(Closed) DIY invitation help.. pocketfold pros?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I am having a graphic designer do all my invites and then I will take my paper to the printing place where they will print and cut it for me. I will then take it home and assemble myself. It’s a lot of work but most places didn’t have the exact color combo I wanted so I am doing mine myself.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

There are a TON of options. I was also completely overwhelmed at first.

I am going to buy my pocketfolds, mats (I am buying buld 8×11 and cutting myself), and envelopes from cardsandpockets.com

Cardsandpockets has a printing department as well, so that is one option. Otherwise, you can print yourself or have another company print them. I am going to have FedEx Office print mine. I haven’t decided for sure, but I think I will just use their cardstock (FedEx Office allows you to bring in your own if you would like).

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I ordered my invitation kits from cardsandpockets.  I bought everything pre cut and I ended up printing them myself. They turned out absolutely perfect! We don’t have the world’s best printer just an average one and it worked just fine.  As long as you don’t choose metallic paper for what your printing on you’ll be fine.  But as another bee pointed out, cardsandpockets does have a printing department.  Maybe look into that? Hopefully i’ll post pictures soon!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mikaylav3 – With regards to the cardsandpockets printing I was completely confused using just their site as well. However, you can email them directly at  [email protected]
I did that and they were very helpful with all my questions, etc.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@maxj: What happens when you use metallic paper?  I was really hoping to use that kind so this is all really helpful to know in advance before ordering! 😉

Nice post!  I find cardsandpockets to be a little confusing as well.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I think metallic is really hard to print on. That’s why I am taking mine to a printer. Half of it is going to be on metallic paper so I need them to print those.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I bought my paper for the pocketfold (I made my own b/c it was WAY cheaper) & the matting and did my own printing

I desgined my invite, map, & rsvp

printed my invites & map at the college (which also is WAY cheaper than other place)

tabloid sheet color prints are less than 20 cents… I could fit 4 invites on 1 sheet

We did RSVP postcards that I ordered from postcards.com for the sake of their size (4×6)

I ultimately spent 1.50 per invite which you can see my suite (including the pocketfold, matting, invite, map, rsvp postcard, bellyband, monogram, and envelope from hobby lobby)

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/the-official-invites-totally-diy-and-totally-proud

And I’m taking in my own paper for our programs…. 4.75×6.75… 450 prints for 18 bucks!!!!!

I tell EVERYONE to check into the media depart to a college in the are b/c they are SOOOOOOOOOOOO much cheaper & the do a great job (they do all their own in house printing)

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Just follow the instructions on the “inspiration link” on my DIY post the instructions for the pocketfold were REALLY easy to follow….

I ordered my paper (precut) from anchorpaper.com

And like I said… did my printing at the college on tabloid sheet.

Getting enough Invites & Maps for 51 invites (including extra to mess up) and enough Monograms for the invites & 100+ programs for a total of

8 bucks!!!!!

Yes I had to cut them BUT if you wanted to order and take your own paper pre-cut I’m sure you could…

Before taking your own paper anywhere I would take a sample to make sure the paper weight/size won’t jam thier machine.

I just went with the 67lb cardstock the college had… a whole 6 cents a sheet!

It looks like you have PLENTY of time so I’d definitely play around…. Pocketfolds can be $$$$$

PLUS I really enjoyed my girl days of putting them together =)

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I purchased all my invitation materials from cardsandpockets and had our invitations printed at local print shop. I paid about 20 cents per page and $7 ripping fee.  I was really happy with the final product.  I got a couple sample pages and took them to the print shop to make sure that they could print on the paper. When I tried printing them at home I had issues with the toner smudding.  

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@zeoy85:

those are gorgeous zeoy! can you tell me what font is used?

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