(Closed) DIY Invitations: Paper cutting at Kinkos

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I hope you got your money back and the paper replacedd!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I had our invites cut at a kinkos and had a so so experience as well.  I had ours cut before anything was printed and told them specifically I wanted two 4.5" x 6.5" stacks cut, even drew it out on the paper.

Somehow I ended up with one stack of 4.5" x 6.5" and one stack of 4" x 6.5".  Luckily I only needed one stack but wanted to get my monies worth.

 

They didn’t charge me for the cuts and said they would recut on their paper for free.  

Always goes to show even if you aren’t doing the cutting yourself- measure twice cut once!  Make sure you just give them one piece to cut first then the whole stack!

 

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I used Kinkos and didn’t  have a problem. One time the man who was cutting told me he knew his cutter was off a little and it would make the biggest difference on longer items… so I went to Copy max and they did it for me. It turned out great. 

 

I would suggest having them do a test run on a stack of typing paper or a smaller extra stack of your actual paper. That’s what we did, before we decided to use them. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I went to Staples to cut baby shower invitations and I had to go back at least 5 times to have them correct it!  It was horrible. Since then, I went directly to printing shops (local paper and printing stores that specializes in printing and cutting) and found that they do a better job with the same price.

Also, if you’ve ordered from paperandmore.com – you can call them up and have them cut before they deliver them to you.  They’re great!

Best of luck to ya!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Maybe they’re cutting too much paper at once.  I know that they think their paper cutters can do anything, but if you have them do it all at once maybe have them separate it into two groups before they cut.

I had taken ours to Office Max and maybe it was the guy working, but he did a great job!  it could be also that the person doing it wasn’t their normal print area guy….

Post # 9
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Newbee

i’ve heard that they cut all the sheets in one cut, which probably explains the misalignment.  THey have paper cutters out there that you can use for free.  even though its slightly more time consuming, i’ve been cutting everything on my own so that the sizes are consistent. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I bought a paper cutter and did it myself. Yes, it did take a long time, but they came out exactly as I had measured, and I didn’t have to worry about someone else’s screw up.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Fiance and I did all the post-printing cutting on kinko’s self-serve cutters. they turned out great!  Fiance didn’t trust the workers there to cut everything correctly, so we went the more time consuming route.  at the end, i think it’s worth it.  Kinko’s self-serve cutters are industrial grade, which are must better and sharper then those home-use cutter you can purchase from craft stores.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am just starting the DIY invitation process and planning to buy the paper from Paper Source and have it cut at Kinko’s.  This is a dumb question but I’m curious – do all Kinko’s locations have the self-serve cutters?  Is there a "self-service" area in the Kinko’s stores where I can do all of the copying and cutting that I need to without asking a store rep?

 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I have taken many many things to office max to be cut and they have done a perfect job.  It probably depends on the condition of the cutting machines.  I think it is well worth the cost but I would definately check it out before handing over my good paper. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Rancho del Cielo, Malibu, CA

omg that’s terrible!  i got my menus and programs cut at kinko’s, but i stood there to make sure they would get it right…they did a perfect job, but i think it was because they knew i was watching them!

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