Product FAQs

Bespoke

What are bespoke invitations?

Appleberry Press specialises in awe-inspiring bespoke wedding invitations. Our award winning designers will offer a unique custom design service for letterpress invitations and personalised stationery.

Bespoke stationery adds a unique touch to your wedding making sure everything is tailored to your tastes and requirements. Everything is designed from scratch ensuring an exceptional product and service that will impact on your guests.

What is the process for ordering bespoke stationery?

  1. Initial vision - Firstly let us know your thoughts, ideas and inspiration so we can get an idea of what style you wish to portray.
  2. Your designer - Shortly after that your professional designer will be in touch with a bespoke quote, detailing the options that are available to you
  3. The complete vision - Usually at this point the designer will need to speak with you in person and get a detailed overview of your design vision. This can be done via Skype or phone.
  4. To the drawing board – Once you have booked in your order and paid your deposit your designer will now be ready to go to the drawing board and when he/she has a first draft of the proof it will be sent to you for approval. At this point you can request any changes required.

Side note: If you have an images that you would like us to take inspiration from please do send them to us at hello@appleberrypress.com

Printing techniques (Digital and Letterpress)

What is signature digital printing?

By constantly evolving and pushing technology, we have stayed at the forefront of digital print. Our digital press delivers the highest quality digital colour. The print quality is similar to flat offset printing with bright, long-lasting colours. This means you get the best print quality for graphics, text and photographs at the most competitive prices, and with the quickest turnaround. This printing style also allows us to continuously provide fresh designs since orders are always printed on-demand.

What is letterpress printing?

Create a lasting impression on your guests with the vintage and old world craft of letterpress printing. Our letterpress invitations are still printed in the same old fashioned way they were in the 1400s with a traditional press machine and the highest quality paper. Letterpress creates the effect that the letters are imprinted onto the paper with a beautiful textured finish.

Paper quality

What are your paper options?

  • Signature Paper White Textured 1 Ply: (300gsm) Textured Conqueror high white. The card is soft creamy-white in colour, tactile and luxurious to hold. This option is only available for our signature ranges.
  • Signature Paper White Textured 2 Ply: (600gsm) Textured Conqueror high white card in double thickness for added luxury. The card is soft creamy-white in colour, tactile and luxurious to hold. This option is only available for our signature ranges.
  • Signature Paper White Uncoated: (270gsm) Smooth Colourplan high white card. The card is soft creamy-white in colour, tactile and luxurious to hold. This option is only available for our signature ranges.
  • Signature Paper White Uncoated Heavy: (540gsm) Smooth Colorplan high white card in double thickness for added luxury. The card is soft creamy-white in colour, tactile and luxurious to hold. This option is only available for our signature ranges.
  • Signature Paper Ivory Uncoated: (270gsm) Smooth Colorplan ivory card. The card is soft ivory in colour, tactile and luxurious to hold. This option is only available for our signature ranges.
  • Signature Paper Ivory Uncoated Heavy: (540gsm) Smooth Colorplan ivory card in double thickness for added luxury. The card is soft ivory in colour, tactile and luxurious to hold. This option is only available for our signature ranges.
  • Signature Paper Smooth Wove: (270gsm) Super-smooth Colorplan white card. The card is creamy-white in colour, tactile and luxurious to hold. This option is only available for our signature ranges.
  • Signature Paper Smooth Wove Heavy: (540gsm) Super-smooth Colorplan white card in double thickness for added luxury. The card is creamy-white in colour, tactile and luxurious to hold. This option is only available for our signature ranges.
  • Bella Letterpress Cotton White 1 Ply: (350 gsm) addictive to touch, made from 100% reclaimed cotton, subtly textured to showcase the best letterpress or foil stamping. The card is white in colour. Only available for letterpress orders.
  • Bella Letterpress Cotton White 2 Ply: (700 gsm) addictive to touch, made from 100% reclaimed cotton, subtly textured to showcase the best letterpress or foil stamping. The card is white in colour. Only available for letterpress orders.
  • Bella Letterpress Cotton Ivory 1 Ply: (350 gsm) addictive to touch, made from 100% reclaimed cotton, subtly textured to showcase the best letterpress or foil stamping. The card is white in colour. Only available for letterpress orders.
  • Bella Letterpress Cotton Ivory 2 Ply: (700 gsm) addictive to touch, made from 100% reclaimed cotton, subtly textured to showcase the best letterpress or foil stamping. The card is white in colour. Only available for letterpress orders.

Note: You can mix and match paper weights in your order if you want to keep cost down. For instance, use 2-ply paper on the wedding invitation, and 1-ply paper on the reply card and reception card.

Samples

Can I order samples?

We encourage you to order samples of our designs to fully experience the high quality of our invitations. Sample packs can be ordered and shipped for €13. Our signature range sample packs are redeemable when you place your order; simply let your client coordinator know your sample pack reference when you place your order.

What is included in a sample pack?

A sample pack includes the following:

  • 5 invitation designs of your choice
  • Samples of each of the paper ranges available
  • Sample RSVP card
  • Sample details card
  • Sample envelope and liner
  • Sample bellyband
  • Sample pocketfold
  • Stationery guide

How do I order a sample

Simply click the order sample button on your chosen piece to add it to your cart. We'll add the other sample parts around it when we're sending it out to you.

Dimensions

What size do the invitations come in?

Our products differ in size between our signature and letterpress ranges.

Digital ranges:

  • Standard - 185mm x 135mm
  • Large - 210mm x 148mm (A5)

Pricing is the same for all these sizes, however if your budget does not stretch this far you can choose our Save the Date sizing, which is smaller again:

  • Small - 159mm x 118mm (A6)

Letterpress ranges:

Come in 3 different sizes.

  • Large (F8) - 158mm x 213mm
  • Medium (A7) - 133mm x 184mm
  • Square (SQ7) - 170mm x 170mm

Envelopes

What are my envelope options?

All of stationery comes with complimentary European flap envelopes. As standard all of our envelopes are white or ivory to match your stationery.

Extra envelopes

10% extra envelopes are included as standard as part of your order to allow for errors when addressing. If you wish to purchase additional envelopes just let your client co-ordinator know or email hello@appleberrypress.com.

Pocketfolds

Most of our invitations sets can be bundled together in a matching pocketfold. Our pocketfolds are available in 4 different colours, or you can opt to print your own pocketfold for a truly unique invitation suite. Pocketfold sets come unassembled with no adhesive. Each pocket fold set comes with a complimentary envelope. If you wish to have us assemble your pocketfolds for you, simply select this option at checkout or let your client co-ordinator know.

Recipient address printing on envelopes

We can help you save time and by printing your recipient addresses directly onto your envelopes for an additional 70 cents per envelope. To add address printing you must send us a spreadsheet with your guest list details.

Return address printing for RSVPs

We can also print your return address on your RSVP envelopes for an additional 40 cent per envelopes. This option can be selected during the check out process.

Envelope Liners

Do the envelopes come with liners?

Envelope liners are optional with a selection of designs and cost an additional €1.05 each. To include a liner you must select a liner during the check out process. During this process you will be able to communicate your choice of liner to your personal designer.

Can I customise the envelope liner?

Yes you can customise the liner by changing the colours, fonts and layouts at no additional cost.

Printed Reverse

Do the invitations come with print on the reverse?

As standard all invitations come with a plain paper backer with no colour print. Any print on the back is an additional upgrade of 45 cent per invitation. We offer a range of backer designs to choose from to coordinate with the invitation. To select a backer you must include a backer option during the check out process. During this process you will be able to communicate your choice of backer to your personal designer.