(Closed) diy invite VENT

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Jen51287:  i despise printers and never, ever have good luck with them. it could be me. if i had done DIY invites (we SORT OF did, WPD for invites and RSVP’s, cards & pockets for embellishments and we’re gluing them all together), i would have gotten them printed through a professional printer like kinko’s so i didn’t have to deal with it! i am way too impatient! lol

Post # 4
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191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We did the same thing, priinted the invites from home. Well, our printer didn’t like the card stock at first, it would only do one sheet at a time and then it just stopped and wouldn’t accept it at all.  We have a friend who has a really good printer, he said he would print them all off for us, GREAT!!  his brand new printer WOULD NOT do it…This was my first melt down on the planning process..lol  next morning, my son and I decided to try ours again, and for some reason, it worked wnderfully,  no rhyme or reason to it.. so in the end, it worked out, and I really hope yours has a happy ending just like mine.  By the way, everyone loved our invites, and we ended up spending a total of $100.00 on them, so it’s really worth pushing through with it…

Post # 6
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We brought the invite and info file to Staples print centre and had them print it. Sometime it depends on the thickness of the paper, they even had trouble printing ours on the paper we had chosen, so they had to do it manually (flip it to get the backside printed). We had our postcard RSVP’s printed by Vistaprint. We printed our invitation wraps at home, and they worked our fine. However, we STRUGGLED to print the lables to stick on the envelopes. There was a great deal of swearing and tearing and threatening to be thrown off the balcony. Printers seem to have a mind of their own. stupid technology.

Post # 7
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429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Ugh that sounds awful. I know people are against email invites but I kind of think they are the way of the future.

Post # 8
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527 posts
Busy bee

You should take it to Kinko’s and have them do it!  🙂

Post # 9
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My printer decided to do almost the same thing the day I decided to print my invites!! I almost through it out the window! When it finally did print without jamming (only 4 pages at a time, 5 apparently was too many for it to handle), it wouldn’t print the black lettering correctly. The black lettering was striped and light gray (after countless reconfiguring, cleaning printheads, changing settings, and doing test pages) but the colors were perfectly fine. I even replaced the black ink cartridge, which changed nothing! I finally stopped caring, the splotchy grayish black kind of makes it look like I did it on purpose (as if it was the type of font I used). I can deal. I figure anyone that’s going to judge my invitations that closely probably needs a life anyways. 🙂

 

Yours wouldn’t happen to be a Kodak would it?  The ironic thing is I bought the printer specifically for wedding stuff and it only likes me when I’m printing non-wedding things.

Post # 11
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11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ughhh I’m having issues printing my invitation envelopes. ANNOYED.

Post # 12
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Wannabee

I went to a Kinkos like place and had them printed out bridal shower invitations and cut them for me. The cardstock was nice and it was affordable. I think it came out to $.80 per card. Do a search on yelp and you can probably fine some great places in your area. 

 

Post # 13
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Jen51287:  Same thing happened when we tried to do my friends….soooooooo frusterating!  Eventually we just gave up and they were all wonky…sorry no good advice here.  For ours I opted to go to staples…just didnt want to have to deal with that again.  Very annoying indeed!

 

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