Post # 1
I’m using 289 grams/m² cardstock for my invites.
My invitation size is 5×7. Do you recommend cutting the paper into 5×7 sheets first and then printing them OR just printing the invites and then cutting them?
I’ve tried both methods but
1) printing first and then cutting requires a lot of cutting! I can’t stand rigid lines! and 2) cutting first means that every single sheet has to be perfectly lined in my printer. I have a border around my design so I know I’m going to mess up a lot! Any advice would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance!!
Post # 3
I’d print first – cutting is annoying, but it seems less fraught with potential error than having to line up the printer perfectly. Then again, I’m a bit more comfortable with paper cutters than with manual feed prints of smaller sizes. 🙂
Post # 4
I also printed first, then cut. Lining up the printer is much more difficult for me! Good luck!
Post # 5
As long as your printer will accept the paper, print (with crop marks) then cut! It’s the best way to go.
Post # 6
Print first and you could try taking some to a kinkos or copy center with a big chop cutter and they can cut it in one fell swoop.I would try it with a small bunch first, in case there is a mistake, you wouldn’t want all of them to be messed up. Or take it to Kinkos and use their big DIY rotary cutter y (in the copy area) yourself.
Post # 7
i put in light gray crop lines on my design, and printed first. i think it worked out much better that way… plus i feel like most home printers work better (aka, print straighter) with larger pieces of paper. i didn’t want to feed a bunch of tiny pieces through one by one. 🙂
Post # 8
All of my paper came to me pre-cut. My printer did well with the 6.5×4.5 printing. Just make sure that you set your paper size and hit borderless printing. It took me a couple test pages but it eventually worked.
Once I got the hang of the paper set up the rsvps and direction cards were a breeze.
Post # 9
Print first. Definitely. Then go to Kinko’s or Staples or any other printer/copier place and spend the $10 or so to get them all cut at once with their giant electronic cutter. SO worth it.
Post # 10
Print First!!! Especially if you want to go right up the the edge of the paper.
Post # 11
thanks so much everyone!
i will definitely PRINT FIRST!
Post # 13
Just repeating what’s said here — print first. I even have a photo printer and tried using the borderless option — I could NOT get it to work ever for this. It was really frustrated. Just do lots of measuring and make the cutting really clear. I took all my printed stuff to OfficeMax and got it cut for around $25 total. 🙂
Best of luck!