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Invitations

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Elevate your event with Reads' custom invitations for personal milestones or business functions. Choose from a variety of styles and premium card stocks, including pearlescent options. Perfect your invites with expert guidance from Reads!

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Description

At Reads, we understand that first impressions are crucial, especially when representing personal milestones or business events. Our comprehensive range of stationery printing services is designed to ensure every detail contributes to a flawless execution of your event. Whether you choose from one of our customizable sample designs or collaborate with our expert team to craft something uniquely yours, we're here to make your invitations as special as your occasion.

As seasoned stationery printers, we are well-equipped to offer both practical and aesthetic advice. Invitations play a critical role in setting the tone for your event and ensuring your guests or recipients feel valued and excited. To accommodate all your invitees, we suggest ordering a surplus of invitations—around 25% more than your initial estimate—to handle any unforeseen changes or last-minute additions.

Our printing options cater to diverse tastes and needs, featuring both flat and folded styles across a variety of card stocks like Silk, Recycled, Brown Kraft, Linen, Hammer, and the especially stunning Pearlescent. Available in a range from the compact 'DL' to the generous 'A5', we ensure the quality and presentation of your invitations meet the highest standards. For those who appreciate the fine quality and subtle luster of pearlescent paper, we offer a broad spectrum of colors in both cards and envelopes. Since on-screen colors may not be entirely accurate, we encourage you to order a sample pack or visit us in person to see these materials firsthand. Please note, some sizes may not have matching pearlescent envelopes available.

With Reads, you can be confident that your invitations will not only meet but exceed expectations, perfectly reflecting the professionalism and uniqueness of your upcoming event.

Size Guide

Size Guide


Paper Sizes and Measurements


Paper Size Millimeters Inches
A0 841 × 1189 mm 33.1 × 46.8 in
A1 594 × 841 mm 23.4 × 33.1 in
A2 420 × 594 mm 16.5 × 23.4 in
A3 297 × 420 mm 11.7 × 16.5 in
A4 210 × 297 mm 8.3 × 11.7 in
A5 148 × 210 mm 5.8 × 8.3 in
A6 105 × 148 mm 4.1 × 5.8 in
A7 74 × 105 mm 2.9 × 4.1 in
Business Card 85 × 55 mm 3.3 × 2.2 in
DL 99 × 210 mm 3.9 × 8.2 in

Envelope Sizes and Measurements


Envelope Size Millimeters Inches
C3 324 × 458 mm 12.8 × 18 in
C4 229 × 324 mm 9 × 12.8 in
C5 162 × 229 mm 6.4 × 9 in
C6 114 × 162 mm 4.5 × 6.4 in
C7 81 × 114 mm 3.2 × 4.5 in
DL 110 × 220 mm 4.3 × 8.7 in
Size Guide
Print File Guidelines

Print File Guidelines


To ensure your designs are perfect for printing, understanding the concepts of Safe Area, Print Size Area, and Bleed Area is essential for creating "Print Ready Files." When uploading your files via our website for every order, the Safe Area guarantees that key content is visible, the Print Area outlines the actual size and cutting zone of your product, and the Bleed Area extends to the outermost cut line, allowing backgrounds to reach the edges of your product. This approach avoids white edges for a sleek, professional finish. Position important elements wisely and extend backgrounds as needed for the best printed outcome.

What is the Safe Area?

All content within the Safe Area is guaranteed to appear on your printed product. Content outside this area may be cut off during the trimming process. For best results, keep text and important elements of your photos, logos, and designs within the Safe Area. We recommend 5mm of safe area from each edge of the Print Area for Logos/Borders/Text.

What is the Print Size Area?

The Print Size Area is the space between the Safe Area and the product edges. This area defines the actual size of your product and where it will be cut after printing. For optimal outcomes, ensure that all important content is not located in this area and that the background colors/artwork extend beyond this area.

What is the Bleed Area?

The Bleed Area marks the outermost point to which your product could be cut. Background colors or images that extend completely to this line are referred to as full bleed. Full bleed ensures that your background will print to the very edge of your product. We recommend a minimum of 3 mm bleed on the sides and top/bottom of your files. White edges occur when the background does not extend to the bleed line.

Why is it necessary to outline a font?

Outlining fonts for printing ensures consistency, avoids licensing issues, enhances file compatibility, and can reduce file size. It converts text into graphics, ensuring the design appears as intended across all systems and printers, maintaining design integrity and quality in printed materials. This step is crucial for achieving professional-quality prints and customer satisfaction.
Safe Area
-5mm each sideSafe Area
Print Size
Area
Print Size Area
Bleed Area
+3mm each sideBleed Area
Print File GuidelinesPrint File Guidelines

Invitations FAQ

Can I personalise my invitations at Reads?

Absolutely, you can tailor your invitations with our customisable designs or work directly with our expert team to craft something entirely unique.

What types of card stock does Reads offer for invitations?

We provide a range of card stocks including Silk, Recycled, Brown Kraft, Linen, Hammer, and Pearlescent.

How many extra invitations should I order?

It’s wise to order an additional 25% more invitations than your initial estimate to cover any unexpected changes or last-minute additions.

Is it possible to view the card stock before making a purchase?

Certainly! We encourage you to order a sample pack or pop into our shop to see and feel the card stock firsthand, ensuring it meets your standards.

What styles and sizes of invitations are available at Reads?

At Reads, we cater to a variety of preferences with both flat and folded invitation styles. Available sizes range from the compact 'DL' to the more generous 'A5', ensuring we can accommodate the specific needs of your event. Whether it's a personal gathering or a formal business function, you'll find the perfect style and size to match your theme.