Post # 1
Does anybody have a recommendation for a good place to get invitations printed online (or a print shop in the St. Louis area)? A graphic designer friend is designing the invitations, but I do want to get them professionally printed. Laser or letterpress…I’m just looking for options!
Post # 3
I haven’t personally used them but I’ve heard good things about Catprint.
Post # 4
I used Catprint for my STD’s and I love them. I paid $40 for 70 STD printed on heavy linen card stock with rounded corners!
Their service is really excellent. They will send you free samples and a free hard copy proof before they finalize your order.
I chose to use catprint over vista print and 123print (which I have also heard great things about) because I found that they well less expensive and offered a greater variety of customization, like the rounded corners.
I plan to use them for my invites and programs, so I definitely recommend!
Post # 5
i used 123print for my save the dates and they turned out really nice.
i’m considering smartpress.com for printing my invites because i love the felt weave card stock option they have and their sample kit is impressive. now i’m thinking about using a local printer. still haven’t made up my mind yet.
i took a weddingchicks template, changed the colors and extracted what i wanted in illustrator and then put together an invite and four inserts in indesign. i had to learn how to use illustrator and indesign in a weekend while working 70+ hours a week and trying to lose 30 pounds. so far invites are designed, can find my way around adobe, and lost 22 of the 30 pounds.
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Post # 7
We’re getting the most bang for our buck by designing our suite ourselves, buying the paper ourselves, and then taking both to a printer. Sometimes printers will charge you more if they have to order the paper you want, and it’s not something they normally carry in stock or have a lot of. If you don’t know of a local printer, ask some of your friends or relatives if they know (& trust) a local one, or ask your work where they get their printed materials (forms, etc.) from.
Post # 8
I just ordered mine through SmartPress – I got:
– 110 5×7 invitations (single sided)
– 110 reception cards (double sided w/ map on back)
– 110 RSVP postcards
– 40 rehearsal dinner invites
for $207 with shipping…
I haven’t received them yet but I’m very happy with the price! 🙂