Metallic Save the Date Cards

Send Out Memorable Metallic Save the Date Cards

Announce you and your future spouse’s wedding date with the elegant shimmer of metallic save the date cards. You can apply the metallic accent on a wide variety of colors, which customizes your wedding card design.

No Size Too Small or Large

Your size choice will depend on the impression you want to make with the wedding card.

  • 4.25" x 5.5" is the most popular size as it can be mailed as a postcard. It has enough space for other important details such as the venue and RSVP contact.
  • 4.25" x 6"is slightly larger than the previous size and provides more space for other decorative elements such as a metallic border.
  • 5" x 7" is a vertically-oriented size that works on typography-based or minimalist designs. You can also have a couple photos as the background.
  • 5.5" x 8.5" works best on wedding invitations with a horizontal background image. Use the extra space for other details or have a plain colored background contrast the metallic text.
  • 6" x 6" is our largest size available. Typography-based designs normally utilize the space for lengthier details and additional decorative elements.

You can also include an envelope that matches the size of your save the date invitations.

Complementary Coatings

Enhance the metallic elements with an understated background, a glossy surface, or additional high gloss areas.

  • Uncoatedsurface gives the invitation a rustic, classic touch that further emphasizes the shiny date or couple’s name.
  • High gloss UV applies an extra shiny gloss to the rest of your wedding invitation cards. Its high reflectivity adds an extra festive feel to your announcement.
  • Spot UV printing can be applied to specific areas of your design. Apply this on crucial information such as your venue or date. The varied texture calls attention to what guests need to know.

All save the date invitations are printed on premium 16 pt. cardstock, which is our thickest and most durable material available.

Design Note: Use a minimum font size of 7 or 8 pts. on spot UV text. All border and stroke portions must be above 1.5 pt. and a 1/16" gap must be placed between the metallic foil elements.

Upload your metallic save the date cards design today or download one of our templates to get started. Our print experts are available for any questions or clarifications.

Q&A

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Metallic Printing File Requirements

Keep in mind the following file requirements below as you create a design using our downloadable templates:

  1. The font size should be a minimum of 7 or 8 points. Avoid printing small text or fine lines in metallic.
  2. Border and stroke must be more than 1.5 points.
  3. Images and artwork should be at least 300 DPI.
  4. All files should be in CMYK color mode.

How to Prepare Your Design for Metallic Printing

  1. Apply metallic printing on lighter colors. The effect won’t be as apparent in darker colors.
  2. Create two layers to distinguish the elements printed in ink from the elements with metallic printing. Both files should have the same size.
    1. The regular CMYK layer shows which elements are printed in ink. Apply 15% K on the area that will be printed in metallic color.
    2. The metallic printing layer only shows the elements that will appear as metallic. The element(s) that will be printed in metallic colors should have the same location as seen on the CMYK layer. Apply 100% K on the metallic area and white on the areas with no metallic printing.
    3. The images below show the difference between the two layers:

  3. Alignment is crucial to the file preparation process. The CMYK and metallic printing layers should both have the same size. Common elements must be in the same position on both layers.
  4. Check for a white "halo" around the knockout area or where two colors overlap on the layer. To prevent this effect on the CMYK layer, grow or stroke the metallic area in mask by 1 point. This allows the metallic silver to blend with the CMYK area, which reduces the appearance of a halo. Alternatively, you can add more color to the knockout area to reduce the halo effect.

How to Add Spot UV Elements to Your Artwork

You can also print an artwork with both metallic and spot UV elements.

This requires a third layer that shows the spot UV areas, which you can create through the following steps:

  1. Apply a 100% K to the areas with spot UV printing.
  2. Make sure the spot UV layer has the exact same size as the CMYK and metallic printing layers.
  3. On the CMYK layer, add a 1/16” gap between the spot UV and metallic areas.

Metallic Save the Date Card Templates

Our layout templates will show you how to format your artwork. This ensures your save the date cards print correctly. Follow the steps below to prepare your product for metallic printing:

  1. Create two layers on your file.
  2. The first layer shows the design in regular CMYK color.
  3. The second layer shows which areas will be printed in metallic. Color all portions for metallic printing in 100% K. All other sections that will be printed in regular CMYK should be colored white.

View Metallic Save the Date Cards Layout Templates

Need help with our layout templates?
Please refer to our guided layout instructions.

Design Ideas for Metallic Save the Date  Cards

Customize metallic wedding cards according to your style or story as a couple.

  • Stick to a color palette. Apply the colors particular to your wedding palette. Use one or a few graphics so that the important details (like the date!) are easy to read and find on the save the date card.
  • Focus on words or a central image. Use typography or word art to reveal the date and location of your wedding. Or, you can place a couple shot as the background and then overlay the metallic text.
  • Use icons or location-based imagery. Have a spot UV or metallic map showing your wedding location. Use an icon that represents your love story. Create a skyline of the city you both reside in or plan to live in.