Materials and Techniques

Printing and Laser cutting

In order to make the perfect wedding invitation for you, we have a wide range of materials at Asymmetree Wedding. We make a difference between cutting and printing the materials.
Materials we can cut:
  1. Card stock
  2. Recycled Kraft Paper
  3. Wood
  4. Acrylic or Plexiglass
  5. Rubber
  6. Felt
  7. Textile
Materials we can print:
  1. Card stock
  2. Recycled Kraft Paper

Colours card stock

The most frequently used type of paper for our wedding invitations is our card stock. This is a very thick and durable type of paper that is heavier than normal printing paper but more flexible than ordinary cardboard.

We have a wide selection of colours you can choose from. Please note that depending on your screen settings, these colours may appear slightly different on your screen.

Do you have a specific colour in mind? Want to request some samples? Or do you have the perfect paper yourself that you would like me to turn into your invitations? Please get in touch!


Envelopes

Asymmetree offers different types of envelopes that you can mix and match with your wedding invitations. All colours card stock paper can be matched with the colours of your envelope.
If you are hosting a rustic or eco wedding, why not take a look at our recycled Kraft Paper envelopes?


Lasercutting

Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut materials. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser, by computer, at the material to be cut. The material then either melts, burns, vaporizes away, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish. It is important to know that each material responds differently to the lasercutter, as does each colour.

Paper

Important to note is that some papers can also show signs of scorching during the laser cutting/etching process. It will almost always be a bit darker than the paper colour. After cutting, you should be careful that after touching the edges, you might stain the paper surface, so the cards should be handled with care.

Leather or textile

Cutting leather or textile can allow for custom sizes and shapes, while etching/engraving allows us to add texture, patterning, typography and even images directly into a piece of leather. Keep in mind that, since the laser is actually burning leather with a very high level of accuracy, this will affect the look of your final product. When laser cut, the edges of leather can have a brown to blackish coloration depending on the type and thickness of the leather being cut.

Wood

Take a look at my Asymmetree Home Collection. All these clocks and necklaces are laser cut. We usually cut birch plywood (3mm thickness) or Aircraft Plywood (1mm). Other types of wood per request. Similar to all other materials, the edges of the wood will turn out almost black. The pieces need to be sanded after cutting, to remove burn marks along the cuts.

Acrylic

Acrylic or Plexiglass is the only material that has no discolouration aroung the cut edges. Transparent acrylic will remain fully transparent at the cuts. Engraving acrylic leave a very nice semi-transparent mark on the surface, so texts can be engraved in a very nice manner.

Rubber

Rubber can be perfectly engraved by laser. This can be used for creating custom ink stamps that are not limited in shape or typographies. So imagine your monogram on the back of your envelopes? All that is possible!