(Closed) PLEASE HELP WITH DIY INVITATION PROCESS!!!!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, first relax. And accept that in the world of DIY printing, your printer will decide not to work, your ink will run out, the paper will jam on occasion…The earlier you accept the inevitable, the calmer you will be when it happens. If you don’t accept this, you will end up with a bald spot. 

I’ll be honest, I don’t have the expertise (or the time) to walk you through every little thing, but here are a few tips: 

1. DO NOT use your “good” paper until you have printed on scrap (of the same size!) and it has come out perfectly. If it’s not good on scrap, then it won’t be good on the real thing. Trust me, the bulk of your time will be setting it up and perfecting it on scrap–the print on the real thing will feel like an afterthought. 

2. Before you print, put a diagonal arrow on the bottom lefthand corner of your SCRAP paper (write it–you don’t have to use wingdings or something). Then put it through the feed. This will tell you how your printer prints–mine does upside down and backwards, for example. WRITE THIS DOWN because the second you take a break, you will forget and you want to know which side is the print side and which end is up. 

3. There are plenty of sites for free fonts–google it and you’ll come up with a ton. But honestly, I think that the ones that are pre-loaded are usually sufficient, and they are of good quality (sometimes the free fonts can be a little low-resolution or uneven in quality). 

I’d love to help you with the monogram thing, but the truth is, I’m not sure 🙁

Good luck!

Post # 5
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10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I use power point to do all my printing things for DIY. It’s no Photoshop, but it does everything I need.

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