Post # 1
Hi bees! I wondered if you could help me out with something. I designed our invitations a while ago but I’m not sure where to get them printed. They’re single sheet, no folds or anything so pretty simple, but the ink has to be good enough quality to get all of the details plus the paper has to be thick enough to hold up. Where is the best place to go to get something like that printed? I’m a low budget bride so I need something reasonably priced.
Here’s a picture of what I designed:
Post # 3
A lot of bees swear by Vistaprint, so you could try that – they have coupons all the time which would help with the cost.
For our DIY invites, I used Catprint.com – they did our save-the-dates, invites, and RSVP cards and did an amazing job on all three. I’ve read that their printing is higher-quality – especially for detailed color jobs – and they can do full-bleed printing (which is what you’ll need, since your design goes all the way to the edge – i.e. since there isn’t any white space on the edges of your design). It cost me ~$47 total for printing and shipping 100 invites from catprint, on some really nice cardstock. Before I ordered from them I had them mail me a sample of all of their cardstocks. I think I ended up going with the natural recycled cardstock but I honestly can’t remember, I’d have to check my emails. But seriously, I don’t work for Catprint or anything but I had such a good experience with them, they did my order in less than a week, and they mailed me a hard copy “sample” before they printed all 100 invites – which was good because I did end up changing some of the wording lol.
You could also see if there’s a local print shop in your town/city, but I honestly didn’t have any luck with that. All of the local print shops gave me pretty high estimates. I’ve read here on the bee that Kinkos and Staples will do print jobs, but you would have to purchase the cardstock, I don’t think they provide that.
Post # 4
@MsVoyageur: Thank you so much for your help! Catprint sounds and looks like a great site. It seems like one of the best options for sure!