Post # 1
I am the process of designing the menus for our rehearsal dinner, and I am newbie at the DIY make and print your own stationery thing. I need help in 1) deciding on what is the best paper to print these puppies on and 2) should I do it myself on our home printer (which is a canon and so far I am quite pleased with it) or take them to Kinkos/Office Max.
I am thinking about getting 80# Cover Cardstock from bluedotpapershop.com in either parchment natural (http://www.bluedotpapershop.com/item.php?itemid=347&papertypeid=4&theswitch=2) or line natural (http://www.bluedotpapershop.com/item.php?itemid=809&papertypeid=15&theswitch=2).
Wondering if this is the appropriate paper weight and should I add an additional layer for the back?
I am open to all any suggestions and also would appreciate any feedback in terms of overall design. Like I said I am a newbie.
Post # 3
i think they are great looking! i personally like the first one better u can see the writing better! and if u rlike me u have alot of old people lol
Post # 4
Thanks for the feedback. I know the first one is easier to read and I do have the concern for legibility with the older guests. I really want to versions of the menu, one with a childhood pic of me and one with my fiance – I am struggling to find one of my fiance where the print shows up well. I have even tried tampering with opaqueness of the photo on the invite and still am not pleased with the results. Arrrggghhhhh!
Post # 5
These are very cute!!!!! You might be able to add a back shadow to the text which would help with legibility, especially for the text on the menu with the picture of your Fiance.
I think that you might want to drop by Kinkos and see what they recommend for printing. They would be able to help you with paper choice, etc. You could always buy some thick cardstock and try it at home, but you’ll probably use a lot of ink since you have a full image as the background.
Post # 6
I love them both — they are so cute. I wouldn’t worry too much if the one is a bit hard to read. Everyone will be too busy saying how adorable it is to worry too much about what it says (and it is legible)!
It will take a lot of ink to print them at home … I would start looking for deals on color copies.