Post # 1
Okay…I’ve read through tons of posts on the DIY pocketfolds. I haven’t ordered anything just yet because I have a few questions about paper. Here goes.
Okay, we are ordering the coffee bean signature pocket fold from http://www.cardsandpockets.com. We want to use Bazzill Vibrant Blue Grass textured cardstock as the back mat and a cream colored cardstock for the invitation layer (that we’ll type on). We were looking at the Luxe Cream (210g) cardstock from paper-source but I’m not sure how laser printer compatible it is (I was told it’s better with a ink jet printer). Does anyone have any experience with this paper. Alternatively, I’ve read a lot about this stardream paper (and that it’s cheaper at envelopemall.com) Are any of the stardream colors similar to cream?
Lastly, I have already mocked up the wording of the invites, RSVP, Accommodations, Directions, and Reception cards in word. Any advice on how to print it through the printer. I insterted a table in word and adjusted the table row and colums to the specified height. Problem is when I print, it cuts off 1/4" from the top and pushes it 1" to the right (this could be because there are absolutely no margins). We were trying to fit everything on the page so there is little scrap. Is this the wrong way to go? Should I be using all 8.5×11 and ditching the scrap? Sorry this is so long. I could really use some advice!
PS. Our wedding is June 14th so I’m trying to tackle this quickly (we got engaged on 18 Nov 2007)
Post # 3
I had a problem with that and then put it on the backburner because it was driving me CRAZY!!! Try to add a margin of .25 and see if that works.
Post # 4
Let me see how much I can help you – I would choose a "text" paper and not a "cover" paper for printing on. Some cover papers because they are thicker have a hard time in printers period.
Text paper is usually about 81lb. I’m printing mine ona laser printer and I know that a benifit is that it tends to not smear….because it’s applied with heat, there’s no ink to dry leaving the ability to smudge it, like I so often do on my home printer. As for Word, I can’t help you with that I’m sorry. I’ve done all my stuff in photoshop – in fact yesterday I treid to set something up in Word and almost chucked the computer out the window I was so frustrated….I then went back to photoshop which I can work easy as pie….lol.
I know that places like Kinkos will set up your items for you so you can print as many on a sheet as possible I just don’t know if they will do it for you if you’re not printing with them….either way there is a small charge for it. I have to print 8.5×11 because thats all I can get through the printer and it turned out to be cheaper and easier as well, then the 12×12 with little scrap (I have uses for all my scrap!!!)
I too am doing pocketfolds so if you need anything else, let me know – I’ll try my best to help you out!!
Post # 5
Thanks for posting. I’m trying to figure out if it’s cheaper to use 8.5×11 or to buy larger sized paper and trim it down. Somehow….I think I’m giong to with 8.5×11 for the simple fact of ease! There isn’t much scrap either (and it allows for margins which will cause less of a headache!)