Post # 1
I’m thinking of going the DIY route with our wedding invitations. I’m going to use Adobe Photoshop to create the invite…but as far as printing, I’m not sure. For those of you who are making your invites, are you taking them to a professional printer of will you be printing them at home? I have an HP OfficeJet and it was nice for our Save The Date cards, but I’m not sure which route to go.
Thanks for your input!! =) Happy Planning!
Post # 3
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
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
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
I use catprint.com. my invites were so gorgeous on the shimmer champagne paper they used.
Post # 7
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 # 8
@runsyellowlites: oh that’s a good idea!!! i know our local community college has their own printer shop! thanks for the input!
Post # 9
@shedayz: these are gorgeous!! did you have a vow renewal? that is what my hubby and i are doing!
Post # 10
@ido_times2: we did! It was the most beautiful day of my life! It was truly everything I had hoped it would be.