Post # 1
Hello fellow bees!!!!!
I’m wondering if someone can help me or has similar experiences to share. i bought with my fiancee a stationery wedding invitations set. they are absolutely gorgeous and come complete with save the date and rspv cards. silver,very classic and simple just like we wanted and at a very good price. they are blank and we dont want to spoil them by using my printer (that’s been sitting in the attic for over a year :S ) so we are thinking of taking them to a local printing company and keeping our fingers crossed that they can use our paper,adjust it to the printer sizing and use our wording. does anyone have any previous experience and advice?
we prepared what the wording should be like ( its in two languages since we are marrying abroad and my family doesnt speak english). do you think they will opose to this?
Any ideas of prices? and what else should i prepare? maybe do it all on a pc first and then they can adjust the size??? too many questions hehe but basically just need opinions or similar experiences. thank you in advance xx
Post # 3
Any place with a lazer printer (or photo copier) would work. Kinkos, Staples, or your local office supply.
I think that people who purchase them usually just print them at home on inkjets (but could be wrong about this). I have printed these at home for other functions. You lose about 20% due to printer smears/malfunction, but otherwise they turn out just dandy.
Post # 4
I prefer Staples over Kinkos
Post # 5
I’ve been asking myself that same question, for the same reason. We’re printing in English and Spanish. We have a laserjet (black only) at home that we tried the sample paper with and… the toner didn’t bond with the paper and it just smeared off. Not promising. We’re thinking that ours actually need to be inkjet if we want to use the cardstock we have, which is from Cards and Pockets. I suggest a test run with either method, just to see. I’ll keep checking to see what other ‘Bees have to say.
Post # 6
You can take your image to staples with your own paper and they can print it for you in no time! I did my save the dates in Photoshop Elements, took it to staples and they cost less then $20 to print (I had 2 cards per sheet of paper, 40 sheets and 80 total STD made). it is actually less to bring your own paper. They assured me they can use the pre cut paper from Cards and Pockets and resize my documents to fit them perfectly. So I too ordered my invitation supplies from them. This will save me lots of time cutting down my cards to fit in their pocket fold invitation. All I will have to do is cut my mat and stuff the invitations.
Post # 7
unfortunately staples in the U.K.do not offer a printing service but they sell the printer 😉 im getting super frustated wth these.i went to 4 different printing companies and they cannot do the rspv cards and ony one might me able to do the save the dae card size.the cards that we have are too small.i have a printer at home and i can adjust the size so i need to buy some cartridges and try but im super scared for ink smears 🙁 keeping my fingers crossed. im not that bothered about the design.they were part of a grgs pack that comes with a pocket for the invitation,stickers,envelops and ribbon to tie.the store was closing down so bought them quite cheap (3packs) and because we are on a budget ( my mum was made redundant with no compensation so im helping them financially a lot) we thought it would be great to print them in a place but our way.maybe ill do half at home, it will depend on my printer.thank you all for the lovely answers
Post # 8
@ArtDecoDC: we are printing in english and in portuguese 😀
Post # 9
Catprint.com was great for us. they’ll send you a sample of all their papers before you try them out, too