Post # 1
So this post is a cry for help to those pocketfold pros that are out there. I just started looking into cardsandpockets.com. I see that their pricing is really great and they have the colors I’m looking for. The only thing is, looking at their website is overwhelming! I don’t have a great printer, so I was thinking about designing the file myself and bringing everything to be printed. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I need a pocketfold, invitation mat, RSVP card, one enclosure, belly band, and envelopes. Should I just buy the pocketfold, invitation mat, and envelopes from cardsandpockets and then have a printing place print them on their own paper? Or do I order cardstock from cardsandpockets too, and bring the paper to the printing place? I’m so confused! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I am having a graphic designer do all my invites and then I will take my paper to the printing place where they will print and cut it for me. I will then take it home and assemble myself. It’s a lot of work but most places didn’t have the exact color combo I wanted so I am doing mine myself.
Post # 4
I think I’m going to go the same route, only designing them myself. It’ll be less stressful then trying to print and cut them myself. So I can order the kits off of cardsandpockets.com but with the cardstock instead of it being precut, and then bring that paper to have them printed on? I wasn’t sure if you could bring your own paper to places or if you had to use theirs.
Post # 5
There are a TON of options. I was also completely overwhelmed at first.
I am going to buy my pocketfolds, mats (I am buying buld 8×11 and cutting myself), and envelopes from cardsandpockets.com
Cardsandpockets has a printing department as well, so that is one option. Otherwise, you can print yourself or have another company print them. I am going to have FedEx Office print mine. I haven’t decided for sure, but I think I will just use their cardstock (FedEx Office allows you to bring in your own if you would like).
Post # 6
I ordered my invitation kits from cardsandpockets. I bought everything pre cut and I ended up printing them myself. They turned out absolutely perfect! We don’t have the world’s best printer just an average one and it worked just fine. As long as you don’t choose metallic paper for what your printing on you’ll be fine. But as another bee pointed out, cardsandpockets does have a printing department. Maybe look into that? Hopefully i’ll post pictures soon!
Post # 7
@Gilde37: I saw the thing about the printing department, but you had to specify so many different things that it just confused me. lol. It’s good to know that FedEx Office lets you bring your own paper, that’s one of the places I am considering.
@maxj: I just ordered a sample invitation kit off of cardsandpockets, so I’ll test it out with my printer when it gets here. I’m just so afraid some will print crooked and I’ll waste a bunch of pieces. I’d love to see pictures!
Post # 8
@mikaylav3 – With regards to the cardsandpockets printing I was completely confused using just their site as well. However, you can email them directly at [email protected]
I did that and they were very helpful with all my questions, etc.
Post # 9
@maxj: What happens when you use metallic paper? I was really hoping to use that kind so this is all really helpful to know in advance before ordering! 😉
Nice post! I find cardsandpockets to be a little confusing as well.
Post # 10
I think metallic is really hard to print on. That’s why I am taking mine to a printer. Half of it is going to be on metallic paper so I need them to print those.
Post # 11
@bRooklynRocks: Good to know! Thanks 🙂
Post # 12
I bought my paper for the pocketfold (I made my own b/c it was WAY cheaper) & the matting and did my own printing
I desgined my invite, map, & rsvp
printed my invites & map at the college (which also is WAY cheaper than other place)
tabloid sheet color prints are less than 20 cents… I could fit 4 invites on 1 sheet
We did RSVP postcards that I ordered from postcards.com for the sake of their size (4×6)
I ultimately spent 1.50 per invite which you can see my suite (including the pocketfold, matting, invite, map, rsvp postcard, bellyband, monogram, and envelope from hobby lobby)
And I’m taking in my own paper for our programs…. 4.75×6.75… 450 prints for 18 bucks!!!!!
I tell EVERYONE to check into the media depart to a college in the are b/c they are SOOOOOOOOOOOO much cheaper & the do a great job (they do all their own in house printing)
Post # 13
@Gilde37: Thanks! I’ll have to look into it if my printer doesn’t work.
@runsyellowlites: LOVE your invites! I have plenty of time until I need to send out invites so maybe I’ll do a trial run of a pocketfold and see if I can make them look as good as you did. Awesome that you ended up spending $1.50 per invite for all that!
Post # 14
Just follow the instructions on the “inspiration link” on my DIY post the instructions for the pocketfold were REALLY easy to follow….
I ordered my paper (precut) from anchorpaper.com
And like I said… did my printing at the college on tabloid sheet.
Getting enough Invites & Maps for 51 invites (including extra to mess up) and enough Monograms for the invites & 100+ programs for a total of
Yes I had to cut them BUT if you wanted to order and take your own paper pre-cut I’m sure you could…
Before taking your own paper anywhere I would take a sample to make sure the paper weight/size won’t jam thier machine.
I just went with the 67lb cardstock the college had… a whole 6 cents a sheet!
It looks like you have PLENTY of time so I’d definitely play around…. Pocketfolds can be $$$$$
PLUS I really enjoyed my girl days of putting them together =)
Post # 15
I purchased all my invitation materials from cardsandpockets and had our invitations printed at local print shop. I paid about 20 cents per page and $7 ripping fee. I was really happy with the final product. I got a couple sample pages and took them to the print shop to make sure that they could print on the paper. When I tried printing them at home I had issues with the toner smudding.
Post # 16
those are gorgeous zeoy! can you tell me what font is used?