Post # 1
Help me out hive! Those of you that printed your own invites what type of paper did you? Where did you buy it? What sizes?
I am thinking about having someone design the invites for me and then print them all myself but paper-source.com has me a bit overwhelmed! I don’t know where to start!
Post # 3
I bought 110 lb cardstock from cardsandpockets – I ordered some samples from paper source and they looked nice too. One thing to check is whether your printer will print on heavy card stock or not.
Post # 4
Another good paper resource is http://www.paperandmore.com. They have some pre-cut and folded pieces too – I ordered some of the “pocket fold A7 himalaya” and it looks great!
If your printer loads from the top, then you can print just about any type of paper in it. However, if your printer loads from the front and the paper does a 180-degree turn as it’s printing, you might have a tough time printing on thick stuff like card stock. You could always print on text weight paper, and then attach that to a piece of card stock that’s 1/2″ larger so you have a nice border. It’s an easy way to make DIY invitations look professional.
I’m acutally ordering my paper pre-printed and cut from the local print shop. It’s going to save me so much time cutting! And the prices per sheet weren’t that much more than ordering specialty paper individually.
Good luck with your project!
Post # 5
I second paperandmore.com
I bought some of their linen metallic cardstock to use and had them precut it for only $5. I layered them and it looks so good. I’m almost done, so I will post pics when I’m finished for you to see.
Post # 6
I used LCI-paper.com They sell this AMAZING paper that I used for my invitations, it
s wood grain textured! Yes, it really feels like you’re running your hand over a piece of wood. It’s so amazing. And I have a simple little Kodak printer, and it printed on it fine! Plus, if you follow them on twitter they have daily coupons. But of course, if you’re like me and order the paper the day BEFORE the coupon you need is “tweeted” it doesn’t help. Plus, they sell the SAME paper (as far as stardreams) only cheaper. For instance, cardsandpockets.com “Tiffany blue” paper is ACTUALLY stardreams Lagoon paper. Seriously, check it out. They even say so on the website. I made my pocketfolds for .32 each by just getting the huge sheets of paper and cutting them to size then folding.