The Pickle Ship received a request from a client looking for ideas for a special invitation piece commemorating their bicentennial anniversary celebration. The above piece is the final result. It is an A-10 invitation with an accompanying 4 Bar RSVP card. You’ll notice that the letterpress printing gives the piece a debossed look. Heavy impression on the foil stamped areas causes open areas to feel raised or embossed. Smooth gold foil was used to give the piece an elegant feel. Custom-mixed ink was used to match the Vinno Cotto backing stock. Pure cotton letterpress stock was used for the printed portion of the invitation. Finally, we mounted the printed sheet to the coordinating backer, resulting in the beautiful piece shown here.