Print invitations that stand out

March 16, 2017 · Print This Article

Invitations play a critical part in setting the tone for your function. It is important therefore that you get the help of professional designers and printers at Minuteman Press Paarl to design an invitation that inspires your invitees to attend.


Back in the day, invitation printing was de rigueur. Doyennes of etiquette such as Judith Martin, aka Miss Manners, would not hear of modern transgressions such as emailed invitations. Although we now live in a fast-paced electronic world, where such indiscretions are tolerated, printed invitations are an elegant throw-back to yesteryear. Not only do they stand out, but printed invitations also set the tone and depict the atmosphere of your event. A light-hearted, relaxed invitation will indicate that your guests should wear casual attire for a laid-back experience. A formal invite will cue your guests to plan accordingly.

Whether you are using black-and-white copies or opting for full-colour printing, remember that our graphic design service can assist you.

Tips when designing your invitation

  • Do not use abbreviations. Spell out the days of the week, months of the year, and the year. Also, spell out words such as “Road”, “Street” etc. This etiquette rule applies regardless of whether your invitation is formal or informal.
  • Do not use punctuation at the end of your sentences.
  • Hand out invitations eight weeks before your event. Allow one week to ten days for the RSVP response. Do not set the RSVP deadline so far in the future that your guests forget about it altogether.
  • Follow up. Despite your good manners, you will find about 25-30% of your invitees will fail to respond. A quick phone call is appropriate in such cases.

If you are looking for a printing company in Paarl to handle all your printing requirements, from black-and-white copies to full-colour printing, we have the solution for you. Please get in touch with Minuteman Press Paarl to get a printing quote.