design guide

This Design Guide will help you navigate our Semi-Custom Collection process and the customization options available. We encourage you to read and refer to this guide while preparing to submitting your invitation order

 
 
 
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Fixed Features

• Artwork
• Typefaces
• General Layout
• Card orientation & sizes



 
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Flexible Features

• Ink Color
• Paper & Envelope Color
• Paper Thickness
• Content
• Print Method


 
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Custom Add-ons

• Wedding Monogram
• Calligraphy Addressing
• Printed Addressing
• Pocket Folders
• Envelope Liners
• Ribbons & Twines

 
 

Print Methods

These are the 3 most popular printing methods we use for our invitations. If you are interested in mixing print methods, embossing, laser cuts or any other, please contact us and we will send you the information.

 
 
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Digital — $

Digital printing is the most versatile printing method. It’s perfect for illustrations and designs with multiple colors and a wide range of papers can be used with this method. Digital Printing can be combined with both Letterpress and foil printing.

Most affordable option
Unlimited color options for printing
Does not allow for metallic printing
10 days for printing

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Letterpress — $$

Letterpress uses a plate (mold) to imprint the design of your suite onto the paper. This method will create an indentation in the paper giving it a unique texture. Letterpress can be combined with both digital and foil printing.

Beautiful texture and feel
Price varies according to number of colors
Does not allow for metallic printing
3 - 4 weeks for printing

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Foil Stamping — $$$

Foil printing is similar to letterpress in that it requires a plate which is used to press a foil sheet onto the paper creating a beautiful indentation and shimmering appearance. Foil can be combined with Letterpress and digital printing.

Allows for metallics
Beautiful texture and feel
Least affordable option
3 - 4 weeks for printing

 
 

Paper Options

Our collection is available on a variety of papers ranging from
premium cotton stock to textured colored cards in standard and double-thick options

 

Cotton Papers

Premium quality papers, comes in bright white, pearl white and ecru white. It displays a soft and gentle texture suitable for most print methods but perform especially well on letterpress and foil due to its softness.

110# - Standard cardstock and can be used on all print methods — 220# - Double-thick cardstock only available for letterpress and foil.

 
  Bright White

Bright White

  Pearl White

Pearl White

  Ecru White

Ecru White

 

Colored Cardstock

Our house colored stock is a beautiful firm paper with a subtle texture. It offers a variety of tones in standard thickness (130#) which can be used on all print methods. Some colors comes in a double-thick option (200#) which is only recommended for letterpress and foil printing.

*Please note that dark papers such as Racing Green, Nobuck and Ebony are only recommended for letterpress and foil since we do not print digitally in white.

 
 
  Pale Blush - 130#

Pale Blush - 130#

  Mist - 130 # and 200#

Mist - 130 # and 200#

  Stone - 130#

Stone - 130#

  Nobuck - 130#

Nobuck - 130#

  Pale Grey - 130 # and 200#

Pale Grey - 130 # and 200#

  Real Grey - 130 # and 200#

Real Grey - 130 # and 200#

  Cool Grey - 130#

Cool Grey - 130#

  Cool Blue - 130#

Cool Blue - 130#

  Claret - 130#

Claret - 130#

  Mid Green- 130#

Mid Green- 130#

  Racing Green - 130 # and 200#

Racing Green - 130 # and 200#

  Ebony - 130 # and 200#

Ebony - 130 # and 200#

 

Envelope Colors & Styles

Choose from our selected range of high quality card-stock envelopes.
Our envelopes come in 2 shapes Euro Flap (pointy) or Straight (Square Flap), and in a variety of sizes: A7 - A1 (4 bar) - 10# (long panel)

 
 
 
  Euro Flap

Euro Flap

  Square Flap

Square Flap

 
 
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INK COLORS

DIGITAL AND LETTERPRESS OPTIONS

Our selection of colors display 17 unique tones suitable for digital and letterpress. Some colors marked with* are not recommended for digital due to its brightness. Please be aware that monitors will vary the display of colors. We recommend you to purchase our sample kit to see the colors in our printed cardstock.

 
 
 
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FOIL OPTIONS

Foil is the perfect way to add a luxurious feel and a metallic look to your paper goods. We offer 5 standard foil colors which will pair nicely with our colored cardstock & premium cotton papers.

 
 
 
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ready to order?

Read how to order our collection designs on our step-by-step ordering & design process

 
 
 

Terms & Conditions

Please read our policies carefully before ordering.


Errors in Production

Your order includes one final proof prior to print production. It is your responsibility to proofread it and make sure there are no mistakes. Carta Plena Design Co. is not responsible for spelling errors. If you find such errors in your printed pieces, you will be charged for reprinting (and rush fees of necessary).

Color Disclaimer

We strive to represent the colors shown on our website as accurately as possible, but we cannot guarantee that the printed color will look exactly like the screen color. If you are concerned about your color choice, it is advisable to purchase a sample kit from Carta Plena Design Co.

Pricing Details

Pricing on our website represents the full retail price in USD and does not include postage, shipping or applicable taxes. All prices listed on our website are subject to change without notice. In the event that items on the website are priced incorrectly, we retain the right to cancel and refund any orders placed for the products listed at the incorrect price.


Calligraphy Variances

Calligraphy is an art form and small variances in the appearance of the letterforms, spacing, and flourishing may occur. Carta Plena Design Co. try their  best to produce the highest quality work but these variances will inevitably occur.


Shipping

Shipping costs are not included in your order. They are calculated upon completion of your order and a separate invoice will be emailed to you. Your order is shipped once this final invoice is paid.

Proofs

Please ensure you carefully check over all proofs thoroughly including content/spelling, layout, card sizes/color/type, font size and ink color.

You will receive 1 complimentary proof round for minor revisions to text, layout/calligraphy and one final design proof, to approve revisions (if required) before proceeding to print. Any further proof rounds required will incur an additional fee, from $75 USD.

Although we thoroughly check over all handwritten goods, occasionally errors may occur. In this instance, please contact us immediately and we will send a correction or refund the amount paid for the incorrectly written goods, if a correction is not available for any reason. If the error is on the list provided by you, the correction will incur additional writing/shipping costs.

Copyrights

All designs, images and artwork on this site are protected by copyright and are the sole property of Carta Plena Design Co. unless otherwise indicated. This includes all designs, images and artworks used during the proofing process. Under no circumstances may this work be used for personal use, nor may it be repurposed or derivative works be made from it.

Returns, Exchanges & Cancellations

Due to the custom nature of our services, we do not allow returns or exchanges. For cancellation policy, please refer to the terms of the contract.

Upon receiving your goods, please inspect them carefully and let us know if there’s a mistake within 7 days from receiving it. If there is a printing error made on our part, we will either reprint the paper goods or provide a credit for the misprint. If there is an error with the wording that was approved by the client, the costs of reprinting must be covered by the client.