Post # 1
Yesterday I was thrift store shopping and came across TWO boxes of printable save the date cards, never used, $2.00 a box (10 in each and we only need about 18)!! Awesome score. They are pretty and classic and in our colors! One was unopened, but both were full and intact… but there are no instructions anywhere with regard to printing?
So, my question, obviously, is how do I figure out how to print these? I tried looking up the manufacturer but found no instructions online either. They are long, rectangular, with a “save the date” little floral applique cutout thing at the top tied with ribbon (you assemble them this way, they don’t come this way).
Can I print them at home on my inkjet or will that look tacky? If so, how do I figure out what settings to use for this size card? Or, should I go to Kinko’s (and if so will that negate the great deal I got on the cards themselves?)…? If I print at home should I create slips of paper the same size to practice on?
Sorry for the dumb questions, I’m only used to printing term papers and resumes!
Post # 3
I think making “fake” sheets in the size is a GREAT idea…
You first need to find your margins by the size of the paper AND where any of the designs are.
You also need to mark the sheet maybe in the top right corner to see HOW your printer prints… sometimes paper goes in facing “up” and sometimes it needs to be facing “down”
I think you may be able to print them at home.. maybe after you get all of your settings right try one.. make sure the ink doesn’t bleed/look too fuzzy… it will be your preference of whether or not you just MUST get someone else to print them.
Sounds like a trial and error proccess but that’s okay.. all DIY are 😉
Post # 4
@runsyellowlites: Thanks! That sounds like it will work. Like I said there are 20, and we don’t need all 20 (TINY wedding, lol).. but I don’t want to gamble with more than 1 or 2 so I will do plain paper first.
I’m so glad I found these. If it goes well I’ll do similar for invites. Anything to save $$ now that I’ve possibly fallen in love with a dress way out of my budget! Must make room!
Post # 5
Make a copy of one of them and then cut it to size, then layer it over the real one to see where your margins should be. Then practice printing them on sample paper until you have the margins right.
Post # 6
im with noritake on this one. shes an ideas woman!