Post # 1
i can’t seem to catch a break with my DIY printing of my invites!
I am doing pocketfolds with 3.5″ x 5″ enclosure cards. I’ve been testing printing the enclosures one at a time doing nothing differently to the next yet some print out off center and others print ok.. i can’t waste every 2nd piece of cardstock with ones being printed off center! Now to make matters worse there are faint ink smears at the top of the cards whenever i print. I took the cartridge out to have a look at it and theres drops of blue ink around the edges like it is seeping out or something. These are proper canon cartridges not the cheap rip off brand ones so i don’t know what to do. i don’t want to risk using up all my spare cardstock and not having enough left for there to be enough for the invitations. I have been doing lots of test printing on paper but because paper is so much thinner it produces different results to the card in terms of being on/off center arghhh!!
Now i am considering taking these to a printing place so they can do it for me. Will printing places be able to print on 3.5″x5″ cardstock? And would they charge very much? I have about 70 invites to do (1 invitation card and 2 enclosure cards per invite).
Any help is much appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
I’m not going to be a ton of help. We’re thinking about doing this ourselves vs having someone else do it. When the FI contacted Staples they won’t print invites you don’t buy from them. If we find anything else out I’ll let you know!
Post # 4
@VtoM: thanks 🙂 hopefully there’s one here that will accept the cardstock i’ve ordered otherwise thats a big waste of money 🙁
Post # 5
I took my invites to a print shop and brought some paper with me. I had to get front and back perfectly lined up and was at my wits-end. So I paid them some money to create a perfectly lined up file that actually cut the amount of paper to be used in half, had them print some of the stuff on blue paper I bought and the rest at work on the recycled paper the print shop didn’t want to use (too ‘chalky’ apparently). The money spend on professional help was so worth it, I would have been on the floor in tears otherwise!
Post # 6
Do you have a college nearby? You could try their copy center. We had the invites done this way aat the local college and the cost was $60+ while staples wanted over $200. They didn’t cut them but they would have. Ours were the pocketfolds too. We used the copy centers paper but we could have provided it.