(Closed) For those that used Kinkos to print – what software did you use?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Any design program you use is fine, just make sure you convert your file to an ADOBE PDF for printing. the PFD will ensure proper printing and inbed all images and font styles used. Hope that helps.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

PDF is key so that the colors come out correctly. We printed a jpeg as a test last night at Kinkos and colors weren’t even close. Illustrator is my favorite program but you can use just about anything. Remember to leave room for the bleed and try to use 110 lb cardstock and/or use a sturdy envelope. Please post images when you’re done, sounds very cool!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

the color all has to do with their printer. Is it RGB or CMYK. You should create your color profile according to the printers color scale.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

They should be good with a pdf..

BUT.. if you haven’t run off to kinko’s yet I do  have another printing suggestion…

Check the local college! for REAL! Call them up and ask for their Media Services Department or wherever they do their “in-house” printing.

I can gaurantee you they WILL be cheaper than kinkos! and you should still be able to take in you own paper, size, stock (as long as it won’t jam their machine) and get your prints done.

I saved literally 100s of dollars printing at the college here and all of our prints came/come out great! (I now use them for a Non-Profit I do formal events/invites/paper for)

WAAAAAAAAY cheaper! and they do the EXACT same thing!

for great paper check out anchorpaper.com They have the BEST customer service, GREAT prices, you can get samples for a small fee (5 for 5, although they’ve sent me more before) and you can order your paper pre-cut to size!. If you don’t find what you are looking for on the site then just email them what you need.. they are fast and really really great!

We ordered ALL our paper from there and it was less than 150 bucks (75 sheets for pocketfolds, 100 guestbook pages, 700 program sheets, 200 program sheet covers, and 100+ invite backing stock, and I have LOTS left for other crafts)

here’s a matte 100# Cover

http://www.shopanchorpaper.com/p-149-curious-skin-text-and-cover.aspx

A 110# Cover

http://www.shopanchorpaper.com/p-43-classic-crest-text-and-cover.aspx

100# Cover

http://www.shopanchorpaper.com/p-150-pop-tone.aspx

and another 100# cover

http://www.shopanchorpaper.com/p-153-speckletone.aspx#

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@unixfairy I’m the SAME way lol… definitely call around… I’m sure that prices will be way different! =)

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I actually work in the print shop at a University as a typesetter. YES, we are way cheaper than Kinko’s and any other commercial printing business for that matter. HOWEVER, we DO NOT print for people outside of our campus community. Just FYI.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@tinarenee77 thx for the tip…. I guess it’s a per campus things.. I know the Non-Profit I do stuff for starting printing at ours before I even knew… Glad they told me to check them out lol

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