(Closed) Opinions on printing your own invitations & just using a PDF file from ETSY??

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

For save the dates I bought a PDF design off Etsy and had them printed by vistaprint.com. So quick and I love them! Other bees have said good things about catprint.com as well.

Post # 3
1739 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think it may depend on how many you need to print — if you are inviting a lot of people, the cost of the ink is going to be high, and unless you have access to a color laser printer, the quality may not be all that great either.  I’ve been thinking about doing what rmca suggested above, and having vistaprint print mine — the cost of vistaprint may well be less than toner, and the quality will definitely be better.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by MelissainNC.
  • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by MelissainNC.
Post # 4
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015


ambermoore27:  I found stunning ones i loved on etsy but they were in the states and there was no way i could afford to get sent to australia. So i paid just for the PDF and got them printed myself at a printing place. they came out perfect 🙂

Post # 5
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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ambermoore27:  the etsy designer I used for my invitations typically offered the PDF route, but I asked her if she had any options to print them. She had a connection with a printer and was able to get them printed for me for a good deal, and it was stressfree for me. I didn’t want to deal with having to get them printed later, I just wanted to have them ready to go! It doesn’t hurt to ask your etsy designer – sometimes they have connections within the industry, and I’m sure they get that question a lot.

Post # 6
3366 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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ambermoore27:  I’m a graphic designer and ONLY offer design with DIY printing. It’s much easier, and saves sooo much money for the clients. The one time I did do printed invites, I hated it. It wasn’t hard, but I had to charge not only for the printing, but also the time, materials, etc. So when you order pre-made stuff, you’re also paying for the labor which can cost a lot. <br /><br />Cat Print is an awesome website, love them. I also recommend doing some research and checking out local printers in your area, support the small businesses. 🙂

Post # 7
683 posts
Busy bee

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ambermoore27:  I made my own invitations and got them printed through Catprint.com ..I found it was cheaper to have them print it and get the envelopes with it then print it myself (buying paper, ink, my time).

I just took the PDF and uploaded it to catprint. It was so easy. They will send you sample paper for free so you can choose from there selection of cardstocks and they do a free hard copy proof as well. They were wonderful and my invitations look great!

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