first look friday: new letterpress baby announcements

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What Baby Birth Announcements Should Say

Your baby birth announcements will be something that you will cherish for the rest of your life. One of these birth announcements will mark the arrival of your little girl or boy and is a special way of spreading your love for your child to the rest of your family and friends. Choosing the correct words to describe how you feel about the new addition to your family can be difficult though. There are basic examples, though, that may make it easier for you to decide on the words you will use.

The Essentials of Baby Birth Announcements

Opening- The portion that is often difficult for parents to decide on is the opening of paragraph of the photo birth announcements. In the opening section, parents can choose which words they wish to use to welcome their little newborn into the family. The opening may be a short simple sentence, a cute and fun line, or a stanza from a favorite poem or song.

Name and Gender- While the information on each birth announcement will vary from parent to parent, the majority of these baby announcements include the baby’s name and gender. These are the first pieces of information that your friends and family will want to know as well. Some parents start out newborn baby announcements with an immediate declaration of the gender by saying “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” The first and middle name are generally included on the announcement, and sometimes the last name also appears.

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Preparing Newborn Baby Announcements Early

As a mother-to-be, newborn baby announcements may be the last thing on your mind, but if you are on a tight budget, they should be. If you start gathering the information you need and begin to search for the perfect birth announcements early, you may not only be able to stretch out your money, but may be able to budget your time as well.

Stretching Your Time for Your Newborn Baby Announcements

During the nine months of your pregnancy, you will most likely be bombarded by many distractions. Between doctor’s appointments, swollen ankles, a growing belly, and baby showers, your time may be stretched to the limit. After the baby is born, though, your life will be even more hectic. Planning now for the creation of your baby birth announcements may be an important way to guarantee that your announcements are completed and delivered shortly after your new bundle of joy arrives.

To begin planning your birth announcements, here are some tips:

Begin searching for the type of announcement that you want. Remember that this decision is important, because your baby’s announcement will be a keepsake item that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

While you may feel a bit creative and want to complete them yourself, don’t underestimate the convenience and quality of professional work. Even with a professional, you will still be able to make all of the creative decisions.

Before the baby is born, gather together a list of all the names and addresses you will need to deliver the announcements.

Decide on the information you want to include in the baby birth announcements, even if you don’t yet know the sex of the baby yet.

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Types of Printing For Birth Card Announcements

When creating your birth card announcements, you may be confused as to whether to choose letterpress or digital printing. Each type of printing gives the birth announcements a unique and wonderful look that you will be sure to love, and deciding between them can be difficult. Here are the advantages of both types of printing and what they each offer when it comes to the perfect keepsake announcement.

Letterpress Birth Card Announcements

For a traditional and classic look, there is nothing more elegant than letterpress. Even with the introduction of faster and easier types of printing, letterpress still thrives with individuals of discerning taste who appreciate the keepsake quality of letterpress printing.

This type of printing can be done in three different ways, either by platen, rotary, or flatbed. Most often, birth announcements and many other types of announcements are created using the platen method. The announcements may be die cut, embossed, or engraved to create a one-of-a-kind feel.

Some of the advantages of using letterhead printing include:

Unique, handcrafted, and distinctive look that you are sure to love (and relatives will keep for years)
Use of high quality inks and the finest paper
Raised words and pictures, which speaks of the quality of the announcement
Allows environmentally friendly paper to be used

Digital Birth Card Announcements

Digitally printed baby announcements offer parents a modern look that allows for interesting and beautiful announcements. This type of printing can be ideal for those who need to quickly produce a large number of newborn baby announcements.

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New Baby Announcements At Page Stationery

As you may have heard, Page Stationery has released our new line of baby announcements. The collection of baby announcements capture all that you expect from Page in terms of quality, style and design aesthetic.  What makes these announcements really different is that these designs are digitally printed. What this does for customers is a provides a much lower price point and an exceptional value for what you get. Trust me these designs are exceptional and unlike any baby card or product on the market.

Not only is it a great price point, but you get new incredible designs. The new styles not only embody the great design for which Page Stationary has become renowned, but we are now able to offer these fantastic designs on the front of the card as well as the back of the card. Technological advances in digital printing now allow us to print on both sides of the card in a very cost-effective manner. This does wonders for the look and appeal of the announcements and invitations.

Don’t get us wrong, we are still the biggest fans of letterpress printing and love it. But we are expanding our collections and using some of these new methods to give our customers more choice and diversity in our product niche. We love it and we are sure you will admire theses new baby announcements as well. It really ads a new look and dimension to the Page style that you just can’t capture with letterpress. For instance solid colors or patterns are difficult and in cases downright formidable and laborious to print on a full card using letterpress printing. Digital printing offers a facile solution where these task are simplified and designs can be designs without worry or constraint.

Another aspect of digitally printing baby announcements like these is the phenomenal ability to print extremely clear and accurate photos. So, for photo holiday cards and photo baby announcements pictures can be uploaded with ease and attached and submitted on proofs and printed  on cards. As part of this great service if our representative sees any issues with your image as far as clarity or sizing or resolution, you will be contacted to let you know of these concerns. We don’t offer a service where you approve the image online and it goes from web to print.  Our services are much more hands-on and customer oriented where you are in constant contact with the designer and are given proofs. Yet, these baby announcements can be turned around in a few short days. We hope you like the designs and keep a look out in the near future for a few more surprises!

 

Back of Baby Announcement: Page Stationery

Back of Baby Announcement: Page Stationery

Baby Announcements: Page Stationery

Baby Announcements: Page Stationery

Ordering Baby Birth Announncements

As the due date approches things may begin to get hectic so we always recommend getting most of the baby birth announcments squared away so you won’t have to worry about all the fine detatils involved in creating your baby announcements.

What we do is go ahead andget the layout and preliminary wording all taken care of. We design and go through a few rounds of proofs to make sure everything is all set to your specifications.

An example of this may be something as small as spelling out the word inches or a number like 15th instead writing it out like fifteenth. We get all that questionable material organized and finalized so it can be printed right when the baby is born.

When the baby comes and it’s time to get the birth announcements in the mail all we have to do is go in and plugin the vital information like the maybe the name if that has now been decided or the weight and height and of course the date and time of birth. In many cases we don’t even do a final proof and we go ahead and print and ship the baby birth announcements within a day or two.

We strive to create the most memorable and unique birth announcements for you no matter if you are having.  Either baby girl or a baby boy announcements can easily be accommodated and we have several affordable options ranging from letterpress birth announcements to digital announcements for your convenience.

Letterpress Wedding Invitations-The Design Element

The Design Element: Letterpress Invitations

The selection of everything from cars to letterpress wedding invitations always depends on design what we see …do we like it, or do we not like it? In almost every aspect of our daily lives we encounter design as a means of conveying feelings, emotions and influencing our buying decisions. It all comes down to the design of the product and how we perceive it, wedding invitations, birth announcements and custom holiday cards are no different.

So what constitutes a good versus poor design? Many elements enter into the equation, but simply said good design will follow a talented individual that has received specialized training at recognized institutions with proven instruction. The result is a designer that is proficient and skilled in all aspects of type selection, formatting, space relationships, color selections and much more.

The professional designer, such as Page Stationery’s principals can create wedding invitations, birth announcements, stationery, business cards and other printed communications vehicles that are capable of establishing a “mood” or distinct “feeling” that a customer might want to convey. Type selection, space relationships and color can be combined to project happiness, fun, respect and sophistication depending of the wishes of the sender and their relationships with the receiving individual(s), families or companies.

Page Stationery staff members have extensive experience with thousands of wedding invitations and announcements and customers that allow the customer to correctly choose the piece, or pieces that convey those personal feelings of the event to be recognized.You can see see some of our custom christmas cards here.