Monday, March 15, 2010

Eco-Friendly Calligraphy Scroll Invitations

A few months ago, Rita and Chris contacted me to design the invitations for their upcoming August wedding in New York City. They had a special request of "eco-friendly" invitations that utilized recycled paper and earth friendly inks. They love calligraphy scrolls, so I created some beige and black scrolls at the top and bottom of the invitation that has a hidden "R" for Rita and "C" for Chris. Can you see them? The cards for their black tie wedding had a very clean double lined border and all black text.

On to the earth friendly specs! The printing was done with all soy and vegetable-based inks. The invitation cards are 100% recycled, with 50% Post-consumer Waste, and processed chlorine free. The invitation envelopes are 100% recycled, with 100% Post-consumer Waste, and processed chlorine free. Post-consumer Waste (PCW) is paper that has been recovered after having been used by consumers and collected through various recycling programs. This includes papers from offices and homes, old newspapers, packaging, etc. Paper that is processed chlorine free is also great for the environment because it protects the water quality of rivers and lakes.

If you are interested in eco-friendly invitations, just send an email to info@pinkorchiddesigns.com and we can get started on a custom design.

~Emilie

1 comment:

Christl said...

Such a great idea and beautifully done! Great job!