For many years elegant fine patterns and shapes have been die cut into wedding stationery to produce dainty lace like flourishes. There is only so much detail you can achieve with shaped blades and a heavy machine force behind it to puncture the card. That is when laser technology introduced a whole new level of detail to the wedding invitation.
Now we find invitation designers trying to ‘out do’ each other on the jaw dropping intricacy of design with invitations so awash with fine detail that you are almost afraid to pick them up for fear of damaging them. There is something rather special about sending an invitation and imagining the look of surprise on your guest’s face when they open it. If you wonder how these lasers work then have a quick look on You Tube because they really are quite incredible; the finely tuned laser beam darts around the page cutting out miniscule detail with the minimum of effort.
One tip we always recommend with cut laser wedding invitations is to request a sample from your supplier first. One inherent detail which goes with the territory when you fire an 80watt laser beam at a delicate piece of stationery is that you do get a small amount of burning at the cutting edge. Many suppliers will offer this disclaimer before you buy, and whilst we personally don’t think it detracts from the beauty of the style, it is worth seeing the results first hand for your particular design because the discolouration can vary depending on the board used and the type of laser your designer is using. White and cream designs tend to show up any signs of charring more than invitations produced from darker boards.
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