ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Choosing a Printing Type for Party Invitations

Updated on August 28, 2011

Party Invitations

Invitation ready to be sent out. Image courtesy by User Randigoo through a Creative Commons License.
Invitation ready to be sent out. Image courtesy by User Randigoo through a Creative Commons License.

Formal Weddings

The types of printing for formal wedding can include both flat and raised lettering. Some require long times to produce, so order in advance.

  • Foiling - This is where a foil with a special backing is heat set onto the paper giving it a 3-D feel. The colors for the foil can be highly metallic or non-metallic, and is available in many colors.
  • Embossing - This is where the actual letters are pressed from the back and pushed to the front, giving it a 3-D look. Embossing generally a monochromatic style where no color is used in the printing. It is great for thicker papers and for making stylish borders.
  • Hand Written Invitations - For those that enjoy calligraphy, hiring someone who specializes in the art of caligraphy can be a great option. Different colors can be used and since it can be time consuming for very large parties, must be commissioned in advance of when they are needed.
  • Colors - Colors for the invitations are usually muted and in primary colors, mainly black/white, cream/navy, off white/marroon, etc. Other colors may be used as well but should fit with the theme of the event.

Outside Events

Outside events can be either casual or more refined, and can very fun in the process.

  • Invitations that are for outside venues can have dried herbs such as sage or lavendar tied to the paper for hand delivery.
  • The colors can be bright and reflect the location. Beach parties may want blue and aquamarine colors while woodland parties may want deeper shades of green and brown.
  • Offset printing can be fun for outside parties as different unique elements can be printed on the paper in different colors.

Kids Parties

For kids parties, choosing a type of printing can be as simple as using a font from a favorite character's show.

  • Disney look-a-like fonts can be purchased for birthday parties.
  • Fonts with animal or bug shapes can be fun for themed parties, like parties with a bug theme or those with bears or fish.
  • Block capital letters can lend a school-age flair to different events.
  • Both san serif and serif fonts are nice to use if they are large enough for little eyes to see and read.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)