Deciduous Press

Classic Letterpress Invitation designs in Black ink

The perfect shade for a classic invitation style

Black is the ultimate shade – it ties in with everything and never goes out of fashion. It can be paired with any other ink colour and always looks classic. It looks great, prints beautifully and is a wonderful choice for your invitations.

We love black ink for classic invitations as it instantly creates an elegant feel. What could be more classic than elegant, formal flowing scripts and fine serif and sans-serif fonts combined with crisp Black ink? Below we feature some of our favourite classic invitation designs in Black ink.


This design looks great in many ink shades, and Black is certainly one of them. Here the traditional detailed script is given extra contrast and lift by the dark ink shade. We love this design on White or Soft white paper. Pair with matching Soft white envelopes and a striped envelope liner to compliment the fonts.

Lucy printed in Black letterpress ink on Soft White 600gsm cotton paper.


We love this design in Black ink on Soft white paper. The fine lines of the high-contrast script are beautifully defined in Black ink and it is a perfect match for the classic design style. The effect is very elegant when paired with Cloud pale grey envelopes and a Diamond Pattern envelope liner.

Phillipa printed in Black letterpress ink on Soft White 600gsm cotton paper.


While this design is beautiful and subtle when printed in Blind and Charcoal letterpress inks, we love the extra contrast and lift that Black ink gives the text. Keeping the floral illustration printed Blind (no ink) for a textured letterpress finish creates a crisp black & white effect.

Alison printed in Black letterpress ink with Blind (no ink) floral illustration on White 600gsm cotton paper.

If your wedding style is classic and elegant, Black should certainly be one of the colours you are considering as part of your palette.

For more inspiration and ideas we recommend browsing our Collection of wedding invitation designs. Request a free Sample Pack to see and feel our papers and printing first hand. Our Sample Pack includes a range of pieces from our Collection and is a great introduction to our work.

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What our clients say...

Andrea, thank you for the absolutely wonderful job you did with our invitations. You really went above and beyond to help us with our vision. They're just gorgeous and have everyone gushing. You've really helped to make everything come together.
- Sarah & John (QLD Australia)
The invitations are lovely. Thank you so much. We are both very happy. It has been such a pleasant experience working with you, thank you again.
- Rebecca & Alban (NSW Australia)
I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU! Our invitations are absolutely beautiful. So elegant. We absolutely love them. Your service has been impeccable and we couldn't ask for a better product. Thank you so much, it's been an absolute pleasure dealing with you.
- Olivia & George (VIC Australia)