Designing your own wedding card printing might be a good way to save up money. Although, it can be quite of a challenge especially if you are not truly familiar with designing. However, don’t worry too much about it because there are a lot of resources that can help you with it these days. Remember to plan it out well since you will be needing time for trial and error. So without further ado, here are the tips for designing and printing a wedding card.
1. Select the Perfect Printer and Compatible Ink
This option is very important if you want to print your own wedding card. Of course, you can also choose to print it in a printing shop. But surely it is not impossible to do it on your own.
If you are using an inkjet printer, you have to make sure that it is installed with a dye based ink with wide color gamut, high saturation, and deep black tint. For an inkjet printer, you can try going for a semi gloss paper or even full glossed one. The downside about this type of ink is that it is not long lasting.
Since the option for the usual office printer is a lot more limited, it is a lot better to print your wedding card at a printing shop.
Papers that are available for printig wedding cards vary in characteristics, features, durability, color, look, and many more. And most definitely, they cost different as well. It is best to choose premium paper that is thicker than the regular paper. This type of paper is more durable and it can make your wedding card look more elegant as well. However, if you are printing with your own printer, you have to really make sure that the paper of your choice is compatible or can be processed with the printer as well as the ink.
3. Printing Considerations
A wedding card that looks aesthetically pleasing is important. But you also have to make sure that the design you make is compatible for printing so that the process will be smooth and easy. The few things that you have to pay attention to is bleed and screen calibration.
When it comes to designing a wedding card and printing on your own, always go for full bleed. Office or home printers don’t usually print all the way to the edges, so you have to design it over the borders so that you won’t get a blank space around the edges of the wedding card.
Screen calibration and color balance needs to be checked and maintained before you print your wedding card. This is to make sure that you will get accurate colors. If your screen is not calibrated and checked for color balance, the color that you see on the display of your screen and the color that you will get after printing might be different. Match the colors you design in with the color processing you print with. Printers use CMYK colors, so you should also design in CMYK colors.