Post # 1
I am planning on printing my own invitations and was wondering if any of you have ran into any problems with printing on various machines or paper. I am planning on printing on embossed paper and was also wondering if this would also be hard to do due to the paper’s surface. Would a laser or injet printer work best? Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Post # 3
O I did this!!! My paper was embossed and i had NO problems printing mine. I used a HP all in one ink jet printer and they came out great!! If you want to see pics click on my page for the website (it is another site that i posted the pics on.
Post # 4
I did my own invitations too. I printed mine on linen cardstock and my Kodak inkjet printer did great on those. I would suggest though, if you are printing photos on vellum, use a laserjet printer. The picture will not smudge and take forever to dry like an inkjet. Plus, the picture quality came out so much better than the inkjet. You can see my invitations here:
Post # 5
I printed my own invitations for my graduation ceremony. Same concept, different occassion. I also plan to do my own wedding invitations. I posted another response to a similar question where I explained that I used a local print shop and my own invitations (Office Depot). It was relatively cheap to use them considering the cost of ink for a nicer laser printer. I called a local shop recently and they said they would print invites for me for b/n $50 – $60, for about 150 or so. That is cheaper than the cost of ink for my printer. I would recommend this route. All that you have to do is type up the print that you want, print on a standard 8 x 11 1/2 paper, be sure to spell check and use the font that you like. When you hold up the paper with your invitation behind it, be sure that the font is where you want it on the paper (centered, etc.). Let me know if you want more details.
Post # 6
Thank you all for your advice! I will definitely take these things into consideration when I print my invites.
Caliwed — would you mind sharing more details or giving me the link to your previous response you mentioned? I think I might just do what you did and buy invitation kits that are precut and do the printing.
Thanks again everyone!