Post # 1
Hi there, I have heard of people designing their own invites and save-the-dates and then having them printed someplace like kinko’s. When I brought my PDF and lovely ivory 4X6 notecards from paper-source to the printing place, they said they can’t print on paper that is already cut. What the ?!
Any suggestions? Do you just have them printed on larger paper, then cut?? Where then do you get the matching envelopes?
Thank you! I am kind of freaking out. AB
Post # 3
eeek!! that’s too bad that you didn’t know about that beforehand!! I’m sorry! Since it doesn’t sound like Kinko’s is being that cooperative, you might try sleuthing around for a privately owned copyshop- they might be more willing to help since they really rely on good customer service to bring people in. another idea might be heading down to your local office depot or staples and asking them about printers with special feeds. In my office, you can feed the printers envelopes and papers of various sizes by adjusting the paper tray. Even though you’d be buying a brand new printer (and ink), it might end up costing around the same as your trip to Kinko’s.
Also, I would contact PaperSource (love that store!) and ask them what others have done- i doubt that they would manufacture and sell a product like that to people if there was no actual way of printing on them. That would just be silly.
oh, and another thought- some photo printers are sized specifically to be fed 4×6, 5×7 and 8×10 photo paper that has been pre-cut. Maybe you can try one of these, even though are not technically printing a photo…it might be worth a shot!
Post # 4
I would try calling other copy stores (including kinkos) to find out. We got our invitations from Kinkos and I found that about 50% of the staff is incompetent however the other half is very helpful.
Post # 5
What a bummer! Ever thought of printing them on your own? It may be daunting task but after a few test prints on plain paper, you can have your perfect Save the Dates! Within MS word, you can adjust the page size to however you want it (under page setup) Warning – if you do give Kinko’s your materials and they screw up, you still pay for the work and lose the STDs!! Good luck!!!!
Post # 6
We went to both Kinko’s and OfficeMax to have paper cut and they messed it up both times. (Horrible cuts that weren’t square) I finally just bought my own paper cutter and cut everything myself. It also made it easier to print on full size paper then do the cutting. Good Luck 🙂
Post # 7
If the paper is already cut, I would agree with the other replies and say that it might be cheaper to print it yourself. If you want to avoid the manual tasks, you can go to local stores that may offer you a bigger discount as well depending on what type of printing.
My friend had hers printed at staples on already cut cards and they turned out just fine!