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Birth Stationery Printing Facts

Historically, the selection of a printing process for social stationery was yet another way for the European aristocrats to flaunt their wealth to their peers. The printing process of choice was distinguished from all other processes that were available to the masses.

Today, industrialization has evened the playing field, yet the selection of printing process still plays a crucial role in stationery products. However, rather than associating value with the affordability of the print process, it is now the distinct nature of a type of printing process, like the style of an engraved card, that a recipient of the announcement will appreciate.

Here are some things to consider about printing:

Printing Process

When you send your announcement or invitation, the actual substance of the occasion (e.g., name, weight, date, parent's name) is articulated through the words printed on the stationery. The process used to imprint the information is often the number one indicator of style and sophistication . . . more on stationery printing process

Typestyle and Ink

The ink selection and typestyle (or font) on the invitation or announcement says a lot about the mood or tone of your message . . . more on stationery typestyles and ink

Printing History

How did social stationery printing begin? How did it evolve into the form that it is today? What country did it come from? Where did the practice of announcing important occasions with fine stationery start? . . . more on stationery printing history

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