Post # 1
i am not usually one to do things myself bc i’m very lazy, but i had a very specific save the date idea that i wanted to execute. i drafted a template up in illustrator but now need to know where i can print them. is there a webservice online that lets you choose color, size, envelope customizations, type of ink etc.? or would kinkos be my best bet?
also, does anyone know what it is called when the ink is raised and bumpy?
and for anyone who wants to make their own photobooks, guestbooks, cookbooks, novel books, whatever, lulu.com is a very inexpensive way to print professional looking books. i did all of my architectural portfolios through lulu and had a 100pg photo color portfolio printed for $16 each (i chose a 7"x7") and you have complete control over your pages/spreads bc you upload files in either pdf or word format. so anyway, just thought i’d share this tip in exchange for your help with printing!
Post # 3
I think what you are referring to is thermography where the printing is raised.
We actually just designed and printed our save the date. We also had a specific STD in mind and wanted postcard style. They were printed with a glossy front and matted back. I am really happy how they came out and got a lot of compliments on them. We used overnightprints.com. We designed it, then just supplied the pdf and received our 100 postcards the following week.
I will have to check out lulu.com. I’ve been using blurb.com and created 3 books with them so far and have been really happy.
Post # 4
I second Overnightprints.com. We designed our STD and did postcards with rounded edges mailed in vellum envelopes. So cheap and just what we wanted!
Post # 5
overnightprints.com is exactly what i was looking for. fantastic! thanks guys!
Post # 6
Hi bisaZZa – sounds like you’ve found your answer, but if you’re looking for more of a selection of paper and envelopes, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I work with many couples executing and printing their vision for the STD’s and invitations. I’m a freelance graphic designer but LOVE working with brides and grooms on their personalized stationery.
Post # 7
vellum envelopes? that is a great idea. i wish i thought of that when i sent mine.