(Closed) kinkos self printing…what's the paper restriction? And suggestions…

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m sure it will be fine to print, as I’ve used that paper to print on my laser printer.

Paper Presentation also has a great selection.

Post # 4
45 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m planning on doing my own invitations and programs as well. After discussing with my Maid/Matron of Honor and brother who is a graphic designer I’m going to go to a local printing company. They are used to dealing with printing on heavier paper. I should be doing this in the next couple of weeks and can hopefully update you later on how it goes as far as costs and outcomes if it fits your timeline.

Post # 5
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I printed an insert for our wedding invitations at FedEx-Kinkos.  The stores carry cardstock, and I had no difficulties printing on “standard weight cardstock.”  (The stuff that’s sturdy, but not as thick as the cover of a paperback novel.)  The employees knew how to deal with the thicker paper, I was happy with the results.

They did print one copy as a test sheet for my review before printing all the copies that I needed.

If you don’t have access to a local printer, then FedEx-Kinkos is probably a pretty good bet.  It’s also only about $0.10 per page to print [black & white] on your own paper!  I think I paid about $0.20 per sheet of the cardstock from Kinkos (which made sense for me, since I needed way less than a full ream!).

Most office supply stores (Office Depot, Staples) sell some amount of paper – including colored cardstock.  The prices ought to be pretty good, especially since you’ll need so much, and they do sell paper in bulk.  You’re likely to not have the same selection as you do when ordering from paper source, but if there’s a store nearby, you might be surprised by what they do carry. 

Craft stores (Hobby Lobby, Michael’s  -not so much the fabric stores) also tend to have a decent selection of paper (though their prices won’t rival the office stores’ pricing.)

Post # 6
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Downtown 202

If you use 80-lb. cover paper, you can put that through a regular printer and Kinko’s should be able to handle it!

Post # 7
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We printed off one sided full color save the dates at kinkos, i think we print 150 and it was like $115.

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