Post # 1
Hello, a friend designed my invitations / stationery / table cards / etc. and I am now ready to get them printed! I’m curious to know…
Who have you used before? Who do you consider some of the best printers in terms of *price* and quality.
My invites do require some custom cutting, folding, printing to the edge, etc. Thus far, I’ve only contacted Cards & Pockets and while I like them, I want to do my due diligence.
THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Post # 3
I don’t know if what I did is fancy enough for your style, but-
I’m doing my own suite and after shopping around the office type printers, I have found Office Max to have the best prices and most helpful staff. Kinkos was pretty close, about $10 more. And Staples was waaaaaaaaaaaay off in left field, about 4 times as much as the others!
Post # 4
I got my invites printed at Kinkos (well, FedEx Office, as it’s called now) and they came out pretty amazing and for a fairly reasonable price.
Not sure if it’s too noticeable in pictures, but I’m attaching one here anyway. The writing, both the black serif text and the burgundy swirly font, came out all shiny and stuff which I wasn’t expecting and was a very nice surprise, as well as the two cats in the foreground. The background was matte, so it made the text stand out even more.
They also did all the cutting (invitation + 5 insert cards, in various sizes), so I didn’t have to worry about measuring and cutting the cards on my own. Oh, and they had various options of cardstock colors/weights, which I thought was nice too.
Post # 5
I’m not sure where you’re located (and feel comfortable with this), but I’ve worked with Braintree Printing in Braintree, MA before for a really intricate digital print (I was having custom pocketfolds printed made— so they printed my damask image on paper and scored the appropriate places where I needed to fold it up).. anyway, they were AMAZING!! Ask for Steve. 😉 In terms of price, amazing. I got 125 pocketfolds made on Via Vellum paper (he doesn’t usually carry it) and it was $300– shipped to my house; I never needed to go anywhere.
This might also be taboo– but I’ve had really great luck at Kinkos (the fedex combo ones…). My only gripe– bring extra paper. I think they tore through15 or so sheets everytime they printed something for me. I guess they’re printers are just very sensitive to paper not supplied by Kinkos.
Post # 6
We designed our invitations ourselves and had them printed on a lettpress printer at Twin Ravens Press (www.twinravenspress.com). Love, love, love what they’ve done.
Post # 7
Another letterpress option (in addition to Twin Ravens also whom I have been very impressed by) is Mercurio Brothers in Berkeley.