Post # 1
SO i figured i would try to get invites printed today. We went to FH moms house last night to pick up printer. Got it installed on my comp this morning, and went to print. First of all it wouldnt pull thru paper. ugh. So i wake up FH to ask him about it ( mr grumpy pants in the morning) and he shows me there a spot to manuellly feed the paper thru! yay! so i start that, and realise its printing crooked. geez. get it to straighten out, and print a few- THEN it jams! UGH. and of course i cant find anywhere it jammed after opening every nook and cranny of the printer. So…. i get mr grumpy pants to help again, and he realised that its just inside the spot were you manually feed the printer. So we get tweezers and try to pull it out. and nothing. So now im done with invites intil he gets home from work, or unless i want to mess with it more ( and i really dont want to break it!!) .
So much for thinking this would be the easyier and cheapest route to get invites done.
Anyone else have any DIY disasters? ( Or printer advice??? lol)
Post # 3
@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
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 # 5
Were going to try again when FH gets home from work. Its soo frustating tho! I hope the printer comes around to being good! lol
The invites only cost us $125ish, and we will need to replace his moms ink once were done, so proablly only 175$ max for all of the invites stuff. It def will be worth it in the end( as long as it works!)
Im glad im not alone in printer problems!
Post # 6
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
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
You should take it to Kinko’s and have them do it! 🙂
Post # 9
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 # 10
@futurerwd its a brother! Stupid printers!
@LauraJay i am totally down with email invites! i wish i could!
Post # 11
Ughhh I’m having issues printing my invitation envelopes. ANNOYED.
Post # 12
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
@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!