Post # 1
I just finished designing our invitations and now I’m trying to order the paper to print them. Can I just say that there are a million options?!? Anyway, we’re doing postcards for our RSVPs and I’m super stressed that I’ll buy the wrong paper and they’ll get messed up in the mail (ink will run, won’t make it back to me, etc). Any tips on what paper weight to use, what types of paper to stay away from or where you actually got yours that worked (if you did the same thing)??
Sorry if this is something that’s been discussed already – I looked for a while and couldn’t find the answer on the boards.
Thanks for any help!
Post # 3
I wonder if the post office could give you some tips on their preferred postcard paper? Otherwise, I would think a heavy cardstock would be best – something that has a similar weight and feel to a regular postcard.
Post # 4
I researched this before and they said minimum 80#. I think that is what I am going to use. Should hold up well.
Post # 5
Most paper places will allow you to order some samples from $0.50-$1.50 each. Things can be so different in real life than they appear online that I definitely recommend ordering samples if you can. If you don’t have time for it, though, I agree with the others that 80lbs and up is a safe bet.
Post # 6
If you have the design why don’t you just get it printed by Vistaprint? You can always get 100 free (there are usually like a $5 upload charge, etc) and sometimes you can get 250 free, but even if not, it’s cheap. I got my RSVP cards for like, 40$ I think? 250 of them. That way you won’t have to worry!
Post # 7
Thanks for the help so far! Sounds like 80 lb is the way to go. I’m running out of time to get these done so I don’t think I’ll have time to order samples. :o( You’d think I’d have this all figured out after being engaged for 14 months!
The Vistaprint idea is a good one though. I was thinking about that but then I was wondering how their linen paper is going to match with the paper I choose for the rest of the invitation suite. But I guess who says all the paper has to completely match, right??