Split Fountain Summer Invites

These invites, designed by Douglas Behl for his upcoming nuptials, ooze summer. We can’t decide what we like more, the blazing split fountain color palette or the melty popsicle motif.

Split fountain printing is when we put two colors on the same roller, one on each end, allowing them to blend naturally in the middle, creating a gradient across the press sheet. This is a good way to get an extra color into your design without adding an extra plate. When planning a project that uses a split fountain across several pieces, keep in mind that the cards on either end of the press sheet end up being fairly one color. You can see in this instance the RSVP and Thank You cards were at opposite ends of the sheet, whereas the Invite and Details cards were placed in the middle where the color transition happened.

You can see split fountain printing in action in this video we took a few years back.

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  • Hi,

    I just saw a video about the letterpress process and advise anyone who hasn’t a clue about the process, to look for related videos on the net.

    Letterpress may not be among the most accessible services for those who seek business cards and so on, but one thing is certain: When you hand out your business card, it won’t look cheap. We all know that a good image is worth a thousand words

    With votes of success to your art and business,


  • You have the best wedding invites, you are so creative. Thanks.

  • Hi! I would like to know whats the price for this kind of printing… I’m from Spain and here I think is a bit expensive… I would be pleased to compare prices… Thanks! Nice work

  • The elements of this print very much complement one another, giving a stunning look on the business card. Quality and details are outstanding, and the concept really suggest the colors of summer.

  • Love the colors and the design, very clever work.

  • These are amazing, will def be contacting you for print quote of our upcoming project….

  • how did you get the watercolor effect on the map?