Best Printer for DIY invites

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@llberu:  I can’t give you any printer advice, but I designed mine and printed them through CatPrint, and was really happy with their work. You can call them for a coupon code, too.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We did ours through Vistaprint and they turned out great.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

 

@llberu:  I will tell you we got ours printed (100 invites, 100 reply cards, and flags) printed at Kinkos and they turned out great…and it was only $7.00.  I considered buying a good printer for myself but this turned out to be so much more cost effective (and all the printers we found just could not handle the cardstock).  Not the advice you were looking for, but I debated the same thing myself so just wanted to give you a little insight.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@llberu:  I don’t know anything about the printer you’re using, but not every printer can do a ‘full bleed’ where the printer prints to the edge of the paper. Some are just not capable. Take a look at your print settings and see if your margins need to be adjusted.

Otherwise my best advice is to print on a larger sheet of paper and cut it down yourself. 

EDIT: If you can get the specific model of your printer, you should be able to google how to do a full bleed if that function is available or find the manual that can show you a step by step. I worked in a computer lab for several years, and I usually always find that using the manual can tell you everything you need to know.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@vorpalette:  hey bee! congrats on your wedding, you looked great 🙂 Do you mind if I ask to see one of your invites? I’m in charge of throwing a friend’s bridal shower and was considering vistaprint. If you don’t mind, it would really help me out ! thanks 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@llberu:  i just used my canon laser printer.  it did a great job.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@llberu:  Why do you want to print them at home? The cost of the ink, and possibly purchasing a new printer (as you said that yours doesn’t do full bleed), is going to cost you SO much more than having them printed professionally. Plus, if you screw them up, you’re out time and money–if a printer screws them up, they will fix it for free. I received our invitations from VP and the color was far too bright, so I contacted them and they reprinted and reshipped right away.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I did mine on an HP Photosmart Premium,

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@vorpalette:  very very pretty! thank you sooooo much. Did you pay extra to get the linen type paper ( I hear it’s much better?) or is the regular paper?

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