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Frequently Asked Questions About Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Common Questions and Concerns from Couples

Choosing wedding invitations is a significant step in planning your big day. For many couples, letterpress invitations stand out for their timeless elegance and unique tactile quality. However, this classic printing method often raises a few questions. Here, we address common concerns about the letterpress process, timeline, costs, and offer tips for engaged couples.

Detailed Answers About the Process, Timeline, and Costs

What is Letterpress Printing?

Letterpress printing is a traditional method where a raised surface is inked and pressed onto paper, creating a beautiful, indented impression. This technique not only offers a visually striking result but also provides a luxurious feel that modern printing methods can’t replicate.

How Does the Letterpress Process Work?

Design Creation: Your design is created as a digital file.

Plate Making

A custom plate is made for each colour in your design from the original digital file.


Each piece of paper is individually fed into the press, where the inked plate makes an impression.


Each print is die cut to the final piece size for a perfect edge finish.

Quality control

The final prints are checked, counted and packaged.

How Long Does It Take to Get Letterpress Invitations?

The timeline for letterpress invitations can vary, but here is a general breakdown:

Design Phase

1 to 3 weeks for design & approval - this is generous allowing plenty of time for feedback with family etc.

Printing and Production

3 weeks for letterpress printing - 15 working days from the date we finalise your design.


1 to 2 days via Express Post

Overall, it’s wise to allow around 6-8 weeks from start to finish. Starting early ensures you have ample time for any revisions and unexpected delays.

How Much Do Letterpress Invitations Cost?

Letterpress invitations are often more expensive than digitally printed ones due to the labor-intensive process and high-quality materials used. Costs can range from $5 to $10 per invitation suite but this can vary based on factors such as:

Number of colours

Each colour requires a separate plate and print run through the press.

Paper quality

Letterpress invitations are generally printed on thicker paper than any digital process (starting at a minimum of 300gsm). Our thicker 600gsm stock is a lovely optional extra that allows for a beautiful deep impression.


Higher quantities can reduce the cost per unit.

Tips for Engaged Couples

Start Early

Give yourself plenty of time to explore options, request samples, and decide on what styles you like.

Request Samples

Seeing and feeling the quality of letterpress printing in person can help you make informed decisions. We offer complimentary Samples that contain a mix of pieces so that you can see a range of styles - these can be ordered on the ‘Free Samples’ page on our website.

Review Proofs Thoroughly

Carefully check all text and design elements before approving proofs to avoid costly errors.

Consider the Whole Suite

Think about how your invitations will coordinate with other stationery elements like menus, programs, and thank you cards.

Letterpress wedding invitations offer an unmatched blend of elegance and craftsmanship, making them a popular choice for couples wanting to add a touch of sophistication to their special day. By understanding the process, timeline, and costs involved, and following our tips, you can ensure your invitations are as beautiful and unique as your love story.

Looking for more?

View our Collection of semi-custom wedding stationery suites
Request our free sample pack and feel our letterpress printing first hand
Take a look at our extensive design options and changes available

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)