- Ms. St. Louis
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Now before I start, I have yet what feels like dozens of board posts from fellow Bees asking the same question I’m about to. I have done my research, not being lazy…promise! BUT, the ones I have found and/or read seem to be mostly a year or so old. The ones that are recent are overwhelming, so I need help!
I am SO excited to start my DIY wedding projects. I plan to print my STD’s, invitations, escort cards, menus, programs, table numbers, favor tags, scrap book pages, kids coloring book pages, etc. all myself. So, since I’ll be saving all kinds of money DIYing those things, I plan to treat myself to a new printer to do the job(s) correctly. Fair, right? I thought so.
Here are what I hope and dream for in a printer: (Hey, I made a list for my future husband & that worked! Why not with office supplies?)
-Quality. This one is a no brainer. I don’t want anything to look home-made!
-Back loading. I will be using cardstock, of course, and have gathered that back-loading printers are best to work with if using thicker paper.
-Ability to print on small paper. I read somewhere about a printer that could print individual favor tags, etc. from scrap paper. HOW AWESOME! Of course, me being me, I cannot find that article anymore and have no idea what the printer was. Darn.
-Ability to print on post cards and envelopes. I will be doing postcard RSVPs…I’ll do anything to not have to hand write 150 RSVP cards 🙂
-Affordability-The cartridges I am not so concerned about–but the FH and I can’t afford to spend $200+ on a printer.
-Also, I read somewhere there is a printer that can make coloring book pages from scanned in pictures…any ideas?
See…that’s all I want! A printer that can do everything for cheap! Is that so much to ask!?! 😉
Also–for those of you who have DIYed most of your wedding stuff, did you use a Cricut? I have been thinking in investing in one of those as well & need some opinions.
Thanks in advance for any help.