to create all kinds of invitations and tabletop stationery, including save-the-dates, rehearsal dinner invitations, menus, and more!

Most stationery stores offer in-house printing for the imprintable products that they sell, but you can also run them through your home printer. Every ink jet and laser printer has it's own quirks, but here are some universal set-up and printing tips that will help the finished product look it's best:

• When setting up your document template, make sure that the document (or artboard) dimensions are the same as your card and that the orientation (landscape vs. portrait) is correct.

• When selecting print preferences from your printer driver, make sure that the print media size is the same as your card, that the scale is set to 100%, and that the borderless printing option (if your printer has one) is selected.

• If your printer has any special settings for print media, select "matte card stock" and always make sure the print quality is set to "best".

• Before printing on the actual cards, test your layout and alignment on some scrap paper that has been cut to the same size as your imprintables.

• Print in small batches, keeping an eye on the printer to make sure that the printer's rollers are picking up the cards consistently and running them straight through without shifting the alignment.

• To prevent smudges, be sure to give the ink ample time to dry before handling the printed cards.

January 14, 2008

Layout Ideas

We recently added a new feature to the imprintables section of the website - now you may view printed examples of all of our imprintable designs. Check out the website to view additional designs and layout ideas.

(Country Garden imprintable invitations by Blue Ribbon Design)

January 12, 2008

Blue Ribbon Design Featured in In Style Weddings

What a nice way to start the new year! Our Andiron Border imprintable invitation is featured in the current issue of In Style Weddings.

(In Style Weddings Winter 2008; Andiron Border Imprintable by Blue Ribbon Design)