(Closed) DIY invitation booklet (like minted minibook)? w/ pics? finding a printer?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Could I diy 100 invitation booklets/minibooks in this style for under $350?
    Yes, for significantly less than $350. (please share thoughts below) : (4 votes)
    27 %
    Yes, for slightly less than $350. : (7 votes)
    47 %
    Definitely not. : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Unsure. : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I’m fairly certain you could do the same yourself for less, especially if you already have some of the starting materials (grommet tool and paper cutter).  When designing you can also design so that multiple pages/copies can print onto one 8.5×11 sheet.  Go for it, and good luck!

    Post # 5
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    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’d suggest using indesign or illustrator over photoshop. And with good paper and a good printer, you should have no problem.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    @Shkragoldfish:  I would test a few full color prints on a nice cardstock (like 80lb or more) to make sure that the colors look the way you want to.  Depending on how many you’re making you might need to buy some extra ink, but if your printer is good I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to use it!  Just make sure to let the pages dry before cutting and stuff.

    If you are looking for a good online printer though, you can try mpix.com, catprint.com, or overnightprints.com … you could also look into your local kinkos or staples too.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think that by the time you buy all the things you need, and if you actually make them professional-looking, you will have probably come pretty close to the $350 price.  I would not do it thinking that you will save signficant amount of money because you’ll spend a LOT of time doing it.  Like you’d probably come out ahead if you took on an extra job to pay for them instead of spending countless hours making them.  (I owned an invitation company in the past…custom designs take a lot longer to do when you don’t have experience doing them.)

     

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Indesign is set up to design booklets, brochures, etc. Illustrator is for vector images. I’ve always found that doing text in photoshop doesn’t turn out quite right.

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