Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Timing and logistics, part of Designing an Invitation.
Before we start designing our invitation, here are a few things to consider.…As with any other design project, it's best to start at the end and work backwards.…When is the event happening?…That's the point from which we project backwards.…How far in advance do you want the guests to receive the invites?…How long will it take you to design the invitation?…And here it's a good idea to add a bit more time than you think you need.…And how long will it take to print?…Quantity, the number of invites you plan on making will play a large part in…determining how you print them and the degree of personalization you can apply.…
If you're planning on printing a thousand or more, then using a commercial…printer is a viable option. But hand drawing a caricature or design on each…then isn't so realistic.…On the other if you plan on printing 50 or less, it's possible to personalize…the design of each one. And make a few more copies than you think you need,…for last minute extras and also for keepsakes. And be sure to order a few extra…
- Looking at type choices
- Creating a digital letterpress effect
- Adding text and images
- Creating alternate versions of your invitation