Post # 1
We’ve received a quote for 50 letterpress invitations, reply cards, an info card, and envelopes (black lined, with addresses printed) for $1291 and I’m wondering if that’s as insane as it sounds to me.
I don’t know what I was expecting, we didn’t go in with a budget or any sense of what they may cost, but that just sounds high. Especially because we actually only need 37 invites, but have to pay for 50 because that’s the minimum.
On one hand, they’re exactly what I want.. on the other.. its $1300 for paper!
I’m planning to seek out a couple more quotes for comparison but, I’m wondering.. is this a normal price for custom invitations?
(I’m in Toronto, ON)
Post # 3
@KC-2722: That seems like WAY too much! I’d try and get a few more quotes.
Post # 4
That’s ridiculous. They’re just getting thrown away. I won’t pay more than $1/invite for mine.
Post # 5
That’s crazy. Where do you live?
Post # 6
@KC-2722: Yikes, that’s a lot! I’m going custom (pocketfolds) through an Esty seller for around $10/suite – and that includes full addressing on the envelopes. I’d definitely recommend looking around on Etsy if you haven’t already…the seller I’m using doesn’t have a brick and mortar storefront making their overhead (and subsequently their prices) lower!
Post # 7
@KC-2722: That is about how much mine cost actually. The thing is a lot of the cost goes in to making the form so the price per invitation actually goes down with the more you order. Plus things like foil and edging and really nice paper ended up adding up. You might want to look at aerialist press. I was considering them for a little while.
Post # 8
Letterpress are usually going to be way more than a standard printed invite. There’s a lot more to it.
Post # 9
@calisunshine3404: Good to know! Thank you, I’ll have to take a look.. I certainly need some comparison figures.
@Westwood: I thought that as well, but we were actually quoted $1391 for flat printed custom invitations, from the same place. The letterpress option we selected was customizable, but selected from a catalogue of options.
@MsLabRat: Ok, that’s interesting.. so I may encounter similar pricing elsewhere! We didn’t add any foil or fancy edging, and the paper was high quality, but not the most expensive. Maybe it sounds so steep because our invite is a simple white square, with black font. That’s it.
I’ll check it out, thanks!
Post # 10
@KC-2722: Try Paper-Source! Their letterpress is very reasonable!
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Post # 12
@KC-2722: that sounds pretty standard for letterpress.
Post # 13
@KC-2722: YIKES! We’re doing custom designed ones through an etsy seller and ours are only going to be around $8 complete. Since we’re only getting around 20 we have to pay a small order fee, but our total should only be $180.
Post # 14
i agree! too much! I ordered 130 letterpress invitations (2 color invitation, 3 color map, 1 color RSVP) and it cost me $1800.
Post # 15
@KC-2722: No WAY. I would never spend that much on paper that everyone will eventually toss. I’d look elsewhere.
Post # 16
Thats crazy! I saw a design I liked in a store and the lady quoted me $1800! And then proceeded to stalk dial me to make sure I “changed my mind and wanted them after all.” um, no. I paid about $300 for a design I liked a lot better online.