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White Hot Weddings & Religious Milestones
JULY/AUGUST 2013

 

--------------------  White Hot Weddings  --------------------

We have created exciting new wedding invitation designs featuring white printing! The amazing C711WT digital color printer with white toner from OKI Data Americas makes it possible to print in white affordably - even addressed envelopes! If you would like to be connected with a professional printer using the OKI C77WT, let us know. If you have the OKI C711 WT and would like to be connected with customers in need of printing, let us know. Don’t want white? You can easily change the designs to suit any color scheme.

 

Wedding Invitations (PrintingPress)

Want something bold yet elegant? Check out our PrintingPress 6.0 design featuring Metallic Flagstone stationery. We made the bride & groom’s names the focus of the A7 invitation, typing them using the Impact font that is included with Windows at 38 points. We connected the names using an ampersand in the Palatino Linotype Italic font. We added decorative flourishes above and below the names as floating images. We typed the rest of the invitation text using the Georgia font that is included with Windows and the Isabelle font from Fonts & Graphics 2. We repeated the same styling for the 4-Bar response card and both envelopes. After printing, we used a corner punch to round the corners of the cards and lined the Metallic Flagstone envelopes in Metallic Arctic Blue.

 

Wedding Invitations (Platinum)

Our PrintingPress Platinum 6.0 design is perfect for the young hipster couple. We added a silhouette of a tandem bicycle towards the bottom of a Dark Chocolate Square card. A flag waves in the breeze behind the bicycle, and we used a floating text box to add the couple’s initials to the flag. We typed the invitation text using the Palatino Linotype font in all lowercase letters. The flag appears solo on the Dark Chocolate 4-Bar response card. After printing, we rounded the corners of the cards using a corner punch. We used White envelopes printed in dark brown for contrast and added Celery liners.

 

Wedding Invitations (Extreme)

Looking for something sweet? Try our PrintingPress Extreme 6.0 design. We added a large heart to a Cinnamon Square card. We used a floating text box to write the bride and groom’s names on the heart using the Isabelle font from Fonts & Graphics 2. We added a banner near the bottom of the heart and then used another floating text box to bend the words “TOGETHER WITH THEIR FAMILIES” in a graceful curve along the banner. We added the rest of the invitation text using the Trebuchet and Georgia fonts that are included with Windows as well as the Isabelle font. We used floating text boxes to add some of the text for additional design flexibility. We added a smaller heart surrounded by two arrows near the bottom of the invitation. The banner, smaller heart and arrows all appear on the Cinnamon 4-Bar response card. After printing, we used a corner punch to round the corners of the cards and lined the White envelopes in Coral.

 

 

--------------------  Religious Milestones  --------------------

If your son or daughter is preparing for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, then they are going to deserve a party to celebrate their accomplishment. We’ve got fabulous new invitation designs to get the party started!

 

Bar / Bat Mitzvah (PrintingPress)

Our PrintingPress 6.0 design screams modern elegance and features a Metallic Pewter A7 Portrait (pointed flap) Pocket Folder. We added increasingly lighter zig zag lines as floating images to the Metallic Navy 5 x 6.875 inch custom cut invitation card. We added the invitation text using the Trebuchet font in a combination of all uppercase and all lowercase letters. We set the size of the invitation to 5.5 x 7.375 inches in the software and then used a rotary trimmer to remove 0.25 inches from each edge. We used a double-stick tape gun to adhere the invitation to the Pocket Folder. We repeated the same design and technique for the response card, which was printed onto a Metallic Navy 4 x 5.5 inch custom cut card and then trimmed down to 3.5 x 5 inches. We printed white text on the Metallic Navy 4.75 x 6.75 inch custom cut directions card and tucked it into the pocket. The Metallic Navy envelopes look gorgeous with white addressing, and are lined in Metallic Pewter for an elegant touch.

 

Bar / Bat Mitzvah (Platinum)

Want something modern and fun? Check out our PrintingPress Platinum 6.0 design. We used Magenta cards and envelopes for a bright look, but you could easily tone it down with a more subtle color scheme. We created lines using the underscore character “_” with the Character Spacing set to -1 to ensure that the underscores connect to form a solid line. We added the invitation text using a combination of fonts:  the Trebuchet and Impact fonts that are included with Windows and the Isabelle font from Fonts & Graphics 2. We used floating text boxes for some of the text to overlap it with other text or place it alongside other text. We used a corner punch to round the corners of the card and lined the envelopes in Black for a bold look.

 

Bar / Bat Mitzvah (Extreme)

Our PrintingPress Extreme 6.0 design is contemporary and adventurous, featuring White A8 Portrait (no flap) Pocket Folders. We started by adding a decorative border image to the Black A7 invitation card. Next, we added flourishes as floating images to each corner of the invitation. We typed some of the text directly into the main text area, and also used several floating text boxes to add text with dotted borders and solid backgrounds. We used the Georgia font that is included with Windows and the Alyssa font and the Alyssa Black Tie font from Fonts & Graphics for Weddings to add the invitation text. We used a double-stick tape gun to mount the invitation onto the Pocket Folder. We used similar styling for the Black A7 directions insert, the White 4-Bar response card and the Black seals. We printed the 3 x 5.25 inch seals onto full sheets of card stock and then trimmed them down to size using a rotary trimmer. We lined the White envelopes in Black for a striking look.

 

 

 

Extreme Tip

 

--------------------  Slant and skew  --------------------

PrintingPress Extreme 6.0 lets you add text to any stationery using floating text boxes. You can rotate the text, bend it into shapes, add borders and more. But what if you rotate the text box and want the lines of the block font to remain upright? Simple. The Skew setting is your new best friend. In this month's Extreme Bat Mitzvah invitation, we added the Bat Mitzvah's name using a floating text box. At first, we just typed in the name and a few bullet characters "•" to create dotted lines.

 

Floating Text Box

 

Next, we rotated the text box 10 degrees to the left. As you can see, the vertical lines in the letters are now slanted slightly to the left.

 

Rotated Text Box

 

To straighten out the letters, we set the Skew setting in the Character palette in the Text palette group to -20 as shown below.

 

Set Skew to -10

 

And now the vertical lines in the letters run straight up and down.

 

Finished!

 

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Printing in white
Chalkboard invitations are everywhere these days and so you may be wondering how you can print in white onto black or dark color card stocks and envelopes.  Unfortunately with most printers you can’t.  Printers typically have black, cyan, magenta and yellow inks or toners and these cannot be mixed to produce white.  Our new OKI C711WT color + white laser printer can print white because it has a special new white toner cartridge included.  Professional customers interested in purchasing an OKI C711WT printer can learn more on our website.

Otherwise you will need to locate a professional who can print white and work with them to print these or other white on dark designs for you.  Please contact us if you would like to be paired with a professional who can print in white.

If you have the OKI C711WT, please refer to the Printing in White chapter in our Training Manual for instructions on printing using the OKI C711WT. In addition, we have listed a few tips for you below.

 

Printing Tips

  1. Open the back of the printer so that the cards and envelopes have more of a straight paper path. Having the stationery continue up to the standard output tray will cause the stationery to be more curved from the heat.

  2. Whenever possible, print envelopes using the one-pass feature with the flap open.

 

 

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