(Closed) Printing from Cardsandpockets?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Good question. I would like to know as well

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Bump! I was thinking about using them also…

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was thinking about them as well since I will be buying my products from them….

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I used C&P and got my final lump shipment yesterday.  A friend gifted the design work.  INCLUDING postage (.64cent stamp+44 cent RSVP stamp), they came out of about $5/each.  

That said, I didn’t skimp or DIY much of anyting…here’s what was included in that cost: Pocketfold, custom print invitation already mounted on invitation mat, Tall Information card (custom cut and print), RSVP card (custom cut and print), RSVP envelope, outer envelope, belly band (custom cut and print), and custom print monogram already mounted on monogram mat.  

Here’s what remained to do: tacky spray invitation mat to pocketfold, put info card, RSVP and RSVP envelope in pockets, label/stamp RSVP and outer envelopes, fold and glue belly band, tacky spray monogram to belly band, put around pocketfold.  

There are some shortcuts I know of now (use own ribbon as belly band, RSVP postcard only, etc) that could’ve saved perhaps up to another $1.  There are other huge cuts you can make (do your own printing, all own mounting, cutting, etc) but at that point it becomes a complete DIY and not much about the place you ordered your paper from.

I’m happy with the end result b/c a similar product here can run $10-11+ (depending on location)…the lower priced Etsy ones tend not to include all the extras like info cards, mats, etc and I’m unsure of their paper sourcing. etc.  They also start around $6 and would at least be $7 including postage.

I’d say I saved about 50% on a professional looking, high quality invite.  I’d recommend it if that’s what you’re looking for.  If you’re looking at money alone, there are a lot of cheaper invites you can do.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had them print my invites – they were super inexpensive and I completely loved them! For 90 save the dates, rsvp cards, and invites I believe I paid in the $150 range. Envelopes were more because I wanted a special material and to have them mount a matching liner for me (although they didn’t charge extra to do the matching liner rather than one of their standard designs which was great!)

They styles my entire invite set after this STD featured on their blog:

Vintage Save-the-Date, Azalea & Cobalt

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Wonderstruck:90 invites (not to mention your envelopes, liners, rsvps, and STDS!) for $150?!?!?  i’m feeling ripped off.  Exactly what parts did that include?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@maery1: No, no, yours were much more elaborate than mine from the sounds of it! Out wedding was not as formal so I skipped things like belly bands, pocketfolds, invitations mats, etc. I can see how that would get expensive pretty quickly! The price I gave was just for the actual invitations, Save-The-Date Cards, and RSVP cards themselves – they were on thick shimmery cardstock, which I thought was quite pretty and I didn’t do anything extra with them. And I said the envelopes were extra, I just can’t recall how much I paid for them.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Wonderstruck:phew!  i don’t feel taken for a ride haha.  yes, i love their paper – so beautiful!  and you can’t beat the customer service. 

with C&P, i’d say each piece and ‘service’ (like mounting) cost anywhere between 14 cents-70 cents per piece/service (depending on size/custom print) and as with any print shop or design shop, it adds up.  and anyone in the middle has to add their labor/profit cost.  

our $5 was 11 pieces, 2 services (mounting monogram and invites to their respective mats), and 2 stamps (64 outer envelope and 44 RSVP).  we didn’t use anyone between us and C&P.  if you’re just getting files from your designer, just make sure they follow the C&P file guidelines if you’re going to print there. 

 

 

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