(Closed) can I print my invitations at Staples or Kinkos??? Help?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had some items printed at Copy Max (like Staples) and B&W was really reasonable.  Prices for color prints was really high IMO.  

I had my placecards printed at Copy Max and I just took in the special paper I had purchased along with a jump drive with the file that needed to be printed and they took care of it.

Post # 4
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I made my own invitations for a bridal shower I did for a friend on adobe illustrator at home, saved as a pdf to a zip drive and then took it to kinkos and printed them. If you don’t have illustrator or anything you can still use word. Kinkos has computers with illustrator on them, but it costs per minute so I would advise doing something at home and taking it in to print on your own cardstock as theirs was sorta pricey. 

Post # 5
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1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I bought the print-at-home kits, did the design on my computer- just used word, and then brought it into Kinkos.  They printed one as a test, it turned out fine, so they did the rest of mine.  I think it cost 10 cents each.  Among the best 7 bucks I ever spent! I did RSVP postcards from vistaprint- I think they have a deal of 100 for free, you just pay shipping.  I spent a total of $27 on invitations (needed about 70), plus postage for the postcards, plus postage for sending out and postcard stamps for RSVP cards- cheap! As a bonus, I got several complements on them, which I wasn’t expecting.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You need a pdf file and they will print for you.  Kinkos is like a $1.29 per page depending on the paper used (I fit 2 invite or 4 RSVP cards).  Then you have to pay another $ or so for each cut they need to make.  They stack all the paper together and cut each part one time, so mine was a total of like 6 I think.

I turned out to be more expensive that I had originally planned, but it worked.

Post # 7
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529 posts
Busy bee

You can! Office Depot even offers raised text at a reasonable rate – be warned that they occasionally send big jobs out of house and plan your time accordingly. You may want to go in and compare pricing, paper, etc. You usually have to buy your own paper, but sometimes you can get this at their online sites for cheaper.

Post # 8
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413 posts
Helper bee

I just had my daughter’s quoted at Staples and since we are doing “folders” with invitations & three inserts.  Staples is charging us .09/sheet for blank 110 lb cardstock (we are using behind invitation) and .20/sheet for the printed invites & insert cards. 

Even greater is that we can get 2 invitations per page and multiple insert cards per page so they are doing that for us AND they are even cutting them for us!!!!!  All we will have to do is glue and assemble.  They are my new best friend!!!

Post # 9
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I just went in to Staples and the lady there said that they don’t print on heavy cardstock and don’t print on paper smaller than 8.5×11 ?!?!?!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I actually had my Etsy shower invites printed at Sam’s club photo center. 5×7 at .38 cents each!, matte finish & they came out BEAUTIFUL! I called many office printing places (kinkos, staples, office max, etc) and there were just too many questions for me to answer (I’m so NOT computer/paper savvy). 

So I did a test run at Sam’s & was very satisfied. I redeemed a Shutterfly $20 gift card (shutterfly price 5×7 @ .99cents) & they didn’t come out nearly as nice as the ones from Sam’s, the color was a lil faded.

I uploaded the etsy invite file to Sam’s online & they were ready to be picked up within an hour or so. Btw, Sam’s 4×6 are only .13 cents. Be sure to click the “turn off in-Club color correction” box when you check-out.

With those prices it doesn’t hurt to print off a few & see for yourself 🙂

 

Post # 11
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was planning to do my wedding programs myself on my computer, and have them printed in color on cardstock at Kinko’s (now FedEx Office).  But it turned out it was going to cost more to do it that way than to have a stationary store send it out to be professionally typeset and printed.  So I spared myself the extra work and expense and ordered through the stationary store.  Beware that color printing jobs at commercial copying shops are not cheap! 

 

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