(Closed) Invitation Printing

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

i *just* got my invitations from there today!  they have been excellent to work with, really fast turn around (i sent in the design last tuesday night, and already got my package today with standard shipping).   i found their website a bit confusing, but once you submit the printing request you’ll communicate with one person, which was easier.  and the invitations look great!  

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@goodheart- would you mind posting a picture? We’d love to see. 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have also been working with cards and pockets to print our invites, I submitted the proof Friday and hope to have them in my hands this week. So far my experience with them has been great. I agree their website is a bit confusing at first, but once I started to communicate with just one person it was smooth sailing!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Just an FYI, if you choose to go to a printing place (like an actual brick and mortar store), Kinkos will not print on your own paper. You have to buy paper from them. Staples, however, will print on paper you bring in. Hope that helps!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

hey ladies, let me try uploading a photo – this is my first time 🙂 [HMMM, not sure why one is at the top and the other at the bottom… oh well]

unfortunately, we are in the middle of a big snowstorm here so the lighting is not great, but i tried to edit the photos a bit so you could see the texture of the linen paper.  also, any weird smudges are actually in the original design since it was hand drawn by a friend of ours and then imported into a graphics program.  i tried to get some closer-up photos, but not sure how well that worked 🙂  oh, and the colors look exactly like the file we sent and are nice and vibrant.

we used the cream colored linen paper and then ordered regular cream envelopes that matched in color since we weren’t as concerned about that texture. 

i thought their pricing was competitive relative to the other options — it wasn’t the rock bottom price, but it also turned out alot cheaper than i thought it would turn out to be.  specifically, we ordered 140 5*3 cards (the ones in the picture) on the linen paper, one side color printing, as well as 140 4*6 cards, also in color, and the total with tax and shipping was just over $100. i think the envelopes were like $25?

we don’t have a printer and were not going to purchase one for this project, and i was pretty surprised to learn that Kinkos would not do any “special” size paper for cardstock, and they wouldn’t do the cutting either (at least our local store).  i didn’t check other local print shops but i did look at all the other websites recommended on other posts on weddingbee and cardsandpockets.com consistently got excellent reviews.  

i was also very pleased with their customer service even though i made the mistake — they let me know i should add the envelopes to my “shopping cart” and order those and pay for them when i paid for the print shop, but i forgot to do that, so i ordered them separately.  i asked for them to be shipped together but since the orders were placed at different times, they ended up being mailed separately — but they refunded my shipping fees for the second order!

oh, one more thing — even though we did not end up using these options, i like that you can have them do all the folding, custom cutting, scoring, etc etc. so you don’t have to worry about doing that later.

let me know if you have any other questions — i relied entirely on weddingbee advice for this part of the planning!!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Okay I love these and think they are kick butt times two!!!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

thank you!!  i keep telling my friend who drew them that she should totally get on Etsy and start selling her work!  she sent me at least 3 other gorgeous designs, but i liked this one best since it is a Hamsa which has a cultural connection for me (used often by Jews in israel as an amulet for good luck and warding off the evil eye).  but her other designs were really amazing too, and she was able to match the colors of a picture i gave her of a ceramic hamsa i have hanging at the house! 

i’ll pass along the compliments!

 

oh, and also, re: printing again — the linen paper gives it a REALLY cool texture and makes it look alot fancier!

 

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