(Closed) Professionally designed but DIY printing invites

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Hostess
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

My brother, who is a graphic designer, designed our invites and then we had them printed at FedEx/Kinkos on high-quality stock. I think printing was a couple hundred dollars because we had several pieces to print and cut, and 170 invitation suites to mail.

Post # 4
Member
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I purchased my invites from downloadandprint.com, I was able to completely customize the template that I downloaded without having to build it from the ground up.

I modified somethings, like purchasing pre-made pocketfolds and bellybands but printed all of the “insides” on our home printer. I think all told for ~100 invitations it has cost us around $250 which includes paper to print on, pre-made pieces and envelope liners.

I couldn’t be happier with them, I think they look great!

Post # 5
Member
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Maybe she can design the file for you to print at online printer like vistaprint or catprint. 

Post # 6
Member
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I printed a custom-designed layout onto 300lb letterpressed cardstock from Paper-Source, using my home computer/printer (with rear direct-feed).  It cost me under $100 for seventy 5×7 invites, 4-bar response cards and envelopes for both.  My printer shows that I used less than 1/8 of the ink…so under $10 for ink.

Post # 7
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Half seems pretty expensive, just for the design! 

Printing will cost you a ton, too. 

If her invites were only like 100 dollars then 50 would be reasonable for the design… but if there like 600 dollars, then 300 for the design is really expensive.  I wouldn’t pay more than 150 – maybe 200 for the design of an invite. 

Post # 9
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1 posts
Wannabee

i’m currently debating between ordering invitations from myweddingpaper.com (using the macy’s registry 30% off discount) OR purchasing a digital design from etsy.com and using catprint.com to print. if we go the etsy route, we will definitely purchase from catprint.com, as i’ve researched different online printers, and catprint.com seems the most user-friendly and economical. also, catprint’s been recommended by other weddingbee forum users. i will post an update on our experience!

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