(Closed) DIY Invites to CUT first or PRINT first?

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I also printed first, then cut. Lining up the printer is much more difficult for me! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Newbee

As long as your printer will accept the paper, print (with crop marks) then cut! It’s the best way to go.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
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Helper bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Print First!!! Especially if you want to go right up the the edge of the paper.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

PRINT FIRST!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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!

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