Printing & Processes

Every project deserves the proper print job which is why I work in a variety of mediums. These are some of the most popular print styles available:

Letterpress

This is one of the most luxurious forms of printing and my personal favorite. Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper. Letterpress printing can be done in one color or multiple colors and can be combined with other forms of printing as well. Projects can be partial letterpress or full letterpress and require at least two weeks from files sent to printer to completed project. All projects are custom quoted. Please email emily@emilybaird.com for more details. 

Foiling & Embossing

Blind embossing, foil stamping and foil embossing are used to add extra graphic impact to your stationery. Foiling and embossing can be done in one color or multiple colors and can be combined with other forms of printing as well. Foil stamping is the application of metallic foil (often gold or silver) or pigment to press a thin layer of foil onto the paper's surface with a heated die through heat and pressure. The foil can is pressed onto the paper as a flat image. Flat foil stamping can also be combined with embossing to create a more striking 3-D image. Blind Embossing is an image pressed into the paper creating a three-dimensional design without the use of ink, foil or pigment. Blind embossing creates a more subtle effect. Foil Embossing is combining both foil stamping and embossing, either with a foil embossing die or embossing an image that was previously flat foil stamped (known as "stamp and bump"). Debossing is depressing the image into the paper instead of raising it, debossing a lowered image into the paper or other substrate to create a three-dimensional design. Projects can be partially foiled or embossed or full foil or embossed and require at least two weeks from files sent to printer to completed project. All projects are custom quoted. Please email emily@emilybaird.com for more details. 

Digital Printing

The most economical form of printing, digital printing allows for a variety of shades and colors and quick turnaround. While it is the least expensive, it can still create a beautiful custom project. Digital printing can also be combined with other forms of printing to create your unique look. All projects are custom quoted. Please email emily@emilybaird.com for more details. 

Stamping

One of the least conventional ways to print, stamping can be used to create a very natural look. Since every piece is hand-stamped, please expect slight variations from piece to piece. All projects are custom quoted. Please email emily@emilybaird.com for more details. 

Watercolor

Watercolor is the perfect way to give your invitation suite a fresh, happy feel. Please allow up to 6 weeks for custom watercolor design. Invitations/projects can be all watercolor or can be combined with other print processes. All projects are custom quoted. Please email emily@emilybaird.com for more details. 

Other

In addition to traditional forms of printing, we also offer custom signs to coordinate with your event. From hand lettered chalk welcome signs, glass seating charts, mirror signs, to stamped wood signs; we've got you covered! We can work on almost any medium.