Post # 1
I am ordering all of my paper products from cardsandpockets.com and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on the best way to go about printing my invitations?
How have you guys done yours in the past? I was told that Kinkos will not print on the small 5×7 paper…so what are my other options? Try to print them off of my computer at home?
Post # 3
I printed mine off of my printer at home and it turned out great! Saved me money too!
Here’s my mock up of my invitations.
Post # 4
if you dont have to order the pre cut paper dont.. your vbetter off… some home printers don’t like small sheets either cause they dont feed straight. But I’d do a test run first..
Post # 5
I purchased my pocket invitations from Paper and More and I am having everything printed at my small hometown printer. Don’t go to an office supply store. Most times, they charge you $2 per cut if your invitations need to be trimmed or cut down. That adds up quickly. My printer is only charging me $35 for the printing and will be cutting all of my invitations and cards to size. It’s the best way to go, I think.
Post # 6
I also got all the paper for my pocketfold invitations from cards and pockets. Instead of ordering pre-cut paper, I ordered bulk 8.5 x 11 card stock and printed on those with cut lines, a couple of invites per page. Then I had then printed and cut at Kinkos.
I would not recommend Kinkos — while the printing was fine, their cutting was not, everything was about 1/16 or an 1/8 of an inch off which is very annoying for invitation inserts when the size is important. I would choose another printer to do this. Cards and pockets is now offering cutting and printing services (new since I ordered my paper). I don’t know how much it costs, I haven’t tried it but I may for my programs. I have had nothing but excellent service from them.
One word of advice, if you are printing in color, make sure you print everything at the same place. I had some printed at the color printer at my work, then some at kinkos and it’s a little off in the color just because it’s a different computer/printer.
Post # 7
DON’T USE KINKOS! They charge insanely high amounts. I went to Alpha Graphics, and they charged me LESS THAN HALF of what kinkos quoted.
If you want to shoot me an email, I am a graphic designer and if you let me see the file you are wanting to print I would be happy to give you some tips on if you should do it at home or not.
Post # 8
I would not recommend Kinkos! I used them and everything turned out ok in the end but it was a huge hassle. Something to note: the accuracy of their cutting makes it difficult if you have an image that is close to the edges of the final product. Also, when I did mine, I layed everything out in text boxes (in Word) and when you take it to Kinkos to print it, they convert it to a pdf, which strangely enough, shrunk all of my text boxes by 1/16 in around and I had to do a reprint.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies! I’m going to check out the cardsandpockets.com printing services 🙂
If I don’t go that route and have them printed somewhere (not Kinkos lol) do I print off an example of what I want and they scan it? Or do I bring the file on a zip drive? I’m confused…lol.