(Closed) DIY wedding invitations! PLEASE HELP!

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I think you should look into having them professionally printed.  I’ve heard about shimmer paper having issues when printed on by laser jet printers (the ink will stick to whatever is pressed on it).

I designed our invites and had them printed and they didn’t feel ANY less of MY entire project. 

Don’t get hung up that you aren’t doing the actual printing – you still created them (and will be assembling them, etc!)

Post # 4
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

honestly, if your printer is being a pain, take them to Kinko’s.  the fact that you designed them (i’m guessing you did) still means that YOU did them!  Just call the place up, explain your problem, and I’m sure they’ll be able to help you. 🙂

I’m not familiar with adding pictures into word and programs like that, since I use Photoshop (and Adobe Suite) solely for my graphic designing and art.


Post # 5
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

LukeGirl–I’m a firm believer in saving your sanity and outsourcing!  I do a lot of printing/document production for my job so I know what a headache even the simplest of projects can escalate into.  One thing to keep in mind is that most at home printers simply aren’t designed to print high volumes at a consistently high quality.  Colors will bleed, toners will drip, paper feeders will jam…ugh! 

That being said, just because you aren’t printing it doesn’t mean it’s not personalized!  You can still create and design the document to your exact specifications and insert whatever image you want, save the doc to flash drive and take it to a Kinkos or Alphagraphics for professional printing.  I’ve used Alphagraphics many times before (I think they are nationwide…) and I was also able to provide with the cardstock/paper to be used.  It is usually not all that expensive, and trust me, the higher quality and stress you save will be worth it!

Post # 7
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i would test it at kinkos.  when we did ours there they had multiple types of printing – even for black ink.  on our paper it looked the same so we got the cheaper one but it might be worth it to check it out!  also check staples, local places etc!

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