Posted: May 21, 2019   •   Posted in: Printing


The advantage of professionally printed invitations

There are many events which require a professionally printed invitation. Weddings are, of course, the one which immediately springs to mind. But also, anniversaries, special birthdays or other formal gatherings. DIY invitations can be effective. But often they’re time-consuming and the finish lacking compared to one that is professionally printed. If you do choose to go with a dedicated printer, here are some of the things you should bear in mind.

What invites should be professionally printed?

  • Wedding invites
  • Wedding anniversary parties
  • Formal evening events
  • Birthday parties
  • Exhibitions
  • Christenings

Event invitation printed by Kall Kwik St James's a London print company

What is the best stock for printed invitations?

One of the easiest ways to create a good impression with your invitations is to print them on a heavy weighted paper or even a luxury paper. Think about the effect you want to create. Gloss paper will create a shiny effective, while matt will be easier to read. Want textured effects? Embossing or debossing may be effective.

We offer a wide range of paper types, including a number of silk or gloss options. If using recycled elements is important to you, just ask about our recycled paper stocks.

What information do I need on my invite?

For an invitation to be effective it should be kept as simple as possible. There are, however, a few things which much be included.

Obvious things to include on your invitation, include:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Venue Address
  • Return Address to send RSVPs to
  • Dress code (if applicable)

Event invitation with metallic foiling elements

The right print finish for your invitations

A high-end finish can set your invitations apart from any other event invite. Gold foiling adds a metallic element to the design, which looks elegant and expensive. We offer sleeking and digital foiling services in-house. Speak to our print team for more information.

Embossing and debossing can create a luxurious texture, which provides a classic look to your invitation. Die cutting can create interesting shapes which may be useful for children’s party invites.

Wedding stationery is more than just an invite

Wedding invites are just part of the stationery you’ll need to create. From the initial save the date cards to the thank you cards, via table plans and orders of service, there is a lot of stationery to be designed and printed.

We stock a large variety of beautiful paper of different weights, so you can be assured your wedding stationery will be printed on the best quality paper. We even supply high-quality envelopes in which to deliver your message.


Invitation printing in London

We’ve been printing invitations for all kinds of events in London for over 40 years. To partner with a company who understand that the personal touch is important when creating invites, speak to the print team at Kall Kwik St James on (020) 7930 1976 or fill in our contact form.