An invitation card helps us to transfer our event details to our loved ones, colleagues, and the other invitees. Information like the name of the event, date and time, place, RSVP, contact information, etc., must be known to all the invitees. So, invitation card holds an important place while planning any event.
While making an impressive and theme-related invitation card, two things are most important – the Paper and the Printing method. We must pick the suitable paper for a profitable and appropriate printing mechanism.
Different Types of Paper Used for Invitations
While picking the printing paper, we must consider the quality of the paper and whether it’s friendly to the environment. There are few guidelines that we can follow while selecting the best paper for our upcoming unforgettable time.
- Thickness of the paper should be chosen carefully. Because if it is too thick, we might end up paying a lot just for posting one invitation.
- Size of the paper should be easy to feed in the printing machine. Use a paper of 80 lb or 110 lb.
- Size of paper also affects the size of envelope. So be sure that envelope for the card is easily available.
- Theme of occasion also plays an important role while selecting the paper. We must think about what we want. Do we want colours or textures? Should it be smooth or rusty? Should it be plain, thin or should it be rough or thick? Before selecting the paper, all these questions should be answered.
There are various types of papers like
- Cotton Paper: This type of paper is made up of 100% of cotton, so there is no need to cut a number of trees for your event. It is durable and takes ink properly. It gives a lovely touch but it is not environment-friendly. It doesn’t accept laser printing as well.
- Kraft Cardstock: Kraft stock paper is a great choice for giving your Kutsed a natural and rustic look. It can provide warm and neutral colours with enough textures to make the card visually interesting. It is environment-friendly because it can be recycledeasily. But its thickness can be an issue for both printing and posting.
- Plain Cardstock: It is the cheapest and smoothest choice for making invitation cards. It is a plain and smooth white paper that provides enough room to a number of colours and is neutral to almost every design. But it can’t be recycled.
An invitation card gives your event the first look and your astute selection of paper leads to an economic, beautiful, and impressive start. Paper affects the choice of printing technique as well, so one must follow the guidelines before choosing the right type of paper.