All stationery products at Skipt are printed on the highest quality digital printing presses available.
Digital printing delivers high-resolution output (for crisp text, graphics, and photographs) and bright colors. Should you desire an alternate printing process, we'd be happy to work with you on that. Our designers have extensive knowledge of print methods, file specifications, and industry terms and can coordinate custom-printed stationery order for you.
Please note that quotes on special orders may take up to 5 days to receive as we need time to coordinate with our print partners. These jobs also take longer to print and deliver so please be sure you order early.
Printing processes available by special order include:
Engraving Want to send someone an engraved invitation? You can! Engraving is a centuries-old printing process that consists of pressing the paper against an engraved metal plate. The result is a distinctive, formal look and feel (printing will be slightly raised). Engraving is the most expensive printing process, and it has limitations in terms of color, typography, and paper type.
Thermography Like engraving, thermography results in raised printing. Unlike engraving, thermography relies on the application of special powders cured by heat (as opposed to metal sheets engraved with your artwork), so this process is significantly more affordable than engraving. The resulting printing tends to be a little bit shiny, as basically what you have on there is melted ink-and-powder. Thermography is very common in the printing of commercial business cards.
Letterpress Letterpress printing, invented by Johann Gutenberg in 1450, uses metal type or custom polymer plates to create a matte ink design that is pressed into the paper, resulting in indented (as opposed to raised or flat) printing. Modern-day letterpress printing is typically done on thick, luxurious cotton papers, giving the final prints an elegant, distinct look and feel. With letterpress, you pay per ink color, so keep this in mind when planning.
Foil Stamping A die is created and pressed against a special kind of foil (available in a range of metallic and non-metallic colors, including white), transferring the design onto paper. Foil stamping can be used alone or in conjunction with digital printing.