(Closed) Printing invitations

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am printing them on my home printer, but I used Adobe InDesign to format and type them up

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had them printed at Office Depot. It was an amazing deal but the paper quality sucked so I would probably buy nice paper and have them use it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m also printing at home, using a Canon inkjet (it’s a standard home printer).  I’m going to print my pages to Adobe first with high resolution and print with fine quality.  Ink cartidges are less expensive for me than sending them out to have printed.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Birdee106:  +1.  a friend had me print her invites (that i designed for her) through office depot, and while the printing was great, the paper was awful. even their heaviest cardstock was awful. anyway. FI works for them, their paper is awful. they will use provided paper, just as long as it will go through their printers. if anyone is planning to go through them or Staples or Office Max, please bring your own paper.

personally, i’m planning to print my save the dates through either Cards&Pockets or WHCC (a professional photo company). 

Post # 7
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper

We designed our own invitations and had them printed at FedEx/Kinko’s. We got to pick the paper stock and see a printed sample to approve it all before they ran the whole job. We were VERY happy with the results, and it was very budget-friendly.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

FI is printing them on cardstock using his office printer…his work doesn’t care, they’re pretty laid back about pretty much everything…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mlorlando:  We lucked out FH’s dad works for a paper company and was able to get the paper and print everything for us for free!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

we printed through Vistaprint! I upgraded the paper (not too expensive), and it is great! My sister designed them with Adobe Ilustrator.

Only sad thing was that you can only use white paper. (or, I couldn’t find a way to get a different shade). Everything else turned out GREAT!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I forgot that my best friend designed our save the date card through photoshop or adobe (some fancy self editing program).  She sent me a jpeg file and I took it to a local print shop (my office uses them for everything).  They were printed for less than $1 on exceptional cardstock in color.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mlorlando:  I typed the invites (and programs) up at home, then took them to a local printer with some cardstock I’d gotten from Hobby Lobby, and had them print them out for me. I figured it was cheaper to go that route than buy enough ink for my printer, and not to mention my printer often jams with regular printer paper!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I printed everything on my printer at home (canon pixma) using various papers that I purchased.  I designed all of my invites, programs, menus, etc at home using photoshop and inDesign.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had mine done at a local printer and the price was amazing, I am putting them together this weekend so I will be able to post pictures soon.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I designed ours (invitations, RSVP cards, save the dates, reception cards, some of the decor for the reception, buffet/bar menu, thank you cards, etc. etc.) in Paint Shop Pro 7 (yessssssssss) and Photoshop and had them printed through Vistaprint using Groupons.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mlorlando:  My fiance designed ours with inDesign and he printed them on nice cardstock at his office for free if we used paper they had in stock (he runs a print shop).  We couldn’t have been happier with the results!

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