Making your own wedding invitation card printing in Singapore is a way to save up money especially if you have a limited budget for your special day. It can be more satisfying as well because you are directly involved in the process and have full control of everything. However, it can be more challenging than letting the work of designing and printing done by professionals. Don’t worry, though. As long as you can plan it out well and spare enough time for trial and error, you will do fine. Here are a number of useful tips that you can take note of for the DIY wedding invitation card, from the designing to the printing process.
1. Printer and Ink
Since you will be printing your own wedding invitation, it is absolutely important to decide on the perfect printer and compatible ink for it. You have to consider what kind of printer you want to use or already have, and what type of ink that is suitable for it. If you use an inkjet printer, then you are going to work with dye-based ink that has wide color gamut, deep black tint, and high saturation. Inkjet printer inks produce vivid images on semi-gloss or paper that is coated with gloss. However, this type of ink is not as long-lasting as others. There is also pigment-based ink that can last longer especially with archival papers. Unfortunately, this type of ink is more expensive.
Knowing ways to save up ink and use it efficiently is also very important. You have to be able to gauge the need of ink so that you can plan out the budget for ink that you will use for printing.
Choosing the type of paper that you’re going to use for your wedding invitation card is one of the most important things that you have to do in planning the production of your wedding invitation. There are so many different paper options that you can choose with different features, characteristics, durability, and of course price. It is best to choose the type of paper that is durable with a weight of no less than 80 pounds or 12 point stock. Know that some types of papers are not suitable for all types of inks and don’t take large ink coverage well too. Depending on the type of ink that you have, the right type of paper may differ. Also, some papers, especially ones that are thick, may not be compatible with your printer. You have to first make sure that the printer can handle the paper of your choice before actually buying it.
3. Design Considerations
Other than making sure that the elements that you choose for the wedding invitation design complement each other, it is also important to know some printing considerations that can make the printing process easier and even better. First up, bleeds. Always go full bleed, which is designing the wedding invitation over the edge so that the printed result will be full instead of having a blank area around the sides of the printed paper.
Other than that, it is also best if you can calibrate your screen for color balance. Your screen must be calibrated and color balanced before you print out your wedding invitations so that you can be sure to get colors that are accurate, meaning that the colors you see on your screen are the colors that you will get on the final result of wedding invitation.
For your DIY wedding invitation, it is much better to buy paper stocks with uniform sizes and print your wedding invitation on them instead of printing on a large-sized paper and cut them off. As much as possible, stay away from cutting or trimming to avoid getting uneven cuts since you are doing everything on your own.