(Closed) Has anyone used Vista Print for their invites?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I used them and thought they were great. Not the highest quality invites, but to be honest, I don’t remember what anyones invites looked like so as long as they looked nice, I was fine with it. Using all the coupon codes also brought the price down quite a bit, but I think I had to call them. They did have a printing issues on one set, maybe the RSVP cards and they were off set by a mm so there was a line running down the side. I called and they rush ordered me a new set that were perfect. They really were great with customer service. I would use them again.

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almostwebbee:  you can call them and email them a pic of that and they will almost certainly send you new ones if it bothers you since it looks like a printing issue.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Our save the dates are from vistaprint and we received many compliments actually. We did magnets without a picture and for the price we are very happy. I can tell you the customer service is fantastic. We had a problem receiving our order. The post office stated the package was delivered but we never received anything. One email to VP and a new order for free was at my door within 2 days. I’m not sure yet where to get invites for our casual reception only affair, but VP is a strong contender for the exceptional customer service. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

Words of caution – the sizes they list on their website are NOT the exact measurements of the cards they print on. I found something on pinterest I liked for my friends bridal shower, and did my own take on it using a combination of publisher and inkscape edits. I formatted it to be EXACTLY 5″ x 7″, and it had a 1/4″ border around the entire page. When I got the invites back, the whole thing was off center, and they stretched out the image i uploaded to fit what they cut. Then the actual invite measured 4.5″ X 7-1/4″ ish. I called customer service and reamed them out, their response was “well if you read the complete product details you’ll see the actual measurements for each product.” I asked her why then would they list the product as being 5″x7″ and her response was “oh well we round up the listed measurements”. She also said they don’t encourage full page borders because they can get cut off and moved off center. I argued with her for a few minutes and she didn’t seem to understand or care that I was upset they butchered the invitations.   All she kept saying was “well you should have read the product descriptions.

Also vista print doesnt have 4″ x 3″ RSVP’s. They are 5.5″ X 4″ which is quite big in my opinion.

IN SHORT – Be cautious of the file size you recieve from etsy and how vista print lays it out. DOUBLE CHECK the actual size of the product you are buying. I suggest ordering the absolute minimum qty of your invite very far in advance (like 5 or 10 prints) so that if it looks horrible you didn’t waste money and don’t have to scramble to do something else.

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The sizes are larger than actual to account for the proper bleed on designs.  When you design something professionally to be printed, you always want the design to extend off the area you will actually use (so in this case, 5×7″).  This is so that when the paper is cut to size, there is no weird white line around the edges of your paper in case the cut is just slightly off.

VP has templates for download for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and I think InDesign.  As long as you use their provided templates, it will work perfectly! 

Post # 22
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597 posts
Busy bee

We did not do vista print but we did purchase our paper from paperandmore.com and then had our STDs printed at FedEx and our invites at staples for dirt cheap if your looking at other options too!

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

I used VistaPrint. Loved them. 200 Save the Dates for $99. They have a 40% off coupon right now (on Ebates). The only thing I did was add some gold glitter spray to the design on the bottom of each invite. Price was up my alley, cardstock was thick enough… and if I don’t get acrylic invitations I will be using them again.

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We ordered our invites using Vistaprint, and found the whole experience relatively easy. We waited until there was a 50% off sale and pounced- so worth it!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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lillianegypt:  I used Invitations by Dawn, which is a very low-cost option as well, you might want to check them out online!

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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lillianegypt: I haven’t used them for wedding invites but I did order baby shower invites for two of my GFs and was really impressed. I wished I discovered them when planning the wedding.

Post # 28
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Newbee

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LAX03:  I uploaded my personal custom design last night and was instantly disappointed by the fact that the sides were lopped off in the VP preview. 

not sure if it’s worth figuring out or if I should just use a different printing company. How are you troubleshooting the size issue??

Post # 29
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Helper bee

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Texasbride3982:  sorry for the delayed response! and I’m not doing anything about it – going to staples instead so I can do some test prints and see exactly what I’m getting. 

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