Post # 1
I bought a DIY template from One Heart Weddings. However, I don’t really like the way it looks out of my inkjet printer. Is there a way to get that nice, rich professional printing look? I know some people have mentioned going to Staples or Kinkos, but how would that work? Would I just put the file on a thumb drive and take it, and what would be the difference with the printers they would use?
Post # 3
Staples/Kinkos have laser printers. Your template, are you printing from Photoshop or Illustrator or what program? It could be that your resolution isn’t high enough. Is your printer set on “best” print quality and for the right type of paper?
Post # 4
We did DIY invites. I found that changing the color of the font in microsoft word gave a differnt look as well as changing the font style. Because the paper was an off white color it made the colors look a little different than we expected once printed. All in all i went with a dark black color and a fancy wirtten type font. Also helps that we had a ribbon on them to kind of dress them up a bit. Good luck.
Post # 5
i used cardsandpockets.com’s printshop. the quality is great, and they do laser cutting for everything. it all looks perfect. it’s also MUCH cheaper than my local staples/kinkos for color.
Post # 6
I did ALL my printing at the local college in my area, in their Media Services Department (where they do their in-house printing)
It’s MUCH MUCH MUCH cheaper than kinkos/staples
I literally saved 100s of dollars printing through them and all my
51 invites/51 Map inserts (their paper, tabloid sheets)
5 tabloid sheets worth of monograms (their paper)
400 1 sided blk/wht programs (my pre-cut paper)
and everything came out GREAT! for under 25 bucks
If you give them a call they should be able to tell you what they prefer… email or thumbdrive.