Benjamin & Lily

Ben and Lily are very dear friends of mine. I had just put myself through a letterpress course when they first approached me late 2015 to discuss about their pending wedding invitations. Oh boy, was I ecstatic when they told me they were interested in having their invitations letterpress.

I had previously worked with Lily, owner and creative director of an event management and styling company, on various occasion. Together with her husband, they are lovers of all things simple, clean and minimalistic. The resulting invitations are clean, modern and reflecting the couple’s persona.

The invite was printed double sided on Wild 450gsm – a 35% cotton stock featuring a neutral creamy shade with a soft-feel tactile surface – in two passes. One with a light side of grey on the front with the invitation text. The second pass with a clear white coat to form the couple’s wedding slogan. A double assault on this weight runs the risk of having the impression showing through or having the inability to carry the blind emboss. A clear white ink was used with the blind impression along with a lighter press on on the front and back, thus creating the finished stunning invite.

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