This is part twenty of a series called One a Day in May, where we will review one wedding stationery term every day in May!
Think of a duplex home; two separate homes sharing a central, structural wall. Duplexing stationery is basically the same! The two “homes” are two pieces of paper or cardstock and the central “wall” is a layer of strong adhesive. In the simplest of terms, duplexing is sticking two cards together to form a single, super strong, and luxuriously thick card.
This process is perfect for incorporating color into your wedding stationery, you can have the whole backside of your invite a different color than the front! Or for those who might want a printing process like letterpress (more on this soon, but the process often creates protrusions on the backside of a card), it creates a nice, clean backside. There are also always issues and limitations on our end when trying to print a really thick card, so using this method, we can print on a thinner card and then duplex it and create a much thicker final product, which we stationers drool over every time.