(Closed) Hello Bee’s! Wedding Invite DIY Printing Question

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m taking them to a printer because the paper is too think for my home printer. :/ I’d recommend doing a few test runs through your printer first to see how it goes. Another thing to consider is the cost of printing at home vs a pro…sometimes you can get great deals where it’s not much more than buying the ink for home. Lastly, I’d keep in mind that if you take it to a printer, they’re not going to give you messed up copies…so if you’re running into smearing problems, etc at home, it might be safer to go to a pro. 

Post # 4
5 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

If your Save-The-Date Cards turned out nice, I don’t see why you couldn’t at least try your invites at home. I would definitely do what the previous poster said, though, and try a few test runs before you buy all your paper and such!

Post # 5
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had an inkjet printer that went through ink like it was air! Sooooooo…. I hit up my local college and did all of my printing through them! It was WAY cheaper that a Staples or Office Max and the quality was just as good! I had the option of using their paper (67lb cardstock ranging in size) or take in my own.

For my invites I used their paper and set up 4 invites per tabloid size sheet. It was a whopping 19 cents for 4 invites! And then I just cut them myself. I also did my printing for our programs where I took in my own paper and spent less than 20 bucks for like 600 copies!

I spent around 30 bucks total for:

  • 50 color invites & map color inserts (on their paper)
  • 100’s of color monograms (set up on their tabloid sheets)
  • 100 blk/wht double-sided guestbook pages (on my own paper)
  • 600 blk/wht single sided program pages (on my own paper)

If you have a college in your area I’d definitely call them up and look for the Media Services dept or where they do their in house printing for flyers & posters… may be worth it =)

Post # 6
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I use catprint.com. my invites were so gorgeous on the shimmer champagne paper they used.


Post # 7
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I printed on 300lb letterpressed cardstock on my home inkjet and it turned out fabulously.  It only works if your printer has a “direct feed” (e.g. can load paper from the back so it doesn’t need to roll).  I cranked out 75 envelopes and 75 letterpressed cards in less than 15 minutes last week and they look gorgeous!

Post # 10
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@ido_times2:  we did! It was the most beautiful day of my life! It was truly everything I had hoped it would be.

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