I have chosen, as invitation card of the month, one we produced for Mr Dominic Reid, OBE, who was celebrating his role as Pagentmaster of the Lord Mayor’s Show for twenty years.
An intricate die had to be hand engraved in steel, incorporating the Lord Mayor’s Carriage and Heraldic items. There were very fine lines on this die, but also some solid gold to give some bite to the image.
The cards were diestamped and burnished in gold and then the edges of the cards were beveled and gilded in gold too.
The text was set in Perpetua Italic, the fine typeface cut by Eric Gill. The cards were letterpress printed on a Heidelberg 10″x15” Platen and then passed through the online thermograph machine, to raise the print. A fine matt thermographic powder was used.
The cards were size 7″x5” and on a 600gsm ivory board.
The photographs show the finished invitation, and detail from the engraved die.