Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Letterpress Terms for the Average Joy - 3

Last one!

To have better knowledge of some of the details that come with letterpress from Spark

Reclaimed cotton- paper made from the reclaimed fibers of the garment industry.
Joy's reclaimed cotton- no trees were cut down to make your invites, etc. Recycling is a beautiful thing!

Chipboard- unbleached, pressed fiber thick paper, usually made from recycled paper.
Joy's chipboard- Well it's looks and feels like really hard cardboard. It is what the albums are made out of.

Fun Details

Die-cuts- a method of punching or cutting out any special shapes by using a metal form, called a die. Also used to refer to the cut out shape.
Joy die cuts- The shape of the product. Spark has amazingly fun shapes for business cards: circles, squares, ovals, stars, flowers, and many more.

Eyelets- an object that consists of a rim and small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments. An eyelet may reinforce a hole; a shaped metal embellishment containing a hole.
Joy's eyelets- tiny metal holes that let our fabulous finishers add your choice of colored string to the pocketfolds.

Pocketfolds- not really any sort of definition here, just a cute pocket that holds all the invite stuff. It can be debossed as well, string or a bellyband. to hold it together. Other vendors refer to the pocketfold as an envelopment, enclosure or pouch.

Monograms- a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or company, used as recognizable symbols or logos.
Joy's monograms- on wedding invites, a couple sometimes do their first name initials in a circle for example. (See image above for the AE)

I hope you learned something through this series! If there is something else you would like to learn about let Spark know!!!

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