Silk Invitations

Silk Invitation Printing That Lasts Beyond the Big Date

Silk invitation printing brings luxurious designs to life for big events like a company anniversary, Christmas party, or a wedding. The soft, smooth, and supple texture entices guests to save that important date.

A Tough Aesthetic

Silk lamination recreates the supple texture and elegant appearance of the namesake fabric. Your custom invitations also become:

  • Water and tear resistant
  • Scratch resistant on the surface
  • Extra durable, as the design is printed on ultra thick 16 pt. cardstock

Introduce an Extra Elegant Affair

Add spot UV coating on the wedding invitations’ date or other important details to give it the following features:

  • A shiny, reflective high gloss surface
  • A textured appearance against the smooth, matte silk background

Say It All at Once or Unfold All That Luxury

Choose from a wide range of flat and folded silk invitation sizes.

  • 7” x 5” is a popular size for wedding invitations.  
  • 5.5” x 4.25” is a small and compact enough for mass distribution.
  • 9” x 6” flat size folds to 6" x 4.25"
  • 10” x 7” is a larger, unfolded dimension that folds to 5” x 7”

You can add the following envelopes to complete your invitation printing order:

  • A2 seals in a 5.5” x 4.25”
  • A6 can fit the 5.5” x 4.25” and 6” x 4.5” folded sizes.
  • A7 fits a 7” x 5” flat invite.
  • A9 matches the largest unfolded size at 11” x 8.5”.
Rounded corners are available in a 1/8" or 1/4" radius to give your invite a smooth edge.

Spot UV 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 spot uv.
  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.
  5. Make sure there is a 1/8" (0.125") bleed around the trim size.
  6. The safe zone should be 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line.

How to Prepare Your Artwork for Spot UV Printing

  1. Create two layers that differentiate the areas printed in regular ink from the elements with spot UV printing.
    1. The regular CMYK layer shows which areas are printed in ink. The elements should show their actual colors and sizes on print.
    2. The spot uv printing layer only shows the elements that will appear in spot UV. The element(s) that will be printed in spot UV should have the same location as seen on the CMYK layer. Apply 100% K on the spot UV area and place the rest of the design in white.
    3. The images below show the difference between the two layers:

  2. Alignment is crucial to the file preparation process. The CMYK and spot UV printing layers should both have the same size. Common elements must be in the same position on both layers.

Silk Invitation Templates

Our layout templates will show you how to format your artwork. This ensures your invitations print correctly. Follow the steps below to prepare your product for spot uv 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 spot uv. Color all portions for spot uv printing in 100% K. All other sections that will be printed in regular CMYK should be colored white.

View Silk Invitations Layout Templates

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

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