Choosing which cardstock to print your wedding stationery onto may be one last little decision that really can tie your theme together! Our Linen and Shimmer cardstocks are both unique and special in their own ways.
We have test printed all of our designs on both cardstocks to ensure that they look amazing, but choosing your cardstock can really change the tone of your event. We are frequently asked for our advice on which cardstock will look best on certain invitations so we have prepared a few notes to help you decide!
The nature of this divine cardstock is it’s beautiful and subtle texture (much like a linen tablecloth). This will add a timeless feel to your wedding stationery, instantly adding a delicate and textural experience to your invitee!
The Linen cardstock is very versatile as it can really change the tone of your invitations. Linen can be chosen to suit a rustic or botanical design so that it feels more organic & earthy, or if you’re choosing a more glamorous or typographic invitation the Linen will help it to appear very delicate and sophisticated.
This card has a matte finish, which can be written on with pen (it will be a touch bumpy) and the texture is evident on both sides. This card is 280gsm (similar thickness to a high-quality business card).
Linen is FSC certified, sourcing pulp from managed plantations and responsible forests. The fibre used to produce it is elemental chlorine free. (Source: K.W. Doggett Fine Paper)
If you really want to wow your guests, then making the choice to print your wedding stationery on the Shimmer Cardstock will blow them away! Shimmer maintains a unique industrial look, while feeling very high-end and glam!
This metallic cardstock is a very unique cardstock which has a subtle silver pearlescent texture which shines through the paler colours of your card. Please note that due to the absorbant properties of the Shimmer cardstock, areas of bold black and dark tones will print with a slightly matte finish, as this is an uncoated cardstock (i.e. not glossy).
You can write on this card, but we do recommend using a ballpoint pen and letting it dry before you touch it. The Shimmer texture is evident on both sides. This card is 300gsm (similar thickness to a high-quality business card).
Shimmer is made with FSC certified pulp and manufactured in an environment that is ISO 14001 EMS accredited. Curious Metallics Digital (Shimmer) is also made with elemental chlorine free pulps, which help to reduce harmful by-products. (Source: K.W. Doggett Fine Paper)
Ordering a Sample
If you would like to see and feel these cardstocks for yourself, you are very welcome to order a sample pack online, and we will send you samples in all our cardstocks including Shimmer and Linen. Samples can be ordered by clicking the “Order A Sample” button on each product page.
A Note about Digital Printing
Our designers treat every order with immense care and respect, but if you choose to print a photo on your product we will often lighten an image ever so slightly in the mid-tones to reduce the appearance of graininess. With the rise of smart-phones, sadly the quality of these photos are often still sub-standard to that of a real camera – usually being grainy if taken in low-light; and filters can give unexpected printing results. When you view a card from 30cm away any affect of grain will usually become invisible to the eye (this is a digital printing standard).
Love the invitations in the photographs? See the whole Vintage Floral Wedding Invitations range here.