OFFSET PRINTING

What it looks like: Also known as Lithography, offset printing produces high image quality that is flat.

How it's done: A rubber stamp-like cylinder is used to press ink onto the paper. This method is used more for save-the-dates, as it’s less formal.

Paper pointers: You get more paper options with offset printing than you do with digital, so if you're looking to use more textured papers like cotton or bamboo, you might choose offset printing.

Ink tips: Designs and lettering will look more vibrant than they do with digital, plus you have free rein with your color and design choices.

Turnaround time: It has a slightly longer turnaround time than digital—usually a week or two. Unlike digital printing, a custom plate is required and the ink is premixed beforehand. This adds a few extra days to the process.