Post # 1
I am working on Rehearsal Dinner invitations, and had requested some samples from Paper Style. It appears they are just a print shop; they sell invitations from multiple designers. Anyway, I have found the same invitations available to be printed through a place called Invitation Box for quite a bit less (about 30%). I am wondering if any of you have any experience with either one of these shops? Thanks!
Post # 3
Apples to apples, the price comparison at first glance does appear to be marginally less at Invitation Box than at Paperstyle.com. Researching a little more on each website will provide you with a lot of useful information regarding both companies in order to make your decisions – decisions that should go beyond price for such a special occasion.
The biggest reason for the price difference is the style of printing. PaperStyle uses thermography, which is a printing method that provides a raised print to your wording. PaperStyle is one of few companies on the internet who uses this high quality raised printing method. Most online invitation retailers will use laser or ink jet printing methods.
With typesetting and etiquette experts handling each printed order, PaperStyle offers something that you cannot find at many online retailers – individual, personal attention to assure that your order is exactly as you want it, prior to being printed. This means that while it may take a few tries to get it perfect in your eyes, it will most definitely be perfect in your hands and the hands of your recipients.
Satisfaction is our driving goal at PaperStyle. To achieve that, PaperStyle has developed a reputation for being a top retailer, providing quality products and services with the utmost care to the details that make our role in your event special. PaperStyle has a 100% Guarantee, for all of its products and services that we hope to never use. When we do need to rely on our 100% Guarantee, we want you to know that we want you to be satisfied with the experience you have had at PaperStyle. If something wasn’t the way you wanted it to be, or a mistake has been made, we want to know about it and we want to fix it!
You may wonder if the difference in quality and service is worth the price difference. PaperStyle is confident that you will think so when comparing services “apples to apples.” So, the question you want to ask yourself is “Apples to Apples, do you want Golden Delicious or Crabapples? Both are good, but which tastes sweeter to you?”
At PaperStyle, we are always here to help with any questions you may have about our products and services. We hope that this helped clarify your question, and look forward to hearing from you soon!
Post # 4
Geez…anybody else bothered by the PaperStyle ad above? In my experience PaperStyle is VERY overpriced. I ordered samples from them for my Christmas Open House and half of them never arrived and the other half were wrong and they blamed their suppliers. It was horrible. They have a good website, but it’s easy to find their products for much cheaper elsewhere and the customer service apparently spends too much time trolling websites instead of actually being helpful. Yuck! They aren’t as bad as Paper Buzz though.
Btw, Thermography is not nessescary for a rehearsal dinner invite, unless it’s super super formal, IMO.
Post # 5
I agree with Kate that PaperStyle’s reply is very much like free advertising under the guise of answering the OP’s question.
"I am wondering if any of you have any experience with either one of these shops?" It’s pretty clear from that statement that the OP was asking for other bride’s experiences in dealing with the company, as in a third party, unbiased experience, whether positive or negative.
That being said, I don’t believe the vendor’s reply violates any message board rules that I can find. I’m going to flag the vendor’s reply and let Mrs. Bee decide if this is an issue that should be addressed in the future or if vendors are welcomed to reply to board postings.
Post # 6
Our vendor comment policy is just that, "Vendors are encouraged to comment on weddingbee, but any spam-like comments and blatant self-promotion will be deleted."
I don’t think this qualifies as a spam comment or blatant self promotion. I thought the comment was pretty informative, and would help brides make a decision on whether or not to use PaperStyle. The followup comment offers a counterperspective as well. All in all, it feels like a balanced thread to me.
Thank for bringing this to our attention!
Post # 7
Humm, looking at the Invitation Box website, they do specifically list Thermography as the printing style on certain invites, so there goes PaperStyle’s only substantive argument.