Digital vs. Handwritten Calligraphy

Digital vs. Handwritten Calligraphy

It is hard to believe that we are still using a writing technique that has been around since the Stone Age. Yes, we’re talking about Calligraphy. Calligraphy is still widely used today in wedding stationery and paper goods; however, it has changed over the years and is no longer just fancy, old script writing. Since the popularity of calligraphy has grown, many different forms have been created and there are many more modern and fun options to choose from.envelopedigitalcalligraphy

Digital calligraphy, a new computer-generated form of calligraphy, has been growing in popularity and has changed the old way of this pen to paper craft. Now many calligraphy typefaces exist and this is a great alternative to traditional, handwritten calligraphy. Digital calligraphy is a less expensive option and can offer brides a more economical way to get the same elegant look for their invitations. Digital calligraphy can be a great alternative to handwritten calligraphy, however, it does lack the uniqueness of handwriting. Some prefer handwritten calligraphy because of the look of the ink and they find beauty in the fact that each letter is not exactly perfect.

Calligraphy is used in both invitation design and envelope addressing. Addressing your invitation envelopes can complete the look of your wedding or event invitation and give it that special feel you are trying to achieve. If you love the look of calligraphy but have budget constraints, digital calligraphy may be a great alternative to traditional, handwritten calligraphy. However, you should choose traditional calligraphy if you are wanting a metallic ink or white ink on a dark stock or envelope, traditional calligraphy is the best choice because printing with those types of inks can be just as expensive as traditional calligraphy.

We offer both digital and traditional calligraphy design and envelope addressing, contact us to find out more!


This watercolor invitation, available on our Etsy site, used a modern digital calligraphy typeface mixed with a sans-serif modern typeface to create a fun, casual look!