Printing Your Calligraphy

When it comes to deciding how you want to address your envelopes, incorporating printing your calligraphy can be a great option. Calligraphy can be handwritten as per tradition or it can be digitally printed. Printing your calligraphy digitally is a great idea because it allows you to save time, money and energy.

Additionally, printing does not limit you to the number of colors that you can use in one piece
and it is also a great way to reproduce different types of calligraphy when you are unable to
handwrite your calligraphy designs yourself.

Printing calligraphy

There are two main digital printers used for printing your calligraphy mainly digital and inkjet.
Although both will serve you well, laser printers can handle graphics better than inkjet printers.
The downside is that inkjets are more expensive up front but the price will eventually make sense as you do not have to keep replacing your ink cartridges as is the case with inkjet printers.

The overall design of your calligraphy will give your recipients the idea of your style as well as
how formal or informal you want the style to be. The methods that you use will impact the paper type you pick and the constraints on colors and final budget. Outlined below are various printing methods for calligraphy to consider:

Engraved calligraphy

With engraved calligraphy, the lettering and the graphics that you decide to incorporate will be
raised on the surface with indentations at the back. To achieve this, the paper that you utilize will have to be pressed against an inked plate etched with a recessed image of your calligraphy
design.

Engraving works best with thick and heavy duty paper so that the engraved bots come be as
pronounced as possible. It also requires dark backgrounds and light colors to make the design
crisp and beautiful.

Foil stamping

Foiling stamp does not use ink but uses heated copper plates instead. Foil calligraphy stamping is ideal if you are dealing with a matte or metallic finish.

Thermography

Thermography is very similar to engraving. However, the result is typically a lot shinier because
of the resin and ink that is used. Most people prefer engraved calligraphy printing over
thermography because it is generally less complicated. Additionally, with thermography, it is
impossible to print large images or print them one more than one side.

Letterpress

Letterpress printing also forms indentations on the paper. This type of printing your calligraphy
requires thick but soft papers so that the indentation can be made easily. If you are using more
than one color, each color has to use a separate plate, which will cost more in the long run.

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