Benefits of Digital and Letterpress Printing For Birth Card Announcements

When creating your birth card announcements, you may be confused as to whether to choose letterpress or digital printing. Each type of printing gives the birth announcements a unique and wonderful look that you will be sure to love, and deciding between them can be difficult. Here are the advantages of both types of printing and what they each offer when it comes to the perfect keepsake announcement.

Letterpress Birth Card Announcements

For a traditional and classic look, there is nothing more elegant than letterpress. Even with the introduction of faster and easier types of printing, letterpress still thrives with individuals of discerning taste who appreciate the keepsake quality of letterpress printing.

This type of printing can be done in three different ways, either by platen, rotary, or flatbed. Most often, birth announcements and many other types of announcements are created using the platen method. The announcements may be die cut, embossed, or engraved to create a one-of-a-kind feel.

Some of the advantages of using letterhead printing include:

Unique, handcrafted, and distinctive look that you are sure to love (and relatives will keep for years) Use of high quality inks and the finest paper Raised words and pictures, which speaks of the quality of the announcement Allows environmentally friendly paper to be used

Digital Birth Card Announcements

Digitally printed baby announcements offer parents a modern look that allows for interesting and beautiful announcements. This type of printing can be ideal for those who need to quickly produce a large number of newborn baby announcements.

This type of printing typically uses some form of media or graphic design. Computers are used to design and print digital photo birth announcements. A photo of the new addition can be printed with the digital baby announcements, allowing a highly personalized and unique announcement.

Some of the advantages of using digital printing include:

Can be used with a wide range of papers Is usually less expensive to purchase than other printing types More announcements can be printed in less time, making this a convenient choice for many Can be used on recycled paper for those who are environmentally conscious

Each of the types of printing above offers its own unique advantages. Whether you decide to use letterpress or digital printing for your baby birth announcements, you are going to create a wonderful memory that will last for a lifetime.

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Betsy Woodruff