Post # 1
I put a lot of time and effort into creating the perfect invite in word. I decided to go with catprint.com after reading some good reviews on weddingbee. You need to convert the file to PDF, or BTMP etc… which I did, to upload to their site for the order. In the PDF my graphics are not as clean as they were in word, they are not the right color, and slightly pixelated. The file I created in paint is even worse, the graphics are a little better but the text is horrible. I left a message for catprint expressing my concerns and asked if they could call me back with some help. I am sure they will, based on some other reviews, but it still is stressing me out. I mean they are OK I guess if it is what I have to go with, but I am pretty sure I won’t be satisfied!
Anyone have any experience with this poor conversion? Any suggestions?
Post # 3
I would highly recommend using an actual graphics program instead of Word or paint, etc. If you know someone that has Illustrator or Photoshop, recreate the invite in that. And use a file format other than PDF if possible. The quality will be better in those programs, but not as good as a jpg or btmp.
Post # 4
With Cat print, you can also order proofs so that you can see the quality in real life. Sometimes, the display (that editing box thing) may not be the same quality as it will print.
If you call during work hours, it goes directly to a live person and they can help.
Post # 5
So Catprint was awesome and did chat with me on the phone and no matter what we did we could not get the file right so I wound up cancelling my order. Since I was able to print it nice from my computer at home on word, I brought my prints over to Kinko and had them color photo copy them on to card stock I picked out there.
I was a little worried cause I heard some bad things about Kinkos. My invitatins came out great, and the RSVP cards, well they were off. No problem though, they re-did them. Luckily since I got the paper there, I didn’t haave to worry about special paper being ruined. They printed several to a page and cut them. It was more money, but I got what I wanted and I think for much less than if I did not do most the work myself. Catprint would have gotten it for me for I think $55 and Kinkos wound up being $134 (for a hundred invites and 100 RSVP cards). So while it was more, still totally worth it.
Thanks all for your comments. I was really freaking out!!!