(Closed) Printing DIY invitations

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

programs, in room notes, brochures, misc – our home (laser) printer.

invitations – local printer

RSVP postcards – nextdayflyers.com or something like that – cheap, easy, good product.

If your printer can handle it and is decent, as long as you’re not doing very intricate designs, you should be ok.  But personally – anything that anyone might save went to a professional, even though we have a kick ass printer.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re printing them on our home printer.  I think whether your home printer will be able to handle it all depends on the type of printer it is.  Mine is a 3 in one hp photosmart that is designed for printing photos so I know it can handle my invites.  Most home printers should be able to handle card stock, but you could buy a couple sheets at the craft store to run through to make sure. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That varies from model to model, I believe, but when I’m printing something on like 4 x 6″ paper on my computer I select print, and then go into printer preferences.  One of the options is papersize.  You can either manually enter it, or for mine, since it’s a photo printer, I select “4 x 6 borderless photo printing”  from the drop down.  Usually if I manually set it, it still takes a few tries before I have it set perfectly just because it’s temperamental.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are printing them at my mom’s work (she works at a newspaper place!) but if we weren’t doing it there i would probably take them to a local printer place. We are using the DIY invitation kits bought from Micheals, so whatever their paper/card stock is is what we are goin with!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m printing everything on 8.5×11 and 8.5×14 130lb and 80lb cardstock.  It is easier for me to print on regular sized paper and then cut it down later.  The paper feed on my printer doesn’t handle smaller papers very well; they end up going in straight but if I don’t feed them manually and baby them they end up crooked in the printer.  I’m also pretty anal about things being lined up, centered and straight so using the pre-cut cardstock is out of the question for me.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you use word document to create your invite, you can adjust the size of the paper to be the size you need. Go to File, Page Setup, then Paper size.  You can enter the width and length of your paper.  Hope this helps.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

All my printing I did at home, it was very colour heavy for my print design but it ran smoothly. If your printern takes time to think during each line of document I do suggest going to the local printer.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I bought scrapbook cardstock 8.5×11 which I can do 2 4×6 invites on and then I’m taking them to office max to be cut professionally so they will be perfectly straight. They told me it cost $1 per cut and one cut meaning one cut line on a stack of 250 sheets of paper. I know that kinkos also does this.

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