(Closed) DIY Wedding Invites HELP!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Solid gray background with white text/artwork, print and crop the edges. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ooh cute! For the fireflies and jar you’d have to either draw/design them, or pay someone to draw/design them, or maybe purchase an image from a website like istockphoto.com

Then, you’d have to design the layout using those images in one of the Adobe design programs (or something similar), and take the file to a printer (Kinkos or something). 

I’m not a pro on any of that stuff, so sorry I’m not more help!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

You could actually do this in Word on an inkjet; it would just be harder and take longer. Photoshop or Illustrator would be easiest if you know/have either of those programs. I concur with the clipart/stock suggestion unless you can draw or know someone who can.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

No idea but it is cute. I have heard that printing white text on a colored background is impossible to DIY which is why you always see it as a professional only product.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah.. if you want white letters, I think you have to have it professionally printed.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Um…no, guys, you just do a solid gray background with white text on top. It won’t actually print white unless you get letterpress or commercially printed, but if your paper is white, and your text is white, your text prints white (assuming your background is color). ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s a designer trick for digital printing.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

yeah… but every time I try to do it the background color just bleeds into the text and it doesn’t end up looking clean. Maybe I need a fancier printer!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

you can do this in illustrator actually.  you can search for free or buy vectors of the jar and fireflies.  and like bellagio said you make a background layer of grey, and do a layer of text in white.  i also recommend printing this one white paper and get it printed at your local print shop so it looks nice.

all the adobe products like indesign, illustrator and photoshop you can get a 30 day free trial version.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Ok, so with paper, inkjet really soaks up the ink. I would use a bolder font or a lighter gray (or lighter whatever color you’re using). It’s called being “muddy” when the paper/ink does that. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can also use a less absorbent paper (sounds like I’m talking about toilet paper). Like a glossy or semi-glossy.

FWIW, the link you give looks like a digital print (looks like a laser printer to me), nothing letterpressed or done on a commercial press. You can do it! ๐Ÿ˜€

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