Hey there all. 😊 Can you believe we are in the thick of the wedding season already? Wow. Are you stressing about save-the-dates and invitations for an upcoming wedding this year? Don’t worry, I can help you out!
I love to DIY and surely there are many brides (and grooms) who do too. However, between the stress of the wedding plans + possible money issues + high emotions on all sides, DIY can go from fun to frustrating when time is limited.
Allow me to help you with something small but very important: the invitations!
On Fiverr, I design digital invitations for you to print out at your local printery (Staples, Kinkos, or even a boutique print shop). I will send out drafts of a chosen design and once approved, a high resolution PDF of the final design will be sent.
New to this whole digital design thing? Read on. I promise I won’t bore you!
Design Terms: Broken Down
- Vector Based – If you were to make a vector based document in real life, think of painting brush strokes on a canvas. Vector based applications like Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape create files (.eps, .svg) with digital smooth strokes of lines and colors. This is a great choice for printing on paper.
- Pixel Based – If you were to make a pixel based document in real life, think of gluing teeny tiny squares together like a mosaic art piece to make a big picture. Pixel based applications like Adobe Photoshop and GIMP make image files (.jpg, .png, .tiff) from mini digital squares.
- DPI & Resolution – DPI means dots per inch. Take a look at a printed photo. Every inch of that photo has 300 dots of color applied! Isn’t that cool? The higher the DPI, the clearer the picture is (resolution).
The best resolution for printing is 300 dots per inch (dpi). This is best for all paper prints for smooth and clear quality. When the DPI is low (for example, 72 dpi), the print will be blurry. 72 dpi is best for digital-only files like a blog banner or button.
- PDF – PDF stands for Portable Document Format. Lovingly, PDF is a vector based application! PDF is our friend. Think of it as a digital shellac or glaze. It will keep the current format just as it is and cannot be manipulated once created. Pair it with a vector based application file and you got yourself a vivid printout!
I make everything vector based so the best print can come out of your special project. For weddings, I can design a personalized set or cards à la carte for you, including:
- Save the Dates
- RSVP Cards
- Program/Menu Card
- Table Numbers
- Thank You Cards
Interested? Check out my Fiverr page to get started! Items start at $5 but if you would like a set, feel free to email me and I can set up a special price for you.
Enjoy and don’t stress my friend. 😉