Post # 1
DIY brides, I’m looking for some paper advice. I am designing my invitations and inserts for a fall mountain wedding. I’d really like nice quality and thick invitations. Do you suggest printing your invitations on cardstock in your ink jet printer and then put a thicker piece of cardstock behind to frame and give more support? Do you suggest printing on vellum paper and then using a thick cardstock for behind? I’ve also thought about seed paper or other eco-friendly papers, but finding affordable places to buy these is difficult.
I’ve thought about having everything printed at catprint or vistaprint, but I don’t like not bein gable to see color in person and try out the paper beforehand.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Catprint turned out great- I’m a former graphic designer, so I’m VERY picky, and I was happy with the quality of our invites. They’ll send you stock samples as well. Vistaprtint- meh. Used for save the dates and thank you cards-REALLY glad I didn’t send them the invites.
You could always do a one-quantity piece if you really wanted to test out catprint.
Post # 5
Thanks. Do they run specials or have groupons like vistaprint? Or should I make something and leave it in my basket for deals? I looked on their website and I already love their paper choices. The proof is another awesome idea. I think you’ve changed me from a vistaprint fan to catprint!!
Post # 6
@climbergirl: i used catprint because of the hard copy proofs they send beforehand. It allowed me to see and touch the paper and see how it would turn out and if i didnt like it, i could easily cancel the order.
Post # 7
Catprint does hard copy proofs! They will also send you samples of their paper. Or you can get proofs printed on multiple paper options so you can see how they will appear in person. We did that for Save-The-Date Cards and it was hugely helpful– designs show up differently on different colored paper.
We also had invites printed there. I backed them with a second card, because I wanted a different-colored border. Also added embellishments, most of which came from PaperSource (another good resource). But I’d recommend not printing on your own– it’s a huge pain and Catprint is awesome.