(Closed) Invitation Printing Question… Help!?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I was actually thinking about this- I have paper from paper-source, and was thinking about trying to get it printed so it looked more professional- so I made a test sheet for myself. I used the luxe cream color paper, and printed using my colors, champagne and chocolate- and I loved how it turned out.  So much so, that I am doing all my invitations myself- and obviously saving a lot of money printing!  Unless you absolutely have to have raised lettering- I would try doing it yourself- and then go from there

Post # 4
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Newbee

Sorry I do not have an answer for you but I was thinking about doing this, too, so am interested in the responses you receive. 

 Dressexpress, are you sure you are saving money by doing color printing at home?  I would am considering this but am worried that I will end up spending more, as I usually do on my DIY projects! 

Post # 5
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re using a clear embossing powder with gocco ink to give the text that raised/shiny look.   

Post # 6
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

At home printer ink is definitely a consideration.  When we sent our Save the Date Magnets, I also included a sheet (same motif as describe earlier) that had accomodations info, etc. on it.  That was my "test run" for printing, and it worked really well- and I didn’t drain my ink (even better!)  I think what helped too was that I didn’t use an exorbatant amount of black ink, which is what we normally use our home pc for!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I would really like to know of a great place for thermography printing too.  My friends who have printed them at home said that with all the ink they went through (and ink is expensive – wow..) it would have been the same price or cheaper to go through a printer. 

Thermography (or however you spell that) printers in So Cal… anyone? 

Post # 8
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Newbee

<p class=”MsoNormal”>I used Allegra Print & Imaging (http://www2.allegranetwork.com/location.htm). They have a lot of locations. I used the San Leandro location and I couldn’t be happier! They were so helpful and easy to work with. I brought in my blank cards and a copy of my invitation and response card on a disk. You can also e-mail the file to them. I paid $243 dollars to print 150 wedding invitations and response cards. I got them back in a week. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Newbee

I used Allegra Print and Imaging to print in thermography.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

SoCal – Art2Ink.com

I got my invitations done there.  Just wish they didn’t move things around on my files because I had to recut everything.

 

Post # 11
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156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My invitations were semi-DIY.  What I did was have invitations printed (they were raised type invitations that looked SOOO expensive) and then I used the stamp & heat embosser from paper source to add a peony design onto the  invitations.  They  turned out terrific!  

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