Printing- Digital & Offset
Inspired Design has invested in the very best Digital & Offset Presses to produce the highest quality printing. We can print on almost any stock, where many other printers have only a small limited range they can print on.
If you only require printing, we can do this for you on the spot or within 48 hours in most case. Just bring your artwork/typesetting on a CD, USB or a printed copy on white paper to photocopy, whether it be 1 sheet or million.
Inspired Design can also take your unique Invite design and create a matching set of large format accessories for your special day.
- Guestboards / Seating Arrangements
- Easel Banners
- Posters & Banners
Letterpress began in Europe in the 14th century as an alternative to laborious calligraphy. Type was hand cast and individual characters were hand set into lines until machine set composition made the process easier.
Today, Inspired Design is returning to the craft of letterpress printing from metal type and custom engraved plates as a unique option to offset printing.
Letterpress offers a tactile quality and nostalgic feel that can’t be achieved with any other technique.
Printed on 100% fine cotton fibres, letterpress printing creates a grace
and elegance that leave a lasting impression.
Visit our store for the complete range, you will be impressed!
Embossing & Blind Embossing
Embossing is the creation of a three-dimensional design or image on paper. Heat and pressures reshapes the surface of the paper to create the image. Images are pressed up from the page, single, multi-level, beveled, and sculptured are the styles of embossing. Embossing can be done on plain paper or combined with ink, images, or foil for special 3D effects.
Die cutting started as a process of cutting leather for the shoe industry in the mid-19th century. It extended to the metalworking industry and is now sophisticated enough to cut
thin materials such as paper and even laminate. Die cutting is done using a cylindrical die on a rotary press. A long sheet or web of material will be fed through the press which holds a rotary tool that will cut out shapes, make perforations or creases, or even cut the sheet or web into smaller parts.
At Inspired Design we die cut stationery items which are customised to insert your personalised invitations inside. For those interested in keeping all their invitation accessories in one place we also have a range of die cuts with pockets. We also die cut our own envelopes on an extensive selection of colors and metallic and non metallic card stocks. Die Cutting is perfect on paper, cards, and acrylic.
Small stamp size die cut designs and round corners can be done using our cutters, be sure to check out our Cutters & Trimmers section.
Verko – Thermography
Verko simulates the appearance of engraving – the raising of the letters – without the need of steel or copper engraving dies. Special inks and powders are finely sprayed over paper, it’s then passed through a heated oven which “melts” and fuses the powder to the ink. As the powder/ ink dries it stands above the paper. The uniqueness of the “raised” lettering offers an attractive tactile and rich appearance to your stationery.
Foiling is a striking printing style. Text or images are “pressed” through coloured foil into the paper stock under both pressure and heat leaving the design of the die on the paper. Foil stamping can be combined with embossing to create a more striking 3D image.
Coloured foils such as gold, silver or white are ideal for dark coloured stock.