(Closed) Printing Invitations

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

While you can bring paper to a printer, I don’t think they will print on anything smaller than 8 1/2 x 11.  They do have plenty of nice paper at printing places though, and they can do the cutting for you (it’ super cheap).  It’ll actually be a lot cheaper to use regular paper and have them cut it down than to buy the cardsandpockets pre-cut inserts anyway.

Post # 4
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I also thought about using pre-cut papers.  But the few printers I spoke with advised it’d be easier and cheaper to use something from their stock and they’d cut it down to sizes as needed. 

Post # 5
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

I used to work at a design studio that had an in-house press and copy shop, and it was always easier to use our own paper.  I’m sure any small, local print shop will give you the attention you need for a small-run job and they should have some nice papers to choose from.  Maybe check them out before you buy anything from Cards and Pockets. 

Having a few invites printed up on a sheet and then cut down to the correct size won’t cost too much at all — most print shops have hydraulic cutters that will cut a whole stack of paper in one fell swoop, completely precisely.  I have even had Kinko’s do this for me and it’s cheap!

Good luck!

Post # 6
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Yeah my thoughts are with EK, I’ve not found any pro printers that will print on anything smaller then 8.5×11.

I think you might be better off getting a new printer, though I have found printing on small pieces of thicker cardstock on my home ink jet – doens’t always come out as well as I thought.

Not to be a debbie downer. It’s actually why I chose not to go with that particualr idea/site and just print and cut my own with a stack cutter. 

Don’t want you to buy so much stuff then find it won’t work – can you get samples from them and give it try??? 

Post # 7
378 posts
Helper bee

Cards & Pockets has great samples, from Mock Up samples to Print samples, that are well-priced and shipped for free so you can test all of it out before putting in the buik order. I got mine within three days and it’s been a great help me to as to deciding on the paper and colors, etc. I would recommend that before ordering any full orders.

Post # 8
52 posts
Worker bee

Like toher people have said, most studios have minimum sizes they can run through press, another thing to be careful of is that sometimes they require you have so much extra paper stock because they have to have enough stock to set up the machines and get the color correct….I know some places require at least 25-35 sheets just to set up depending on the job.

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