H2 Cards invitation designs and wordings are printed using either thermography or foil stamping. All our prices are based on these two printing methods.

Thermography
Thermography simulates the look of engraving using the offset printing process as its foundation. A powder is applied onto a freshly printed surface. The paper and powder are then subjected to heat, which causes the powdered image to rise, thus creating the illusion of raised, glossy appearance.

Foil Stamping
Foil stamping is basically colored foil heat-stamped onto the paperís surface and released in the form of the desired creative effect. Used most commonly to achieve metallic finish, this method can also be applied using matte and pigment foils, as well as foils containing patterns and textures (extra charge applies).
We also offer other methods listed below. Please inquire for price quotes.

Lithography
Lithography, also known as offset printing, is the most common form of printing available today and is recommended for any type of paper. This method allows single or multiple colors of ink to be laid on the paperís surface, generating smooth, rich color and soft transitions.

Engraving
One of the oldest printing methods, engraving uses a customized metal die to hold and apply opaque engraving ink onto the surface of the paper. The result is a raised, printed texture defined by rich color. The process provides excellent reproduction of fine lines, making it a recommended option for intricate script and fine serif type used often on invitations to achieve an elegant finished look.

Ink Colors
Standard Ink Colors for Thermography or Off-set Printing $250/color besides black:

Please note that color on screen may vary from actual printed pieces.

Foil Colors
Standard Foil Colors for
Foil Stamping:
No Additional Charge