Items are specified as either Large or Small. Large is 210 x 148mm/8.25 x 5.85" (European A5 size); Small is 148 x 105mm/5.85 x 4.13" (A6). In some items - invitations and menus - you have a choice of sizes.
For ease of packing and storage, these are supplied flat with a machined score-line, ready for you to fold.
With folding items, the size given is the size after folding.
The entire design - text and any graphics - appears on the front face of the item; if it is folding, the two interior panels are left blank.
The front panel bears a decorative treatment of an appropriate title - WEDDING INVITATION, EVENING INVITATION, ORDER OF SERVICE, MENU etc. The main design is on the inside right-hand panel.
EXAMPLES OF THE DIFFERENT FORMATS
Folding, printed one side
Folding printed front/interior
(Right) PRESENTATION CARD
Available in a choice of small or large size and single-sided, folding printed front only or folding printed front/interior formats (see above). Supplied with matching envelope (most kinds - see Materials & Inks).
Small, printed one side. Supplied with matching envelope (note that this will have to be folded in half if you are sending a response card with a small invitation). See ‘family’ pages - Celtic, Mediæval, Art Nouveau etc. - for examples of wording.
Small, printed one side. Supplied with matching envelope. Design incorporates the words THANK YOU, with space for writing and the couple's names at the bottom.
Small, printed one side. Supplied with matching envelope. Printed with address (names and telephone number optional).
On paper, 210 x 148mm, supplied with matching envelope. Similar design to correspondence card, but with monogram at foot of sheet.
Essentially this is an update of the Victorian ‘calling card’ or ‘visiting card’ - like a small business card, printed with name[s], address and optional telephone/e-mail details. It can also be used as an insert to accompany an invitation, giving brief extra information such as directions to the wedding venue, notes on transport etc.
Large folded. Front panel printed with decorative title (normally ORDER OF SERVICE), plus couple's names, church/venue name, date, and (if applicable) monogram and church/venue drawing.
Large folded. Design on front panel including names, place and date; text of service on interior panels (concluded on back if necessary).
Large folded. Decorative ORDER OF SERVICE on front. Insert on matching paper with text of service; the first insert page is normally treated as a title-page.
This has the same content as a service card but is supplied either as a high-resolution image or as a print-out (2 sheets) on white paper, so that you can have it printed yourself.
Similar specification to service book cover.
Folded across so as to stand up on a table. Names and date on one side; optional message on the other. Space for writing in guest's name.
Two-sided, drilled for attachment to cake-boxes, bags of almonds etc.
NOTES ON INDIVIDUAL ITEMS
We can now supply artwork ready for reproduction, so that customers can print it themselves or make their own arrangements with a local printer. Any of our designs can be treated in this way, and where necessary we will adjust the proportions to suit the local paper sizes; this may be especially useful for people in the U.S.A. Artwork of this kind is proofed in the normal way; when the proofs are approved and the invoice is paid, we will supply the final artwork by e-mail - normally in PDF format, since almost all computers can read this using Acrobat Reader (minimum version 5.0). Artwork can be supplied in any single colour. (Please note that, because monitors and printers vary so much in the way they interpret colours, we cannot guarantee an exact match to any desired shade.)
Because the exact sizes of these items can vary so much, the list of formats for ‘artwork only’ stationery is different from that applicable to printed stationery. See Artwork price guide for a list of formats and their prices. Prices are irrespective of the dimensions of the item.